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The Ridiculous Six

I filled in as the reporter covering the Sunnyside City Council meeting this past Monday when the marijuana ban was passed.

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The heartbreak of oversharing

While the nation sleeps, a virulent epidemic snakes across our width and breadth like a twisting, toxic tornado.

Horse sense

Steve, the tall cowboy of us philosophy types, was riding a young horse through town the other day to get him used to “boogers.”

Congress should repeal the 'death' tax

Americans prosper and create prosperity for others when they are able to keep and spend more of what they earn.

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Where was God during the Nepal earthquake?

As Americans mourn the loss of Grey’s Anatomy’s Dr. Dreamy, on the other side of the world people struggle to stay alive amidst the rubble from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,000 people.

Teachers are heroes

There was another school shooting this week, here in Washington state.

Finding inspiration

Dud looked at his Anita across the kitchen table and smiled at the wonderment of her. She didn’t take him for granted, and he didn’t take her for granted, either.

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Utility companies need to welcome solar power generation

It’s going to take a paradigm shift for solar power to reach its potential in this country.

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Safer way? There must be

Ahhh…prom season.

An American through and through

“So why do we salute the flag, kids?” said Abraham Lincoln Bahdziewicz.

Temper tantrum among prisoners

At the beginning of the month I attended a Yakima County Commission meeting and learned several Yakima County Jail inmates had filed claims against the county, amounting to millions of dollars.

Change...ooooh, I hate that dirty word

Change – nobody likes it. No one is immune to it.

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Toasting a long life

After I read the news report, I popped the wine cork and praised the science gods. Alcohol consumption helps us live longer.

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U.S. Postal Service headed for disaster

The United States Postal Service is careening toward financial catastrophe, posting a $5.5 billion loss in fiscal year 2014.

More time for people than for paperwork

Visiting schools on a regular basis, I was surprised earlier this week when I was made aware Sunnyside has a principal who has taken a different approach from others I have met.

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