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Student part of space think tank

Student part of space think tank

Cassidy Forler has the right stuff. The Eatonville High School student is a participant in Phase One of the 2012-13 Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS). The program is a free, competitive…

Eatonville closer to picking schools chief

At least 12 people might have been trying to become Eatonville School District’s superintendent by last week’s application deadline. That’s the number of “interested people” who either submitted an application…

Pistols of Pierce County

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch More than 14,000 Pierce County residents wanted to legally arm themselves with handguns in 2012, and another 500-plus requested that authority in barely the first…

Gun issues gain legislators’ attention

By Zoey Palmer WNPA Olympia Bureau Four firearms-related bills are expected to continue moving through the House of Representatives this state legislative session after receiving committee confirmation before the policy-bill…

90-day prescription refills on the way?

The Legislature, partly at the urging of a senator from the Eatonville area, is deciding whether the state will allow 90-day prescription drug refills that proponents claim are best for…

Blood drives set in Graham, Eatonville, Spanaway

Cascade Regional Blood Services, the supplier of blood for hospitals in Pierce County and south King County, has scheduled blood drives in March that include: • March 12, 3:30-7:30 p.m.…

Woman’s estate gives $270,000 for conservation

Nisqually Land Trust, whose conservation work in Pierce County has included areas near Eatonville, has received a bequest of $270,000 from the estate of the late Jane Willits, sister of…

Meeting on Bethel schools boundaries

The Bethel School Board will hold a public meeting March 12 to review proposed changes of attendance areas for the school district’s elementary schools. The district is considering the changes…

New entry in the pizza derby

New entry in the pizza derby

Seven Bertoglioi thinks he has the right recipe for his first business venture in the food service industry. He opened Bertoglio’s Pizza in Eatonville this month after long, highly personal…

Another summer of highway closure ahead

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The same part of State Route 7 that was closed for five months last year because of dirt and rock slides will be closed again…