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Celebrate the important work of a community helping people

Celebrate the important work of a community helping people

By Ruth Ferris Anyone watching the political conventions knows that there is much anger in the U.S. on both the left and the right ends of the political spectrum. Whatever…

Low-cost electricity is vital for clean-tech industries

By Don C. Brunell Since the construction of Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams, Washington has enjoyed an abundance of low cost, reliable hydropower. It has been one-key competitive advantage for…

Wake up and smell the fire risk

Wake up and smell the fire risk

Many made Art in Bloom a success and community better

I want to send out a huge thank you to everyone who helped make Art in Bloom, held July 15-16, a great success. This year we raised approximately $3,250 for…

Pierce County Fair is exciting time for youth groups

I am a superintendent for the Youth Organization Department of the Pierce County Fair. Most people know about how 4-Hers are able to enter projects in the fair. But not…

The thought process in Boeing job cuts

By Don C. Brunell Boeing’s new cost-reduction plan has deep ramifications for Washington because the bulk of the 4,500 job cuts are likely to land here. CEO Dennis Muilenburg asked…

Bethel students need more play time

By Rina Thun Everywhere you go in the Bethel School District, you will see billboards advertising the district’s accomplishments, but there’s one thing you won’t see mentioned: Recess. Bethel kids…

Election wish: Please participate

Election wish: Please participate

By Julie Anderson This is how I think of an election. The purpose of an election is to allow the community to have a conversation. “Where do we want to…

Voters’ wishes are ignored

Why is it that the votes of the voters, whether it is national, statewide, or for unincorporated Pierce County, can be changed, disallowed by a judge of district court, supreme…

Be grateful for our secure elections

By Sam Reed, Ralph Munro and Bruce Chapman Accessible, accurate and secure elections are the cornerstone of our government. All voters must have confidence that our representatives have been fairly…

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