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Fake deliveryman charged in stabbing, robbery

Pierce County authorities have charged a man who allegedly posed as a delivery driver with assault, burglary and robbery in connection with an incident that occurred last fall in Spanaway.…

First Citizens Bank closing four branches

The First Citizens Bank branch in Eatonville will close in July, one of four such actions the bank is taking at four locations in Washington. Barbara Thompson, a spokeswoman for…

Couple transforms forest into retirement nest egg

Couple transforms forest into retirement nest egg

When Bill and Karen Lane bought 20 acres of forested land in the McKenna Forest Reserve near Yelm, it was for their retirement home. But it has also proved to…

Knowledge goes long way in state event

The team from Eatonville High School finished second in the 1A division of the Knowledge Bowl state competition last Saturday. Eatonville reached the championship round and finished in a first-place…

Education bills alive in Legislature

By Kylee Zabel WNPA Olympia Bureau With the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision mandating full funding for education by 2018 and policy bills out of the way, Washington lawmakers have…

Discussion of school’s fate, budget cuts continues

The Eatonville School Board is about a month away from a possible decision to close Columbia Crest Elementary School, most likely forever. That and other potential actions to improve the…

Four ‘sovereign citizens’ convicted

A Spanaway man is among four people who were convicted this month in federal court of a variety of crimes as part of the so-called “sovereign citizen” movement. Juries at…

AmeriCorps, Northwest Trek good match

AmeriCorps, Northwest Trek good match

They came from afar and conquered plenty. In just over a month, a team of nine AmeriCorps volunteers built a rock wall, replaced old fence railings with new ones, cleared…

Public health programs facing cuts

Some Pierce County health services may be trimmed or shut down by federal budget cuts. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is facing a budget cut of more than $1.6 million because…

Daffodil float relies on donations

Fund-raising and brainstorming have begun for Eatonville’s community float in the 80th annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade. As in past years, community members are banding to make the parade…