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We’re halfway through election filing week in the state of Washington.

Neighbors helping neighbors

I recently visited Northwest Harvest in Yakima to get a firsthand look at the important work the food distribution center and the food bank network are doing

Where’s our Cactus Caucus?

There is this new website by Microsoft - how-old.net - that guesses a person’s age based on photographs.

There are good reasons to walk the Relay for Life

I’m sorry, but Buddy will not be attending this year’s Lower Valley Relay for Life. The fundraising event is scheduled for next Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17.

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The tsunami of gender transition

For many, it was an apocryphal moment.

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The ‘buzz’ about bees

Although the “buzz” about bee declines makes headlines, excites public concern and warrants a White House Task Force on the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, bees are still in jeopardy.

We must increase our water storage capacity

The critical water shortage facing many drought-stricken western states is a cautionary tale: when nature intervenes, it tests whether water management planning is meeting demand and providing stable, adequate supply.

Kudos to Girl Scouts

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At the Sunnyside Fire Department in honor of our veterans last Saturday, I was treated to a warm welcome, helpful service and beautiful smiles by Sunnyside Girl Scout Group 4513.

Visit Sunnyside Library at new location

I visited the Sunnyside Library this past weekend in its new location downtown... and I was impressed.

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1965: Gerald Bird named new Sunnyside scoutmaster

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

The Ridiculous Six

I filled in as the reporter covering the Sunnyside City Council meeting this past Monday when the marijuana ban was passed.

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The heartbreak of oversharing

While the nation sleeps, a virulent epidemic snakes across our width and breadth like a twisting, toxic tornado.

Help prevent child sexual abuse

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In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, this letter addresses some safety tips for parents.

Horse sense

Steve, the tall cowboy of us philosophy types, was riding a young horse through town the other day to get him used to “boogers.”