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Annual bonding experience returns Friday

Annual bonding experience returns Friday

A king and queen have been picked and the accompanying festivities and communal bonding are ready to unfold for Eatonville’s annual Community Day this Friday. Starting in 1926 and every…

Lindquist: Change law so killers can’t profit

Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist and state legislators, including Sen. Randi Becker of Eatonville, are trying to rewrite state law in order to prevent a man who killed his…

Foundation fund-raising for Kids Trek

Foundation fund-raising for Kids Trek

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Fund-raising in support of a kids-oriented attraction at Northwest Trek is in the works with a goal of $1,000 for each of the 40 years…

Rural woman getting a safer home

Belinda, a 36-year-old homeowner in the Roy area, was recently diagnosed with a degenerative disease and will soon be wheelchair-bound. Her bathroom is not handicap-accessible, and she has trouble getting…

County office project headed for advisory vote

Unless there’s a change of heart by a certain four Pierce County Council members, the county will take a poll of voters this summer on support for a new county…

A is for achievement at Bethel, Eatonville schools

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch For the second year in a row, schools in the Bethel and Eatonville school districts are ranked among the best-performing schools academically in Washington. State…

Heroes by land and lake

Heroes by land and lake

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The men paddling around Tanwax Lake and reeling in fish April 11 were a long, long way from combat zones, both literally and figuratively. That…

Pinwheels raise awareness of child abuse

Silver and blue pinwheels that will begin appearing soon around Pierce County are part of an effort to call attention to child abuse and a county program that supports victims.…

Indian Education Program topic of hearing

Eatonville School District will host a public hearing and informational meeting April 27 on the Title VII Indian Education Program grant for the 2015-16 school year. The meeting is scheduled…

New state park waiting for permits

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A new state park in south Pierce County could still open this summer, but later than planned. Nisqually State Park, which has been on the…