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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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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).
Lori Fischer, selected from a pool of nominees submitted by community and technical colleges from around the state, will…
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?  Well, there is this bit of good news for nervous moms and dads in this modern age.   Fewer American teenagers are using illegal drugs or alcoh…
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.
This Saturday you can feast on your choice of beef or chicken teriyaki, steamed rice, …
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...
Time To Add Recreation To High School’s 3 R’s
The Yakima Valley offers four seasons, fresh air, year round sunshine and acres and acres of hiking, climbing, biking running, golfing, fishing, hunting, AAU sports and more.  With all that recreational opportunity there should be no reason Yakima area kids don’t exceed the nati…
Naches Students To Begin ‘Coffee With the Cops’ Program
Naches Valley High School Virtual Academy, which is essentially an Alternative program, is continuing its effort to reach out to the community by beginning a new program called "Coffee with the Cops."  Program Director Steve Davidson said, "By having Law Enforcement, Fire and city off…
College Prof Can Tell When Student Zone Out In Class
Wow! What wrong with the world? It’s getting so that a self respecting college kid can’t even sit in class and tune out the professor anymore!  Now you can be busted by the very technological world that you are probably day dreaming about in the first place...
To Make “Green” Think Ivy –Ivy League Education!
They say “it takes money to make money” but it seems maybe that should be changed to “it takes the right diploma” to make money.
I say that because a recent report compiled by luxury lifestyle magazine Elite Traveler and personal wealth research…

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