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Reichert on his political future and Trump’s

Reichert on his political future and Trump’s

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert might be unsure of his own political future, but he leaves no doubt there shouldn’t be one for Donald Trump. During…

Town lays down the hunting law

Town lays down the hunting law

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Hunting is now prohibited in Eatonville by a decision of the Town Councill that was less than unanimous. The no-hunting ordinance, which allows some exceptions,…

New state legislator appointed

New state legislator appointed

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch For the second time in two years, south Pierce County has a state legislator by appointment instead of a vote of the people. Andrew Barkis,…

Town hall by phone and online

State Sen. Randi Becker, whose Second District constituency includes the Eatonville and Graham areas, will conduct a town hall-style meeting by telephone and computer Feb. 25. Starting at 6:30 p.m.…

No repeal of transgender-restrooms rule

By Izumi Hansen WNPA Olympia Bureau The state Senate last week rejected 25-24 a bill that would repeal a rule affirming that people can use restrooms and locker rooms that…

Store worker wounded in shooting

A shooting Thursday afternoon at a convenience store in Spanaway left a victim seriously wounded, according to the Pierce County Sheriff Department. Authorities reported an employee of the store at…

County GOP entering presidential pick process

In the start of Washington’s role in choosing the candidates for president in this year’s election, the Pierce County organization of the Republican Party will join its counterparts in the…

‘Doomed’ recall of prosecutor falls short

‘Doomed’ recall of prosecutor falls short

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch An attempted recall of Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist derailed last week when its leaders conceded they couldnt’ collect enough voters’ signatures to force…

Q&A: Native American students gain from cultural focus

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch As the manager of the Native American Education Program for the Eatonville School District, Dorothy Apple oversees its efforts to strengthen the cultural and educational…

Not-guilty pleas in vehicle theft case

Two men have pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with burglaries and thefts that targeted recreational vehicles in the Graham area. Dayin Rex Henry, 34, and Shane Bryant Sweetman,…