Guest Commentary


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Spring potpourri

So much to get to this first day of spring…

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Dry times ahead?

I was born and raised in the greater Seattle area, with webbing between my fingers and toes, and moss growing on my north side.

Remain vigilant in upholding Second Amendment

After strong, bipartisan opposition from Congress and an outcry from the American public, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) backed down last week over proposed regulations that would restrict the use of popular ammunition for legal firearms.

Stay off the tractor

The Republican opposition to striking a nuclear deal with Iran puzzled me, until my friend Truman explained that it’s exactly like the famous tractor scene from Kevin Bacon’s 1984 class movie, “Footloose.”

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1955: Write-in candidate elected to school board

A look back in time from the files of the Sunnyside Daily Sun News and Sunnyside Sun

It’s difficult being a fan of the gourds

“It’s all watermelon’s fault,” said Steve, shaking his head and sliding in to the philosophy counter.

Sunnyside’s early beginnings

Who were the hardy pioneers who came to a dusty place at the end of a hill and built up a town?

The envelope, please…

Tomorrow (Saturday), the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Spirit of Sunnyside Awards banquet.

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Time to hit ‘delete’ on net neutrality

There’s a reason the words “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help” are a punchline.

Four decades and counting

Tomorrow I turn 40. I have been contemplating that.

Learning to be a citizen

The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. Some knotty problem is being discussed, and someone in the audience will raise his or her hand and ask, “Okay, so what can I do about it?”

Time for a time we can all stick with

Every year, particularly in the spring, I come to really hate Daylight Saving Time.

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Heed warnings from Israel...America’s friend and ally

Last week, you likely heard or watched as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech to a joint session of Congress. I think it was important for all Americans to hear what the Prime Minister had to say about the potential threat posed to Israel if Iran is allowed to develop nuclear weapons.

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Internet trickery ranges from dress colors to horror tales

I had the surreal experience of looking at a photo online last week and seeing it go from being a white dress with ugly gold trim to a blue dress with ugly brownish-black trim.

You balance your family’s budget, the federal budget should balance, too

Imagine if someone used a credit card, but instead of their own name, your children’s names were on the card.