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Rosa Parks Kept her Seat 60 Years Ago Today
On this day in history – December 01,1955…. black seamstress Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus. Her arrest led to a yearlong boycott of the city buses by blacks and is considered the birth of the civil rights movement...
WSU Early Glory Days Told Well In “Chance For Glory”
A new book out about Cougar football is out called Chance for Glory which celebrates the 1916 WSU Championship Rose bowl team. The author is Darin Watkins who now works for WSU but earlier in his media career he worked for a time in TV news in Yakima...
Death And Taxes Still Certain 225 Years Later
At the last debate the GOP presidential hopefuls talked about their tax plans and the possibility of eliminating the IRS.  Timing is everything. Jump back about 225 years.
On this day in history - 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter in which he said, "In this world nothing can be sai…
New National Park Marks Development of Nuclear Bomb
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 70 years ago scientists working in secret created the atomic bomb that ended World War II and ushered the world into the nuclear age.
On Tuesday, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz formally established the Manhattan Project National Historica…
Did The Guys With Best Beards Win the Civil War?
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $650 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health an…
Snowstorm Leads To Cannibalism
Ghouls and Zombies are a Halloween staple. Cannibals too. The first two don’t really exist -as far as we know-  but the third, the cannibal, history tells us they’re out there. Sometimes it’s criminal and occasionally its survival.
On this day in h…
Timeline of Terror 9/11/2001
14 years ago today the terrorist attacks on the world trade center and pentagon forever changed life in America.  For a while we were a much better and more united country.
Not so much anymore.
We hope you never forget, but in case the memory grows dim-
The 9/11 Timeline:
--8:45 am: American Airlin…
Museum Exhibit To Feature Japanese Farm labor Camps
A special exhibit marking America’s reaction to Pearl Harbor called  Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II will be on display at the Yakima Valley Museum from September 28, 2015 through January 16, 2016.

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