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The New Kid In Town/On Townsquare Is Andy Dean — Dave’s Diary

To all KIT fans out there it's a day of mixed emotions.  We said goodby to "The Mike Bastinelli Show" and hello to "America Now" with Andy Dean.

Andy is a young (33) up-and-coming talk radio star with more than 100 affiliates tuned in each day across the country

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Downtown Summer Nights Hosts Great Kids’ Activities [VIDEO]

Not only does the Downtown Summer Nights concert series offer great music, food, and fun, it also has some great activities for children.

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Memorial Hospital Wants Your Input on Policies — Dave’s Diary

Show of hands—who’s frustrated by Obamacare.  I thought so.  Don’t you feel like we were all left out of the process?  Wouldn’t it be nice if somehow we had a voice in how health care is administered in the Yakima Valley?

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Are We Hardwired To Be Emotionally Up or Down? — Dave’s Diary

I have had a lifelong interest in psychology -- even got a degree in it after the Army as I tried to figure out myself and others around me. Psychologists will most often say we are in control of our attitudes. Self-help experts will say the one thing in that is in our control during life’s ups and downs is our choice to be positive. BUT -- researchers will now say “not so fast there, Mrs. Positive Person.”  

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Pasadena Tops America’s 10 Snobbiest Cities — Dave’s Diary

Ever meet a real snob? They're out there -- feeling superior for no good reason. Do you know anybody who might be considered a snob? Are you one? Let's hope not, and let’s define our terms.

One definition is that a snob is a person who believes in the existence of an equation between status and human worth. The term also re

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Vacation Season! See You at the Office — Dave’s Diary

The kids get a summer vacation, how about you?  If you do get vacation time, do you use it -- all of it? No? Welcome aboard, fellow workaholics!  A survey confirms that very few Americans with paid time off took all of their vacation days last year.

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Yale Lab Grows Full Head of Hair — Dave’s Next!

The curse of the mother’s father may have met its match!

My dad’s dad had a great full head of white hair. Dad had a full head of dark hair up to the day he passed at 84. Me, not so much and me, none too happy about it. I joke about being in radio because hair loss drove me from my television career! They say the mother’s father will determine the son’s hair follicular future!  Thanks for nuthin’ Grandpa Bud!

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What You Missed at Thursday’s First Downtown Summer Nights Event [VIDEO]

The 2014 Downtown Summer nights Concert series kicked off last night in downtown Yakima. If you couldn't make it, here's a sample of what you missed!

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New Baby Triggers the Pain Proposition Conversation — Dave’s Diary

I had one of life’s great pleasures this past weekend as I met my first grandson. Three week old Jackson Justin Maier didn’t have a lot to say at our first meeting but it was cordial and I got away without having to change his diapers. He hates that.  Me too.  Naturally he is a sweet handsome boy.

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Don’t Deep Six Your Career Before It Starts-Avoid Resume Fraud — Dave’s Diary

Throw that mortar board hat into the air!  Do your best William Wallace impersonation and yell, “freedom”!  Now relax for maybe two seconds and then start looking for a job.  Congratulations graduate, the real world awaits.  And let’s be real when I say “real” world—I mean real as in only real facts on your resume.

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