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Store’s new owners have Mexico businesses

The NAPA Auto store in Eatonville has new owners who also have business interests in Mexico. The store, located on Center Street, officially changed ownership June 1. The owners are…

There’s an election going on, but not much voting

Voting in the primary election has begun, and voters in the Graham and Eatonville areas won’t have to spend much time doing it. In Eatonville, races for mayor and Port…

Pierce unemployment ahead of state’s

Unemployment in Pierce County was higher than the statewide average in the most recent statistics from the state Employment Security Department. The department reported Washington’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from…

Graham fire chief feels ‘blessed’

Graham fire chief feels ‘blessed’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Graham Fire and Rescue’s new chief is a local-boy-makes-good story.. Ryan Baskett, who took over as chief in June for the the retiring Reggie Romines,…

Prosecutor: ‘Jig is up’ for ‘military mistress’

A woman is facing charges in Pierce County of bilking military members out of money in 14 states. Bobbi Ann Finley, 37, was arraigned Jume 10 in Superior Court in…

Four-way race for mayor will get down to two

Four-way race for mayor will get down to two

Eatonville voters are getting closer to picking a new mayor. Ballots will be mailed to them this Friday by the Pierce County auditor for the Aug. 6 primary election, in…

Relay for (and celebration of) Life

Relay for (and celebration of) Life

The 13th annual Relay for Life in Eatonville was held last Saturday and Sunday in warm, sunny weather that matched the dispositions of its participants. Organizers of the local fund-raising…

School official injured in bike marathon

A Bethel School District official was hospitalized after being injured in an accident while riding in the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic marathon last Saturday. Jay Brower, the district’s director…

Lots to see on Eatonville Garden Tour

Lots to see on Eatonville Garden Tour

By Louise Carson Conributing writer  In its fifth year, the Eatonville Garden Tour features a two-day event July 20-21. The tour times are listed from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.…

Local projects in state budget

Local projects in state budget A new state budget is being hailed by lawmakers for its funding for public schools and local projects. Hours before a partial shutdown of state…