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F as in fantasy

The NFL season and Seattle’s defense of its Super Bowl title kicked off last night.

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The summer of our discontent

Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country.

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1974: Portland golfer finishes 4-under to win Banana Belt title

A look back in time from the files of the Sunnyside Daily Sun News and Sunnyside Sun

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The taste of government control

They’re going to have to get used to it. I speak of the school students who are complaining about the taste of their government-funded school grub.

Buddy enjoys the smells of autumn

September is my favorite month out of the entire year. And, not just because it is my birthday month, although that does make the month pretty special.

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Great start to school year here in Sunnyside

School started last week with hardly a ripple in Sunnyside, except for the traffic.

Don’t take truck drivers for granted

Are you ready for long waits, bare store shelves and higher prices?

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You can feel it, yes, it’s almost here .........

It comes to us slowly and delicately, as all beautiful things should. It’s usually in the early morning.

Sunnyview softball fields well prepared by city crews


The 40th annual Chicano/Latino softball tournament was held this last weekend at Sunnyview Park. We had five teams compete in a round-robin format.

A return to order is needed

There’s Gangnam Style, then there’s Mabton style when it comes to running a city council meeting.

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Labor Day...a historical perspective

Labor Day is just around the corner.

Primates should not be kept as pets

You may not be considering a chimpanzee or macaque as your next household pet, but shockingly others are keeping them in their homes.

Pet owners are costing us all money

Mabton has been having “doggie round-ups,” collecting dogs running loose on the streets, on week nights and weekends.

Councilman’s remarks dehumanizing


I am writing in support of John Fannin’s personal column in last Friday’s edition of the Daily Sun News, “Time for cops to cut ties with Raines.”

Talking past each other is no way to solve a problem

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of covering many of the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee meetings this past year.