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Trump alternative looking better

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Remember when the 15-plus candidates were vying for the right to represent the Republican party in this year’s presidential race?

Restore grandparents’ rights in our state

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All alienated grandparents should get involved in signing and asking others to sign onto Initiative 877 — “Children Need Grandparents” — to restore the rewritten grandparents rights measure.

Credit Dr. Couturier for his service to our city

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Dr. Ron Couturier has rendered service to Sunnyside for over 30 years as a private, family practice physician.

Writer opposes using ‘illegal’ description

Regarding people being called “illegal” in your Sept. 30 editorial, you are really ignorant about this topic.

‘Empty promises’ a concern for reader

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Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers’ empty promises and lies, and her allegiance to Donald Trump’s racist, hate-filled misogynistic message belie her self-proclaimed image of a caring individual.

Tend to animals during emergencies

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Hurricane Matthew — the Category 3 storm hitting the U.S. coast after ravaging Haiti — underlines the urgent need for emergency preparedness, which includes precautionary measures to keep your beloved pets safe when disasters strike.

Vote Geary for Yakima County commissioner

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We need a Yakima County commissioner willing to stand up and defend our rights and freedoms, not limit them. That’s something Mike Leita has failed to demonstrate.

Loving Sunnyside making a difference

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On a beautiful fall day, Saturday, Sept. 24, 320 volunteers cleaned up and painted five more homes in the Sunnyside community for a total of 100 homes now completed.

Reader endorses Geary for county commission

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Mike Leita is running for a fourth term — 16 years — as your Yakima County commissioner. And it appears he is willing to do just about anything to ensure his re-election, including lying about his opponent, Eric Geary. Mr. Leita felt it necessary to lie about endorsements.

Corruption hurting U.S. foreign policy

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Corruption on a massive scale has been bleeding the life-blood from America’s economic assistance initiatives for Afghanistan, funding which has amounted to around $114 billion since our initial military intervention there in 2001.

Parade marshal selections praised

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The choice by the Miss Sunnyside Court and Terry Ziegler, as chairs of the Sunshine Days Parade, to select Deb Estrada and Brit Moore as Grand Marshals is “spot-on.”

Director apologizes for schedule mix-up

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Best intentions mean little when coupled with bad information.

Clinton’s Wall Street link cause for concern

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The primary cause of the Great Depression was commercial bank speculation in the stock market while governmental missteps prolonged it.

It appears that Hillary Clinton is going to win the Presidential race.

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It appears that Hillary Clinton is going to win the Presidential race.

Progressives miss the point

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We in America are in a very difficult time.