Good friends are hard to forget

Billy’s been a busy guy ever since he became the official town dog here.

Working on behalf of Central Washington residents

August is when Congress adjourns during the hottest part of the summer, and it was a busy time for me last month traveling Central Washington, meeting with constituents and participating in local business and community visits.

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American workers besieged from all sides

San José Chiapa is a small municipality in southern Mexico, population about 9,000. But it could soon become Mexico’s mini-version of Detroit.

1975: Potter throws two TD passes in Grizzlies’ season-opening victory

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

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The Bible ... and immigration

People are tempted to blur moral lines when it comes to feel-good things like immigration.

F as in free

Each year when Mom visits from Ohio we try to share experiences or sights with her that are unique to our area.

Benefits of small town living

It was Thursday again. Mabel Adams asked at the desk to be sure.

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Food stamps…an unappetizing trend

Good news: the number of Americans using food stamps in 2014 declined slightly from the previous year.

Amid disastrous wildfires, community comes together to act

These are difficult times for many Washingtonians as the battle against wildfires continues on multiple fronts.

Buckle up…the race appears to be on in S’side

Buddy and I have had some close calls with other motorists since last week, when summer vacation ended for most local children.

1915: Mabton hunter recovers from shooting accident

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

Tuesday Tunes looks to expand


The singers and musicians at this year’s Tuesday Tunes in the Square provided us with a variety of entertainment. Thanks to the Flat Possum Pickers, Sami Jo Sartin, Redeemed, No Love and Redimido for volunteering their talents.

Evening concerts great


Thanks to so many local musicians, singers and entertainers for the evenings in the downtown Sunnyside square on Tuesdays. They were so good and enjoyed by all who attended.

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Sexual harassment should never be tolerated

Sexual harassment is an issue that sometimes is overlooked, but should never be allowed in the workplace.

For immigration answers... look to liberty

What should be done with the estimated 15 million people living in the United States without the legal right to be here? It seems most politicians and many Americans come down on one or the other extreme.