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The Numbers On Labor Don’t Add Up — Dave’s Diary

Labor Day Weekend 2014 is special --and not in a good way because the world of work, is for many, not in a good way.  In its intent the holiday is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers

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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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What’s Cooler Than Cool? Ask Kickstarter! – Dave’s Diary

Labor Day Weekend—one last trip to the beach, campsite, park, even the backyard and one final vacation without the coolest cooler ever.

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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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Washington Comes Up Four Dollars And A Dime Short — Dave’s Diary

The debate over a higher minimum wage in our state got me thinking about how much value do we actually get from our hard earned bucks.  There are certainly places where it is more expensive and places where it is cheaper to live. SO where do we fit?  Thanks to the UK Daily Mail for the article.

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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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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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Vacation Frustration: Europe Gets So Much More — Dave’s Diary

Labor Day is coming fast, kids are headed back to school and vacation season -- short as it is -- is nearly over for this year. Ah, to work in Europe where the vacations are, shall we say, a bit more generous!

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Category: Features, Lifestyle, travel
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Old School Agriculture in Union Gap This Weekend — Dave’s Diary

History comes alive this weekend in Union Gap with the 33rd Annual Central Washington Antique Farm Equipment Expo at Fullbright Park.

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Back-to-School Shopping Gets a Grade S for Stress — Dave’s Diary

Just 13 days until school starts in the Yakima district. Last night was Kindergarten open house at Gilbert Elementary.  Kate is super excited for future homework!  She’s odd like that.  Her teacher is the very nice

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