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Town does away with elected treasurer

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The duties of Eatonville’s elected town treasurer and appointed town clerk will be combined into a single, non-elected position. Under a plan approved March 14…

Roadsides due for yearly spray

Pierce County roadsides will get their annual anti-weeds makeover this spring and summer. An initial application of herbicides to combat weeds along road shoulders will start March 28 and continue…

Big changes for Elbe rail venture

Big changes for Elbe rail venture

Something new is coming down the tracks in Elbe. Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad (MRSR), whose historic steam trains based there have carried passengers on sightseeing trips through and between foothill…

Democrats’ turn to go caucusing

In school gyms and other locations, Democrats in Pierce County will gather later this month as part of a statewide effort to help pick their party’s nominee for president. Precinct…

County gets federal help against elder abuse

Pierce County has been awarded a grant of $370,985 from the U.S. Department of Justice to help deal with elder abuse. The county prosecutor’s office, which secured one of the…

Inslee checks out skills center

Governor Jay Inslee went away impressed after a recent visit to Pierce County Skills Center for an up-close look at the technical and vocational programs available to students from the…

Teen’s research has backing of Johns Hopkins University

Teen’s research has backing of Johns Hopkins University

A sensor to help emergency vehicles measure the speed and depth of flood waters. A microorganism that can decompose harmful toxins. And a hydrogel injection that can help patients heal…

Car and truck collide

A woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries she suffered when the car she was driving collided with a large truck Wednesday near Roy. According to the…

Muzzle stays put on shooting

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A ban on hunting and other uses of firearms will remain in effect indefinitely in an area of about 2,000 rural acres in the Graham-Kapowsin…

No more elected treasurer for town?

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville is poised to go forward without an elected treasurer to help keep track of the town’s finances. The Town Council could vote March 14…