Wanted: State leaders who lead

Leadership shakeup in Olympia is good for our state, voters

Gov. Jay Inslee is pouting these days because his feelings are hurt.

Police bill clarifies deadly force use

Police officers have a difficult and dangerous job serving and protecting the public. Sometimes that job involves officers firing their weapon, possibly injuring or killing the very public they protect.

Records belong to ‘we, the people’

What’s in a name?

Board has opportunity to manage new leader

The Sunnyside School Board is moving on following Superintendent Rick Cole’s resignation.

Two paths, old and new

I’m not much of an outdoors type, but one of the things I enjoy doing is taking a brisk walk.

Maybe age of majority should be raised to 21

There’s a strong push this legislastive session to raise the minimum age to purchase or smoke tobacco or vaping products to 21 in our state.

A ‘yes’ vote for Mabton school levy

Just like those in Sunnyside, Mabton residents will soon see ballots appear in the mail for a school maintenance and operation levy on the Feb. 9 ballot.

Vote 'yes' on levy for Sunnyside schools

Failure would mean higher taxes in district

The obvious choice is “yes” when it comes to the Sunnyside School District levy ballot headed to our mailboxes this week.

Drone rules should be for more than the Capitol

Last year, Gov. Jay Inslee shot down a bill establishing laws related to the use of drones by government agencies and others over private property.

Anti-gun bills threaten our rights

With the Legislative session only three days old, our inalienable right to keep and bear firearms is already under attack in Olympia. But none of the three introduced bills would curb gun violence in our communities.

‘Gov. Least Mode’ strikes again

As we all eagerly await the return of the Seattle Seahawks’ Beast Mode this Sunday on the grid iron, we are less enthusiastic about the return of “Gov. Least Mode.”

The West needs local control of public land

The protest at Eastern Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has cast a new light on perhaps the most important issue facing the West — federal management of public lands

Area ready for renewed New Year’s celebration

For more than a decade, a partnership of police, schools and even Heritage University offered a program called “Midnight Live,” which gave kids a safe place to ring in the new year.

Thanks for reminding us, Charlie

Hard to believe, but “A Charlie Brown Christmas” turns 50 this year.