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Everyone’s help made garden tour a success

As co-chair of the Eatonville Garden Tour, I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s tour a success. We had a record turnout,…

Gold star for electoral politics might go to Eatonville

PAT JENKINS Dispatch editor It isn’t over until the last votes are cast, but if trends continue, the town of Eatonville will be able to claim the unofficial title of…

Council’s reaction to medical marijuana shop was shortsighted

By David Wuller On the evening of July 8, the Eatonville Town Council rushed the passage of an ordinance specifically written to prevent businesses selling medical marijuana within town limits.…

Hungry children deserve summer meals

By Kevin Concannon Children need access to healthy food all year long, because good nutrition provides the sound foundation they need to learn, grow and thrive. As U.S. Department of…

Military budget cuts impact Pierce County bases, jobs

By Don C. Brunell Military installations and defense contractors are taking the brunt of the automatic budgets cuts mandated by sequestration. Why should we care?  Washington has major bases and…

What I said about my firing as fire chief

I feel I should address a misstatement in the May 22 front-page article in The Dispatch on local candidates (“Mayor will run for Town Council, not re-election”). Regarding my firing…

We’re particularly proud of this scholar

PAT JENKINS Dispatch editor The Dispatch is proud to announce Morgan Mann as the recipient of its first college scholarship for journalism and communications students. Mann graduated this month from…

Swimmers can’t get most from pool’s hours

Glad to see that the Eatonville High School swimming pool is open to the public. However, hours assigned are setting up community use of the pool to fail. With hours…

Business and union challenges

As always, I enjoy the editorials from Don C. Brunell and Adele Ferguson. I am sorry that the Teen Focus column is being discontinued. In response to the gentleman of…

Good people and good intentions

PAT JENKINS Dispatch editor John “Jack” Chappell was the kind of civic-minded person that local communities lean on for leadership and to help make them good places to live, which…