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Lumberjack: Worst of the Worst Jobs in the Country — Dave’s Diary

 Good jobs can be hard to come by around here. Yakima County's unemployment rate was up to 11.4 percent in February, according to the state Employment Security Department. That number is 4.1 percentage points higher than the state average. For those of us who are gainfully employed, well it’s human nature to think the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence -- that some other job may be better than the job you have.

Unless you are a lumberjack. If you are a lumberjack you are pretty much assured that the grass IS greener -- everywhere.

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Gridlock: Spend A Week of Vacation In Your Car — Dave’s Diary

One of the great things about the Yakima Valley is our lack of serious traffic problems. Still, there is a tradeoff for our freeway flexibility.  Ask our biggest neighbor to the west. Seattle is on the top 10 list for worst traffic.

One way to look at it is like this:

When is good news bad news? When the bad news is increased traffic jams resulting from the good news of economic recovery.  

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County Planning Commission Advises Against Ban on Pot

The Yakima County Planning Commission is not supporting the county's ban on pot sales and production.

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Bigger Pizza, Better Value — Dave’s Diary

When it comes to pizza, some of us ALWAYS order a large.  But even if you don’t you should.  If you want the most food for your money, always order a large pie -- even if you're eating alone.  

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For a Longer Life, Don’t Worry — Be Grumpy — Dave’s Diary

To be grumpy or not to be grumpy, that is the question. The answer has to do with how long you want to live!  Here we go with another of those wacky studies.

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Investigation Under Way for Two Early Tuesday Fires

Two fires in Yakima early Tuesday morning are under investigation.

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Meals on Wheels Program Holding Fundraiser

The Meals on Wheels program, which serves about 900 people in Yakima, is trying to deal with a $26,000 federal funding cut this year.

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Olympia’s No. 2 for Bad Hair — Dave’s Diary

 Washington’s 2014 legislative session is over.  The politicians have all gone home. The capital city of Olympia has returned to what passes for normal. Still, this is no sleepy little burg by Budd Inlet. Even with the d

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Heritage University to Host Free Shakespearean Production — Dave’s Diary

Othello: A sleepy little town in eastern Washington ... OR a Shakespearean masterpiece ... OR both?

Both. But for the purpose of this discussion we're talking Shakespeare.

I hold my peace, sir? no; No, I will speak as liberal as the north; Let heaven and men and devils, let them all, All, all, cry shame against me, yet I'll speak . 

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Colorado Pot — Legal and Available — Now in Vending Machines — Dave’s Diary

It’s not a pop machine, it’s a pot machine. And chances are one may be coming to Washington one of these days.

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