Kudos to Loving Sunnyside

The volunteer whirlwind that is the Loving Sunnyside Initiative hits the century mark tomorrow when it paints and touches up its 100th home.

Miloscia the choice for state auditor

For several years, Sen. Mark Miloscia has led the charge in the Legislature for government accountability.

Our pick: Bryant for governor

If there’s a way to mismanage something, Gov. Jay Inslee seems to find it.

Celebrate harvest in Sunnyside this week

Festival organizers deserve our thanks

The Miss Sunnyside Board of Directors has single-handedly revived a dying community celebration.

Assault weapons aren’t the problem

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is taking his political cue from a July 30 tragedy to once again call for a ban on military-looking firearms.

High court should relinquish McCleary authority

The state Supreme Court is dangerously close to violating the state constitution and usurping the duties of the Legislature.

Kudos on candidate forums

In this season of campaign ads and political signs that seem to line every street, candidate forums provide an opportunity to get to the heart of issues, and where candidates stand.

Council should keep it local

Important items are on the table tomorrow when the Sunnyside City Council meets for an eight-hour retreat in Zillah.

Back to school with style

School starts this week for most students in the Lower Yakima Valley.

Visit Mount Rainier next week

Fee-free days offer chance to explore

The cost to enter national parks has gotten to be too expensive for many Lower Yakima Valley residents. Even nearby Mount Rainier National Park exacts a hefty financial toll for a one-day visit.

Prosser’s Pokemon hunt good for the city

Pokemon Go is popping up all over. There are critters to catch in cemeteries, on street corners and even government buildings.

Columbia River treaty is a priority

Federal officials seem to think the Columbia River treaty with Canada isn’t important enough for renegotiations to begin.

Celebrate our fair and rodeo

For four days, starting today and going through Saturday, the region’s focus will be right here in the lower valley for the annual Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo in Grandview.

Cautious kudos to Sunnyside

Some city workers apparently want to get into the tourism business as organizers of the annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade this winter.

Caution important if donating to fire relief

Beware of potential scams claiming to help wildfire victims

With wildfires touching the lives of many Eastern Washington residents, it’ll only be a matter of time before your telephone rings and someone asks for donations for relief efforts.