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Good call...Mabton

On Independence Day we were captives in our own home.

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Unifying holiday of Independence Day is the time to celebrate your freedom with friends and neighbors

Families will be gathered for barbecues, parades and fireworks tomorrow, our nation’s birthday.

Cheers!

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Supreme Court ignores rule of law

Last week in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted the federal government’s argument in the case of King v. Burwell, and in the process effectively rewrote legislative text.

My favorite Martian

There’s a Martian working for Yakima County, and what he does is really useful.

Congress must help the Obamacare victims the Supreme Court ignored

The lawyering and the judging is over, and the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that subsidies and mandates that the Obamacare law limited to “an exchange established by the state” also apply to Healthcare-dot-gov.

Police chief’s firearms just a side issue

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I am writing in response to the article printed in the Daily Sun News on Friday, June 26, titled “Granger’s top cop gets his firearms returned.”

Dance your way through life

Mrs. Doc watched the dancers swirl around the cleared hardwood floor of the Legion hall, and smiled to see her husband, Doc, waltzing with Ardis Fisher.

Bank closures not good news for local people

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I am writing this letter to protest the closing of two Bank of America branches located in the Yakima Valley, state of Washington.

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1905: Snipes Mountain farmer tries hand at growing peanuts

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

Auditing the auditor

We were at the coast last week and I returned to work a couple of days ago to find an e-mail from acting state auditor Jan Jutte.

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A ray of hope in the confederacy of dunces

In the annals of political flip flops - or “evolutions,” if you prefer - none have arguably rivaled the breathtaking triple back flip executed last Monday by the governor of South Carolina.

Higher standards expected

The role of any public figure, whether politician, government employee or the face of the local media, is important because all of these roles require the trust of the public.

State Senate’s second budget try will work for all

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There is much misinformation being distributed by state employees and the education unions regarding the Senate budget. The following information is based on the second Senate budget that was passed out of the Ways and Means Committee recently…