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Authorities urge caution with fireworks

The Pierce County fire marshal, using last year as an example of why, reminds the public to celebrate the Fourth of July safely. Last year, Pierce County hospitals treated 34…

Be safe in the heat

This week began with an excessive-heat warning for Pierce County from the National Weather Service. The warning was in effect through Monday, when a second consecutive day 90-degree weather. And…

Hope for high school dropouts

High school dropouts in the Eatonville School District can still graduate by tapping into some extra help. The district is working with American Academy, a Utah-based company that offers its…

Party Patrols stopping underage drinkers

Authorities and volunteers throughout Pierce County are waging their annual crackdown on underage drinking at parties by teenagers this summer. The Party Intervention Patrol uses police, chemical-dependency professionals and parent…

Body on mountain trail a suicide victim

A man who was found dead Thursday on a trail at Mount Rainier National Park was a suicide victim, according to park officials. Park visitors reported finding the man’s body…

Suspected ice in engine started plane’s demise

Suspected ice in engine started plane’s demise

Federal investigators say the pllot of an airplane flying from Oregon to Seattle thought ice was developing in the engine, leading to a series of aerial maneuvers that ended with…

Ex-youth sports treasurer facing charges

An Eatonville woman is accused by authorities of stealing money from Eatonville Youth Sports Association while she was the group’s treasurer. Charges of theft have been filed against Nicole E.…

Rules for fireworks aren’t the same for everyone

Rules for fireworks aren’t the same for everyone

While fireworks will be legal in most of Pierce County for parts of two weeks leading up to and after Independence Day, one town will have a much tighter rein…

Summer lunches for Bethel district students

The free summer lunch program for students in the Bethel School District has begun. Lunches will be available to children 18 years of age and younger at two sites from…

Remodeling for Sheriff Department moves forward

A contractor has been hired to help turn Eatonville Town Hall’s basement into a new home for a Pierce County Sheriff Department unit that serves the southeast part of the…