Many classes, too few athletes

Things have changed a lot when it comes to wrestling in our state. Unfortunately, those changes don’t appear to be for the better.

Courts risk lives of American citizens

When a country fails to defend it’s borders, it ceases to become a sovereign nation.

Pouting Californians want to secede

In 2017, you should never be subjected to the use of the word, “gnarly,” unless you’re describing your latest faux Chippendale woodworking project.

Media repeating false information

Major new regulations affecting most of Washington’s dairy farms were announced by the state Department of Ecology in January.

An A+ for Zillah’s school bond levy

Residents in the Zillah School District are deciding on a $14.9 million bond issue for the Feb. 14 ballot.

Change growth management rules

Being an elected official in the Legislature means spending much of your time dealing with the law of unintended consequences. That is, dealing with outcomes unforeseen or intended by a purposeful action.

Newhouse’s immigration dilemma

Congressman Dan Newhouse has an interesting dilemma on his hands in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on illegal immigration and stepped up deportations.

Public misinformed about Islam, Muslims


We presently have an almost uninformed, or misinformed America. This includes our government leaders, news people, educators and the rest of us.

Planned Parenthood sparks concern


Planned Parenthood is behind the lawsuit of the young man who exposed them for selling baby parts.

Protecting U.S. means tough choices

Throughout his campaign and during his first days in the White House, President Donald Trump has insisted most of the media is dishonest.

Sunnyside should seek 180-day waiver


The law states all students should attend school for 180 days a year.

WSU official worries about executive order


Washington State University shares the deep concerns expressed nationwide about the executive order that restricts the ability of individuals from certain countries from being able to enter or return to the United States.

Cumulative effect hurts business

Small businesses — and the 550,000 risk-takers who operate them — are the lifeblood of communities across Washington state.

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Global Warming Alarm