Granger’s splash pad is a good idea

Many Granger residents think of Department of Public Works crew members as heroes.

Republicans need to ‘start fixing’

OK, Republicans of the Senate, we get it.

Don’t gut Johnson Amendment


If House Republicans succeed in their efforts to gut the Johnson Amendment, it would open the door for big money donors and political interest groups to pressure and manipulate our nation’s churches and charities.

Cicada killers are beneficial, but sting


I am looking at an image on the front page of the July 18 issue of The Daily Sun taken by Ted Escobar.

Collect outstanding fines before licensing


When renewing my license, I asked if people who had unpaid fines were still allowed to renew. The answer was, “Yes.”

Family golf recollections differ

I visited with my brother David during my dinner break a few days ago. He has lived in Sunnyside 30 years or so, working for Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District.

Senator holds up Trump nominee

President Trump promised to drain the D.C. swamp, and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly once compared Capitol Hill’s deep state domestic politics to a cesspool.

Tell senators to vote no on Obamacare repeal


“The Better Care Reconciliation Act” is a cruel proposal.

Capital impasse is about people

I enjoy my work as a journalist and publisher. But there are times when it pains me to say I’m a member of the media.

Passenger train idea worth a long look

Over the past few decades, there has been a push to strip Eastern Washington of its railroad infrastructure in the name of trails. But a study going on at Central Washington University has breathed new life into rail service opportunities here in the Lower Yakima Valley.

Guinness beer caught in Brexit politics

When the Economist Magazine reported the price of a Guinness pint could increase because of Brexit, it grabbed readers’ attention.

Age gaps lead to differing views

Larry Southern, whom a lot of you know from his radio days with Frank Aleck at KREW in Sunnyside, took up the offer in my column last week.

Senate right to withhold capital approval

While city folk and governmental bureaucrats are whining about our state’s capital budget being held hostage until a Hirst decision fix is in place, we think the state Senate is doing the right thing.

Cultural chamber alive and well here

As a community member, local businessowner, and Sunnyside Cultural Chamber of Commerce volunteer, I would like to take this opportunity to correct the impression given by Mayor Jim Restucci in a recent article in The Daily Sun suggesting there currently is no chamber in Sunnyside.

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Get ready for near-total eclipse

Shortly after 9 a.m. Aug. 21, the sky will start to turn black. Within 90 minutes, the sun will very nearly disappear completely, leaving almost total darkness.