Anniversary a reminder to take proactive action on wildfire prevention

The threat posed by wildfire has been on the forefront of Washingtonians’ concerns this year for good reason, and Congress is moving forward with legislation to help prevent catastrophic wildfires.

Transparency is number one

The AP Stylebook says back yard can be one word, as in “backyard.”

No more candy

Buddy isn’t allowed candy, but he sure would like some.

The other divide

Election after election, eastern Washington votes one way on a candidate or issue – usually with a conservative bent – and western Washington votes the opposite.

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A big new tax coming to your Internet bill?

Since 1998 it has been prohibited by federal law for states and localities to tax Internet access. This policy, known as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, has been extended three times with broad bipartisan support. But it is set to expire again on Nov. 1, and some Senate Democrats appear willing, this time, to allow it to actually expire if they can’t use it to leverage an unrelated tax issue. It’s a dangerous game that could cost taxpayers billions of dollars and worsen the digital divide by pricing some lower income Americans off of the Internet entirely.

Big surprise in a big package

You know the saying, good things come in little packages. The other day we received a big surprise in a big package.

I still have faith in Congress

It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for Congress.

Millions of dementia patients can avoid unnecessary suffering

One day in April 2004 my husband of 45 years, L. Howard Moss III, laid down for a nap, woke up, did not know who I was, and never knew again.

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Fostering ‘Informed Patriotism’

Conservatives believe that America is an exceptional nation because, unlike any other nation, it is founded on an idea - the idea that “all men are created equal” and are endowed by their creator with “certain unalienable rights,” among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

YES vote will help keep Sunnyside on the ‘grow’

The city of Sunnyside is growing – both population-wise and from an economic standpoint. Local citizens, beginning this week, have the opportunity to help ensure the community is prepared for continued growth.

Let's return Sunnyside to civility

As many of you in Sunnyside did, I received a flyer in the mail this week from Robert Perales, the challenger for the Sunnyside City Council, District 1 position I have been privileged to represent for just over eight years.

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Weaker by the week

A lot of people are asking what the heck is wrong with the Republican Party.

Unions, employers and Obamacare

Unionized grocery workers just voted to authorize a strike against four major grocery store chains in the Puget Sound area. Executives at the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21, with 30,000 members, are dissatisfied with company proposals for paying wages and providing health benefits for part-time workers.

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Reasonable people compromise

Guest Column

Reasonable people compromise. Unreasonable people do not.

Finding a fitting chief

Today, City Manager Don Day is interviewing candidates to be the new Sunnyside police chief.