Protect 2nd Amendment rights

In December at the very end of the Obama Administration, federal officials finalized a rule that could limit the ability of some seniors who receive Social Security benefits to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights.

Prepare for what?

I get it, disasters can happen at any time.

Trade talk doesn’t sound good

When President Trump spoke to Boeing workers at its South Carolina production facility, he reiterated his campaign promise to bring jobs back to America.

Column missed the point on immigration


This is a response to Publisher Roger Harnack’s Friday, Feb. 17, column in The Daily Sun. With all due respect, I think you may have missed the point of the Day Without Immigration.

Water rights decision affects us all

There is another recent state Supreme Court ruling that has not garnered as much attention nor as many headlines as the education funding McCleary decision.

Day Without Immigrants failed

Yesterday was dubbed the “Day Without Immigrants.” In the Lower Yakima Valley, I’m told, at least 60 predominately Hispanic businesses were shuttered in protest of President Donald J. Trump’s stepped up deportations of illegal aliens in accordance with existing federal law.

SVID should label the new manager’s vehicle


Sunnyside Valley Irrigation district bought a new vehicle for its new manager couple of months ago.

Get informed about vaping, other topics


On Jan. 26, 2017, Officer Jermaine Galloway did an adult-only presentation at Sunnyside High School on new drug trends, marijuana, vaping and more. It was an incredible amount of highly, enlightening information.

Child rape stories may cause additional harm


I wanted to express concerns I have regarding a Feb. 2 story in the paper about a local man accused of child rape.

Science shows Life begins at conception


It is important that we understand what science knows — there is a specific and unique human being present from the first moment of conception.

I’m an immigration ‘hardliner’

I admit that when the subject is immigration, I’m what the media loves to call a “hardliner.”

Consider carbon dividend idea

Recently, some of America’s most respected statesmen announced a different strategy to reducing carbon pollution — one which is based on incentives instead of penalties.

Education bonds will lift area

Education is important to residents of the Lower Yakima Valley. That is evident by yesterday’s clean sweep when it comes to school construction bond votes.

‘Education lab’ open once more

The first time I placed my hand on the Bible and took the oath of office as a member of the state House of Representatives was in 1995. The atmosphere was charged with the spirit of reform.

Trumping the truth

President Donald Trump has actually done some good things in office.