To the editor — For a town with one hospital and a massive low-income population facing housing instability, elected Yakima officials have been doing the bare minimum in the face of COVID-19.

To the editor — I am responding to the letter titled "Antlers are shed yearly; horns remain for life." I don't question the author's knowledge or that of her 7-year old child, but was there su…

To the editor — When I read of the local jailbreak, I got a couple of ideas. I could go on a major shoplifting spree and when I get caught, I will simply state that I did it out of fear of COV…

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