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Evil strikes back in the 21st Century

Just as World War I didn’t prove to be “the war to end all wars,” the 20th century didn’t turn out to be when the nearly unimaginable brutality and indescribable evil represented by German dictator Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime was definitively laid to rest.

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Tumbling dumpsters

The meeting probably wasn’t as awkward as Cain attending Abel’s funeral.

It’s a fowl-ish situation

Buddy and I have been wondering about the fuss being made about allowing chicken farming inside the city limits.

Strong state employment but warning lights are flashing

The good news is Washington is separating itself from the national jobless rate.

Voters’ support appreciated

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I am deeply grateful for the support that I have received in the Primary Election, from my friends and neighbors in the 15th legislative district.

Groundwater outlook bleak

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I always enjoy showing friends my garden this time of year and the variety of agricultural crops in our area. After all, with water we can grow just about anything in a desert.

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A big new tax coming to your Internet bill?

Since 1998 it has been prohibited by federal law for states and localities to tax Internet access. This policy, known as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, has been extended three times with broad bipartisan support. But it is set to expire again on Nov. 1, and some Senate Democrats appear willing, this time, to allow it to actually expire if they can’t use it to leverage an unrelated tax issue. It’s a dangerous game that could cost taxpayers billions of dollars and worsen the digital divide by pricing some lower income Americans off of the Internet entirely.

Big surprise in a big package

You know the saying, good things come in little packages. The other day we received a big surprise in a big package.

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The Slacker Congress

More fun than 14 barrels of flunkies watching our elected officials exit Washington like scared rats streaming out of a sewer to escape Godzilla.

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Congressional mailbag

Each month I receive thousands of e-mails, phone calls, letters, tweets and Facebook messages on a variety of topics. I want to share a few questions that I’ve recently received.

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Waiting on Mother Nature

We walked quietly out and looked toward the west. It seems as though everyone did.

End of an era?

Last week I read a story detailing the impending closure of Yakima’s only record store, Off the Record.

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Fixing a failing government

As election season approaches, I’ve been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It’s that our government often fails - and that we need to address this.

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1934: Johnson fans 12 batters in leading Sunnyside to Legion title

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

Is it any wonder America is in decline?

It is said that Americans don’t like titles.