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Infant hurt in car crash

An infant required hospitalization for treatment of injuries in a traffic accident on State Route 161 in the Graham-Kapowsin area last Friday. The State Patrol reported two automobiles collided on…

New joins tradition at State Fair

New joins tradition at State Fair

The Washington State Fair has kicked off its annual 17-day run in Puyallup with all the customary, traditional attractions and some new twists. Here are some things you might want…

Graham fire stations could close

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch In response to a levy failure in August and uncertainty about whether the measure will pass in this fall’s election, Graham Fire and Rescue officials…

Curtain goes up on general election

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch One race that’s been so close so far and three others that haven’t are headed toward south Pierce County voters for the general election this…

New at school: Leaders, looks and programs

New at school: Leaders, looks and programs

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch School is back in session. Sept. 3 was the first day of classes for the 2014-15 school year in the Eatonville and Bethel school districts.…

Motorcycle rider dies in crash

A motorcycle struck a guardrail on State Route 7 in the Spanaway area Thursday, leaving its rider dead. The State Patrol reported that the motorcyclist, a 23-year-old man, was southbound…

That’s some good plant food

That’s some good plant food

Think of a cool, refreshing dessert with the taste of nature and a flavor unlike anything that might be found in the grocery store, or even on a high-end restaurant…

Blood donors in Graham, Spanaway, Eatonville?

Cascade Regional Blood Services, which supplies hospitals in Pierce County, and the south King County area, has scheduled the following blood donor events: • Sept. 2, 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the…

Former Eatonville council member dies

Former Eatonville council member dies

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Fellow Town Council members say Jim Valentine was an asset to Eatonville’s municipal government during his time as a councilman and Planning Commission member. Valentine,…

Authorities: SWAT shooting was justified

The fatal shooting by police of a man in a Spanaway storage unit was justified by his “violent response,” according to Pierce County authorities. Independent and concurrent investigations by the…