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Newhouse- Feds List Yakima Among Drought Aid Eligible Counties – Dave’s Diary

As hot as its been and as hot as its going to get, Washington’s drought started early last winter.  Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement

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Gallup Says More Democrats Leaning More to The Left – Dave’s Diary

Yakima has been a conservative community for as long as I have been here.  That’s pushing  33 years now and through most of that time Democrats and have had as difficult of a time at the polls in Eastern Washington as they have dominated the West side of our state.

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District Judge Cuts A million Off Yakima’s ACLU Bill — Dave’s Diary

The ACLU bill for services in the Yakima Voting Rights case just got a million dollars lighter. Today Judge Thomas Rice ordered the city to pay the ACLU one-point-eight million in costs for representing Yakima residents Rogelio Montes and Mateo Arteaga.

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9th Circut Court Turns Down Yakima’s Request For A Stay on Elections — DAve’s Diary

For all the angst and anger expressed by Latino leaders at the recent council meeting over the city council’s decision to pursue a stay of Federal Judge Thomas Rice’s districted elections, the matter was quickly dispatched by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

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Neil Young Calls Out Trump For ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young doesn't want his "Rockin' In The Free World" used by Donald Trump's campaign. The song blared as Trump arrived on stage at his presidential campaign kickoff announcement yesterday

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Not Keeping Hope Alive — Dave’s Diary

It’s always difficult to keep the popularity numbers up when you are a lame duck president … tougher still if your numbers have been for down some time. But it really must hurt when the man who made you famous loses faith

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Brunell Knows Business, Olympia Pay Attention — Dave’s Diary

The Washington Legislature is locked in a philosophical battle over taxes.  The House Democrats want more money and they see raising taxes as the only way to do it.  But it isn’t.

Don Brunell is the former president of the Association of Washington Business and he has a different perspective.  We’ve shared his columns here before.  He's a smart guy!  This time he talks about a couple of other state’s approach by cutting taxes to spur jobs and growth.  Don, the floor is yours:

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Playing Politics With The Millennials — Dave’s Diary

Millennials, you just gotta love ‘em.  I do.  I’ve helped raise a couple of them and they drive me nuts. Especially as a guy who has spent nearly 40 years in the news and information business, it is particularly vexing to know, that according the website Mashable, millennials get most of their political news via Facebook.

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Higher Taxes or Bust! Maybe Both! — Dave’s Diary

The first special session of the Washington State Legislature wraps up today and the prospects for a state budget are still pretty grim—like a fairy tale kinda “Grimm”. Could we be facing a shutdown of State Government?  In a facebook post 13th District State Representative Matt Manweller of Ellensburg says House Democrats are threatening just that

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What Is A Democratic Socialist? — Dave’s Diary

Bernie Sanders kicked off his Presidential Campaign holding a rally in Burlington, Vermont attended by some 5,000 supporters.  Sanders called for a "political revolution" saying there's something, quote, "profoundly wrong" when so much of the nation's income goes to the top one percent.

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