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Are you spying on me? Mexico condemns US spying of former president Felipe Calderon > 27

IMMIGRATION: Obama pushes immigration reform > 25

EDUCATION: Changes coming soon to GED exams > 22

SPORTS: Seattle picks up 34-22 win on the road in Arizona > 21

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Mexico condemns reported US spying MEXICO CITY (AP)


exico’s government said Sunday it “categorically condemns” email spying, after a German news magazine reported that documents from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden say the U.S. gained access to the email system of former Mexican President Felipe Calderon. A report posted by Der Spiegel said the documents describe an operation dubbed “Flat liquid” that claim to have accessed Mexico’s “presidencia” domain, which was also purportedly used by members of File photo shows former Mexican president Felipe Calderon (left), and U.S. president Barack Obama, at an April 2, 2012 meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C. Calderon’s Cabinet. “This practice is unacIt said it would send a diplomatic note Harvard’s Kennedy School of Governceptable, illegitimate and contrary to to the United States. “In a relationship of ment, where Calderon is now a fellow, Mexican law and international law,” neighbors and partners, there is no room said it would forward a request for Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department for the kind of activities that allegedly comment to the former president. said in a statement. took place,” it said. Earlier, a document dated June 2012 indicated the NSA had read current Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s emails before he was elected last year. Pena Nieto has said that would be an illegal act if it occurred, and his administration has demanded an investigation. “By means of a diplomatic note, Mexico will re-emphasize the importance for our country of this investigation, which should be concluded as quickly as possible,” the Foreign Relations Department said.


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23 OUR FAITH: The ‘Big Bang’ of the Human Family

22 EDUCATION: Changes coming soon to GED exams

21 SPORTS: Seattle picks up 34-22 win on the road in Arizona

20 HEALTH: Healthy sweet treats 18 COMMUNITY: Grand opening ceremony for Tierra Vida Rec Center in East Pasco

18 COLUMN: From my Balcony: Education = Peace

18 COLUMN: Dave Says: Better car, better gas mileage?

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NWPR to establish bilingual news team in the Yakima Valley language station KDNA. Known as the Yakima Valley Community Information Connection, the project n a project that began with the rural is one of ten local information grants supjournalism initiative at The Edward ported by the Knight Foundation nationR. Murrow College of Communiwide to help improve journalism and cation, the John S. and James L. Knight increase government transparency under Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant the Knight Community Information to help expand Northwest Public Radio’s Challenge. (NWPR) news coverage in Central Wash“The Yakima Valley is important to ington. the greater Northwest, economically and The grant, which will be matched by culturally, ” said Kerry Swanson, station the Yakima Valley Community Foundamanager of NWPR. “This project is about tion (YVCF), provides the initial investstrengthening connections and forging ment for NWPR to establish a bilingual new ones: connections across language news team in Yakima. The team will barriers, connections to important issues create news reports for broadcast across and various perspectives, and conneca variety of radio stations and digital platforms in partnership with the Spanish tions throughout the Northwest to the vitality of the Yakima Valley. We’re looking forward to helping amplify the voices of the Valley.” Linda Moore, president and CEO of YVCF, said, “The Knight Foundation has helped raise awareness that local jourKDNA 91.9FM radio station in Granger, Washington. nalism has gone through a YAKIMA, Washington


transformation in the last decade, and that loss of local information hurts our community. Now there are fewer news teams left in the Yakima Valley, and those remaining have to fill the whole need for news about important issues with fewer resources than in past years.” KDNA Station Manager Juan Ozuna said the partnership will significantly boost the local news service at the station. “It’s expensive and time-consuming to




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Obama pushes immigration reform, Republicans still wary WASHINGTON (AP)


ith the budget crisis barely resolved, US President Barack Obama is already urging Congress to complete a stalled immigration overhaul — and his Republican rivals don’t share his enthusiasm. “We should finish the job of fixing our broken immigration system,” Obama said Thursday. “Let’s start the negotiations. But let’s not leave this problem to keep festering for another year, or two years, or three years. This can and should get done by the end of this year.” An overhaul was in the works earlier this year. In June, the Senate, dominated by Obama’s Democratic allies, passed a historic reform package that would create a pathway to legal status and eventual citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants. The Senate plan, crafted and approved with Republican support, would strengthen the border with Mexico and

