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Happy Pi Day!

It’s March 14, better known to nerds like me as 3.14, which is the start of the value of the mathematical term π, also known as pi and pronounced the same as “pie.”

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And the Effie goes to…

Last Saturday the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Spirit of Sunnyside awards banquet and a week prior to that we had the Academy Awards.

Stories from our earliest days

From the 1889-90 Legislative Manual of Washington we learn that the oldest person in the state had just passed away.

Taxation without representation

I see our legislators are wanting to add another tax to all Washington state vehicle registrations to pay for another ferry. All residents would be required to pay this tax so that Seattle can have another ferry to use.

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IRS scandal: nothing to see here…

During the March 5, 2014 House Oversight Committee hearing, former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment…again. If it were not for being a part of the most “transparent” administration, one might think she had something to hide.

1954: Polio vaccine tested in Sunnyside

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

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American people deserve timely and honest answers

A common concern I hear from many Central Washington residents is the direction that this White House is headed. Like you, I have serious concerns about the ongoing abuse of power by President Obama.

Get ready, Grandma is ready to clean

Having a teenage boy around the house is a tidy person’s nightmare.

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Pay attention to this

I happened to be doing a 20-hour road trip through Nevada in a rented car when Apple announced CarPlay, a system that will soon allow motorists to text, check email and be entertained via their mobile devices, while roaring down the highway.

Old-fashioned baby names are making a comeback

Get this: old-fashioned baby names are beginning to make a comeback.

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If I were the devil

If I were the devil, I would not rest until I had undermined the foundation of - and extinguished freedom’s flame from - America, the nation referred to as the world’s last great hope - that shining city on a hill to which other nations of the world aspire.

A 125-year-old book reveals a lot about our state

Each biennium of the legislature, a manual is published with the rules of the proceedings of the legislature and the people involved. Since we’ve been coming to Olympia, it has always been bound in red so is nicknamed the little red book.

What’s your hurry?

I like taking South 16th Street past the Sunnyside schools on my way home on most afternoons.

It’s a long way to Nome

It’s the first Saturday in March, 1973, and more than 40 dog mushers are ready to leave the semi-pro baseball stadium in Anchorage and drive their teams more than 1,100 miles to Nome.

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1984: Asparagus time adopted by school district

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

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