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Problems with Initiative 522

While I would like to see simple GMO labeling on food products, Initiative 522 is a badly written measure. For example, the measure provides that its requirements are to be…

In Our View: South Pierce Fire bond deserves support

Far be it for us to tell people how to spend their hard-earned money, but there’s a pretty darn good investment being offered by South Pierce Fire and Rescue. Voters…

Here are the ways educators and community members ‘do school’

Here are the ways educators and community members ‘do school’

By Krestin Bahr As this is homecoming month for our Eatonville School District, I wonder what we do as educators and community members to make this the time that students…

In Our View: Park volunteers show the right way

It’s ironic that just three days before partisan politics pushed the federal government into a shutdown that forced the closure of Mount Rainier National Park and associated economic impacts affecting…

Vote so South Pierce Fire can keep helping us

Imagine a surprise awakening in the middle of the night from a frightened spouse with chest pains, or a crying child who has just fallen off your backyard swing, or…

Transportation won’t improve without public’s support

Transportation won’t improve without public’s support

By Randi Becker During the 2013 legislative session, there was debate in Olympia about whether to raise the gas tax to build new transportation projects. I took the opportunity to…

United, we can bring tourism dollars to town

By Rich Williams Many of you have probably seen the new Historic Eatonville” sign as you enter town. This is an important step in promoting tourism in Eatonville. According to…

Question for educators: Do you believe in us?

(Editor’s note: Marcos Sanchez, the associated student body president at Eatonville High School, made the following speech at a welcome-back meeting of school district staff members Aug. 28, a week…

What about this compensation?

Columnist Adele Ferguson’s rant about the Clintons’ speech compensation (Aug. 21, “Reagan once spoke his mind as a Democrat – and probably for free”) conveniently neglected to include some other…

Community gains soothe painful memories

More than a decade later, the events of Sept. 11, 2001 remain a part of the U.S. conscience, and – thankfully – not only for the still-vivid memories of the…