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Reichert: I can improve leadership in Congress

(Editor: U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, in the following statement he issued Oct. 16 in response to speculation that he might run for governor, explains why he wants to remain in…

In too deep

In too deep

“I drew this mindful of the storm and likely flooding that’s coming,” says Frank Shiers Jr., a contributor of political cartoons for The Dispatch.…

‘We are part of a glorious collection of stars’

‘We are part of a glorious collection of stars’

By Krestin Bahr Most of my life, I have thought that being an astronaut would be the best job in the world. This month, I have changed my mind after…

This ‘graffiti’ is good for community

By Alana Smith Graffiti Gratitude Stops are coming to Eatonville – a nationwide campaign to spread and experience gratitude through expressing gratefulness in an art form publically – are coming…

Morse Wildlife Preserve: Looking back after 20 years

Morse Wildlife Preserve: Looking back after 20 years

(Editor: The 20th-year celebration on Sept. 13 of the Morse Wildlife Preserve in Graham included a history of the site presented by Tom Gulbadini. It’s reprinted here.) The first recorded…

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…