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There are good reasons to walk the Relay for Life

I’m sorry, but Buddy will not be attending this year’s Lower Valley Relay for Life. The fundraising event is scheduled for next Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17.

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The tsunami of gender transition

For many, it was an apocryphal moment.

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The ‘buzz’ about bees

Although the “buzz” about bee declines makes headlines, excites public concern and warrants a White House Task Force on the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, bees are still in jeopardy.

We must increase our water storage capacity

The critical water shortage facing many drought-stricken western states is a cautionary tale: when nature intervenes, it tests whether water management planning is meeting demand and providing stable, adequate supply.

Visit Sunnyside Library at new location

I visited the Sunnyside Library this past weekend in its new location downtown... and I was impressed.

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.