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Story time with a princess

Story time with a princess

Daffodil Festival princesses spent Feb. 23 reading stories to children at Pierce County Library System branch libraries. The participating princesses at the branches in Eatonville, Graham and elswewhere included Annelise…

Addresses left off property tax envelopes

Pierce County property tax statements that were mailed earlier this month were missing the county’s return address on the payment stubs.  Not to worry, though, according to officials. The envelopes…

Becker part of tourism and trade committee

State Sen. Randi Becker has been named to the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations, a 13-member state panel headed by Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen and promoting Washington…

Teachers succeeding in push for high professional marks

Teachers succeeding in push for high professional marks

For the fourth consecutive year, Washington has the second-highest number of new National Board Certified teachers, thanks partly to eight teachers in the Bethel School District who reached the professional…

Bethel expanding all-day kindergarten

All-day kindergarten, described by officials as a key to early-childhood education that leads to better students in later years, is expanding in the Bethel School District. The program will be…

Moving sheriff unit makes money for town, saves some for county

The Dispatch The town of Eatonville is set to become a landlord for Pierce County’s Sheriff Department following the approval last week of a plan to lease part of Town…

Litter might pay for state parks

By Zoey Palmer WNPA Olympia News Bureau Officials at Washington State Parks are observing the system’s 100th birthday this year, but some have warned that, after over a decade of…

Event benefits Northwest Trek, conservation

Joel Sartore travels the world photographing rare and endangered animals in some of the planet’s most wild and pristine places. He’s an acclaimed National Geographic photographer who reportedly gives audiences…

Charges filed against student

A 13-year-old Eatonville student who authorities say kept a “kill list” of other students who angered him and had access to guns has been charged with four counts of felony…

Good line for electricity

Good line for electricity

Work has been completed on a federal-funded project that could help Eatonville avoid power outages. Town officials said an underground electrical feeder line has been installed beside State Route 161…