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Do you sleep well? Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t. After looking at articles about sleep, here’s what I found:  We all know that good sleep equals good health. We are … more
This year marked the 40th anniversary of the partnership between treaty tribes and our state co-managers to establish salmon fisheries. Each spring since 1984, we’ve held a series of … more
Editor, I am dismayed each time I see high school students protesting for something essential that earlier generations enjoyed and took for granted … and now deny to younger generations. … more
Editor, It has been shocking to see the Yelm school district levy fail and the accompanying job losses. One positive thing we can do is elect representatives who will support state funding for … more
Editor, I am a freshman at Yelm High School, an honor roll student, who cares about the education system. Without the school, I wouldn't be here now. I am writing this to voice my concerns on … more
During the first half of May, administrators at the University of Washington patiently negotiated with pro-Hamas protesters about voluntarily dismantling their illegal encampment at the center of the … more
Editor,  I was so saddened by the failure of the Yelm Public Schools levy not passing for the second time. I am an 88-year-old widow living on a fixed income, and I have never voted against … more
With candidate filing week now behind us, the 2024 election season is in full swing. Democrat leaders in our state are no doubt looking ahead to the August primary and November general election … more
With candidate filing week now behind us, the 2024 election season is in full swing. Democrat leaders in our state are no doubt looking ahead to the August primary and November general election … more
Blocking a bad piece of legislation can often be as important as passing a good bill. That’s why Republican senators took a moment to cheer a few months ago when, in the face of intense … more
Unfortunately, it’s animal fighting season in the Pacific Northwest. The Washington state Gambling Commission encourages reporting of animal fighting to help stop these terrible acts. Our … more
Editor, School districts are unique, in that people have the right to engage in something they might not fully understand, leading to real consequences for children and staff. From comments I … more
For a dozen years, Republican Third Congressional District U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler represented Southwest Washington in Congress with a focus on helping her constituents. Before that, she … more
In 1904, the ice cream cone was invented, the United States began construction of the Panama Canal, and a group of employers came together in Seattle to form the Citizens’ Alliance, which later … more
Republicans see absolutely no need for an income tax in Washington. Thanks to unanimous support from Republican legislators, Initiative 2111 was passed on March 4. It outlaws any income tax at any … more
Passing EP&O levy necessary to providing comprehensive education to students   Editor, As a dedicated member of the Yelm community, I am writing to express my enthusiastic … more
Today marks the 201st birthday of a Canadian woman whose loving selfless acts of service saved many lives throughout the Pacific Northwest. Esther Pariseau was born April 16, 1823, on a farm … more
Residents throughout the Yelm Community Schools (YCS) district will have an important decision to make in the April 23 special election when they vote to approve or reject the educational programs … more
Editor, To the esteemed members of the Yelm community, I address you today not merely as residents who fulfill vital roles in our community — as bankers, accountants, engineers, … more
Editor, As a longtime, proven, loyal advocate and leader in our wonderful community, I encourage all eligible voters to vote yes on our upcoming levy ballots. Our students have been through … more
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