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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…

Police could have been more compassionate toward mourners

By Kevin Valentine Our community of Eatonville suffered a loss several days ago. Back on July 20, a young woman was killed in an ATV accident. It is a tragedy…

Everyone’s help made garden tour a success

As co-chair of the Eatonville Garden Tour, I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s tour a success. We had a record turnout,…

Gold star for electoral politics might go to Eatonville

PAT JENKINS Dispatch editor It isn’t over until the last votes are cast, but if trends continue, the town of Eatonville will be able to claim the unofficial title of…

Council’s reaction to medical marijuana shop was shortsighted

By David Wuller On the evening of July 8, the Eatonville Town Council rushed the passage of an ordinance specifically written to prevent businesses selling medical marijuana within town limits.…

Hungry children deserve summer meals

By Kevin Concannon Children need access to healthy food all year long, because good nutrition provides the sound foundation they need to learn, grow and thrive. As U.S. Department of…

Military budget cuts impact Pierce County bases, jobs

By Don C. Brunell Military installations and defense contractors are taking the brunt of the automatic budgets cuts mandated by sequestration. Why should we care?  Washington has major bases and…

What I said about my firing as fire chief

I feel I should address a misstatement in the May 22 front-page article in The Dispatch on local candidates (“Mayor will run for Town Council, not re-election”). Regarding my firing…