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Alexander: Schools-first budget plan would satisfy court ruling

Alexander: Schools-first budget plan would satisfy court ruling

GOP legislators say their plan would satisfy court’s ruling on full funding Legislation requiring a separate state budget for public schools has been introduced in response to a court ruling…

Settlement for judge left without a court

The town of Eatonville will pay $6,000 in a contract settlement with a former Municipal Court judge who was displaced when the court services were transferred to another town. Tom…

Voters’ choices for council on the job

Three new members have begun their work with the Pierce County Council. The council got its new look with the election last November of Jim McCune, Connie Ladenburg and Doug…

CC versus Eatonville in tie-breaker

Seeding in the post-season 1A district high school boys basketball playoffs will be at stake when Eatonville and Cascade Christian meet this Friday. Their 7 p.m. showdown at Orting High…

Dodgeball tournament is multi-aged

A dodgeball tournament for three age groups will be staged Feb. 23 at Graham-Kapowsin High School and Frontier Middle School. Graham-Kapowsin’s JROTC is the sponsor of the tourney, which is…

Wanted: More volunteer firefighters

Wanted: More volunteer firefighters

More volunteer firefighters who live in or near Eatonville are needed for the town’s fire department. That close-in address, the right age (18 and up) and good health are what…

Fund-raiser for Gary Sokol

A spaghetti dinner and auction are scheduled for Feb. 9 in Eatonville as a fund-raiser benefitting Gary Sokol, a local resident suffering from a serious illness. The event will be…

Reichert: Work across the aisle and with president

U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, whose Eighth District constituency includes the Graham and Eatonville areas, released the following statement after attending President Barack Obama’s second inauguration: “Today’s inauguration of President Barack…

Sheriff’s unit planning move into Eatonville

The Pierce County Sheriff Department plans to make Eatonville Town Hall the new base for its 20-officer unit that serves the southeast area of the county. Negotiations between the county…

Economists gaze into crystal ball

The Pierce County economy will grow this year, helped by growth in the military bases, at Boeing, in shipping and in the health industry Job growth in the county will…