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Air conditions bring burn ban

Pierce County is under a Stage 1 burn ban because of stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency announced Thursday. The order, which was…

General election is official

Results of the general election that ended earlier this month are official with certification of the final numbers today by the Pierce County auditor. Highlights locally for voters in south…

Eatonville taps county for full-time police chief

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The job of police chief in Eatonville is going back to full-time. The Town Council has approved a proposal from Mayor Mike Schaub to hire…

Road crews get snow act together

Road crews get snow act together

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Snow that has started falling in the mountains could make it into Pierce County’s lower elevations before next winter is over. And the folks whose…

Pedestrian hit, driver arrested

A pedestrian crossing State Route 7 in Spanaway was hit and injured by an automobile Thursday in an incident that resulted in the driver being jailed. The State Patrol reported…

A princess for Eatonville

A princess for Eatonville

Samaria Roberts, a senior at Eatonville High School, has been chosen as a princess for the 2016 Daffodil Festival. She will represent her school and community in festival events such…

Storm huffs and puffs

Relatively small power outages in south Pierce County were continuing Wednesday after a wind and rain storm blew through the region Tuesday. Puget Sound Energy reported 16 customers in the…

Vaping banned in town’s parks

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Official opposition among local governments to electronic cigarettes now includes Eatonville, which has become the first municipality in Pierce County and only the third in…

She’s part of first woman-led Kiwanis administration

She’s part of first woman-led Kiwanis administration

The first female-headed administration of Kiwanis International includes a Spanaway woman. Jackie Sue McFarlin took office in October as the Pacific Northwest District leader of the service and volunteer organization.…

Harsher sentence possible for accused killer

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A Graham-area man now faces a possible sentence of life in prison for allegedly murdering a woman and hiding her body last summer. The charge…