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.

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1965: Pomeroy wins motorcycle title at Sunny-Grand

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

Good service by SVID crew


I would like to thank Mr. Bob Sarmiento and his crew of Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District for the excellent work they did on my property, cleaning up two irrigation ditches.

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.

Celebrate makers ... don’t imprison them

If a kid in a NASA t-shirt shows off his homemade clock, don’t call the police.

Teachers go above and beyond

Last month Sunnyside science teacher Joyce Stark was named the regional teacher of the year, and next Monday it will be known whether or not she’s been selected as the top educator in the state.

You drop it - you pick it up

Buddy and I were out for a stroll the other night and instead of using the litter bag I had to pick up after him, I found myself picking up after the horde of litter bugs who left their trash behind in the high school parking lot.

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Hurray...autumn’s nearly here

It’s that time of year again. Summer is finally turning into fall.

Sowing seeds in the clouds

There are a few universal truths in our lives: the sun comes up in the east, it rains in Ketchikan and you can tell what the weather’s like by eavesdropping on the senior members of the world dilemma think tank … meeting daily at the Mule Barn coffee shop since God made dirt.

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‘Going to Pot’

A lot of things can date an old movie or TV show: clothes, furniture, cars. As well as another thing: cigarettes.

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State Supreme Court ruling derails school choice

Last Friday, Sept. 4, the State Supreme Court derailed Washington’s nascent charter school movement when it ruled that charter school Initiative 1240 is unconstitutional.

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Government transparency shouldn’t destroy privacy

I’m all for transparency in government and public agencies.