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Too much ho-ho-ho isn’t healthy

Too much ho-ho-ho isn’t healthy

By Bev Utt Contributing writer Grazing and snacking your way through holiday parties or tasting as you cook during the holidays can lead to overeating. When you eat this holiday…

County’s pot question will go to voters

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch At a cost to taxpayers approaching half a million dollars, Pierce County plans to ask voters next year if they want licensed retail marijuana businesses…

Taking an elfie

Taking an elfie

Roxy Theater in Eatonville was the scene of a Christmas-themed fund-raiser Dec. 5 for Senior Surprise, the annual community-organized celebration for new Eatonville High School graduates. The theater hosted a…

Car-pedestrian accident now fatal

A man who was struck by an automobile while he was walking across State Route 7 in Spanaway last month has died from injuries he suffered in the incident. Stuart…

Salmon projects on state’s money list

Salmon projects on state’s money list

Some of the $44 million-plus in newly awarded state grants for salmon preservation projects is flowing south Pierce County’s way. The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Puget Sound…

Three hurt in SR-161 crash

An Eatonville man was among three motorists who were injured in a traffic accident Tuesday morning in the Graham area. He and one other motorist were taken to hospitals for…

Water restriction limits Elbe businesses

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Sandra Isdell has everything she needs to start a coffee business in Elbe except one thing: Water. Isdell, who wants to open a mobile coffee…

Coat drive warms up teenagers

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Underprivileged teenagers in the Eatonville area will be warmer this winter, thanks to a coat drive that brought out example after example of generosity. The…

Return of the fisher

Return of the fisher

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The reintroduction of the fisher to the southwestern Cascades region, where the species has been absent since the 1990s, began earlier this month and soon…

Spanaway grocery store will switch from Haggen to Safeway

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A Haggen grocery store in Spanaway that was headed for closure is getting a second life. The store will be purchased by the Albertsons grocery…