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Airport development less important than revenue source

After reading through the Swanson Field airspace plan, the airport layout plan, and the airport master plan on the state Department of Transportation web site, I really don’t see how…

Responsibility and excellence are watchwords in Eatonville schools

Responsibility and excellence are watchwords in Eatonville schools

By Krestin Bahr What makes a school an “excellent school” or district? That is the question that leaders ask themselves every day. Is it the programs that meet the needs…

Register drones, not firearms

Let’s see if I have this right: They have background checks to buy a firearm because you migh shoot someone. But you can go and buy a drone with no…

Legislature must be age-friendly

Legislature must be age-friendly

By Cathleen MacCaul “And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”  Abraham Lincoln When the 2015 Washington Legislature convened…

Everyone could take a lesson from Ed Brown

By Gennie Reynolds In January, we stopped to say thank you to an active community volunteer. The word volunteer is one that you don’t hear often these days. Most want…

Volunteers come through again

Volunteers come through again

By Ruth Ferris If I were granted a New Year’s wish, I would wish that those making the decisions about jobs, education and food in our country would spend some…

‘Welcome to Dodge’

Bob Brown, a Roy resident who writes the Hook and Fur outdoors column for The Dispatch, offers a comment on concealed guns in Kansas: “Here is an item that is…

Where was concern over dump project?

Re: “Tainted water source going away (Dispatch, Jan. 14). The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department seems very earnest and concerned in protecting our drinking water. Where was that concern 15 years…

And if they lose …

And if they lose …

2015 legislative session may be most difficult in decades

By Cathleen MacCaul “And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”  Abraham Lincoln When the 2015 Washington Legislature convened…