State watching Seattle's head tax

As Seattle moves ahead with a plan to tax employers $275 per year per employee, the rest of the state is watching with a mix of disbelief, unease and even a little opportunism.

June 5, 2018 10:30 p.m. read more..

Religious rights need to be taken seriously, too

Taxpayers statewide will be on the hook financially for millions of dollars in lawsuits, at least until state officials start taking religious freedoms as seriously as they do rights for alternative lifestyles.

June 5, 2018 10:27 p.m. read more..

Crazy Memorial Day weekend

Memorial weekend was crazy. I did more yard work than planned, less news work, and I came across a couple of interesting people.

May 30, 2018 midnight read more..

A solemn day to observe

Memorial Day observances are planned in Outlook, Sunnyside, Prosser, Zillah and Grandview, among other locations. We encourage you to attend one of the observances and remember why you have the opportunity to celebrate this weekend. Take a child along, and teach them what Memorial Day is all about.

May 24, 2018 midnight read more..

Sorry to see wolf guy go ... not

Carnivore Conservation Lab professor, Robert Wielgus, left Washington State University – and hopefully the woods and mountains of Eastern Washington. Unfortunately, it’s costing us, the taxpayers, to get rid of him.

May 22, 2018 9:40 p.m. read more..