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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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Madden ‘Ratings Czar’ Makes Sure It’s in the Game

DENVER (AP) — Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms.

He's not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions of fans — can't wait to see what he has to say

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Meeting in the Middle: Making the Most Of Brain Power — Dave’s Diary

You pack their lunch, check their homework and send them out the door to school, but do you which side of their brain your kids work with best when they get there?

Most of us have a distinct preference for left or right brain styles of thinking. Some, however, are more whole-brained and equally adept at both modes.

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Plenty of Parking Within a Reasonable Distance in Yakima – Dave’s Diary

The Yakima City Council got the lowdown on Yakima’s potential plaza-related parking problems yesterday and this morning Andy Miller was on the Morning News to share the high points with us.

After a thorough examination his analysis my surprise you

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Resume and Written Enhancements Curtailing Careers — Dave’s Diary

Misrepresentations in Montana have hurt the hopes of national Democrats to hold onto the U.S. Senate this fall. Back in March Montana Senator Max Baucus received an ambassadorship to China and his Montana Governor appointed replacement was – surprise – Montana Lt Governor John Walsh. 

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No Cupcakes For You! Love, the Nanny State — Dave’s Diary

As a parent of a 5 1/2-year-old girl headed off to kindergarten in a couple of weeks, I’m excited for all the milestones of her early academic experience -- and that includes cupcakes, doggone it!

Now Washington state is in the news again for lame school district decisions

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The Morning News Is Good For Your Heart — Dave’s Diary

So, there's some new research out that I think makes a great case for the medicinal value of the Morning News.  No really!

Here's the premise -- University of Maryland researchers found that the blood vessels of people who were subjected to music they didn't like constricted by 6% in just 30 minutes of exposure.

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Too Cute By Half–Funny Name Costs UK Traveler — Dave’s Diary

As Yoda might say, "too clever were you."  There are those who seek recognition, to stand out, to poke us all in the ribs a little.  There are lots of ways to do it but one way poked back!

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