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Voters’ choices for county judges start their jobs

Three newly elected Pierce County Superior Court judges are on the job this week after officially taking office last Friday. Stan Rumbaugh, Jack Nevin and Jerry Costello, who were the…

She’s number 1

She’s number 1

Having the first baby born in Pierce County in 2013 was the last thing on Kathy Bates’ mind as she went into labor the last day of 2012. But the…

Horse owner pleads not guilty to animal cruelty

A Graham horse owner has formally denied Pierce County authorities’ charges of animal cruelty. John Diller pleaded not guilty in Superior Court on Dec. 27. The plea was entered on…

Hancock donates to school

A timber company has donated money to the Eatonville School District for middle school education. The School Board last month formally accepted the $1,070 donation from Hancock Forest Management for…

Graham business group meets at Skills Center

Graham Business Associastion’s monthly meeting in January will be held at the Pierce County Skills Center on Jan. 16, starting at 7:30 a.m. The breakfast meeting will include a presentation…

Mount Rainier will blaze a better trail

Mount Rainier will blaze a better trail

Mount Rainier National Park has been given the go-ahead to start rebuilding its Nisqually to Paradise road, perhaps as soon as this year. Chris Lehnertz, Pacific West Region director of…

Congressman backs legal protection for federal police

Legislation partially introduced by U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert to give federal law enforcement officers some legal protection for certain off-duty actions in a peacekeeping role has passed a hurdle to…

State salmon money headed for Ohop Valley

About a quarter of the $1.1 million awarded by the state for salmon habitat work in Pierce County will be spent in the Eatonville area. The money is coming from…

Kids reading and dogs go together

Four-legged friends might be just what a child needs to be a good reader. Children can build their reading fundamentals with the help of a dog during free events that…

McCarthy starting four more years as county executive

With her husband helping do the honors, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has taken the oath of office for her second term that officially begins this month. The oath was…