Is another federal land grab necessary to honor Hanford?

The announcement yesterday that Hanford will be part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park is a good thing in that it ensures preservation of the site.

What’s the beef about?

The World Health Organization is the United Nations‘ public-health arm. I think we should change its name to the World Killjoy Organization — at least where its position on meat eating is concerned.

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Syria Quagmire

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Another red line?

Will lawmakers represent the people, or rule them?

Based on the initial results for Initiative 1366, voters want the opportunity to add to the 20-plus supermajority restrictions already in Washington’s constitution.

Deer photos ‘disgusting’


I am really tired of opening this paper up to see the face of a dead animal staring at me.

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How will you protect privacy?

As we move into the Christmas shopping season, retailers are predicting a banner year for “drone” sales in our state. Given the absence of laws governing their use, and possible misuse, anyone concerned about privacy should be taking note of what’s happening around the nation.

Election night buzz

This past Tuesday was an election night like no other I’ve experienced at the Daily Sun News.

Lower Valley remembers our military

Several Veterans Day observances scheduled

Wednesday is Veterans Day.

Budget deal shows misplaced priorities

Our nation’s fourth president and the architect of our Constitution, James Madison, once made the striking statement that, “I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse, and in a Republican Government a greater than in any other.”

Cougar policy change is about righting a wrong

When the Daily Sun News editorial board called for “a steady hand on cougar policy” and “dialogue rather than diatribe,” I agreed wholeheartedly.

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Who wouldn’t want this job?

It’s like a train wreck. Fascinating, repellent and loud, all at the same time. Talking about the American presidential sweepstakes. And, as ratings for the last few debates seem to indicate, very hard to look away.

School, hospital expansion good for Sunnyside

In a matter of hours last Thursday, Sunnyside’s landscape was forever altered.

Letter of thanks


Thank you, Sunnyside, for supporting our first annual “Scary Night at the Museum.”

Alarming development

While I was out of town at my sister’s wedding last month, Joni called me from home with an alarming development.