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High school track and field April 24: Bethel at Graham-Kapowsin April 30: Spanaway Lake at Rogers, Graham-Kapowsin at Emerald Ridge, Puyallup at Bethel High school baseball April 23: Beamer at…

Lent: Fasting, giving and extra prayer

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Many Christians in south Pierce County are joining with millions nationwide who are preparing for Easter by observing Lent, which a Graham church leader describes…

Corps of Engineers will kill fish-eating birds

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown To reduce the birds’ predation on juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Basin, the U.S. Corps of Engineers has announced it will kill…

Survey: Pierce unhealthy compared to other counties

The overall health of Pierce County ranks in the bottom third among all counties statewide, according to a national health survey. Pierce County’s position for 2014 —25th out of 39…

No to health insurance cartels, yes to Medicare

By Kathi Acosta On the surface, some of the benefits being touted by Obamacare supporters seem to be a significant improvement over current conditions. One such claim is “insurance companies…

Easter events for community

Here’s some of what’s happening in the Eatonville area for Easter: • An all-ages community Easter egg hunt, hosted by Living Word Assembly of God, will be held April 19…

Legislators plan telephone town hall meeting

State Reps. J.T. Wilcox and Graham Hunt, whose Second District constituency includes the south Pierce County area, will hold an hour-long telephone town hall for the public on April 23…

Floats catch judges’ eye

Floats catch judges’ eye

Two of the top awards for floats in the 2014 Daffodil Festival’s Grand Floral Parade were won by the Eatonville community and Bethel School District entries. For the second time…

Kaelin’s record-breaker also leads state

Justin Kaelin’s school record in the shot put helped Eatonville finish sixth in the boys’ team standings in the Tacoma Invitational high school track and field meet last Saturday. Besides…

9-1-1 system working again after outage

South Sound 911, which serves Pierce County, was one of many 9-1-1 dispatch centers in the state affected by a 9-1-1 outage Thursday. Service in Pierce County was down for…