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Graham native is CWU’s new football coach

Graham native is CWU’s new football coach

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Graham, Orting, Kansas, North Dakota, Ohio and Minnesota have been the stepping stones on a path that led Ian Shoemaker to his first college head…

Bethel district hosts levy forums

The first of three community forums hosted by Bethel School District to explain its upcoming levies is scheduled for Thursday at Graham-Kapowsin High School. Starting at 7 p.m., district officials…

Underprivileged schoolkids get community love

PAT JENKINS There are so many nice things that people do for others during the holiday season. Here is one of those instances that warm the heart. Ty and Samantha…

Hancock land’s reservation comes with a view

Outdoorsmen who venture into Hancock Forest Management land east of Lake Kapowsin are afforded a majestic view of Mount Rainier on clear days – and plenty of recreation opportunities every…

These pardners have a rootin’ tootin’ time

These pardners have a rootin’ tootin’ time

By Jim Bryant Contributing writer The marshal stood on the train platform with his shiny badge glistening on his vest. He nodded on my approach and smiled into the camera…

Walter joins council he’s been watching

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Bob Walter is moving from a seat in the audience at Eatonville Town Council meetings to one on the council. Walter, who has regularly attended…

Do the ethanol shuffle if you like $5-a-gallon gas

By Don Brunell Have you heard of the ethanol shuffle? One step forward, two steps back. Actually, it’s not a dance; it’s part of California’s clean energy policy — a…

Pierce unemployment at 7.4 percent

Pierce County’s unemployment rate in November was 7.4 percent, according to the state Employment Security Department. November is the most recent month for which statistics are available from the department,…

Take care of spinning reels during winter lull

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown It probably would be a safe bet to say during the winter only about half of Washington fishermen go fishing. The prospects of getting…

It’s time for a modern tax system

I am writing to advocate for Washington to completely replace its current tax system with a moderately progressive income tax. The current system of 60 taxes, tolls and fees would…