It’s no secret that Yakima County, with its proliferation of low-wage, agriculture-oriented jobs, continually struggles to catch up with the rest of the state economically. That said, key indicators point to slow yet sustained growth in Yakima County — overall good news, but not without its flip side.
Because we Americas place such high value on nationalism and patriotism, this column may be difficult to comprehend and even harder to accept. So I offer this suggestion: When your impulse is to ignore, reject or disagree with my premise, seek first to understand. Here we go.
While covering a news event Wednesday afternoon, a most unsettling realization came over me. It was based not on personal views — just an instinct that comes with decades of covering things as a journalist and then seeing how they turn out.
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John Faulkner’s assertion (TCH, March 29) that the Founders structured our government to promote obstruction is outrageous and outlandish. His letter is just an attempt to justify reprehensible Republican behavior in Congress these past six years.
Could the east side of the state be an unwanted stepchild of the west side? The west (wet) side of the state spends billions of dollars on an uncompleted tunnel while our blue bridge stands rusting, in need of painting.
The Today in History column in the April 18 edition noted the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. In researching the incident, I found that on the following day, the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to approve $251 million in additional economic and military aid for Lebanon.
As I drive down the streets every spring, I see beautiful blossoms on the trees and shrubs, and brightly colored flowers. These sights bring delight to my eye, joy into my heart and it lifts my spirit from the cares of the world.
When I was employed with the city of Aurora, Colo., one of my tasks was to complete job analyses/evaluations by observing employees performing their job-required tasks. Analyses were done to maintain fair salaries for all employees.
An expert consultant with an expensive briefcase, who lives in another part of the country, has convinced some people to spend big bucks to consider the development of riverfront property in Richland. Want to make a big bet on tourism?
The article on DOE demanding to have profit returned from Mission Support Alliance (TCH, April 7) for the Hanford information technology work performed by Lockheed Martin Services stuck a chord with me.
Joe Fain, a Republican state senator from King County, breaks down how Washington's veto process differs from Congress and the historical fate of bills that have come up against the governor's red pen.
Vetoes and how the Legislature can override them
Southridge High teacher seeks ninja status
Pasco Airport’s Old Tower lands $10,000 historic preservation grant
Seattle firm plans luxury apartments at Columbia Point