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Neiditz confirmed as 9-1-1 director

After waiting nearly a month to make a decision, the oversight board for Pierce County’s new 9-1-1 agency voted unanimously last week to confirm Andrew Neiditz as its first executive…

Honor system ending for library printers

Pierce County Library System is making operational changes that officials said are helping save time and money, including the public’s access to library printers. Those changes, plus an end to…

Police office hours down along with budget

Police office hours down along with budget

Budget cuts are resulting in fewer hours that the Eatonville Police station is open to the public. The reduced office hours apply only to administrative services for the public, such…

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…