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As school ends, many things come to a head and many parents find confusion on different situations and happenings. This holds true with the Rainier High School boys basketball program. The day before … more
I am requesting an open microphone at the upcoming Rainier School Board meeting on June 16. The public needs an opportunity to voice their opinion. We need this open to the public and no tricks to … more
It is time to call our governor out on his Stay Home, Stay Safe decree. The original stated purpose was to “flatten the curve,” not “stamp out the virus.” We have complied and … more
Rep. Brad Klippert (R-Kennewick) introduced HB 1377, which would end vote by mail and HB 1014, which would elect the governor by an electoral college vote by county. While these bills will not become … more
I am a resident of Rainier and I love the wildlife and prefer a small-town atmosphere. A Dollar General store and parking lot is wrecking my idea of a small-town atmosphere. I mean, there is a … more
Editor’s note: Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, released the following statement after the announcement of plans for a new gas tax.  As I listened to the House Democrats roll out their … more
For 25-plus years, the holiday season meant spending time shopping at JZ Rose and viewing the gorgeous window displays. No matter what season or time of year, the window displays and all the various … more
On April 14, during a meeting, the Tenino City Council agreed to pay $23,000 to the Washington Municipal Clerks Association for expenses. Tenino Clerk Treasurer John Millard stated that the city … more
A 40-year-old bicyclist from Seatac is accused of driving under the influence after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday, Nov. 25, along State Route 507 north of Roy, according to the Washington State … more
I have loved and lived on my little farm in Yelm between the country folk and the Ramtha School of Enlightenment since 1995.The many-year homesteaders who raise gardens, cattle and horses with rifles … more
The other day I watched as a group of people on horseback stopped in a field along the main road in Tenino to rally support for a candidate for governor. Although I did not agree with their stance in … more
An observation for your readers in response to your story, “Yelm Council Passes Design, Cost Estimate Agreement for Educational Center and Business Incubator.” Why was Joe DePinto the only … more
I would like to see our local pastors Jeff Adams and Sylvia Peterson back in the Nisqually Valley News once a week. Their spiritual guidance is needed in these troubled times. They give scriptures … more
I am a young woman of color. I am scared of the climate crisis and how it is already disproportionately impacting communities of color. That is why I am supporting Beth Doglio to represent … more
The first time I heard about climate change I was 6, standing in front of the bustling Proctor Farmers Market with my dad, who was petitioning. The scientific projections, droughts, wildfires and … more
Yelm Mayor JW Foster and the executive team presented to the council on Tuesday, Oct. 13, a first draft of the 2021-2022 biennium budget that includes roughly $14.4 million in anticipated revenue and … more
With Representative Mike Pellicciotti stepping down from the Washington state House to run for treasurer, there is an open seat for the 30th district this election cycle. I am supporting Democrat … more
One of the president’s many failings in addressing the crisis of COVID-19 has been his inability to understand a simple but difficult reality: That we cannot address the economic crisis until we … more
Please educate yourself as to what is at stake in the upcoming 2020 election. Seniors, look at what is proposed for cutting Social Security and Medicare by the current administration. Young families, … more
I just realized the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare and pre-existing conditions are toast, as is Social Security.The case to kill the ACA, which was brought by the president and 20 Republican states, … more
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