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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…

‘We owe’ changes in child custody cases

One year after the deaths, the murders of two young boys by their father in Graham were the subject during a hearing in Olympia on legislation aimed at trying to…

Rodeo and country music lined up

Rodeo and country music lined up

Big-name rodeo performers and country music artists are headed for the Washington State Fair – aka the Puyallup Fair – this fall. In an early announcement of some of the…

March 30 may become annual salute of Vietnam vets

By WNPA Olympia News Bureau and The Dispatch After what some felt was moving testimony about the realities experienced by military veterans was delivered by Vietnam War veteran Gill Calac…

School safety subject of public meeting

Eatonville School District officials will host a public meeting Feb. 19 to update the community on efforts to keep schools and students safe. The meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at…

New assessor-treasurer trying to lift moods

New assessor-treasurer trying to lift moods

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch As elected officeholders in Pierce County go, the assessor-treasurer is usually the least noticed. Except when tax statements are being distributed to property owners, the…

13-year-old student arrested after alleged threats

An Eatonville Middle School student was arrested last Friday on suspicion of threatening other students with violence. The student, a 13-year-old boy in the eighth grade, compiled a “kill and…

Agency’s new director gets answer to ‘prayer’

Agency’s new director gets answer to ‘prayer’

By Ruth Ferris Contributing writer As the long-term director of the Eatonville Family Agency was retiring, the need for its services was continuing to climb. The agency had given out…

2,254 apartments, 433 houses part of smoke-free program

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has 122 reasons to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its Smoke-Free Housing Pierce County program. Thea’s Landing was the 122nd property to join the department’s registry…

Alexander: Schools-first budget plan would satisfy court ruling

Alexander: Schools-first budget plan would satisfy court ruling

GOP legislators say their plan would satisfy court’s ruling on full funding Legislation requiring a separate state budget for public schools has been introduced in response to a court ruling…