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Legal standoff over pot store

Legal standoff over pot store

By Cooper Inveen WNPA Olympia Bureau With all the complications that local bans have caused for Washington’s recreational pot market, two state-licensed businessmen have decided to take matters into their…

Couple arrested, kids taken from ‘filthy’ home

Two adults are facing charges in connection with the removal of three young children from an Eatonville-area home that was described by authorities as “filthy and unsanitary.” The children –…

Plan with 11-cent gas tax increase advances

By Cooper Inveen WNPA Olympia Bureau Just 18 days after its initial unveiling, state Senate lawmakers have passed a $15 billion transportation package that includes an 11.7-cent increase to the…

Charges filed in fatal crash

A Roy man has been charged with vehicular homicide for a crash March 7 on State Route 507 near Spanaway that left another man dead and some of the victim’s…

Knitters making a difference

Knitters making a difference

By Tillie Vuksich Contributing writer The Eatonville knitting group, the Knit ‘n’ Knots, supports local hospitals by donating hand-knitted and crocheted hats (from baby-sized to adult), lap blankets and hand-sewn…

Bethel launching dual language learning

A Spanish-English dual language program wlil begin this fall at Chester H. Thompson Elementary School in the Bethel School District. The program will be limited to kindergarten during the 2015-16…

Fortune smiles on game show fan

Fortune smiles on game show fan

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch This week, Michelle Andersen is the biggest television star from Eatonville. Okay, she’s the only one. But a star she is as one of the…

Now serving 2 million school lunches

Now serving 2 million school lunches

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch How would you like to cook 2 million lunches and 250,000 breakfasts a year? That’s what the Bethel School District does for its students, and…

Higher gas tax part of transportation proposal

By Cooper Inveen WNPA Olympia Bureau The state Senate’s new transportation package is being hailed for its bipartisan support, although some critics find aspects of it troubling. The proposals were…

Landmark on dining scene

Landmark on dining scene

Eatonville’s newest restaurant is a blast from the past and a touch of fresh entrepeneurialism. The Landmark is scheduled to open this week at the corner of Mashell Avenue and…