Guest Commentary


Take this week to make memories

Reading the posts on my Facebook each morning isn’t easy when Buddy wants to be first in line for a good morning belly rub.

We owe our military veterans debt of gratitude, quality care

As I begin my service in our nation’s capital, I have been impressed by the many monuments, memorials and statues that recall the great conflicts that have defined our history, from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War and those of the 20th Century.

Tease photo

Keeping up with technology

A recent computer purchase has me both perplexed and happy with the changes in technology.

Let’s ditch the traffic lights

I really like the downtown improvements...maybe it’s time to spread some of it a little further?

Spring breezes...and big bags of wind

“Whenever we get tired of breathing the same air,” Doc exclaimed to all of us sitting at the Mule Barn Truck Stop coffee counter, “along comes spring.”

Sunnyside’s humble but impressive beginnings

As I have written about the people in Sunnyside who lived here more than 100 years ago using information from a 1904 history book, I have continually checked Roscoe Sheller’s book, “Courage and Water,” to make sure the stories are the same as the ones I looked at. I have wondered if Sheller used this same history book!

Governing by crisis

After Congress came within a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people.

Tease photo

Spring potpourri

So much to get to this first day of spring…

Tease photo

Dry times ahead?

I was born and raised in the greater Seattle area, with webbing between my fingers and toes, and moss growing on my north side.

Remain vigilant in upholding Second Amendment

After strong, bipartisan opposition from Congress and an outcry from the American public, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) backed down last week over proposed regulations that would restrict the use of popular ammunition for legal firearms.

Stay off the tractor

The Republican opposition to striking a nuclear deal with Iran puzzled me, until my friend Truman explained that it’s exactly like the famous tractor scene from Kevin Bacon’s 1984 class movie, “Footloose.”

Tease photo

1955: Write-in candidate elected to school board

A look back in time from the files of the Sunnyside Daily Sun News and Sunnyside Sun

It’s difficult being a fan of the gourds

“It’s all watermelon’s fault,” said Steve, shaking his head and sliding in to the philosophy counter.

Sunnyside’s early beginnings

Who were the hardy pioneers who came to a dusty place at the end of a hill and built up a town?

The envelope, please…

Tomorrow (Saturday), the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Spirit of Sunnyside Awards banquet.