Give Brady a break

People everywhere are talking about how they are tired of the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady as the Super Bowl approaches.

February 2, 2018 noon read more..

S.B. 6091 fails to resolve well issue

West of the Cascades, urban Democrats are patting themselves on the back for their effort to correct the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision, which essentially halted rural residents from drilling wells.

January 12, 2018 noon read more..

Lawmakers return to Olympia

The Washington State Legislature’s 2018 session will open at 10 a.m. Monday. We suggest you do your best to keep abreast of what happens there.

January 5, 2018 noon read more..

Again, gun measures go too far

They haven’t even been seated in Olympia yet for the upcoming legislative session and already anti-gun lawmakers are taking aim at firearm-owning residents. And with the House, Senate and Governor’s Office all in the hands of liberal Democrats, rural residents should be very concerned about the upcoming session.

December 15, 2017 noon read more..

Monitor a child’s social media

On Monday, schools in Grandview were locked down because of a threat a 13-year-old boy made on social media. And while the child should certainly be held responsible for his own actions, the incident begs the question, “Where were his parents?”

December 13, 2017 noon read more..

Legacies should be downsized

Our nation’s founding forefathers believed very strongly that the king shouldn’t hold title to large tracts of land. And as our country came into being, one of our core principles was restricted government ownership.

December 6, 2017 noon read more..

Come celebrate the farm

It’s finally here – the weekend all of Sunnyside looks forward to all year – the annual Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade weekend.

November 29, 2017 noon read more..

Forget the box stores, shop local

Now that the door-busters are over at the big box stores — you know, the ones where you drive to the Tri-Cities to buy yourself a new TV for Christmas — it’s time to start thinking shopping in local mom-and-pop shops.

November 24, 2017 noon read more..

Holiday isn’t about shopping or phones

Everywhere you go today, you’ll notice people flipping through the newspaper and scanning the Internet for Christmas deals. Although merchandise isn’t yet available for Black Friday, the Christmas shopping season is well under way.

November 22, 2017 noon read more..