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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.

Let the sun shine on Mabton

Mabton residents did not have an opportunity last month to fully weigh in on their city’s $1.2 million purchase of water rights.

Stay the course, veterans

One cowardly act should not deter Lower Valley veterans from pursuing further progress at Jerry Taylor Veterans Plaza in Sunnyside.

An open search, please

With the news its superintendent is moving on to bigger things, the Grandview School Board will begin the process of selection of a new superintendent Monday.

Open entire hiring process to the public

Next week, the Sunnyside School Board kicks off a process for residents to say what they believe are the most important qualities in the district’s next superintendent.

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