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Sensible changes for school sports

As a 1960s-era alumnus of Columbia Crest and Eatonville High School living near Weyerhaeuser, surrounded by former classmates, it occurred to me many of us graduated eighth grade from all…

Eyman and followers are bankrupting state

The purpose of this letter is to call your attention to a financial tragedy unfolding now in the state of Washington. I discovered this financial event as part of research…

No to health insurance cartels, yes to Medicare

By Kathi Acosta On the surface, some of the benefits being touted by Obamacare supporters seem to be a significant improvement over current conditions. One such claim is “insurance companies…

Your clutter helps Lions help others

Eatonville Lions would like to encourage everyone starting spring cleaning to think about recycling those old eye glasses that you have tucked away into a drawer. The Lions also recycle hearing…

We can support mudslide victims

By Chris Morton Disasters capture our hearts and minds very quickly, and the mudslides in Oso is no different. As the news carries updates on the impact that the mudslide…

Can a public official’s private phone be public?

PAT JENKINS Should the public be able to see public employees’ private phone records if they include information related to their official duties? That’s the question in a case involving…

Gun violence: We get what we tolerate

Gun violence: We get what we tolerate

By Paul Pastor Recent events of mass murders committed by people with guns has focused national attention on guns and gun ownership. The Pierce County Sheriff Department has received multiple…

Red hats off to Relay for Life team

I want to thank the Flamingo Red Hatters for a decade of fund-raising for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life event in Eatonville. These women, whose average age…

Separate red-light rules? Not so fast

PAT JENKINS I haven’t owned a motorcycle in more than 20 years. But I still identify with the two-wheeled crowd that surely will be interested in a proposed new state…

Our power brokers can learn from ‘Electric Cow’

By Don C. Brunell Normally, you wouldn’t think the cost of electricity would clobber ranchers, but in Hawaii, high power rates are the central competitiveness issue. In fact, the owners…