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Underprivileged schoolkids get community love

PAT JENKINS There are so many nice things that people do for others during the holiday season. Here is one of those instances that warm the heart. Ty and Samantha…

Do the ethanol shuffle if you like $5-a-gallon gas

By Don Brunell Have you heard of the ethanol shuffle? One step forward, two steps back. Actually, it’s not a dance; it’s part of California’s clean energy policy — a…

It’s time for a modern tax system

I am writing to advocate for Washington to completely replace its current tax system with a moderately progressive income tax. The current system of 60 taxes, tolls and fees would…

Thank you for helping so many

By Lori Culver I want to express my heartfelt thanks to this special community for supporting the work of the Eatonville Family Agency. As my one-year anniversary on the job…

Ferguson called ‘em as she saw ‘em

PAT JENKINS Like her or loathe her, people read Adele Ferguson. So her retirement from writing feisty, highly opinionated and often partisan political columns for The Dispatch and about 40…

Homan had positive impact on schools, community

Robert (Bob) Homan gracefully stepped down from the Eatonville School Board after this past month after having dedicated over 10 years of service to the Eatonville School District. The issues…

New road rules hurt winter recreation

This year, Mount Rainier National Park policy will have a substantial impact on winter recreational opportunities. Park management has decided that the road between Longmire and Paradise will not open…

Good enough for Founding Fathers is good enough for me

Good enough for Founding Fathers is good enough for me

By Jim McCune Budgeting is perhaps the most important job of your elected representatives. Discerning where to direct your tax dollars to provide the services government is charged with providing…

Up close with Skills Center and communities

By Randi Becker As anyone who has heard me talk about the subject will tell you, I am passionate about skills centers, and particularly the one here in Pierce County.…

Election to Town Council ‘humbling’

Election to Town Council ‘humbling’

I want to offer my sincerest thanks to everyone who took the time to vote in the latest election. Our town showed one of the higher voting percentages of registered…