Council should keep it local

Important items are on the table tomorrow when the Sunnyside City Council meets for an eight-hour retreat in Zillah.

IRS strikes Olympic gold, again

Guess who was among the first to welcome our Olympic athletes back home from Rio?

Electing for divorce in 2016

Get this: According to The New York Times, some wives are threatening to divorce their husbands if the fellows vote for Donald Trump.

Preserve the power grid


Our nation’s power grid is susceptible both to solar events and terrorism.

Sunnyside movie night a success


The Sunnyside Museum and Historical Association hosted its second summer movie on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Back to school with style

School starts this week for most students in the Lower Yakima Valley.

Another Confederate landmark gone

According to the Washington Post, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., is finally going to act on its long-held desire to delete the word “Confederate” from the inscription atop the columned entrance to Confederate Memorial Hall dormitory.

State should get out of the way

Whenever government gets involved, something seems to go wrong.

Visit Mount Rainier next week

Fee-free days offer chance to explore

The cost to enter national parks has gotten to be too expensive for many Lower Yakima Valley residents. Even nearby Mount Rainier National Park exacts a hefty financial toll for a one-day visit.

There’s no such thing as free lunch

Like you, I sift through an awful lot of junk email each morning, but every once in a while there’s a piece of very important business tucked among the pitches for foreign cruises and erectile dysfunction medication.

Community efforts making a difference


Support made a difference in two recent American Legion community drives.

Reader supports Alex Newhouse for judge


As a combat-wounded veteran, I cannot overstate the importance of action.

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Olympics no longer appeal to us

Fewer Americans are watching the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro than they did prior Games. I offer a solution.