Come celebrate the farm

It’s finally here – the weekend all of Sunnyside looks forward to all year – the annual Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade weekend.

Could you pass a ‘good citizen’ test?

My son Gideon’s former elementary school awarded (and still awards) a weekly “good citizen” award to a student who does an outstanding job with teamwork, politeness, kindness, etc.

Ask Rep. Newhouse to co-sponsor partnership


Thanks for helping to create a conversation about reducing poverty with education, and the bipartisan work to support this effort. (‘Educate children and cut poverty worldwide’ by Lisa Still, Daily Sun, October 27, 2017)

Congress should pass tax reform

Unemployment is low, stocks are booming, and business confidence is soaring to record highs.

Forget the box stores, shop local

Now that the door-busters are over at the big box stores — you know, the ones where you drive to the Tri-Cities to buy yourself a new TV for Christmas — it’s time to start thinking shopping in local mom-and-pop shops.

Prayer for peace that calls us to act

Howard Henry’s no preacher. But the prayer he uttered outside a home on Logan Street in Harrisburg on a chilly night last week for Kaliah Dearing, 16, and Natasha Harner, 24, who had been found shot dead there, carried the same weight as if they’d been uttered by a man or a woman of the cloth.

Thankful for those who help stuttering pupils

Thanksgiving grants us time each year to reflect on our blessings with gratitude and to look forward to the new year with anticipation.

Thankful for living in America

Many are the things people say they are thankful every year as they sit for their Thanksgiving meal.

Holiday isn’t about shopping or phones

Everywhere you go today, you’ll notice people flipping through the newspaper and scanning the Internet for Christmas deals. Although merchandise isn’t yet available for Black Friday, the Christmas shopping season is well under way.

Congress obsesses over amnesty

A year ago, 63 million Americans elected Donald Trump as president. Energized by Trump’s pledge to enforce immigration laws and restore an immigration system that works, voters pulled off a historic defeat of mainstream avowed-open border candidate Hillary Clinton.

Which is it? Coincidence or fate?

After half a day on the search for our grandfather’s grave in New Mexico, sister Fran, brother Bob and his wife Vicki, and sister Jen and her husband Tom were frustrated and hungry.

‘Made in America’ to open forests

For years now, extreme environmental groups have had more than their say in limiting access to publicly owned forests and other lands managed by federal agencies.

Tease photo

Veterans Day, marked by numbers

“I had no idea that many men and women have served our country in our armed forces.”

Urge government to require vaccinations


I understand North Korea might be planning to unleash smallpox, cholera, and anthrax in our large urban centers—possibly by the use of people disguised as janitors.

Election consequences will hurt

A key election win for westside Democrats will likely have dramatic consequences for Eastern Washington — and most likely, not for the better.