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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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Category: Lifestyle, Yakima News
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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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Tony Pet Hotel Caters To Pampered Pooches
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Pacific Northwest Pampers Its Pets The Most! — Dave’s Diary

We all know someone who spoils their pets (Lance Tormey) and that can take place in a variety ways.  We spend billions on the fur feathers and fins of those we love.  Amazon.com ranked U.S. cities with more than 400,000 residents based on the most pet-related items purchased per capita in the past year

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Category: Lifestyle, Pets, Survey
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Help Available for Depression and Addiction

Depression and addiction are two of the factors that many experts say lead to the death of comedian Robin Williams.

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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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Remember How Fish Is Good For You? If You Do, It Is! — Dave’s Diary

Remember when Friday was Fish day?  If you do,  your memory was no doubt improved by those delicious fish sticks!  Fish and memory are together again!

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