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Gloria Alexander

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Tour of Black Sea proves fascinating for local man

When Nick Friend first booked his cruise to Eastern Europe’s Black Sea, he thought he might see more of the Ukraine.

Know the faces of disability

Disability is something most people do not like to think about, but the chances that you will become disabled probably are greater than you realize. Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a 1-in-4 chance of becoming disabled before reaching age 67.

Senior organizations that appeal to conservatives

There are actually quite a few senior advocacy organizations out there promoting themselves as conservative alternatives to AARP.

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Legion honors

Words matter…choose the right ones

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

It may be in our genes

My mother was a pretty good sport, but my brother and I would often roll our eyes at things she said or did.

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Theater group preps for two-man show

PROSSER – Twenty characters portrayed by two actors.

Rabid bats a risk in Washington during the summer months

Rabid bats have been found throughout Washington state and continue to pose a risk to people and pets, especially during the summer when bats are more active.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital earns 2014 Circle of Life Award

YAKIMA – Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is one of only three hospitals in the country to have been named a 2014 Circle of Life Award winner for its comprehensive programs to improve the care of patients near the end of life or with life-limiting conditions.

Health officials say smoking increases risk of dementia

Smokers have a 45 percent higher risk of developing dementia than non-smokers, according to information published earlier this month by the World Health Organization in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Disease International.

Measles cases up drastically from last year

Washington state has had more measles cases so far this year than in the past five years combined.

More mental health screenings, treatment resources for people with diabetes proposed

In a viewpoint published online earlier this month, on July 10, in “Journal of the American Medical Association,” mental health and diabetes experts and advocates describe a critical need for more mental health screenings and treatment resources for people with diabetes.

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Vintiques Northwest Nationals open to the public on Aug. 1-2

YAKIMA – Car buffs, especially those who prefer street rods, will have plenty to take in when the Vintiques Northwest Nationals rod run and car show returns to Yakima’s State Fair Park.