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Feel-good stories of 2015

Feel-good stories of 2015

As the calendar turns to a new year, The Dispatch looks back on the stories in 2015 that put people in good moods. Remember these? Underprivileged teenagers in the Eatonville…

How folks felt about the year’s hot topics

The weekly poll at dispatchnews.com gave an indication of what people were thinking about current events or simply the things that people generally talk about the most, such as football,…

That Christmas evergreen can be ‘treecycled’

After you take down the decorations, don’t forget to treecycle your Christmas tree. That’s the word from Pierce County. County residents who subscribe to yard waste collection service can place…

Noisy brakes outlawed on county road

Part of Orting-Kapowsin Highway will soon be off-limits to the use of compression brakes. In response to citizen concerns about noise from the brakes that are common on large trucks,…

ATVs OK on town streets

All-terrain vehicles that usually are restricted to off-road use can start showing up legally on streets inside Eatonville, the Town Council has decided. An ordinance approved by the council Dec.…

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…