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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…

True entrepreneur is reinventing himself

I love human-interest stories, don’t you? There are so many talented people in the Pierce County area. I had the privilege of meeting one of them the other day. Calvin…

What we all do matters in solving hunger

By Ruth Ferris I look at my computer and know that I have to write one more time about hunger in Eatonville. I have been writing about it for a…

Graduation or games

Graduation or games

Frank Shiers Jr., whose political cartoons appear in The Dispatch, notes that not all students take the same path coming out of high school.…

Flower baskets good for town’s economy, vitality

The Eatonville Chamber of Commerce would like to say a huge thank you to those supporting the flower baskets that line the town’s streets. These help lend to a festive…

See you in the fall, innovators

See you in the fall, innovators

By Krestin Bahr Welcome to June, the month of emancipation. The end of school is in sight for our students. Options, options all day long and choices loom in the…

Newspapers should host congressional debate

Six candidates have filed for U.S. House of Representative, 8th District of Washington – Dave Reichert, Santiago Ramos, Keith Arnold, Tony Ventrella, Margaret Walsh (myself), and Alida Skold. I have…

Education funding a big, contentious topic

By Randi Becker The state Legislature adjourned its 2016 session on March 29. Since that time, I’ve had a number of local school officials and constituents ask me about progress…

Car damage ruins volunteer’s day

On May 6, I volunteered for the Dogwood Garden Club plant sale at the Community Day event in Eatonville. My car, a 2005 red Honda Civic, was parked in the…