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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…

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…