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Snow interrupts schools

The Bethel and Eatonville school districts are starting their school day two hours late Tuesday because of snow. Overnight and early-morning snow created road conditions difficult enough to prompt the…

Fishing, crabbing and clamming continue in winter

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) may not always get high grades for its management expertise, but it certainly should for its…

Game On

Boys basketball Dec. 21: Cedar Park Christian at Eatonville Girls basketball Dec. 19: Rogers and Federal Way at Bethel, Curtis and Graham-Kapowsin at Emerald Ridge, Beamer and Spanaway Lake at…

Cream of the librarian crop

Cream of the librarian crop

Students appreciate the attention she gives them even when she’s busy. Her fellow educators praise her unflagging dedication. And the Washington Library Media Association calls Alyse Fritz the cream of…

Pierce County official joining new secretary of state’s staff

Pierce County’s deputy auditor will become the state’s director of elections when Secretary of State-elect Kim Wyman takes office next month. Wyman, who was elected last month, has named Lori…

School bonds refinanced to taxpayers’ gain

Taxpayers for property in the Eatonville School District are getting a break because the district has refinanced a portion of its outstanding bonds in order to take advantage of lower…

Don’t let the flu bug bite

Don’t let the flu bug bite

Flu season is here. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department offers the following advice on avoding the bug: Flu viruses are constantly changing. Each flu season, different flu viruses can spread,…

Neiditz choice for 9-1-1 director

Andrew Neiditz, the city manager for Lakewood since 2005, is expected to become the head of Pierce County’s new 9-1-1 emergency communications system. A panel of police and fire managers…

Charges filed against Graham horse owner

The owner of horses removed from a Graham farm by authorities who said the animals were living in unhealthy surroundings was charged today with 10 counts of animal cruelty. Pierce…

Book publishers hurting library users with e-book blockade

By Neel Parikh The holidays are coming and many people will unwrap Kindles and other e-readers. Good luck getting an e-book from your public library to download to your new…