Light pollution

On a recent visit to the Goldendale Observatory, I was able to view the Milky Way Galaxy.

Small miracles

When we first noticed the baby sparrow, here at the house, it saddened us all.

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It’s good to have to get things done

Did you ever have a week in which you had an impossible amount of work to complete, yet somehow got it done?

Excellent teachers in Sunnyside


I agree wholeheartedly with Fred Quarnstrom’s comments in his letter to the editor last Friday, about Mr. Jacobson.

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The media’s lynching of Ray Rice

Let’s get to the burning national media issue of the week - Ray Rice and spousal abuse.

Paulsen for county cleriff

I’m at my wit’s end trying to figure out the messy county races we have to decide this November.

Nuts in the valley

In honor of his entirely fictional pet squirrel, Doc is calling the annual golf tournament the Chipper Invitational this year.

Birds at risk because of global warming


National Audubon Society scientists have announced that nearly half our birds are threatened by global warming.

Math teacher fondly remembered


I read Mr. Jacobson’s obituary this week with a tear in my eyes.

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1954: Construction of Pacific Power service center set to start in Sunnyside

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

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Stranglehold of teachers unions is slowly weakening

America is built on the philosophy of bootstrapping, or pulling yourself up through your own talents and abilities. And no tool is better suited for doing that than a good education.

Blessed are our buddies

After reading accounts of a Great Dane from Portland, Ore. dining on nearly four dozen socks and a Blue Heeler from Leavenworth with family issues, I begin to understand why animals need to be blessed.

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It’s time for the Commander-in-Chief to lead

From a passenger airplane being shot down over Ukraine to violence spreading at an alarming rate in the Middle East, newspaper headlines in recent months have become increasingly disturbing.

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F as in fantasy

The NFL season and Seattle’s defense of its Super Bowl title kicked off last night.

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The summer of our discontent

Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country.