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We Are So Alike – Until It’s Time To Spell! Way To Go Gator!!

 

Second grader Katelyn Autum Ettl celebrates with a smile after crushing round two of her Gilbert Elementary Spelling Bee.  The finals are Thursday and dad is so happy for his little girl...

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Fruit Logistica Agricultural Trade Fair
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Taste The Rainbow Event Introduces Healthy New Foods

March is National Nutrition Month and  patients and families of the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) will have a chance to taste the rainbow of fruits and veggies...

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Category: Education, Families, food
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At Last – Something Significant From All Those Stuffed Animals!

My daughter Kate-The Gator has a bedroom full of stuffed animals and your kids or grandkids probably do too.  Gator's current favorite is a soft, floppy, big, stuffed elephant...

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Young Science Gathers At VYCC For Olympic Level Fun

I have played host to a lot of fun and interesting school events over the years but one of the best is the South Central Washington Science Olympiad (SCWSO) coming up on Saturday, February 25 at Yakima Valley College (YVC)...

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U Dub To Offer Course In “B.S.” The Line Forms Here

Won’t mom and dad be so proud of their little college student when they come home and announce they are doing really well in their class on learning how to “BS “ and by “BS” I don’t mean Bachelor of Science...

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Husky Scientists Develop Game To Take On Depression

 

Some people say the gray skies and endless rain of the Seattle winter can be, well, depressing. However, there are some scientists at the University of Washington who are working on a smart device game to combat the symptoms of depression.

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Photo courtesy of Yakima Valley College
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YVC Student Wins Statewide ‘Transforming Lives’ Award

A Yakima Valley College student is among five winners of the statewide Transforming Lives Awards, presented each year by the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT)...

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Drug Use By Early Teens At Record Lows

School is out for winter break. The kids will have a ton of unsupervised free time on their hands .  Just how worried should parents be...

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Robots Play Football During 2016 World Robot Conference In Beijing
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The Robots Are Coming – One Plate Of Teriyaki At A Time

The experts all pretty much agree that there’s a robot in your future - but before that happens, there’s a hot plate of Teriyaki in your future first, waiting for you at Wapato High...

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Oxford University Takes Number One Position In The World University Rankings
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Tacoma Student Among 2017 Rhodes Scholars

TACOMA (AP) — A 23-year-old from Tacoma who plans to combine his knowledge of genetics and philosophy to help guide tough ethical decisions as advancing technologies make designing humans possible was among 2017 Rhodes Scholars announced on Sunday...

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