True listening brings understanding | Rich Elfers

  • Apr 28, 2016 at 10:00AM

"Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." These words were my mantra over the last seven of my 31 years teaching high school social studies at Sumner. I know a lot about many fields because of my constant reading and thinking, but that isn't enough to have an impact upon cynical and suspicious high school students who won't listen or cooperate if they don't like you.


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In a tangle | Editorial Cartoon

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 12:00PM

Native American tribes and the state have gotten themselves in a tangle over the Puget Sound Salmon Plan.

East Pierce Fire & Rescue seeks volunteers

  • Apr 26, 2016 at 11:00AM

Firefighter staffing is critically short at East Pierce Fire and Rescue during a time when firefighters are working hard to stay up with the increasing demand in call volume. In the first quarter of 2016, we responded to 2,506 alarms—a 15 percent increase over the same period as last year. With the continued growth in our area, we are expecting call volumes to keep climbing.

Bridge provides a lesson from the past | Rich Elfers

  • Apr 21, 2016 at 12:02PM

As of last Friday evening, Enumclaw was cut off from Buckley, Bonney Lake and Sumner by the White River Bridge closure. What was once a 10-minute drive has now increased to 45.

Safe online dating? | Editorial Cartoon

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 11:00AM

Is online dating safe, or has it become more dangerous?

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Does the U.S. Constitution guarantee public bathroom facilities to transgender individuals?

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