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16 years in prison for fatal head-on

A man who was drunk and hid after the accident has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for causing a fiery, fatal head-on car crash near Spanaway. Matthew James…

Incumbent for 25 years facing two challenges

Incumbent for 25 years facing two challenges

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The three candidates for Graham Fire and Rescue Commissioner in next month’s primary election are the incumbent who has been in office for a quarter-century,…

Art in Bloom benefits fight against hunger

Art in Bloom benefits fight against hunger

Painter Julie Jensen (pictured) is among artists and vendors whose wares will be on display and for sale to benefit local anti-hunger efforts during Art in Bloom. The event, which…

Teen survives 100-foot fall

The victim of a 100-foot fall last Friday at Mashel Falls near Eatonville reportedly is recovering and out of the hospital. First-responders were called to the scene at 6:30 p.m.…

Farmers market in Spanaway

The Del’s Feed and Farm Supply store in Spanaway will host a farmers market July 25, with locally grown produce and other seasonal products of local farmers on sale from…

Levy would support emergency medical services

By next week, voters in Fire District 23 near Mount Rainier will be deciding the outcome of the district’s request for funding via property taxes for emergency medical services. The…

Relay for Life does laps around cancer

Relay for Life  does laps around cancer

The annual Relay for Life fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society drew 14 teams and 88 participants to the track and football field at Eatonville High School July 11-12. Among…

Referendum against county project makes ballot

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A citizen-sponsored referendum that could put an end to plans for a $230 million Pierce County government office building has qualified for a yea or…

Caregiver accused of murder after client dies

A Spanaway caregiver is facing criminal charges in connection with the death of a man in his care. Larry John Lee, 50, pleaded not guilty in Pierce County Superior Court…

Town keeps the lid on pot industry

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville’s ban of licensed marijuana sales will continue while differences over controls on the industry are sorted out. The Town Council voted June 22 to…