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Becker backs e-cigarette law

By Alice Day WNPA Olympia Bureau A state senator from south Pierce County is among lawmakers backing proposed legislation that focuses on e-cigarettes and other vapor inhalation products and would…

Q&A Profile: Julie Anderson

Q&A Profile: Julie Anderson

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Julie Anderson sees to it that in Pierce County, elections go off without a hitch, licenses are issued and tabs are kept on animals. Those…

School buses start turning cameras on motorists

School buses start turning cameras on motorists

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch This is the week that Bethel School District starts going live with bus-mounted cameras in an attempt to keep students safe from inattentive motorists. On…

Meeting in Parkland on shoreline development

A Pierce County Council committee will host a public meeting Feb. 9 in Parkland to gather citizens’ input on changes to proposed shoreline development guidelines required by the state. The…

Homebuilding near airport waits for clearance

Eatonville Town Council members are moving carefully toward a possible approval of a housing project next to the town’s airfield. During a public hearing Jan.26 on Aviator Heights, the council…

STEM school star is born

STEM school star is born

A second school in the Eatonville School District has been chosen as a statewide example for emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Weyerhaeuser Elementary School is among six schools…

Vetting of rural land-use rules continues

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Another round of public meetings on proposed changes in land-use rules in rural areas of Pierce County include two next week in the county’s south…

Driving class goes way back

Driver’s ed from a long time ago is being offered by the LeMay Family Collection Foundation in the form of classes to learn how to drive vintage Ford Model Ts.…

Figure skating show has three-day run

Sprinker Recreation Center will be the stage of Lakewood Winter Club’s annual figure skating ice show this weekend. Performances are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Sprinker’s ice rink…

A dog has its day at school

A dog has its day at school

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Kids and dogs are more than photogenic. They make good reading partners, too. Cathy Ivers, a kindergarten teacher at Eatonville Elementary School, got good results…