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Washington State to Dedicate Its First U.S. Bike Route

 

Cyclists from Yakima and around the state are invited to join officials in Anacortes this Sunday, Sept. 14, to celebrate and dedicate Washington’s first segment of a new national bike route system.

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Tour of Homes Highlights The Weekend – Dave’s Diary

This weekend the doors open on 14 homes for you to explore in the Central Washington Home Builder's Fall Tour of Homes.

The homes feature great materials and the latest architectural and decorative touches and this year's tour will offer a potentially life saving demonstration

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YVCC Changes Truck Driver Training Fall Dates

 

The training to be held at Yakima Valley Community College's Grandview Campus has been moved back approximately six weeks, to start on Oct. 20.

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Happy Birthday To The Pledge of Allegiance — Dave’s Diary

This Day in History was a coming-out party for the  "The Pledge of Allegiance," written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy to honor the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' landing in America. The Pledge first appeared in The Youth's Companion children’s magazine with Bellamy hoping that the pledge would be used by citizens in any country.

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Purple Purse Competition Can Help Keep YWCA In The Black – Dave’s Diary [video]

Now more than ever your contribution the YWCA can do a doubly good deed.  Through October 3rd the YWCA is competing in the Purple Purse Challenge.  The challenge is a nationwide opportunity giving more than 140 service agencies a chance to win some major financial support from All State Insurance including a 100-thousand dollar first prize

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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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