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Keeping an eye on rivers during flood season

Keeping an eye on rivers during flood season

Pierce County officials are urging residents and communities near rivers, including the Nisqually, to be ready for potential floods this winter. Storms between November and March are responsible for most…

County Council passes pot prohibition

Legalized marijuana shops may have a hard time getting started in Pierce County as a result of action by the County Council last week. The council narrowly voted to prohibit…

State, school issues on Frederickson council agenda

State Rep. J.T. Wilcox will speak about Boeing and transportation-related issues, and representatives of Bethel School District will discuss two district levies during a meeting this Saturday of Frederickson Clover…

Volunteers find own way while enriching community

Volunteers find own way while enriching community

By Ruth Ferris Contributing writer Young volunteers make a difference. This article will look at three very different ways that young volunteers have made a difference in the work of…

Tipsters help catch Walmart suspects

Two men who authorities say roughly tried to rip off the Walmart store in Spanaway last summer have been nabbed with some extra help from the public. The Pierce County…

Long road back to beloved car

Long road back to beloved car

By Marian Dinwiddie Contributing writer Imagine finding and buying back a special car you had sold 42 years before. For anyone who reminisces with thoughts about such a vehicle, John…

New contract for park concessionaire

Rainier Guest Services has been awarded a 10-year contract to continue running the lodging, food and beverage, and other commercial services within Mount Rainier National Park The contract coves Paradise…

Thriving in all-day grade K

Thriving in all-day grade K

By Joan Cronk Contributing writer The Bethel and Eatonville school districts see the value in all-day kindergarten. Krista Carlson, spokeswoman for Bethel, said the district has offered all-day kindergarten programs…

County wins jail case, avoids possible $1.9 million judgment

In a lawsuit that could have cost Pierce County nearly $2 million if the verdict had gone the other way, a jury has ruled in favor of the county in…

Casey Park is G-K High’s new Daffodil princess

Casey Park is G-K High’s new Daffodil princess

By Joan Cronk Contributing writer Choir president, state solo and ensemble participant and Advanced Placement scholar Casey Park is the 2014 Graham-Kapowsin High School Daffodil Festival princess. Park was chosen…