Roger Harnack


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Roger Harnack is the publisher of The Daily Sun News. He was previously the Editor/Publisher of the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle. To read stories and columns from his time with the Chronicle, go here.

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Troopers plan traffic emphasis through Nov. 26

Cougar football fans encouraged to drive safely and be prepared for winter weather

The Washington State Patrol has extra units on Eastern Washington highways through Nov. 26. Troopers will be targeting motorists who are speeding, driving too fast for conditions and using cellphones behind the wheel. Up-to-date road information will be posted to Twitter using the hashtags BeSafeCougs and #AppleCup.

Election consequences will hurt

A key election win for westside Democrats will likely have dramatic consequences for Eastern Washington — and most likely, not for the better.

Parking violation turns up pot, guns

Sawed-off shotgun, pistol located in trunk

A local man could be facing multiple charges after a search of his vehicle turned up marijuana and firearms Monday.

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Police seek help in robbery

Suspect wore a dust mask and flat-bill hat

Police are still looking for information on the masked man who robbed Yakima Federal Savings and Loan about 4 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect is described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic male, standing 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-5, and weighing about 130 pounds.

State volleyball tournament opens

The state high school volleyball tournament opens Thursday morning in the Yakima Valley SunDome in Yakima. Only two Lower Yakima Valley teams made qualified. Sunnyside Christian girls looking for a trophy in the 1B division. Their first game is at 9:45 a.m. The Kiona Benton girls open play at 5:15 p.m. Friday in the 1A division. Daily Sun staff will be following the local girls on their road to trophies.

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Yakima Federal Savings robbed

Masked man makes off with undisclosed amount of cash

A masked bandit made off with an undisclosed amount of cash about 4 p.m. yesterday after robbing Yakima Federal Savings and Loan.

Maintain pot ban, voters tell county

Statewide, voters want taxes repealed

Rural Yakima County voters don’t want retail marijuana businesses in their areas. That’s the message a straw ballot was sending to county commissioners after the initial count of ballots in the Nov. 7 general election.

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Yakima Federal robbed

Police are investigating the holdup of the Sunnyside branch of Yakima Savings and Loan about 4 p.m. today. The robber got away with an undisclosed amount of money. He is described as about 5-foot-3 and thin wearing a baseball hat. Police said he was described as either white or a light-skinned Hispanic.

Community leaders urged to become everyday heroes

Childhood experiences focus of presentation

About 140 people turned out yesterday for the annual Key Leaders luncheon to learn ways to make the community better.

Court files prompt questions

For the last several days, I’ve been trying to track down something intentionally being overlooked in the shootout between Washington State Patrol trooper Nate Dawson and three defendants.

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