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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…

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To the editor — Red lights matter! No, this is not a political diatribe, but one based on a concern for self-preservation as individuals walk, bike and drive in Yakima Valley neighborhoods.

To the editor — As a volunteer of The Plaid Door in Yakima, I took note of the announcement on a local radio station that the fire department fought a blazing fire at The Plaid Door on North 4…

To the editor — Proverbs 30 declares that some things cannot be satisfied: The leech has two daughters -- Give and Give. Dry ground never has enough water; fire always says "More!"

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Neera Tanden became President Joe Biden’s first Cabinet casualty on Tuesday when she withdrew her nomination to be budget director. The Republicans who sank her have not accomplished much. Biden’s next nominee will be a little more or less progressive, and a little more or less competent, but not significantly different in any way that matters. The next nominee will, however, lack Tanden’s record of combative tweets against Republican senators. Those tweets were what kept her from being …

He walked out on the stage and the crowd was cheering, the music was blasting “I’m Proud to be an American,” and former President Donald Trump did look proud, very proud. This was despite a lost election he says he won, a Capitol riot he says he did not start and a furious but failed impeachment attempt to keep him from ever seeking the presidency again.

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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…

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Just eight years ago, Washington state led the nation in working to improve access to justice for the average American by creating a new category of licensed legal professionals — the limited licensed legal technician. LLLTs were modeled after similar successful human resource additions in t…

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