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Help asked in catching camera thieves

The Pierce County Sheriff Department and Tacoma-Pierce County Crimestoppers are asking the public for help identifying suspects responsible for stealing 11 digital cameras from the Walmart store in Spanaway. Authorities…

Free, full-day kindergarten coming to Eatonville schools

The Eatonville School District will begin offering tuition-free, all-day kindergarten for all students beginning with the start of the 2013-14 school year in September. Superintendent Krestin Bahr, who writes about…

Good times at the Art Festival

Good times at the Art Festival

Art, music and good times were in abundance last weekend during the 42nd annual Eatonville Lions Club Art Festival. From Friday through Sunday, Glacier Park in Eatonville was the scene…

Long-term unemployment benefits go as economy improves

Washington’s improving economy will force the state to give up nine weeks of long-term unemployment benefits, according to the Employment Security Department. The change will start taking effect Aug. 11.…

Becker part of child obesity project

Becker part of child obesity project

A state senator from the Eatonville area said she is looking forward to participating in the Excellence in State Public Health Law Program, a group brought together by the non-profit…

Pierce County Fair Thursday through Sunday

Free entertainment and 4H animals will be among the sights and sounds of the Pierce County Fair when its 66th year as a summertime tradition starts Thursday. The four-day fair…

Highway reopening for five days

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) will temporarily open a closed section of State Route 7 to accommodate traffic this weekend that’s expected to be higher than normal because of…

Incumbent port commissioner ahead

Connie Bacon, who has held the office for 16 years, is halfway home in her bid to remain a Port of Tacoma Commissioner. Bacon is the clear frontrunner in early,…

Schaub leading mayor race; Bowman second

Treasurer Mike Schaub and Town Councilman Gordon Bowman emerged Tuesday as the frontrunners in the primary election race for mayor of Eatonville. In early ballot counting after voting closed, Schaub…

Motorcyclist dies in crash

A collision Monday in the Spanaway area between a motorcycle and an automobile left one person dead, the State Patrol reported. The fatality was identified as Tristan T. Newton, 27,…