US President Barack Obama is pictured at a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on October 17, 2013.

reorganize the visa system to give priority to high-demand fields, including engineers and farm workers. But in the House of Representatives, Republicans hold the majority, and they are more hostile toward so-called

“amnesty” for the millions of foreigners living illegally in the United States. According to Democrats, immigration reform provides a chance to improve the image of conservatives, whose popularity sank after being blamed for the recent

political paralysis in Washington. “We have here a golden opportunity,” said Democratic political consultant Maria Cardona. “We have a window of opportunity of one or two months, when the House can vote the reform.” Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez was more cautious. “It is hard to be optimistic about the prospects for anything happening in a bipartisan manner on Capitol Hill these days,” he said, though predicting immigration reform could be taken up “before the end of the year.” But other lawmakers argue that the budget crisis has in fact angered Republicans, who will be slow to grant Obama a new legislative victory. “It’s not going to happen this year,” said Republican Representative Raul Labrador, a Tea Party favorite. “After the way the president acted over the last two or three weeks where he would refuse to talk to the speaker of the House... they’re not going to get immigration reform. That’s done,” he told the USA Today newspaper.

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s of January 2, 2014, the GED will adopt a new format with a variety of significant changes. The changes are designed to make students who complete the test more ready for college and career and aligned to the national Common Core standards.   How does it work? All students who have not acquired their GED through the current system must start over on January 2, 2014. Thus, any tests that were passed prior to this date will no longer be valid.   The GED Testing service is also increasing the price per test, but this shouldn’t further impact students because Washington State already increased the price of the test in 2013 to align with the 2014 costs. The GED test must be taken on a computer and will no longer be offered on paper. Impacts Students will have to possess basic computer skills like using a mouse, navigating

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Seattle picks up 34-22 win on the road in Arizona GLENDALE, Arizona (AP)


he Seattle Seahawks are dominating the NFC West. Thursday night in Arizona provided the latest evidence. Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns, Marshawn Lynch rushed for 91 yards and Seattle beat the Cardinals 34-22. ‘’This was a really cool night for our football team,’’’ Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. ‘’We wanted to get on the road and get this thing done and continue to feel good about our ability to win on the road.’’ The Seahawks (6-1) intercepted two of Carson Palmer’s passes, converting both into touchdowns, and sacked him seven times, twice by Chris Clemons, who had been questionable for the game with a hyperextended elbow. Arizona (3-4) got a touchdown and one of its three field goals after Wilson twice fumbled while being sacked deep in Seattle territory.

Palmer has thrown 11 interceptions in the last five games and 13 this season, second only to Eli Manning’s 15. Seattle sent the Cardinals to their eighth straight loss against an NFC West foe. ‘’We knew we needed to be great,’’ Palmer said, ‘’and we were not great today.’’ Wilson completed 18 of 29 passes for 235 yards, with TD passes of 31 yards to Sidney Rice, 15 yards to Zach Miller and a yard to Kellen Davis. For the second game in a row, Wilson did not throw an interception. ‘’The receivers did a good job staying alive,’’ Wilson said. ‘’Patrick Peterson is one of the best cornerbacks in the game and the guys made some plays on him.’’ Palmer, 30 of 45 for 258 yards and a touchdown, was under duress most of the night, especially from the left side where young tackle Bradley Sowell struggled mightily. The Cardinals managed just 30 yards rushing on 18 attempts, adding to the pass protection woes.

‘’When you get into that type of game and you get behind it’s going to be a struggle,’’ Arizona coach Bruce Arians said, ‘’but we have to figure out ways to start faster on both sides of the ball. I thought we came out sluggish.’’

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) breaks a tackle during an NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals, on Thursday, October, 17, 2013, in Glendale, Arizona.

