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Local school districts and the Yakima Health District are now engaged in serious discussions on how and when students can return to public school buildings for in-person learning. Officials with the Yakima School District are looking at mid-October as a possible target date for younger stude…

To the editor — California has just announced that by 2035, new auto sales must be other than gasoline-powered. There is much to like about electric autos. The motors are very reliable, have h…

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Donald Trump is the first American president to threaten not to abide by the results of an election. That’s what he did on Wednesday, when he declined to say whether he would commit to the peaceful transition of power no matter the outcome at the ballot, and what he did in 2016, during a debate with Hillary Clinton.

Lindsey Graham may be the most misunderstood figure in Donald Trump’s Washington. For the #Resistance, the Republican senator from South Carolina is the lickspittle who abandoned his principles for access to a dangerous populist. For the populists, Graham is an interloper, worming his way into the president’s inner circle and persuading him to keep fighting the endless wars Trump campaigned against.

Throughout this year, I’ve been amazed and encouraged by the strength, courage, and compassion of my patients and their families, as well as my colleagues in health care, as we’ve united to all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Wearing masks, socially distancing when possible, prac…

September is National Suicide Prevention Month — an opportunity to call attention to this serious public health concern. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 adults between ages 18 and 24 has considered suicide in the past month. Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States, the s…

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Just when we say things can’t get worse, a plague of smoke invades the Yakima Valley, further limiting activities and further jeopardizing our health — particularly for the young, the old, and many with certain chronic health conditions.

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When Norm Childress announced his ultimately successful bid for the Board of Yakima County Commissioners in March 2018, he had already served 26 years in Grandview city government and had retired from another government entity, Benton County Public Works.

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The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic changed almost all the rules. Commerce has been limited, additional health guidelines and restrictions are in place everywhere — even the protocols for visits to restaurants, churches and gyms have been dramatically altered. The new normal is that nothin…

So, let’s talk about Nancy Pelosi’s hair. Or, more specifically, the wash and blowout that the Democratic House Speaker from San Francisco got at a salon there that was shuttered by pandemic rules but somehow managed to open for her — and just her.

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