See you at Alder Creek

A restaurant chain used to say “when you’re here, you’re family.”

Trump is right to pull out of Paris pact

President Donald Trump’s announcement to pull out of the Paris climate agreement was the right move to make on many levels. But the most important reason was the illegal nature of the pact.

Here’s to pomp and reflection for 2017

It’s hard to believe, but graduation season for the Lower Yakima Valley is already upon us.

Olympia needs to join the real world

We ordinary folks live in a real world of deadlines.

Taxpayers hooked for records cost, twice

A new public records law that allows agencies to essentially charge for employee time puts taxpayers on the hook for the possible doubling of wages.

Lose the trash this weekend

It’s time to put the winter of 2016-17 behind us and do a little deep cleaning around our Lower Yakima Valley neighborhoods.

Win or lose, it’s how you behave

Sportsmanship — good and bad — were on display Tuesday night in Sunnyside. As the local boys soccer team wrapped up its 2-1 victory eliminating Davis High School from the postseason, threats stole the show.

Senator is wrong on wage increases

U.S. Senator Patty Murray is out of touch with reality when it comes to small business, wages and the effect jacking up salaries has on communities and housing.

Sunnyside the place to be this weekend

There’s a little bit of something for everyone this weekend in Sunnyside at the heart of the Lower Yakima Valley.

We need to protect freedom of speech

Berkeley; Coulter. Prosser; Brown.

Granger festival to offer rural fun

Very few things say Eastern Washington like cherries. And this weekend, Granger will fete the locally grown fruit with the 69th annual Cherry Festival.

Set stage important to the arts

There is something empowering about performing on a set stage. And there is something equally scary about doing the same scene on a portable stage.

Hirst, budget should be priorities

With the Legislature scheduled to adjourn Sine Die a week from Sunday, lawmakers still have two major topics to tackle — the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision and the biennial budget.

Papers, please, if you want to attend

Congressman Dan Newhouse came under fire earlier this year for neglecting his constituency.