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True listening brings understanding | Rich Elfers

  • Apr 28, 2016 at 10:45AM

"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.

Bridge provides a lesson from the past | Rich Elfers

  • Apr 21, 2016 at 12:15PM

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?

Friends, enemies and political memories | Rich Elfers

  • Apr 15, 2016 at 11:43AM

"Friends come and go, but enemies are forever." This was a comment from a small-town mayor who had been involved in politics for almost 20 years. His statement is also true on the national level based upon an editorial from Theunis Bates, managing editor of "The Week," in the March 25, 2016, edition.

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