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Cruver, Lachney for Charter Review Commission

Amy Cruver and Bruce Lachney are the correct choices for the Pierce County Charter Review Commission from District 3, Positions 1 and 2. Ms. Cruver has a unique, well-grounded perspective…

Do we trust our elected officials?

By Lyz Kurnitz-Thurlow In the August primary election, we were asked if Pierce County should proceed with financing and construction of the proposed new county general services building as authorized…

Court takes away parents’ choice in schools

By Don C. Brunell On Sept. 4, the state Supreme Court derailed Washington’s nascent charter school movement when it ruled that charter school Initiative 1240 is unconstitutional. Approved by voters…

Charter schools: Who loses?

Charter schools: Who loses?

In the wake of the state Supreme Court’s ruling against charter schools, political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr. weighs in.…

Yarnbombers hope for good things for town

Yarnbombers hope for good things for town

By Tillie Vuksich For one week this summer, residents and visitors of Eatonville had a unique art display down Mashell Avenue. It was called a Yarnbomb – a large public…

Help put a hat on infants and cancer patients

By Nora Schindler Mary (not her real name) was born early and underweight. Her unmarried mother gave birth to her in a Tacoma hospital recently. When Mary was finally healthy…

Shine light on too-high college costs

By Don. C. Brunell The Obama Administration announced it will begin providing Pell grants to federal prisoners, effectively overturning a 1994 ban on the practice. While overturning the ban requires…

Make park more accessible for future festivals

To members of Eatonville Town Council: For over 20 years, I have attended Eatonville Lions’ Art Festival. This year for the first time, I couldn’t attend. Last year I suffered…

Drought adds to man-made problems for salmon

By Lorraine Loomis Water – how much we have and how clean it should be – is on the minds of many these days as the drought rolls on in…

Caring community backed Art in Bloom

I wanted to thank everyone who attended Art in Bloom, held Friday evening and Saturday, July 24 and 25, at Terry and Sharon Van Eaton’s home. The event raised approximately…