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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…

Eatonville schools levy not an increase

(Re: Eatonville School District levy that will go before voters in February) I am not thrilled with our tax rate, but, this levy is at the same rate as the…

Wise leaders and less government control

Thanks to Don Brunell for his informative piece on the philanthropy of large corporations, banks, business, etc. (Jan. 1, “Business philanthropy keeps holiday spirit all year”). There are thousands of…

Our wishes for this year

It’s a new year – one week old, to be exact – and The Dispatch has the following wishes for the communities we cover: • We hope that voters in…