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Courtesy: Yakima Valley Pippins
Courtesy: Yakima Valley Pippins
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Pippins Looking For Host Families

The Yakima Valley Pippins are seeking host families for players for the 2014 season and are now accepting applications.  Here is a press release from the Pippins;

“Host families are a vital part to integrating these young men into

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Bottoms Up To Smarten Up — Dave’s Diary

The Yakima Valley has a worldwide reputation for wine and beer and will soon add spirits to the menu in the form of local brandy, moonshine and more!  Not only are we meeting the recreational sipping needs of people everywhere, we are also helping to improve on the intelligence of men

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Will The Sadness Ever End? Helping Kids With Grief — Dave’s Diary

We hear the heart wrenching truth every time there is a tragedy at a school. Parents should never have to bury their children.  At the same time young children shouldn’t have to learn to live without a mom or dad at an early age either, but it happens and often there isn’t any real support system in place for those kids.  Memorial Hospital wants to change that.

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Beauty or Beast? Your First Finger Knows! — Dave’s Diary

It just never gets old! The crazy wacky stuff that surfaces on social media is amazing.  Try this one on for size—perfect size. 

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YVCC to Host Female Workforce Education Expo

 

Yakima Valley Community College will host a Workforce Education Expo on May 2 to showcase educational opportunities in engineering, machining technology and automotive technology.

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Wray's Get Away Winner Michelle Ostler with the Newstalk KIT Team
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Newstalk KIT VIP Wins Get Away With Wray’s Market Fresh IGA Contest!

 

Michelle Ostler of Yakima gets to choose from six fantastic vacation destinations as the winner of this exciting opportunity!

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Washington State Gets Bang for Its Tax Buck — Dave’s Diary

Got that tax refund yet? Had to pay? With tax day and tax “freedom” day behind us, perhaps a look at our state’s “bang for the tax buck” is in order.

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Facebook Faux Pas That Could Cost You A Job — Dave’s Diary

 At KIT we staffers each post to our website a couple times a day and to Facebook at least once each per day.  Posting is part of our corporate philosophy and part of our KIT mission to keep you informed and entertained. 

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Lumberjack: Worst of the Worst Jobs in the Country — Dave’s Diary

 Good jobs can be hard to come by around here. Yakima County's unemployment rate was up to 11.4 percent in February, according to the state Employment Security Department. That number is 4.1 percentage points higher than the state average. For those of us who are gainfully employed, well it’s human nature to think the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence -- that some other job may be better than the job you have.

Unless you are a lumberjack. If you are a lumberjack you are pretty much assured that the grass IS greener -- everywhere.

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Gridlock: Spend A Week of Vacation In Your Car — Dave’s Diary

One of the great things about the Yakima Valley is our lack of serious traffic problems. Still, there is a tradeoff for our freeway flexibility.  Ask our biggest neighbor to the west. Seattle is on the top 10 list for worst traffic.

One way to look at it is like this:

When is good news bad news? When the bad news is increased traffic jams resulting from the good news of economic recovery.  

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