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Time to demand Medicare for All

By Kathi Acosta Once again, my heart is torn apart. Yet another young life tragically altered, and a community rallies to help her any way they can. She knows, and…

Forum: County Council race

Marilyn Rasmussen, as state senator, vigorously defended the rights and interests of the residents of Pierce County. During the many years fighting the LeMay-Sutherland garbage dump, she – unlike Piece…

No endorsements, just your own good thinking

PAT JENKINS Dispatch editor   Once upon a time, the news media could stretch the bulk of its pre-election coverage of candidates and issues much closer to election day. Not…

Forum: Questions about trail’s use

For many years, a trail has existed between Eatonville Elementary School and the town airport. It has been used by students walking to and from school, as well as others.…

Appreciation for 9/11 service projects

The Eatonville School District is very appreciative of the volunteer effort as part of the Day of Remembrance that resulted in several critical projects being completed.  Many volunteers primed and…

Bud would have liked work on trail project

The family of Bud Blancher would like to thank all the volunteers, including those who donated gravel and equipment, who helped make the trail from the end of the Eatonville airport runway…

Wanda Boness was ‘hard-working, perservering woman of integrity’

By Janette Nelson Thank you for the attention you have given my mother, Wanda Boness. It surprised and blessed the family for The Dispatch to pay such nice tribute to…

Forum: Here we go again with gas prices

About three or four weeks ago, there was a fire at a refinery in California. They never said how bad or big it was, or as to the amount of…

After 10-plus years of seatbelt law, we can still do better

By Guy Gill It has been over ten years since driving/riding in a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt became a primary traffic offense in Washington State. In that time period,…

Dispatch editorial: And the votes are in

Voters made some interesting and, in many cases, predictable decisions in the primary election that drew to a close last week. In the predictable column were the advancements to the…