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weets, pastries, and chocolates aren’t exactly the first things that come to mind when thinking about a healthy diet. In fact, sugary treats are often linked as a huge contributor to weight gain issues. Not all is lost though. There are plenty of ways to satisfy a sweet tooth by choosing healthier, alternative options. Fat Free Pudding With Almonds: Losing little in taste, fat free pudding is a great way to not feel guilty in indulging on a sweet treat. Add some chopped almonds and that makes it a decent snack with some fiber, proteins, and healthy fats in it. Apples With Almond Butter: Apples with peanut butter is a fine enough snack, but try using almond butter instead for a better source of healthy fats and proteins while being filling at the same time. Dark Chocolate: This kind of chocolate is known to be a potent antioxidant. It can help lower high blood pressure and decrease the risk of heart diseases.

While still not recommended to go on a dark chocolate eating binge, having a few pieces of it daily is a great way to alleviate a chocolate craving while benefiting your health. Sugar Free Coffees: Need some flavor in your coffee? While there’s plenty of tasty mochas, frappes, and espressos, they can be loaded with sugars. There are some sugar free choices that sacrifice little in flavor. Most coffee shops offer sugar free coffees now.  Smoothies: If you need to have sugar,

might as well make it come from fruits. Fruit smoothies are great for this. Add a vegetable or two to get in some greens too. Try blending some mangos, pineapples, strawberries, bananas, and cucum-

bers with ice and water for a tropical and sweet drink loaded with vitamin C and other antioxidants. Whole Wheat Pancakes and Waffles: A good way to get some fiber in your diet without the starch of regular pancakes and waffles. Top it with some sugar free syrup and fruits such as blueberries and bananas and that makes for a sweet breakfast to start off the day.  By choosing some healthier sweet options, there isn’t a need to feel so guilty about treating yourself every now and then. It’s just a matter of improvising a bit and making better choices.  

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Dr. Lorena Barboza I am a firm believer that a base for peace is educa-

Dear Dave,

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Is it a good idea to sell your car in order to get one that gets better gas mileage?

A country that focuses on education, tends to have


tion, and I applaud that the United Nations (UN) has created and established a day to celebrate a

less problems, and a perfect example to mention is that of The Netherlands, a nation of 16.6 million people, which has had to actually close some

Dear Trey,

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Only if the other car is really cheap, or cheaper Dave Ramsey than the one you’re selling. I think it’s funny when people run out and upgrade on their $7,000 car to buy a $30,000 Prius to save gas. Think about it. That’s an extra expenditure of $23,000 to save gas. Where are you planning on driving, to the moon?

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The Netherlands was already distinguished worldwide for their use of bicycles and for the legal consumption of "soft" drugs, something that was also accompanied by an educational policy regarding its uses and effects. So why can The Netherlands do it, and not other countries? I would imagine that the Dutch have more national pride and value what they have, and from what I’ve read, they respect their laws and have good faith in others. Also, as a nation they strive for higher education, order, cleanliness, respect, and many other values.

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That small first-world nation, although not perfect, is an example to the countries of the Americas because their leaders make decisions that are for the betterment of all of their population. Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the UN, said, “Education is vital in the building of the world’s citizenry and peaceful societies.” Let us hope that more nations invest more into education and less for violence and indifference. Have a happy week, and God Bless! Dr. Barboza invites you to visit her blog:

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Actually saving money is a much better plan than some of the ideas people dream up in the name of saving money. When it comes to things like this, you need to sit down and do the math. Crunch some hard, cold figures and see what happens. “Well, if we got this kind of gas mileage, instead of what we’re getting now, how much money would we save?” But if you spend $5,000 more to save $50 it will take forever to get back the money you’ve already spent. Getting better gas mileage is good thing, but I wouldn’t recommend spending any more than the value of the car you’re currently driving to make it happen. Moving down in car but up in mileage is a great plan. If you do that, you’ll really start making headway with your money. This kind of scenario is a simple math thing, Trey. The problem is lots of times people’s emotions get caught up in stuff, and next thing you know they think they have a real reason to buy an expensive, new piece of automotive technology. I call that car fever, and it’ll wreck your finances in a hurry! —Dave

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