Guest Commentary


Do Grizzlies tweet?

Hmmm, I don’t know if Grizzlies tweet.

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Don’t get left high and dry

It’s time to start worrying about water. Past time, actually, but there is no time like the present.

Where is Queen Esther when we need her?

“Where do these people COME from?” millions of decent folk ask when a pharmaceutical company executive raises prices of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, or when a clergyman sweeps a widespread child molestation scandal under the rug or when a dictator executes a general for dozing during a meeting.

People rely on newspapers

Readers rely on newspapers more than they think.

Testing...1, 2, 3 (or bottom’s up)

Hey kids, be thankful your tests these days are the computer or paper and pencil kind.

I’m managing ‘your newspaper’

Newspapers are expected to be leaders in their communities. They’re expected to be watchdogs on government and nonprofit activities. And they’re expected to document life, no matter how good or bad.

Papa Frankie is right…greed is not good

Get this, and get it straight - Gordon Gekko was wrong. Greed is not good.

Make sure to vote

The deadline to register to vote in November’s General Election is coming up fast.

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Autumn secrets

It takes us over slowly, this thing called autumn.

Time to say goodbye to Sunshine Days

Buddy, my faithful and opinionated pal, hates it when I get all sad about the lack of support for community celebrations.

A blue ribbon moment at the fair

Mrs. Doc (we know she must have a first name, but keeps it a secret) joined the other ladies in the quilting tent at the state fair. It was so exciting. It was the first time she’d ever entered a quilt in the competition, and she was nervous.

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In keeping our nation’s values, hold Planned Parenthood accountable

Last Thursday, Sept. 17, freedom lovers across our nation observed Constitution Day, which we recognize as the day 288 years ago that the Founders signed the document that has guided us and protected individual liberties over the course of American history.

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Traffic’s one reason to buy into the easy lifestyle of Yakima Valley

The president of China visited Seattle yesterday, turning what is usually nasty traffic into something even much worse.

Tempted to tap out

For a few days there I was feeling like one of those tag team wrestlers…ready to tap out, escape, hide in a cubby hole somewhere.