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County makes ‘modest’ health gains

Pierce County appears to be getting healthier compared to other counties in Washington but is still doing poorly in physical and environmental health indicators such as smoking, preventative care and…

Becker cancels forum

State Sen. Randi Becker, saying she needs to keep herself available for voting on legislation, has canceled a town hall-style meeting she had planned to host by telephone April 9…

New leader for FISH food banks

Sue Potter, vowing to carry on the organization’s tradition of compassionate community service, has been named executive director of FISH Food Banks of Pierce County. Potter, whose selection to replace…

The buzz about bees

The buzz about bees

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Bees won’t sting you unless you provoke them. Even if you don’t mean to, that’s when they temporarily stray from being one of man’s best…

Training for invasive-plants fight

The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council will teach citizens how to identify and report invasive vegetation during a free workshop April8 at Northwest Trek. The council trains the public in…

Rainier $298 million behind in maintenance

Rainier $298 million behind in maintenance

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Randy King wants visitors to Mount Rainier National Park to enjoy themselves and the surroundings as much as possible, and he hopes Congress will do…

Eatonville’s Price runnerup for Daffodil queen

Rachel Price of Eatonvlle High School was the first runnerup in last Saturday’s coronation of the Daffodil Festival’s queen for 2015. The crown went to Ashley Becker, the first festival’s…

Becker hosts call-in town hall

State Sen. Randi Becker will host a town hall-style meeting by telephone April 9 for discussions of legislative issues with residents of the Second Legislative District. The interactive forum will…

Sakura to speak on WWII internment

David Sakura, whose family was among Japanese Americans relocated to a temporary detention camp at the fairgrounds in Puyallup during World War II, will give a presentation April 10 at…

‘Dedication, caring and compassion’

‘Dedication, caring and compassion’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Through decades of discussions, planning and construction of Ashford County Park, Rick Adams was a constant catalyst for the project. And for that dedication, Pierce…