Reader Poll Question: Do you feel the city of Yakima is doing enough to improve road conditions for bicyclists?
Though the Yakima City Council approved a bicycle master plan in 2018 — it details 73 miles of proposed improvements — a recent Yakima Herald-Republic story noted that the city is not keeping up with its goal of adding five miles of bike improvements annually. Do you feel the city is moving fast enough to make roads more bike-friendly?
Letter to editor — It 's a long shot for Hot Shots! Why is anyone surprised at the low turnout of 252 registered teams for the Yakima Hot Shots tournament? Organizers, did you really think tea…
To the editor — Can my house and small farm be a sanctuary? If not, why not? States, counties and cities with their governors, mayors, city councils and county commissioners can become sanctua…
To the editor — Pyramidal arborvitae are dense trees that grow tall, providing beauty and privacy when mature; they are a favorite for privacy fencing. Young arborvitae appear to be resilient …
To the editor — Enough with making James Cloud famous. He hasn't done anything worthwhile and shouldn't be having his picture in the paper every day. I thought you had stopped the practice of …
To the editor — Many people, I am sure, are aware of the desire by some to do away with the electoral college. The Democrats have a plan called “The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact” d…
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CHICAGO — As a teacher who’s been around to witness schools “go 1:1” — meaning one laptop, iPad or Chromebook per student — I can attest to the dystopian sight of classrooms full of young children with their eyes glued to glowing screens.
In 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt said that America should protect “four freedoms”: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. As he runs for president, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is presenting his “democratic socialism” as a way to finish FDR’s work. Judging from Sanders’ speech defining the concept, he has added a fifth freedom: freedom from facts.
WASHINGTON — “It is a great advantage to a president,” said the 30th of them, “and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man.” Or, Calvin Coolidge would say today, a great woman. While today’s incumbent advertises himself as an “extremely stable genius” and those who would replace him promise national transformation, attention should be paid to the granular details of presidential politics, which suggest that a politics of modesty might produce voting…
The following editorial originally appeared in The News Tribune of Tacoma.
U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse decided to go with his conscience rather than his caucus, and it was the right choice.
The following editorial originally appeared in The Columbian of Vancouver, Wash.
I am responding to the letter to the editor published on June 6 titled “Climate change skeptics speak up.” The letter writer claimed to be a “science skeptic” and not a science denier on the subject of climate change. Unfortunately, the claims made in the letter were incorrect and not scientific.
The following editorial originally appeared in The Seattle Times.