Take time to attend budget meetings

It’s that time of year when municipal agencies are meeting regularly to determine next year’s budgets.

Marijuana sales or not – on the ballot

The general election ballot has a proposition that will make you take notice.

Send a ‘repeal’ message

Washington state government is collecting more tax revenue than at anytime in state history.

It’s not the time to inject gun politics

Shameful. In a word, that’s how we describe Gov. Jay Inslee’s politicization of the Las Vegas, Nev., mass shooting Sunday night.

One last hurrah at the fair

If you haven’t had time yet to take in the Central Washington State Fair, don’t fret — you can still enjoy the 125th anniversary of the fair this weekend.

You’re invited to party at 125th fair

The largest agriculture-related party of the year is going on, and you’re invited.

Uplifting fun set in Prosser

After a hot, dry dusty summer and weeks of smoky Lower Yakima Valley air, there’s an uplifting weekend awaiting you in Prosser.

Put male or female on birth certificate

When you are born, you either arrive with the indoor plumbing of a girl or the outdoor plumbing of a boy. And while there may be birth defects to cause a few babies to be born without either, gender is determined by your chromosomes.

Zinke’s fire plan welcome in West

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has apparently heard the cry of rural West residents plagued by more intense wildfires and burdensome forest regulations.

Business growth changing our area for better

All too often, it’s easy to complain that the area is suffering a loss of business and devoid of customer service.

Gridiron action heats up tonight

Turn off the TV and head to the stadium tonight. It’s football under the Friday night lights.

Raced-based politics affecting education at WSU

A few Washington State University students are calling for campus officials to require incoming freshmen and faculty to undergo cultural competency “training.”

Drive slow, please

Just one big holiday remains this summer — Labor Day — a three-day weekend in which to cram all of the last-minute summer fun a family can stand.

Eclipse a nice break from life

It was nice the past few days watching people here and across the country celebrating the total eclipse of the sun.

Individual rights need to be upheld

Four men accused in the so-called “Battle of Bunkerville” will remain in custody for the weekend awaiting a verdict in the second conspiracy case against them.