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Publishing police reports is how we help fight crime

PAT JENKINS In one of our latest Dispatch reader polls, we asked if folks are more inclined to help police solve a crime if a financial reward was offered, as…

GrahamCitizens: Sewing a community together

GrahamCitizens: Sewing a community together

By Wayne Coioke Few of the 60,000 residents of Graham know that there is more to their community than a place to live and stores to buy food. Like sewing…

Community supports its schools

If anyone out there hasn’t voted on the current school levy, please make your voice heard now and vote. Although the school needs money to operate, the education it will…

Two views – one for, one against – on Eatonville schools levy

YES: Continue what other generations gave us By Rich and Ruthie Williams Let’s take a look at Bob Thomas’ first point. I can’t argue with the mathematics. It looks correct;…

Rethinking yes votes for Bethel levies

We have always voted yes for levies in the Bethel School District. However, we are rethinking it for the following reasons. It has been promoted that the current 4.4 percent…

School districts deserve to have their levies pass

PAT JENKINS The levies proposed by the Eatonville and Bethel school districts in the special election should be easy for voters in the respective districts to support. Voting yes is…

The more opinions, the merrier

PAT JENKINS Everybody has an opinion on everything, so the Street Talk feature on this page is right up their alley. Most of the time. The Dispatch asks passersby on…

Eatonville schools: 100 years as the heart and soul of our community

Eatonville schools: 100 years as the heart and soul of our community

By Krestin Bahr As we near the end of first semester for Eatonville School District, this is a time to reflect on the year’s progress. Over the holidays, I was…

Recreational marijuana: Your tax dollars at work

Regarding the article about marijuana sales in Pierce County, County Councilman Doug Rickardson was the lone dissenter on Ordinance 111. One of his reasoning is that the Legislature will be…

A tip of the hat to scholarship auction and school boards

PAT JENKINS The Dispatch was proud to be one of the many businesses and community organizations that contributed to Graham Business Association’s latest scholarship auction. The annual event raises money…