Education bonds will lift area

Education is important to residents of the Lower Yakima Valley. That is evident by yesterday’s clean sweep when it comes to school construction bond votes.

Courts risk lives of American citizens

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

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.

Let’s have a trial run for 75 mph on I-90


For the second time in two years, state lawmakers are considering raising the speed limit to 75 mph on certain sections of Interstate 90.

School bonds make sense

Ballots will appear in mailboxes throughout Grandview and Prosser this week for two school bond measures on the Feb. 14 ballot.

Just give Trump a chance

It’s inauguration day. Today, Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.

Grizzly proposal violates state law

State law is clear when it comes to grizzly bears: According to Revised Code of Washington 77.12.035, “Grizzly bears shall not be transplanted or introduced into the state.”

Time to allow ATV-use in cities

It’s winter time. And across the nation, many residents of towns similar to ours are using their snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles to get to work, the store, restaurants and other places.

Prioritize spending, don’t hike taxes

The 2017 Legislative session begins Monday, and with it comes the continued battle over K-12 education funding.

Ring in New Year safely Saturday

Find a designated driver before partying on New Years Eve

You’ve survived another year and you’re ready to celebrate.

Christmas offers a chance to find peace

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and the day after is Christmas Day.

Remove electoral college defectors

Four electors in our state didn’t like how the presidential election turned out for this year’s presidential race.

Prove legal residency for drivers license

A transportation-related bill being proposed by Sen. Curtis King is pitting legal state residents against illegal immigrants.

Be safe driving on snowy roadways

Preparation the key to winter driving in Eastern Washington

Those of us who live, work and recreate here in the Lower Yakima Valley are not generally used to snow-covered roads.

Halt cash flow to ‘What’s Upstream’

Congressman Dan Newhouse is outraged the federal Environmental Protection Agency continues to give money to the anti-farmer “What’s Upstream” advertising campaign.