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Temper tantrum among prisoners

At the beginning of the month I attended a Yakima County Commission meeting and learned several Yakima County Jail inmates had filed claims against the county, amounting to millions of dollars.

Change...ooooh, I hate that dirty word

Change – nobody likes it. No one is immune to it.

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Toasting a long life

After I read the news report, I popped the wine cork and praised the science gods. Alcohol consumption helps us live longer.

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U.S. Postal Service headed for disaster

The United States Postal Service is careening toward financial catastrophe, posting a $5.5 billion loss in fiscal year 2014.

More time for people than for paperwork

Visiting schools on a regular basis, I was surprised earlier this week when I was made aware Sunnyside has a principal who has taken a different approach from others I have met.

Roboguv

What a contrast!

Vaccination crackdown a move in the right direction

Spokane School District has booted 143 kids from classes after their parents failed to provide documentation that the children were vaccinated or are exempt from being vaccinated.

Things you shouldn’t say to female politicians

Certain women complain that their attempts at entering the political arena are stymied by a glass ceiling, a good ole’ boys network, a double standard. These are the updated versions of what used to be called “sexism.”

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A nuclear deal with Iran must face the facts

Today, the Middle East is a dangerous place where America’s enemies seem to be expanding their reach as America’s allies watch anxiously.

1985: Prosser pilot dies in crash near Sunnyside

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

Road sage

Next to Interstate 15, about 45 miles south of Las Vegas, sit three mysterious structures that look like gigantic table lamps giving off blinding light.

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Tokes for tots

Light up, Washington!

Citywide clean-up offers me a freebie

Every year I vow I’ll do a better job of fall clean-up in my postage stamp-sized yard to make my spring cleaning easier.

Tolerance is a two-way street

A duck walks into an Indiana bar and asks for a drink. The bartender refuses to serve him. The duck says “It’s that damn religious law, right? You have something against poultry, right? You’re such a bigot, you know?”