Business growth changing our area for better

All too often, it’s easy to complain that the area is suffering a loss of business and devoid of customer service.

Gridiron action heats up tonight

Turn off the TV and head to the stadium tonight. It’s football under the Friday night lights.

Raced-based politics affecting education at WSU

A few Washington State University students are calling for campus officials to require incoming freshmen and faculty to undergo cultural competency “training.”

Drive slow, please

Just one big holiday remains this summer — Labor Day — a three-day weekend in which to cram all of the last-minute summer fun a family can stand.

Eclipse a nice break from life

It was nice the past few days watching people here and across the country celebrating the total eclipse of the sun.

Individual rights need to be upheld

Four men accused in the so-called “Battle of Bunkerville” will remain in custody for the weekend awaiting a verdict in the second conspiracy case against them.

Get your eclipse supplies this week

The solar eclipse next Monday morning has already prompted Oregon officials to declare a state of emergency and call out the National Guard.

RAISE Act is good for U.S. workers

In recent weeks, discussion on immigration has moved from illegal to legal.

Water tax dampens healthy choices

Later this week when the temperature soars to near 110 degrees and you’re thirsty, be prepared to pay more for a drink of water.

Granger’s splash pad is a good idea

Many Granger residents think of Department of Public Works crew members as heroes.

Passenger train idea worth a long look

Over the past few decades, there has been a push to strip Eastern Washington of its railroad infrastructure in the name of trails. But a study going on at Central Washington University has breathed new life into rail service opportunities here in the Lower Yakima Valley.

Senate right to withhold capital approval

While city folk and governmental bureaucrats are whining about our state’s capital budget being held hostage until a Hirst decision fix is in place, we think the state Senate is doing the right thing.

Bill is a small win against GMA rules

Two counties won a hard-fought, albeit minor, victory in Gov. Jay Inslee’s signing Senate Bill 5517 into law this past week.

Old-fashioned 4th of July fun

Another Sunnyside Independence Day is now on the books, and all that remains is to congratulate those who work all year to made the day fun for the community they serve.

Stand tall and proud this Fourth

Looking back at photographs of past Independence Day celebrations, it’s clear Lower Yakima Valley residents know how to enjoy the simple pleasures afforded Americans in the pursuit of happiness.