It starts every year about this time.
Oh, the irony. Republicans who pushed through the 2017 Trump-era tax cuts that overwhelmingly benefited the wealthy have launched an attack on President Biden’s Build Back Better plan by claiming it caters to the rich.
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To the editor -- Rep. Dan Newhouse's email to the YHR rationalizing his vote against the infrastructure bill made me realize Yakima voters should consider some "logrolling" in the next election.
To the editor -- Every chance, our boys bring their families up here to recharge the memory banks, maybe float the Naches, climb Eagle Rock once again, sit and watch the towering maple air-con…
Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisolm has a history of refusing to drop marijuana possession charges, despite the fact minorities are incarcerated at a higher rate for these victimless drug…
To the editor -- Re: Statements from Rod Nelson and Mike Buchanan, I agree with both of you that Dan Newhouse has to go. Newhouse has turned into the "D.C. RINOs."
The following is a letter I wrote to Sens. Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema. If you believe in democracy, I urge you to write to these senators and express your own views.
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Maybe in retrospect, a half century from now, as historians look at all the facts, figures and long-term outcomes, we will understand the pandemic crisis, how it got started, what policies worked and whether honesty and science were sometimes set aside.
So here we go again. The coronavirus has mutated, as we’ve always known it would, and the new variant, called omicron, is spreading fast. Should we be scared or sanguine? Should we change our behavior and plans or carry on? To answer these questions, we need three pieces of information that we don’t yet have. So we just have to wait. And for many of us, the waiting itself is the problem.
Generosity connects human beings. It is a powerful core value we share across ideologies and identities. It’s how we relate to our community, family and intrinsic sense of belonging. My wife, Luz, and I have taught it to our kids, Lin-Manuel, Luz and Miguel — the spirit of generosity from our community in Puerto Rico to the streets of Washington Heights.
The subtext of two prominent trials in recent weeks is vigilantism, the questionable notion that the institutions that we depend on — the police, especially — have declined into such impotence that ordinary citizens are called upon to maintain peace and order on their own.
Back in the days (not so long ago!) when dead trees, properly pulverized, were print journalism’s most reliable source for spreading the news, we all understood two things about America’s greatest newspapers, The New York Times and The Washington Post:
This week, my kindergartner got her second dose of protection against COVID-19! To me, it feels like a bit of a light at the end of this terrible pandemic tunnel.
To quote Dr. Albert Bartlett: “The greatest shortcoming of the human race is it inability to understand the exponential function.” Read the obituaries in the daily newspapers with regard to the total amount of offspring produced in an individual’s lifetime.
On Sept. 5, more than 230 medical journals across the world, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the International Journal of Medical Students, came together to publish a joint statement demanding “urgent action to keep average global temperature increases below 1.5 C, halt the…
In the late 1980s, my livelihood was forever changed after the spotted owl protection controversy. I was a logger by trade with ambitions of owning my own logging business. This issue put me out of business and in a very hard situation. I had no assistance, and I had to learn a new trade, su…
As the Republican leaders of the House Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee (RDAN), we are directly involved in addressing legislation related to agricultural production and lands, water rights and storage, forest practices, wildfires and much more. When the pandemic…
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On Oct. 3, 1863, in the middle of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln designated the fourth Thursday of November a day of national Thanksgiving.
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Whoever started the old saying about football being a game of inches never had to deal with legislative redistricting.
For just a moment, let’s tune out the predictable bawling from all the politicians who’d rather fight against the opposing party than work for their constituents. We’ll get to them in a minute.
It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving — suddenly, it seems — is nearly upon us. The big day is coming up next week.
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For the first time in two years, the Yakima Valley has a chance to honor local veterans — in person. COVID precautions resulted in the cancellation of the VFW’s traditional parade through downtown Yakima last year, and health concerns put a damper on most other Veterans Day activities, too.
Sally Anderson’s oldest son is an Air Force pilot, her youngest is in the Navy and her brother was in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.
It was heartening to hear Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough recently announce an ambitious but doable goal: to house — in permanent homes, not just temporary motel rooms — 500 homeless veterans in the Los Angeles area by the end of the year.