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Heritage University Fast Tracks Teaching Masters – Dave’s Diary

 If you want to be a teacher today expect to need a Master’s Degree.  And now you can get it on a fast track.

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New Vision Needs A New Leader As McFadden Takes Seattle Post — Dave’s Diary

Dave McFadden, president of Yakima’s Economic Development organization New Vision,  is resigning to take over as development director of the Port of Seattle.

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Legalizing Marijuana

SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S. states and a few countries that have legalized marijuana or are at least thinking about it are gathering in Washington state for meetings focused largely on one question: How do we know if it's working?

Organizers say it's crucial to get a better handle on what data are being collected about the impacts of legalization and to consider what further research is needed

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The Great Outdoors Bring Great Rewards – Dave’s Diary

With an amazing weekend weather forecast ahead many Yakamaniacs will be headed to the hill to hike, camp and explore and for some that will include a visit to one of the state’s National Parks.  If that’s you, you are in very large and lucrative company!

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Draft Day 2015–Time To Pick And Party In Yakima — Dave’s Diary

Your chance to hang out with a couple former Seahawks players and watch the NFL draft happens today at Jack-Son’s Sports Bar and Clubhouse Lounge at 48th and Tieton.

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Yakima Training Center’s John Wayne Trail To Reopen — Dave’s Diary

You know it takes a lot to hold down the Duke but last year’s Saddle Mountain Fire took its toll on the John Wayne Trail located on the Yakima Training Center. 

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Pasco Mother Who Killed Her Kids is Back in Jail — She Didn’t Take Her Medication

PASCO (AP) — A woman on lifetime probation for throwing her two children off a bridge in 1979 is back in custody for refusing to take her medication.

The Tri-City Herald reports that Tanya Adams was booked into the Franklin County jail on March 24 and has a court appearance on April 7. She's being held on a $2,500 bond.

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Former Lawmaker Files Papers to Start Recall of State Auditor

OLYMPIA (AP) — A former state legislator has filed recall paperwork against embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley, who is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation.
Documents filed Friday by Will Knedlik of Kirkland accuse Kelley of several violations of his terms of office, from inadequate auditing to several abuses of power, including a failure to fully vet a new hire

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No Special Prosecutor for Pasco Police Shooting, Inslee Says

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he will not direct the state Attorney General to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the deadly police shooting in Pasco.

The fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes by three police officers on Feb

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Just Add Water? Legislature Moves to Ban Powdered Alcohol

OLYMPIA (AP) — A bill making its way through the state Legislature could make Washington one of a growing number of states to ban powdered alcohol.

Arizona-based Lipsmark LLC won federal approval March 10 to begin selling Palcohol, described on its website as an 80-calorie pouch of powdered that comes in three flavors

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