#4: Colonizer

Daniel Bennett probably wishes that a more famous person rapped on his music, but here’s Colonizer #DanielBennettpleasedontsueme, track number four on  the ongoing project Curriculum Deciso (CD)–lovingly, the #pleasedontsueme project.   [As always  a special thanks to crazy talented sound engineer and producer in his own right Krazy J and the whole North West Empire studio and family. Could not do…

#3: Isangmahal

Isangmahal (#Sabzipleasedontsueme) is song number three on the ongoing project Curriculum Deciso (CD)— the #pleasedontsueme project. -DT [As always  a special thanks to crazy talented sound engineer and producer in his own right Krazy J and the whole North West Empire studio and family. Could not do this without them.]

Manufacturing Industry Woes, But Ag Buoys Food Processing

      hile the State of Washington and union representatives continue to work on reaching an agreement with Boeing—the largest aerospace manufacturer on the planet—Yakima County has been facing its own kind of manufacturing dilemma for nearly a decade. Though certainly not as dramatic, the thought alone of Boeing fleeing its original home points…

#2: Thieves

Track number two of Curriculum Deciso (CD), or what I’m starting to call the #pleasedontsueme project. -DT [Special thanks to crazy talented sound engineer and producer in his own right Krazy J and the whole North West Empire studio and family]

$3.4 Billion “Salazar settlement” reaches Yakama

fter 17 years of litigation and re-litigation, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and its members received the fruits of a class action suit involving 40 other federally-recognized tribes as well as hundreds of thousands American Indians across the U.S. Initially filed as Cobell v. Kempthorne and settled as Cobell v. Salazar,…

Construction Industry Seeks Balance

    A decrease in a qualified labor force, as well as an upturn in demand has placed many construction firms in a bind. n September, the Association of General Contractors of America released an industry survey that 74% of construction firms are having trouble finding qualified workers nation-wide.  The AGC forecasted conditions would only…

Vet Groups Step Up ‘Stand Down’

With coffers depleted, regional offices shutting down and operations slowed as a result of 7,000 furloughed workers, veterans who receive benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs do not know what will happen to them next month.  While the federal fight over the budget rages on, the Yakima Veterans Coalition, and other local groups,…