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Fun times link kids and 21st-century math skills

By Krestin Bahr November is the time for families and thoughts of home. Homecoming and giving of thanks surround these days when the trees lose their leaves and their bare…

Here’s why flu shots are important

By Roger Muller The leaves are changing colors, store shelves are filling with Halloween decorations and evening temperatures are dipping into the 40s. Fall has arrived in Washington, and that…

Now that was what we call good news

Now that was what we call good news

One role of The Dispatch we enjoy the most is sharing the good news of accomplishments by people and organizations. Here’s a quick recap of what we were happy to…

Scare tactics in mayor race don’t fool anyone

Just when I thought everything had cooled down, I hear of someone hanging door knockers and making Facebookpostings full of innuendo, half- truths and outright falsehoods regarding Mike Schaub. These…

No place for negative campaigning

I just wanted to respond in regard to the campaign door hanger that was delivered around town in the last week. I was very disappointed by the negative statements issued…

Problems with Initiative 522

While I would like to see simple GMO labeling on food products, Initiative 522 is a badly written measure. For example, the measure provides that its requirements are to be…

In Our View: South Pierce Fire bond deserves support

Far be it for us to tell people how to spend their hard-earned money, but there’s a pretty darn good investment being offered by South Pierce Fire and Rescue. Voters…

Here are the ways educators and community members ‘do school’

Here are the ways educators and community members ‘do school’

By Krestin Bahr As this is homecoming month for our Eatonville School District, I wonder what we do as educators and community members to make this the time that students…

In Our View: Park volunteers show the right way

It’s ironic that just three days before partisan politics pushed the federal government into a shutdown that forced the closure of Mount Rainier National Park and associated economic impacts affecting…

Vote so South Pierce Fire can keep helping us

Imagine a surprise awakening in the middle of the night from a frightened spouse with chest pains, or a crying child who has just fallen off your backyard swing, or…