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Finally time to nominate Trump

He may not be popular with the party establishment, but Donald Trump is winning over voters. As the last man standing, he’s also our pick as the Republican candidate for president.

Our growing rudeness and incivility

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, and people sure are rude these days.”

Prepare now for summer fires

It’s fire season here in the Pacific Northwest. But with all the sprinklers, green grape vines and clear air, you wouldn’t know it in the Yakima Valley.

Time to recognize farm contributions

Some say spring is the most wonderful time of the year in Washington — apple trees blossom, tulips bloom and colorful lentils carpet Palouse fields.

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Trump, the next Herbert Hoover?

One of them is a free trade-wary millionaire and political neophyte who locked up the Republican presidential nomination with promises to make America great and get the economy firing on all cylinders.

Second time is a charm for marriage

It’s a romance story more than 50 years in the making, and a reminder of the blessing of second chances.

Hope you enjoy our e-edition

For the past several weeks, our preliminary e-edition has been available online for free access as we worked out any possible “bugs” and prepared for a formal launch.

Presidential primary offers a voice for all

The goal of Washington’s elections community is civic engagement of our electorate.

Still waiting for a wise-use leader

The race is starting to shape up to replace Peter Goldmark as the elected state commissioner of public lands.

Sunnyside, your Cinco de Mayo destination

The weekend’s best festival in the Yakima Valley is right here

There will be Cinco de Mayo festivities throughout the Yakima Valley this weekend. But the oldest and biggest is right here in Sunnyside.

Needed this year: Some Will Rogers’ sanity

With incivility running high in our politics and society, we sure could use a dose of sanity from Will Rogers, one of America’s greatest humorists.

Seeks letters for school project

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Hello! I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we do state reports and I have chosen your state!