• By Don C. Brunell
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America’s supply of affordable housing is shrinking, and a bevy of government regulations on residential construction only exacerbates the homeless problem.  As a result, more people are now living “unsheltered” in tents along the freeway or beneath overpasses because they can’t afford to pa…

  • By Dr. Rachel Wood
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Karen Carpenter (1950-1983) was an American drummer and singer in the 1970s. She died after losing a long battle with anorexia nervosa, one of the most commonly known eating disorders. Since that time, there have been great advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.

  • By Brian Wharton
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To ensure the deepest levels of learning, students need to engage scenarios where they are required to apply their learning in real and authentic ways. Recently, our 460 ninth grade students at Yelm High School were challenged to apply their learning from their Technology Communication class…

  • By Don C. Brunell
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Millions of college graduates find themselves saddled with crushing debt and more than a third of them won’t be working in their chosen profession.  Many will be working for low wages.

  • By Jason Mercier
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It looked like taxpayers were going to be provided a new tax transparency resource when lawmakers adopted the 2018 supplemental budget. The budget included a provision that would have created an online searchable tax database where citizens could find their state and local tax rates (such as…

  • By Steve Klein, Yelm
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Welcome back to Yelm. In the 5-plus years you have been away, Pastor Jeff Adams has continued his enmity towards me and others, which had mostly taken a hiatus since the 2016 election, until last week.

  • By Pastor Sylvia Peterson
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This week the media is filled with more stories about national and international tragedies. Is there something I should do?  Is there anything I CAN do?

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