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Scary stuff

A take on the Ebola scare, from political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr.…

I-594 has traps for gun owners

Initiative 594 is flawed in many respects. It is full of traps for lawful gun owners. Read the fine print. This onerous initiative is being misrepresented as a means to prevent violent crime and keep…

Levy will serve citizens and stay within budget

Levy will serve citizens and stay within budget

By Mike Schaub As voters begin to receive their ballots in the mail, I wanted to provide some information regarding the Town of Eatonville’s decision to go forward with the…

Vote to continue high-level fire service

I have recently retired as a 34-year volunteer fire officer in Graham Fire and Rescue, and address the issue of the levy before the public in the November election. I…

What will voters say this time about Graham Fire levy?

PAT JENKINS They weren’t kidding. The leaders of Graham Fire and Rescue said leading up to the primary election in August, and have reiterated since then that the voters would…

Nielson correct on education reform

Steven Nielson, Libertarian candidate for state representative, is the only candidate in the Second District who has correctly spoken to the McCleary court decision regarding education. The decision was not…

NFL domestic violence cases resonate locally

The Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence is a group of domestic violence and sexual assault experts in Pierce County. We have seen the National Football League news on TV…

Other focuses for peace message

The “Wave if you want peace” story (Dispatch, Sept. 17) is interesting. However, the Bible states that there will be no peace until the Prince of Peace comes, namely Jesus…

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, campaign signs are part of democracy

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, campaign signs are part of democracy

By Mark Lindquist School has started, football season is upon us, temperatures are falling and the political season is heating up. Public participation is necessary to our democracy, whether we…

Waiting for school funding

Waiting for school funding

Political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr. points out some interested observers of the wrangling between the Legislature and Washington’s highest court over public school funding.…

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