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Return to rule of law is not ‘cruel’

Those in freak-out mode who say it is cruel for President Trump to phase out former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, edit should take a deep breath.

Change state leaders to improve air quality

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As Washingtonians choke their way through another month of raging wildfires, westside leaders seem too busy grandstanding against the Trump Administration to tackle this major public health and safety emergency.

Did your vote help foul our air?

The air is so thick around Eastern Washington these days that you can taste it.

Business growth changing our area for better

All too often, it’s easy to complain that the area is suffering a loss of business and devoid of customer service.

Disasters prove urban sprawl kills

Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populated with more than 10 million residents, is in an emergency state, per Gov. Jerry Brown’s declaration.

Sunnyside firefighters deserve our praise

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The Sunnyside Fire Department should be commended for its participation in the Sunnyside JC Penney “Back to School Safety Bash.”

Put monuments in museums, not public

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In regard to Publisher Roger Harnack’s previous column on Confederate monuments...

Finally, media reports on ‘antifa’

The Washington Post headline is absolutely astonishing: “Black-clad antifa members attack peaceful right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley”

Refreshingly peaceful free speech

It was a fine day for protesting at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., where folks were enjoying their right to free speech in a productive and peaceable manner.

Increase Alzheimer’s research funding

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More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 110,000 here in Washington.

Try tax-increment financing

Taking a stroll through downtown Sunnyside can be disheartening. There are many vacant storefronts, deteriorating buildings and nearly empty sidewalks.

Gridiron action heats up tonight

Turn off the TV and head to the stadium tonight. It’s football under the Friday night lights.

Cycling safety

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I am a cyclist who rides the golf cart paths in the villages in the pre-dawn, dawn hours of the morning. I have several suggestions for people who use these paths.

Health care battle moves to states

One of the major provisions in the federal health reform law calls on states to establish health insurance exchanges by 2014.

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Having fun and helping grandma

Sometimes when I go out to work on a story, I come across something else that gets my attention.

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