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WEA is asking too much

I remember being in a classroom of 36 students when I was in elementary school. Somehow the teacher managed to educate each of us and meet our needs.

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The orange & black

Here it comes. Creeping down dark alleys. Overturning garbage cans and spooking black cats.

The contract with America

Twenty years ago, I joined Republican candidates for Congress from across the nation in signing the “Contract with America,” a commitment to the American people for sweeping changes in Washington D.C.

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Flu a bigger threat to us than Ebola is

Are you scared of Ebola?

To Be Determined

For once, city of Sunnyside officials are taking a cue from how other cities function.

Bargain at just a buck?

It was a contemplative kind of morning, each member of the vaunted World Dilemma Think Tank seemed to be content to think silently for a change, just sipping on the coffee refills and waiting for Loretta to bring more.

Trunk or Treat

Halloween is only 10 days away. Have you got your candy ready for the neighborhood trick or treaters?

November election is about jobs and wages

November’s election needs to be about the people who are unemployed or under-employed and how best to increase wages.

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It’s time America embraces population stabilization concept

Last year, I caught a most interesting episode of Mary Tyler Moore.

Raising awareness in the fight against breast cancer

Did you know that a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States?

Look to your right: that car goes first

The “four-way stop of doom” at Yakima Valley Highway and 16th Street will be fixed soon, with new signal lights scheduled to be put up soon after the first of November.

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Meet the Comedy Central press

In what has been a season of jaw-dropping news, the largest bombshell seems like it was ripped from the pages of Mad Magazine.

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Charter school rejections fall hardest on Hispanic families

Last week in Yakima, in the second round of charter school applications, the Washington State Charter School Commission approved only one new school and rejected three others.

Obama critics too late, not too little

I’m starting to feel bad for President Obama, if you want to know the truth.

Buddy and baby, perfect foils for weather aches and pains

He may be too young to be complaining about drastic weather changes, but because he is an emphatic little soul, Buddy is the perfect companion to make me feel better about my daily weather-related aches and pains.

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