Firms pass up Obamacare credits

It was shocking to read that a scant number of small businesses are taking advantage of federal tax credits designed to make health insurance more affordable.

Appreciates volunteers


Gov. Inslee rightly fires Adler after escapes

Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday stepped up and fired Western State Hospital CEO Ron Adler in the wake of recent escapes from the mental facility in Lakewood.

Looking at Olympia in rear-view mirror

I pulled into my driveway in Sunnyside late on the afternoon of March 31.

Mayor appreciates rose garden volunteers


What a sight it was to see all generations rubbing elbows together for the betterment of Grandview during the recent rose garden work party.

Ruralites win a few land fights

The last few weeks have been great for rural communities in Eastern Washington.

Give sheriff authority on publicly owned land

It seems like everywhere you go, there are multiple law enforcement agencies.

Needed today: Another Earl Hamner

Boy, did I love watching that show when I was a boy.

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Costs at heart of Boeing job cuts

Boeing’s new cost-reduction plan has deep ramifications for Washington because the bulk of the 4,500 job cuts are likely to land here.

Enough with potty politics, Gov. Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee last week banned nonessential state government travel to North Carolina in the wake of that state’s insistence men and women use their respective gender-based restrooms.

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The only move to make if Trump wins

It’s become a cottage industry since Donald Trump started winning Republican primaries: If he wins the presidency, one in four Americans would consider moving to another country, according to a recent Morning Consult/Vox poll.

Scalia dies, unions win

When Senate Republicans hatched their scheme to stonewall President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee - whoever it might be, regardless of merit - they overlooked the ramifications of a year of 4-4 decisions.

End unauthorized federal spending

The federal government is scheduled to spend $310 billion of your tax dollars this year on federal programs that are not authorized by law according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Parish appreciation


The Holy Trinity Episcopal Church parish family appreciates the community’s support for the Lenten soup and pie luncheons.