Let’s have a trial run for 75 mph on I-90


For the second time in two years, state lawmakers are considering raising the speed limit to 75 mph on certain sections of Interstate 90.

Genuine contempt for the news media

In his first White House press room briefing, President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, laid out the Administration’s approach to the media with all the subtlety of a Louisville slugger between the eyes: We don’t like you, we don’t want you, we don’t need you, we intend to ignore you.

Our future is in very good hands

There are times when one generation of Americans may look at the next generation and focus on how different the fashions and manners seem from when we were younger.

School bonds make sense

Ballots will appear in mailboxes throughout Grandview and Prosser this week for two school bond measures on the Feb. 14 ballot.

Odyssey software a problem for county


Upon researching nationwide news stories and documents regarding Odyssey, a Texas-based technology program adopted by Yakima County two years ago, I found many problems with it and other Tyler Tech programs.

A bait-and-switch budget offer

What could be more cynical and cruel than convincing people who passionately care about the environment that you have a plan to save it when all you really have is a way to grab money and kill jobs?

‘F,’ as in Facebook

I haven’t gotten into Facebook, didn’t think it was worth the time to maintain a social-media account.

Illegal immigration heating up

With Donald J. Trump officially being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States today, immigration politics are about to heat up, big time.

Just give Trump a chance

It’s inauguration day. Today, Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.

When the press loses its credibility

When is the press no longer the watchdog America’s founders intended to keep government accountable?

Save our school talent shows

It seems there’s a shortage of the old Hollywood Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland “Hey, kids - let’s put on a show!” exuberance.

Who can authorize flags to fly half-staff?


It seems valley mayors need to be reminded, again, about who is authorized to order the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff.

Grizzly proposal violates state law

State law is clear when it comes to grizzly bears: According to Revised Code of Washington 77.12.035, “Grizzly bears shall not be transplanted or introduced into the state.”