To the editor — I agree with Dan McDonald’s opinion piece outlining Rep. Mike Simpson’s plan to recover Columbia Basin salmon. It hits very close to home, here in the Yakima Valley -- and my l…

To the editor — Regarding the editorial “Phase 2 delay could have been avoided” in the Feb. 21 YHR: Given the importance of advancing the South Central region from Phase 1 to Phase 2, I would …

To the editor — My wife and I just returned from getting COVID shots administered by the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic at the Convention Center. What a great job they did! Every step in th…

To the editor — Last summer we were stampeded into a pandemic panic set off by self-described patriots railing about lost liberties, wimps, fake Fauci, bleach injections, you first and healthy herds.

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In a couple of days, the month dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of African Americans will come to an end. This year, more than ever, we should think about the purpose Black History Month serves.

The USDA has now announced that there’s “no credible evidence” that people can get COVID-19 from touching packages in the grocery store. At first blush, this sounds like a breakthrough — but there was no evidence of this in the spring of 2020 either.

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The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump was a remarkable civics lesson on constitutional issues of free speech. The meaning of the words “fight“ and “fight like hell” were debated at length. It is certainly true that these words are routinely used in political speech and are not, in the…

For nearly three decades, we’ve been grappling with diminishing salmon runs, and these fish are running out of time. Now, thanks to Congressman Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, our hopes for the future soar as we contemplate a proposal that combines salmon recovery with true infrastructure modernizati…

I live in Yakima and work as a Department of Services for the Blind. I rely on paratransit to get around, but that’s a challenge because transit service stops running at 6 p.m. I’m in a band, and before COVID, having no transit options in the evening made it difficult to participate in band …

As Yakima residents know, water issues here in the West can be contentious — discussions can quickly become arguments. We’re now seeing something quite different in Yakima County. We’re finding some consensus on water issues, with conversations becoming easier as we start from points of agre…

I read recently in the Herald-Republic about the passing of Don Schussler. I wanted to express my deepest condolences to his family and to take this opportunity to recognize a few of Don’s significant accomplishments as a member of the City Planning Commission and the Yakima City Council, an…

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