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Washington Celebrates 125 Years as a State Today! [VIDEO]

Washington became the 42nd state in the union on this day in 1889.

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Lewis & Clark Makes History –False Alarm — Dave’s Diary

Lewis and Clark are to the Northwest as cheese is to cheeseburgers.  They are part of our history and everywhere in our present. (Lewis & Clark, not cheese)  On this day in history their diary records them saying "Ocean in view!"

Not so fast.  It was just the estuary -- 20 miles short of the Pacific and bad weather would pin them down for a few days more.

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Heritage To Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Heritage University is celebrating the traditions and culture of Native Americans with Native American Heritage Month, a series of events in November highlighting Native American accomplishments, contributions and talents

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Day of the Dead Celebration to be Held in Tieton on Sunday

 

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 26 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse in Tieton.

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Happy Birthday To The Pledge of Allegiance — Dave’s Diary

This Day in History was a coming-out party for the  "The Pledge of Allegiance," written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy to honor the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' landing in America. The Pledge first appeared in The Youth's Companion children’s magazine with Bellamy hoping that the pledge would be used by citizens in any country.

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Good Idea-May Is Volcano Preparedness Month — Dave’s Diary

I heard May was Volcano Preparedness Month in Washington State--gee, given the events of May 18th 1980 it’s no wonder why!   This year, Volcano Preparedness Month takes on new meaning with a recent scientific study confirming that Mount St. Helens remains an active volcano which is all the more reason to insure residents an opportunity to become more familiar with volcanic risk in their communities and learn about steps they can take to reduce potential impacts. 

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Celebrating 50 Years of Civil Rights And Equality — Dave’s Diary

The President, who was supposed to put an end to troubled race relations in this country once and for all, today presides over a nation more divided by race than in decades. Racial tensions are very much alive as President Obama makes note of a milestone anniversary of the nation’s Civil Rights Act.

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Globally Speaking Americans Not Nearly As Smart As We Think We are — Dave’s Diary

You often hear us criticize the mainstream media on KIT.  Why? Why do we do it?  Well here is as good an answer as any.  Americans are uniformed. Americans are ignorant.  Newsweek proved it though we see signs of it everywhere everyday.

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YVCC Winter Faculty Lecture Series Continues in February

 

Yakima Valley Community College’s 2013-2014 Faculty Lecture Series continues on Feb. 26 with Dr. Ken Zontek presenting Buffalo Nation.

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The Pacific I Presume? Lewis & Clark Anniversary — Dave’s Diary

On this date in 1805, Lewis and Clark first saw the Pacific Ocean…four days later they would reach the beach at the mouth of the Columbia River, one year, six months, and one day after leaving St. Louis, Missouri, in search of the legendary "Northwest Passage" to the sea.

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