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Legislature forgetting career and technical education

By Tim Knue Well, Legislature is one-third of the way into special session because they haven’t figured out how to fully fund schools while the Washington State Supreme Court still…

Keep county rule on marijuana licenses

Pierce County Council member Derek Young has prepared an ordinance that will undo the safeguards the Council put in place to manage the proliferation of recreational marijuana into unincorporated Pierce…

Aquatic reserve best fit for Lake Kapowsin

Aquatic reserve best fit for Lake Kapowsin

By Marian Berejikian The recent activity by Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to protect Lake Kapowsin in its current state is the best solution for this fragile and environmentally…

Help agency keep helping others

Help agency keep helping others

By Alana Smith In 1984, the Eatonville Family Agency opened its doors to serve the communities of the Eatonville School District. Since that time, the EFA has been faithfully providing…

And so it goes

And so it goes

The question about the Legislature, says political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr., is whether there is any difference between the philosophical and political wrangling in a regular session and a special…

Our Tax Freedom Day comes later

By Don C. Brunell Will you celebrate Tax Freedom Day this year? Until April 24, every penny we’ve earned in 2015 goes to pay your taxes. While this year, national…

Businesses, volunteers made egg hunt go

The South Pierce Fire and Rescue annual Easter egg hunt provides a cost-free, wholesome, fun-filled family event for the citizens of our community. This event is funded solely by the…

All can benefit from recreation at Lake Kapowsin

By RANDI BECKER As my neighbors in rural east Pierce County already know, their area is one of the fastest-growing in the county and would benefit greatly from more parks…

Where there’s smoke …

Where there’s smoke …

The Democrats and the Republicans in the Legislature “are not arguing about WHETHER they should use marijuana revenues to balance” the state’s budget, says political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr. “They’re…

State’s plans for medical marijuana may hurt taxpayers and patients

By Steve Elliot (Editor: Under Senate Bill 5052, approved this month by the Legislature in an attempt to clarify medical and recreational marijuana laws, medical marijuana collectives in Washington would…

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