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Reichert: ‘Juice’ in Congress comes with time

Reichert: ‘Juice’ in Congress comes with time

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert isn’t ready to restrict members of Congress like himself to the length of time they spend in office. Reichert, a congressman…

South American volcano lessons applied to Mount Rainier

South American volcano lessons applied to Mount Rainier

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Mount Rainier at its worst, and lessons learned from a volcano-devastated town in South America, will be the subject of a public meeting involving federal…

A hero’s medals find their way to daughter

A hero’s medals find their way to daughter

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Forty-six years after he was killed in action, the medals of a Vietnam War hero are in the hands of his daughter through the perseverance…

Bethel taxpayers will save nearly $7 million

Bethel School District taxpayers will save millions of dollar, thanks to record low bond rates. The School Board has approved the refinancing of part of the district’s outstanding bonds, resulting…

Resurfacing planned for SR-161

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Portions of State Route 161 in and near Eatonville will be resurfaced before the end of this summer. The facelift by the state Department of…

Vigil for victims, fund for their children

A candlelight vigil for the Eatonville couple who died in a murder-suicide shooting last week is scheduled for this Thursday, and fund-raising is underway to help their surviving children. Kristina…

Graham Fire asking for $11 million

Graham Fire asking for $11 million

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Graham Fire and Rescue, hoping to hire more firefighters and paramedics to keep up with rising demand for emergency services, will ask voters this August…

Senate action requested on slain park ranger’s honor

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Washington’s U.S. senators are applying some pressure to get Eatonville’s post office renamed in honor of a slain Mount Rainier National Park ranger. Sens. Patty…

Murder-suicide in Eatonville

Murder-suicide in Eatonville

Two people are dead in Eatonville after an apparent murder-suicide Thursday morning. According to the Pierce County Sheriff Department, a 40-year-old man shot his 37-year-old wife at their home on…

Columbia Crest: Better students through STEM

By Angie Ellenbecker Contributing writer On March 26, the Eatonville School Board approved Columbia Crest to become a K-8 STEM school. Columbia Crest will now serve kindergarten through eighth-grade students,…