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The end of 3rd and 4th of July celebration?

The end of 3rd and 4th of July celebration?

We were hoping to be writing this to tell you that we have found someone/group to take over the Independence Day festivities on the third and fourth of July in…

Premera cyberattack confirms patient privacy concerns

By Randi Becker (Editor: State Sen. Randi Becker issued the following statement March 17 in reaction to an announcement by Premera Blue Cross that it was the victim of a…

False sense of urgency drove county office project

By Jim McCune The burden of debt is as destructive as subjugation by conquest. That is but one of 28 principles of liberty identified by our founding fathers. Is that…

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…