Big government can't help or save you

Three recent stories regarding three government agencies — the IRS, the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs — show why we should oppose big government for practical, as well as philosophical, reasons.

Cemetery looked nice for Memorial Day


I was extremely pleased with the condition of the cemetery gardens — they looked fantastic.

Boxing club leaders praised for their efforts


Cruz Ramos and Ralph Navarro should be commended for taking their time, energy and money to love and care for young area men through their community boxing program.

Court ruling protects our rights

The U.S. Supreme Court made a very important decision affecting farmers, ranchers and other rural residents earlier this week with nary a peep in state and national media.

Congrats graduates, we wish you luck

For the past several weeks, we’ve covered scholarships being awarded to high school seniors planning the next step on their educational journeys.

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Graduates of 2016

Celebrating the freedom to picnic

Ah, summer has arrived and the picnic season is upon us. One of the most delightful ways to celebrate our freedom is to picnic.

Writer expresses cemetery concerns

It was Memorial Day weekend and my husband and I made the rounds.

Seeking answers for millennials

Today, more millennials are moving back home even though the economy is improving and wages are inching upward.

Now’s your chance to speak up

Concerned or displeased with the way our state manages its lands or responds to wildfire?

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The Scarlet Letter

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Restroom debate prompts homeschool push

Debates over the U.S. government’s foreign and economic policies have recently taken a backseat to the debate over what bathroom transgender individuals should use.

Welcome to your-name-here school

Good for Mabton.

Don’t leave pets alone in cars this weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, countless Americans will head outside — flocking to parades and picnics and pools — to enjoy some fun in the sun alongside family and friends.

Senators should back off mine

Our westside U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray are wading into the debate over allowing a copper mine in Eastern Washington.