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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…

Pierce County case highlights need for water pollution laws

By Billy Frank Jr. For many years we have said that enforcing existing state and federal pollution laws is one of the most effective actions we can take to recover…

If you’re 18 to 35, here’s why you should vote

By Terri Baker The League of Women Voters, in concert with NAACP, is focusing on increasing the turnout of the 18 to 35-year-old voter this year. Carol Mitchell of TV…

Suicides of gay youth rooted in faith-fueled homophobia

By Kris Alan While I agree with Claudia Branham that marriage is a choice, I am not sure where she got the notion that “civil rights has nothing to do…

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Heartbreaking: Dogs on chains all day I’m 10 years old. I was wondering if you guys could write something in the newspaper about keeping dogs off chains? I love animals,…

What was true in 1965 graduation speech can be true in 2012, too

By Rich Williams Having just experienced another graduation at Eatonville High School, I thought it was timely to share a graduation speech given by Ron Elliff in 1965. The topics…