Americans proud to get dumber

A North Carolina man walks into a popular Washington D.C. pizzeria and opens fire, telling police upon his inevitable arrest that he came to “self-investigate” a widely debunked conspiracy theory involving former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Yes, I finally chased a picture

Lots of folks picture reporters as ambulance and fire engine chasers.

Tax the wealthy to reduce national debt


What will we do if the national debt becomes so big that other countries stop lending to us?

Eliminate fossil fuel use to save environment


Another day of stifling heat is made even harder to bear thanks to the smoke filling the air.

Almost 40 years since Elvis died

When I think about the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley (Aug. 16), it seems we were living in a completely different world in 1977.

Let Congress use ‘Obamacare’

Every presidential administration reaches a pivot point. Many observers thought Trump’s came when Anthony Scaramucci walked in the White House door. Others thought it came 10 days later when Scaramucci walked out the door.

RAISE Act is good for U.S. workers

In recent weeks, discussion on immigration has moved from illegal to legal.

Tease photo

‘Deep state’ continues to undermine

A wild Washington, D.C., week that started July 21 when White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned, and Anthony Scaramucci arrived (and was subsequently fired), ended July 28 with the Department of Homeland Security John F. Kelly’s appointment as President Trump’s Chief of Staff, replace outgoing Reince Priebus.

Alpert and Hall entertained all

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall walked onto the stage at Walla Walla’s Gesa Powerhouse Theater Sunday night and adopted looks and voices of amazement.

Water tax dampens healthy choices

Later this week when the temperature soars to near 110 degrees and you’re thirsty, be prepared to pay more for a drink of water.

Illegal alien lawyer hires illegal alien lawyer

Lizbeth Mateo is an illegal alien who spends her days defending illegal aliens. Mateo says her goal as “preparing legal strategies to help undocumented immigrants stay in the country.”

Don’t we have a weed law in Sunnyside?


As a resident of Sunnyside, I am concerned with all the dried weeds all over town.

Manufacturing tax relief needed

The Legislature took longer than anyone wanted to finish its priority project – the two-year state operating budget.

New driving law goes too far

The state’s new distracted driving law goes too far.