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Legendary Sports Agent’s Life Back On Track After Being Derailed by Alcohol [VIDEO]

Leigh Steinberg is one of the most influential figures in sports, but after several devastating personal setbacks, he descended into alcohol abuse. Now five years sober, he brought his message of redemption to Yakima Thursday night.

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Rare Jobs Are Hard to Find — Duh@ — Dave’s Diary

The Central Washington State Fair is looking for workers and the fruit industry is looking too. Still, despite national media reports, the jobs market is pretty tight out there. The majority of people are in search of the most common jobs. Those jobs would indicate that those industries are expanding and critical to the economy.  

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Dave Runs The Numbers On City Elections And The ACLU –_ Daves Diary

By now you have no doubt heard about how the Federal Judge hearing the ACLU’s lawsuit against Yakima’s voting system decided that the “evidence” provided by the ACLU convinced him-without a trial- that Yakima’s system is suffocating the Hispanic voter’s intention.

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Studies Show Life Goes Better With God – Dave’s Diary

Every so often we have to make a post about God, guns or country.  It’s the conservative’s code.  Kidding--but we do have some very interesting information to share about the researched impact of a belief in God in your life.

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When Do We Give Ourselves A Break, Yakima? — Dave’s Diary

Sometimes I hate social media. When I think of all the good it could do and then I see all the bad being done, it can be demoralizing. Cyber bullying has even cost lives. The First Amendment guarantees the right, but conscience and character need to guide the content.

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Lance Tormey’s Attempt at an Icy End-Around Ends Predictably — Dave’s Diary [VIDEO]

We held off as long as we could, but when the three most powerful women in the world step up -- our boss Cheryl, Oprah and Laura Bush -- how could we resist?

Naturally, we nominated Lance for the ALS fundraiser known as the Ice Bucket Challenge

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Washington Comes Up Four Dollars And A Dime Short — Dave’s Diary

The debate over a higher minimum wage in our state got me thinking about how much value do we actually get from our hard earned bucks.  There are certainly places where it is more expensive and places where it is cheaper to live. SO where do we fit?  Thanks to the UK Daily Mail for the article.

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Public Art – An Unnecessary Luxury or Community Indentifier — Dave’s Diary

Public art isn't just some crackpot idea for bigger for affluent cities. According to the National Assembly of State Art Agencies public art or percent for art programs are active in 25 states. In Washington State half of 1% of capital appropriations for new construction (and renovation projects exceeding $200,000 for universities and colleges) is allocated for the acquisition and conservation of artwork, as per state statute.

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Vacation Dust Storm Makes a Lasting Memory – Brian’s Blog [VIDEO]

Our recent trip back from some vacation time in North Idaho included getting caught in a huge dust storm on the return trip. I was lucky enough to catch some of it on video.

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YVCC Announces Openings in Nursing Assistant Certificate Program

Yakima Valley Community College is offering an opportunity for people interested in finding a career in the health care industry.

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