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What You Missed at Thursday’s First Downtown Summer Nights Event [VIDEO]

The 2014 Downtown Summer nights Concert series kicked off last night in downtown Yakima. If you couldn't make it, here's a sample of what you missed!

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Don’t Forget That Your Dog Requires Extra Care in the Summertime

The heat, sunburn, insects and more can plague your dog in the summer just like they can make you miserable. We have some ideas will keep your canine healthy and happy during the summer months.

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Wedding Month Whimsy – Bridal Traditions — Dave Ettl

June is “wedding month” or as father’s of the bride have been known to call it – financial Armageddon!  Who came up with the concept of the bride’s father paying for the wedding anyway?  That’s just one of many wedding rituals families will be pondering for the next 4 weeks. 

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Don’t Deep Six Your Career Before It Starts-Avoid Resume Fraud — Dave’s Diary

Throw that mortar board hat into the air!  Do your best William Wallace impersonation and yell, “freedom”!  Now relax for maybe two seconds and then start looking for a job.  Congratulations graduate, the real world awaits.  And let’s be real when I say “real” world—I mean real as in only real facts on your resume.

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Bring on Summer But Don’t Forget Winter is Still Just an Hour Away — Dave’s Diary

We spoke with Doug Williams of Whistlin' Jack Lodge this morning on the Morning News. Now that Chinook Pass is open he wanted to invite folks to come up for the drive and check out the majestic mountain peaks, intense greenery, the wildlife and fresh mountain air!

My wife underestimated the "freshness" of that air on Monday and wasn't too thrilled to pose before a Chinook Pass wall of snow

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Read This to Increase Your Chances of Getting the Job — Dave’s Diary

Can we at least take some things for granted when advising new job hunters? Perhaps not. High school and college grads, and job seekers fresh from the military, if you're looking for a job, you know you need to dress correctly for the interview, spiff up your resume and polish your interviewing skills at a minimum, right?

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Red Wine Making and Preserving Smiles! — Dave’s Diary

The success of the Yakima Valley wine industry has generated many a smile on both sides of the tasting room table. Now we find that drinking wine may help preserve those smiles!

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YVCC Hosts Information Sessions for Real Hope Act Students

 

Yakima Valley Community College will host Real Hope Act Information Sessions on May 29. The sessions begin at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in YVCC’s Deccio Higher Education Center.

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Parking Monkey Puts You In The Front Row — Dave’s Diary

It seems like parking has dominated the conversation in Yakima ever since the idea of a downtown plaza was first suggested. So significant is the topic that the city is spending around $40,000 for an exhaustive study of downtown parking. 

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Where You Live Reveals How Long You’ll Live — Dave’s Diary

Former game show host Bob Barker is 90. That's more years than most of us will get. I guess his "have your pets spayed or neutered" approach to life is working for him.

You may not reach Barker's milestone, but picking the right place to live could tack on  a few years.

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