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Levy for Ashford-area fire protection is back

Fire District 23 officials hope the second time will be the charm for a levy they say is critical to paying for its fire protection and medical services in the…

Time to demand Medicare for All

By Kathi Acosta Once again, my heart is torn apart. Yet another young life tragically altered, and a community rallies to help her any way they can. She knows, and…

Highway project will disrupt traffic

Roadwork that starts today on a section of State Route 161 will result in traffic delays, according to the state Department of Transportation. In a project scheduled to continue through…

Forum: County Council race

Marilyn Rasmussen, as state senator, vigorously defended the rights and interests of the residents of Pierce County. During the many years fighting the LeMay-Sutherland garbage dump, she – unlike Piece…

Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Marie Boettcher Smith died on Sept. 23, 2012, following a brief illness. Kathleen was born on July 22, 1921, to Ernest and Peggy Boettcher of Alder, Wash., a place…

4-H shooting season starts in November

The 2012-13 4-H shooting sports season begins in November and runs through May at the Upper Nisqually Sportsmen’s Club in Eatonville. The club hosts a seven-month progressive education to prepare…

Insider and outsider in assessor-treasurer race

With the embattled incumbent out of the picture, the general-election race for Pierce County assessor-treasurer is between an administrator already working in the office and someone who wants to move…

Plan to add sixth-graders moves ahead

Sixth-graders will be middle school student in the Bethel School District beginning next September. In a 3-0 vote at its Oct. 9 meeting, the School Board approved changing the current…

Tax decision faces town

Eatonville voters are deciding whether to boost property taxes to help improve the town’s finances. A levy placed on the general election ballot by the Town Council will, if it…

Owner wants horses back

The owner of 39 horses that were seized by Pierce County authorities to protect them from alleged mistreatment has formally declared he wants them back. Officials said Tuesday that John…