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Like The USA Team, Soccer Fails To Score On The Morning News – Dave’s Diary

Thursday morning on the Morning News with Dave & Lance we talked a bit about soccer and the world cup craziness.  We tried to find soccer’s appeal and we certainly found its faults as a spectator sport. 

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Moxee Lifts Pot-Growing Ban

Unlike Yakima to the west, the city of Moxee has lifted its ban on growing recreational marijuana.

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Lessons To Be Learned From Bridge Replacement — Dave’s Diary

The state legislature is considering what to do about funding a transportation package for all the various worthy projects around the state.  Several million dollars worth in Yakima County alone.

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Give Us Your Opinion on ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson’s Suspension [SURVEY]

The patriarch of Louisiana's Robertson family and star of A&E's hit reality TV show 'Duck Dynasty' has been taken off the air by the network for remarks about homosexuality he made in a magazine interview.

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Tweet This – Twitter Not Valid as a Measure of Public Opinion –Dave’s Diary

Twitter posts may one day replace the more traditional public opinion polls—but not yet!

Tweets are often referenced by today’s crop of “journalists” as indicative of a real trends but a new report recently released from the Pew Research Center said that twitter is actually not a very good indicator of public opinion at all.

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You Are Now Being Charged To Be Spied On

A Facebook group I follow recently posted this photo on their page.

If legit, it is quite unbelievable and ballsy.

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PFC Bradley Manning Bears Striking Resemblance to Yakima Mayor Micah Cawley [PHOTO]

Obviously, the big news of the day today is the not guily verdict handed down in the military trial of PFC Bradley Manning.

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Why Did You Do What You Did? Supermajority Tax Vote – Dave’s Diary

Hi, Dave Ettl here to address the many questions posed to me about the city council's NO vote on the 2/3 supermajority for tax increases.  Why did we do what we did?  One more time, speaking for myself, I'm happy to explain

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Brian’s Blog: Voting Methods Change, But Results Are the Same

I was trying to explain to a twenty-something what a voting machine was. I was greeted with a polite blank stare.

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Brian’s Blog: Severe Weather Is Not a Problem For Us

As the northeast is starting to feel the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, I think about our weather here in the Yakima Valley. And really, it's not that bad.

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