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Get teens and young adults back in the job pool

By Don C. Brunell The good news is Washington is separating itself from the national jobless rate. In July, an average 6.2 percent of Americans were looking for work, while…

Burning budget

Burning budget

Political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr. notes the wildfire season in Washington did more than char huge amounts of land. It also burned through government funds set aside for fighting the…

Wilcox and Nielson do election process a service

PAT JENKINS J.T. Wilcox is a reluctant frontrunner in his bid to win another term as a state representative. Reluctant to wave an early flag of victory, that is. And…

Hold all dog owners responsible

Bob Thomas wants to keep breed-specific legislation (BSL) in place in Eatonville (“List pit bulls as dangerous,” Dispatch, Aug. 20), implying this is the trend in common-sense legislation. In fact,…

Parking rule balances neighborhoods’ needs with those of truckers

Parking rule balances neighborhoods’ needs with those of truckers

By Jim McCune Thank you for the opportunity to further clarify the intent of the County Council for regulating commercial truck parking in unincorporated Pierce County as expressed in Ordinance…

List pit bulls as dangerous

Changing Eatonville’s municipal code to not list pit bulls, Staffordshire terriers, etc. as dangerous animals would be a giant step backwards in public safety management. Seriously, pick a safety model…

Let’s help our veterans first

The other day, I turned my wife’s cell phone on to see if her battery needed to be chraged. Her Facebook popped up and it was posted by a friend…

Innovation, technology can keep electricity humming

By Don C. Brunell For decades, radio newsman Paul Harvey gave us a side of the news that we either hadn’t heard or hadn’t considered. His “Rest of the Story”…

Domestic violence awareness is for everyone

Domestic violence awareness is for everyone

By Lori Culver Domestic violence is a problem that cannot be ignored. Painful acts of abuse are happening all too frequently right here in our own community, leaving victims battered…

Stand up against organ harvesting

July 20, 1999 has to be one of the darkest days in China’s history. On that day, the peaceful exercise and meditation practice known as Falun Gong was outlawed in…

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