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SR-161 traffic signals going dark for work

Traffic signals at four intersections on State Route 161 will be turned off on separate days next week for maintenance and upgrades, according to the state Department of Transportation. State…

Local help for health insurance signup

The Affordable Healthcare Act’s federal mandate requiring everyone to have health insurance by March 31 is on the horizon, and Eatonville Family Agency is available to help people make the…

‘We’re holding up as best we can’

‘We’re holding up as best we can’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch An Eatonville-area family is on a long road to recovery from a traffic accident 50 days ago that sent all of them to hospitals with…

Town Council defends school levy endorsement

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville Town Council members found themselves defending their 11th-hour endorsement last week of Eatonville School District’s levy. At its Feb. 10 meeting, the council approved…

Legislators to meet in Graham with public

Two of the legislators representing part of the south Pierce County area, including Graham and Eatonville, will meet with their public in a town hall-style gathering this Saturday. State Reps.…

They keep the visitors coming

They keep the visitors coming

Crystal Rodgers and Amber Kistenmacher, Ashford residents who have helped bring visitors to their community, have been named recipients of the Mount Rainier Visitor Association’s Community Service Award for 2013.…

Learning the STEM way

Learning the STEM way

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Columbia Crest Elementary School’s efforts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) get a lot of attention at the Ashford campus and throughout the school…

Healthcare access among county’s top-5 health issues

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County’s five most pressing health issues are mental health, substance abuse, access to quality health services, health disparities, and protecting and improving the environment.…

Decision favors Mount Rainier-area resort

The developers of a proposed resort near Mount Rainier are making enough progress and should continue with their plans, a Pierce County hearing examiner has ruled. Stephen Causseaux Jr. issued…

Local educators like Inslee plan for funding

By Elliot Suhr WNPA News Service Local education leaders are applauding Governor Jay Inslee’s proposal to close tax loopholes and generate nearly $200 million in funding for Washington’s public schools.…