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Teachers succeeding in push for high professional marks

Teachers succeeding in push for high professional marks

For the fourth consecutive year, Washington has the second-highest number of new National Board Certified teachers, thanks partly to eight teachers in the Bethel School District who reached the professional…

Bethel expanding all-day kindergarten

All-day kindergarten, described by officials as a key to early-childhood education that leads to better students in later years, is expanding in the Bethel School District. The program will be…

Moving sheriff unit makes money for town, saves some for county

The Dispatch The town of Eatonville is set to become a landlord for Pierce County’s Sheriff Department following the approval last week of a plan to lease part of Town…

Litter might pay for state parks

By Zoey Palmer WNPA Olympia News Bureau Officials at Washington State Parks are observing the system’s 100th birthday this year, but some have warned that, after over a decade of…

Event benefits Northwest Trek, conservation

Joel Sartore travels the world photographing rare and endangered animals in some of the planet’s most wild and pristine places. He’s an acclaimed National Geographic photographer who reportedly gives audiences…

Charges filed against student

A 13-year-old Eatonville student who authorities say kept a “kill list” of other students who angered him and had access to guns has been charged with four counts of felony…

Good line for electricity

Good line for electricity

Work has been completed on a federal-funded project that could help Eatonville avoid power outages. Town officials said an underground electrical feeder line has been installed beside State Route 161…

‘We owe’ changes in child custody cases

One year after the deaths, the murders of two young boys by their father in Graham were the subject during a hearing in Olympia on legislation aimed at trying to…

Rodeo and country music lined up

Rodeo and country music lined up

Big-name rodeo performers and country music artists are headed for the Washington State Fair – aka the Puyallup Fair – this fall. In an early announcement of some of the…

March 30 may become annual salute of Vietnam vets

By WNPA Olympia News Bureau and The Dispatch After what some felt was moving testimony about the realities experienced by military veterans was delivered by Vietnam War veteran Gill Calac…