Be safe driving on snowy roadways

Preparation the key to winter driving in Eastern Washington

Those of us who live, work and recreate here in the Lower Yakima Valley are not generally used to snow-covered roads.

The Grinch is turning 50 years old

I’ll bet you a can of Who Hash that you didn’t realize the classic holiday special “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (based on the 1957 book) celebrates its 50th anniversary on December 18.

Banning firearms is a distraction from issues


The Nov. 16 TV news story of thousands of gun crimes going unpunished in Washington asked King County Sheriff John Urquhart why prohibited persons are not prosecuted when they attempt to buy a firearm.

Land-neutral bill makes sense

Even though the next legislative session is more than three weeks away, several Eastern Washington members of the House are already working to release us from the economic stranglehold of westside bureaucrats and their agencies.

Halt cash flow to ‘What’s Upstream’

Congressman Dan Newhouse is outraged the federal Environmental Protection Agency continues to give money to the anti-farmer “What’s Upstream” advertising campaign.

America is flirting with disaster

Diligence required to prevent the next Pearl Harbor

One of many memorable things about Mr. Foster was that, as a 19-year-old from the hills of Tennessee, he was at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese sneak attack.

Fear God, not president-elect Trump


The Presidential Election is over.

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Pearl Harbor: 75 years later

Seventy-five years after the attack, most witnesses are no longer with us. But the legacy of those who defended Pearl Harbor on the day of infamy remains.

Speak up to ensure dams remain

Along the Snake River, water contained in four reservoirs behind dams that not only provide economic benefits, but recreational opportunities.

Some words we should avoid in 2017

Before year’s end, let’s have one sort of Kumbaya moment as we turn the page on words and expressions that have sort of worn out their welcomes in 2016.

Registry a needless ploy

It was one of those ideas that, at first blush, sounded like a good plan.

Feds want grizzlies in Cascades

As you head out into the Cascade Mountains in the coming weeks looking for that perfect family Christmas tree, take in what’s around you.

Come, lighten up here in Sunnyside

Sunnyside will be at its brightest and best tomorrow for the 28th annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade.

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Apple Cup 2016

Let Senate kill U.N. climate treaty

When is a treaty not a treaty?