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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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Steve’s Barber Shop Closes After 48 Years of Business

Saturday marked the end of a classic barber shop in Yakima that operated for nearly fifty years, but will now be a memory for many who frequented the social hub.

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Sharks Beat Proposals for Scariest But It’s Close – Dave’s Diary

The end of June is just a week away and we can say so long to the month set aside for weddings. But before there can be an “I do!” there has to be a “will you?” That act of faith, hope and love can be downright scary

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Do You Remember The Big Blast 33 Years Ago?

Saturday is the 33rd anniversary of the Mount Saint Helens eruption.

Seismologists say ever since the big eruption the volcano has been relatively quiet. Seismologist Seth Moran at the Cascades Volcano Observatory says that’s not an indication that something isn’t happening below the mountain

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Military Days At Fort Simcoe Scheduled for May 4-5

The Washington Civil War Association will be at Fort Simcoe  for their annual “Military Days” commemoration the first weekend in May. 

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Dave’s Diary: Gun Control In Light of the Third Amendment [Video]

Remember the crash test dummies from TV?  Despite their name, there was often a lot of wisdom proclaimed by the so-called dummies.

Now one of the dummies has tuned his attention to gun control and the Bill of Rights and again the lesson learned is not what you would expect from a dummy

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