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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…

Readers weigh in on newspapers and trust

PAT JENKINS Readers weigh in on newspapers and trust When it comes to how much our readers trust The Dispatch, we’re doing better than Congress. Of course, you might say…

Kids are our future, and Youth Connection is there for them

By Alana Smith Parents concerned with and preventing youth involvement in drugs, crime and violence started the Youth Connection in Eatonville in 1988 with grassroots support and volunteers. We offer…

Pierce County isn’t safe from human trafficking

Pierce County isn’t safe from human trafficking

By Jim McCune Every year, human traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits by victimizing millions of people around the world and here in the United States. Human trafficking is…

The making of a community where hunger doesn’t hurt

The making of a community where hunger doesn’t hurt

By Ruth Ferris New Eatonville Family Agency administrator Lori Culver has had a first year that would have been daunting to a new administrator of any agency. The hard-working staff…

After sports thrills, we’re back to business

By Dave Reichert How about those Seahawks? What an amazing time for sports in our state. First the Super Bowl and then sending two of our own, Torin Koos and…

Thank you, voters, for renewing school levy

By Krestin Bahr On behalf of our students, School Board and all staff in Eatonville School District, I want to extend my gratitude to our community, which has voted to…

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…