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Governor Inslee Extends Burn Ban for Eastern WA

The cooler weather and showers only helped a little in the battle against the state’s wildfires and with more triple digit heat expected Gov. Jay Inslee today announced an extension to the burn he ordered last week .

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Bishop’s Home Robbed – Bad Move, Bad Guys! — Dave’s Diary

Wow! How many points will this cost you with the Man upstairs!  (Truth is - Forgiveness is there for EVERYBODY)

But C'mon!  Robbing the bishop's house! I'm not judging, I'm just saying! Here's the official press release

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YVCC to Host Flagger Training

 

Ever wonder what kind of training it takes to be one of those people who help motorists through road construction zones?  Here's your chance to find out and take that training.

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Major Wildfires Cause Health Concerns For Water & Air

The Washington State Department of Health is alerting that Wildfires now cover about 273,000 acres of land in Washington, and state health officials warn of potential health risks from heavy smoke and compromised water systems.

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Cycling Event to Raise Money for Catholic Charities Housing Services

 

 

The second annual Ride D'Vine to benefit Catholic Charites Housing Services (CCHS) will take place on Saturday, Aug. 9.

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No Moving Quickly In The Land Of Dixie — Dave’s Diary

Just because you lost the Civil War it doesn’t mean you don’t have to exercise!  What’s up with the South anyway? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report yesterday showing that 25 percent of Americans say they don't do any voluntary exercise at all and most of them are from Southern states.

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Kung Fu Master Say it’s OK To Be Typical Man — Dave’s Diary

I'm pretty sure I once heard Kwai Chang Cain, that Kung Fu guy from TV, say something once about true freedom being achieved when you no longer worry about keeping up with the Jones's.  We are always comparing, always trying to see where we fit on the scale of normal.

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Don’t Miss Saturday Night’s Supermoon Over the Yakima Valley!

 

The full moon over the Yakima Valley Saturday night will appear to be much bigger than normal. In fact, it will be what's  called a "supermoon."

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Welcome To America, Have Some Ice Cream — Dave’s Diary

 

Earlier we told you that July was national Ice Cream Month.  But it bears repeating -yup-  it’s ice cream month!  Here are some cool and refreshing fun facts about just about everyone’s favorite summertime treat!

  1. We Americans slurp up the most ice cream per person than folks in any other nation - a whopping 48 pints for each of us per year.
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Did Jay Buhner Utter Racial Slur Against Jews During Last Night’s Mariners Telecast?

During Tuesday night's ROOT Sports telecast of the Mariners' 2-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins, Seattle Hall of Fame outfielder Jay Buhner was caught uttering a phrase that some are deeming a racial slur.

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