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Landfill permit issue evokes not-so-fond memories

By Art Perkins In its June 10 edition, The Dispatch carried a front-page article headlined “Landfill owners want a longer permit.” Beneath that heading, the article went on to note…

DNR should let Lake Kapowsin move forward

By William Pickard There is unnecessary controversy about the proposed 1,000-acre Lake Kapowsin Park. The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and others are grossly mischaracterizing the plan for the…

Charter review process is for citizens

By Jim McCune Every 10 years, a new Charter Review Commission is elected to make proposed amendments to the Pierce County Charter, to be voted upon by the citizens of…

Generosity helps flower basket project grow

By Eatonville Chamber of Commerce The flower baskets are up and look beautiful in Eatonville. Fifty baskets now line the streets. In February and March, the Eatonville Chamber of Commerce…

Charter review: Fox watching the hen house

It’s noteworthy that so many have signed up for the Pierce County Charter Review Commission. Former elected officials of both political stripes, once again as private citizens, can provide a…

Legislature forgetting career and technical education

By Tim Knue Well, Legislature is one-third of the way into special session because they haven’t figured out how to fully fund schools while the Washington State Supreme Court still…

Keep county rule on marijuana licenses

Pierce County Council member Derek Young has prepared an ordinance that will undo the safeguards the Council put in place to manage the proliferation of recreational marijuana into unincorporated Pierce…

Aquatic reserve best fit for Lake Kapowsin

Aquatic reserve best fit for Lake Kapowsin

By Marian Berejikian The recent activity by Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to protect Lake Kapowsin in its current state is the best solution for this fragile and environmentally…

Help agency keep helping others

Help agency keep helping others

By Alana Smith In 1984, the Eatonville Family Agency opened its doors to serve the communities of the Eatonville School District. Since that time, the EFA has been faithfully providing…

And so it goes

And so it goes

The question about the Legislature, says political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr., is whether there is any difference between the philosophical and political wrangling in a regular session and a special…