Zinke should back off grizzlies introduction

If the Cascades provide an ideal ecosystem for grizzlies to flourish, then the number that migrate here naturally from British Columbia will increase naturally. If the ecosystem can’t sustain the population, then the count will remain stagnant or decline. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke needs to allow nature to run its course.

April 3, 2018 6 p.m. read more..

Reminiscing about asparagus

When I learned Wednesday that an asparagus-planting crew was working a field on Lincoln Avenue between Walmart and Pioneer Elementary School, I had to see what was going on. They were planting asparagus roots, all right, a task I hadn’t seen carried out in this valley in many years. Some time in the 1990s, planting nearly stopped.

March 29, 2018 11:09 a.m. read more..

Sensible gun reform is needed

Sensible gun-control laws are not the only measures that would help any of us from becoming potential victims of mass shooters. But a law, to outlaw assault-type weapons seems essential.

March 23, 2018 midnight read more..

Voters need to prepare

Two Lower Yakima Valley leaders have thrown their name into the hat to be the next member of the Yakima County Commission.

March 21, 2018 9:08 a.m. read more..

Rep. Newhouse taking rights from Americans

What do Congressman Dan Newhouse and the Republican Party have against U.S. citizens relying on the courts to defend their rights, their lives, the places they love and their livelihoods?

March 21, 2018 9:08 a.m. read more..

Immigration Ponzi scheme playing out

Good and possibly great news: the U.S. birthrate continues to trend lower, now at the lowest on record since 1920, the year when the federal government first gathered and stored reliable statistics.

March 21, 2018 9:03 a.m. read more..