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NFL domestic violence cases resonate locally

The Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence is a group of domestic violence and sexual assault experts in Pierce County. We have seen the National Football League news on TV…

Other focuses for peace message

The “Wave if you want peace” story (Dispatch, Sept. 17) is interesting. However, the Bible states that there will be no peace until the Prince of Peace comes, namely Jesus…

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, campaign signs are part of democracy

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, campaign signs are part of democracy

By Mark Lindquist School has started, football season is upon us, temperatures are falling and the political season is heating up. Public participation is necessary to our democracy, whether we…

Waiting for school funding

Waiting for school funding

Political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr. points out some interested observers of the wrangling between the Legislature and Washington’s highest court over public school funding.…

Family Agency goes from one good leader to another

By Ruth Ferris Eatonville Family Agency turns a new page. Lori Holliday Culver bids a sad goodbye as she and the agency enthusiastically welcome Leah Vanderstoep as the new executive…

Student learning grows as seasons change

Student learning grows as seasons change

By Krestin Bahr What do you look for in the fall or autumn? Is it the rainy, windy weather we have not had so far this season? Is it the…

Community garden is truly an asset

Having been away for several months allows me to see the beauty of this area again with fresh eyes. One of the most striking things I have noticed is the…

How wonderful if we all helped

Through conversation, it was brought to my attention that Eatonville meals for seniors on Monday, Wednesday and Friday really needs volunteers. I offered to drive up from Spanaway to help.…

Get teens and young adults back in the job pool

By Don C. Brunell The good news is Washington is separating itself from the national jobless rate. In July, an average 6.2 percent of Americans were looking for work, while…

Burning budget

Burning budget

Political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr. notes the wildfire season in Washington did more than char huge amounts of land. It also burned through government funds set aside for fighting the…