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Fire district and kids practice prevention

Fire district and kids practice prevention

South Pierce Fire and Rescue observed the annual Fire Prevention Week by hosting an art contest for students at three elementary schools in the Bethel and Eatonville school districts. The…

Memories live in Tofu House

Memories live in Tofu House

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A drive is underway to preserve a piece of Japanese-American history from Eatonville’s early days. A small building that was part of a Japanese-owned dairy…

Feedback asked on park fees

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Good, bad or indifferent, Mount Rainier National Park wants to know the public’s reaction to the possibility of higher fees for visitors. Park officials are…

Wilcox keeps House leadership post

Wilcox keeps House leadership post

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch State Rep. J.T. Wilcox is continuing in his role as a leader of Republicans in the House of Representatives. The House Republican Caucus last week…

VIDEO: Eatonville Christmas Parade 2014

Eatonville’s annual Christmas Parade rolled through town Dec. 6, accompanied by festivities including a tree-lighting, caroling and visits with Santa Claus in the town’s Visitor Center on Mashell Avenue.…

Remodeled library reopens

Remodeled library reopens

The South Hill branch of Pierce County Library System, closed during November for remodeling, has reopened with new carpet and restrooms, better access to books and other materials, and expanded…

Flashing yellow arrow makes intersection unique

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A rural intersection in the Kapowsin area is one of the first in Washington where a new use of traffic lights is being tried. Starting…

Fire destroys home in Graham

Fire destroys home in Graham

The occupants of a Graham-area house escaped a fire that destroyed the residence early Sunday morning. According to Graham Fire and Rescue, the fire in the two-story structure on 70th…

Health officials urge vaccinations against flu

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County health officials are shifting attention from recent fear of Ebola to flu, a health risk year in and year out. While the nation’s…

Weather shuts down Fantasy Lights

Due to predictions of more strong wind and stormy conditions, Pierce County Parks and Recreation is closing its Fantasy Lights display Thursday for a second consecutive night. The closure of…