Relay for Life boosts morale, helps locals

In the past, a cancer diagnosis was considered a death sentence.

Cinco fete should have more in English

Cinco de Mayo brought thousands of people to downtown Sunnyside this past weekend.

Sunnyside, your Cinco de Mayo destination

The weekend’s best festival in the Yakima Valley is right here

There will be Cinco de Mayo festivities throughout the Yakima Valley this weekend. But the oldest and biggest is right here in Sunnyside.

Kennewick man issue needs laid to rest

It looks like the battle over Kennewick man’s remains have almost come to an end. And that means his remains, and the related controversy, could almost be ready to be laid to rest.

McKay is a good choice for our schools

It’s not too often a local school district gets the opportunity to hire one of its own to be superintendent.

Protect us from overzealous bureaucrats

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is overjoyed that the federal government is giving away $48.8 though the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission.

Thanks, council, for backing city history

It may be long overdue, but kudos to the City Council for throwing its support behind the Sunnyside Museum.

Gov. Inslee rightly fires Adler after escapes

Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday stepped up and fired Western State Hospital CEO Ron Adler in the wake of recent escapes from the mental facility in Lakewood.

Give sheriff authority on publicly owned land

It seems like everywhere you go, there are multiple law enforcement agencies.

Enough with potty politics, Gov. Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee last week banned nonessential state government travel to North Carolina in the wake of that state’s insistence men and women use their respective gender-based restrooms.

Charging a fare sounds fair

The Community Connector program provides daily scheduled bus transportation between Yakima and Prosser at no charge to riders.

Welcoming a new season

March is holding to form, apparently going out like the proverbial lamb, even as it came in with a lion of a fierce storm.

Principal is not seeing the ‘big picture’

So, Sunnyside High School Principal Ryan Maxwell’s feelings are hurt because Seattle Seahawk Justin Britt’s football camp earlier this month “...did not donate one penny to the community of Sunnyside.”

Stay the course, Senate GOP

It’s understandable some Senate Republicans are wavering from their party’s commitment to deny a confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

All hail Al

Enthusiasm. Desire. Integrity. Those words describe Sunnyside Christian girls basketball coach Al Smeenk, who will be inducted into the Washington Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame this Saturday.