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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…

Transportation won’t improve without public’s support

Transportation won’t improve without public’s support

By Randi Becker During the 2013 legislative session, there was debate in Olympia about whether to raise the gas tax to build new transportation projects. I took the opportunity to…

United, we can bring tourism dollars to town

By Rich Williams Many of you have probably seen the new Historic Eatonville” sign as you enter town. This is an important step in promoting tourism in Eatonville. According to…

Question for educators: Do you believe in us?

(Editor’s note: Marcos Sanchez, the associated student body president at Eatonville High School, made the following speech at a welcome-back meeting of school district staff members Aug. 28, a week…

What about this compensation?

Columnist Adele Ferguson’s rant about the Clintons’ speech compensation (Aug. 21, “Reagan once spoke his mind as a Democrat – and probably for free”) conveniently neglected to include some other…

Community gains soothe painful memories

More than a decade later, the events of Sept. 11, 2001 remain a part of the U.S. conscience, and – thankfully – not only for the still-vivid memories of the…

Put conditions on food stamps

As always, when I get The Dispatch in my mailbox, I read it from cover to cover. I always enjoy Adele Ferguson’s column. She is usually right on, and I…

Schools in great shape to welcome back students

I am so impressed with the way the Eatonville schools look as we get ready to launch into another school year. Kudos to the maintenance staff that have invested hours…

Worry about medical records

Are your medical records secure? I am a pilot, and recently the FAA contacted me and wanted specific information on some prescription medications they said I had taken. I looked…

Art Festival truly a community event

The Eatonville Lions would like to say thanks to The Dispatch for the great coverage of the 42nd annual Art Festival. We really appreciate the nice writeups. We also want…