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Authorities want public’s help solving robbery

The Pierce County Sheriff Department and Tacoma-Pierce County Crimestoppers are asking the public to help identify suspects in a strongarm robbery and assault. that occurred Dec. 21 at the Walmart…

Pivetta Hoffman running for state rep

Pivetta Hoffman running for state rep

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Amy Pivetta Hoffman, a Bethel School Board member, hopes a seat in the Legislature is in her future. Pivetta Hoffman, who also is a lawyer,…

Man convicted in 1993 murder

Twenty-seven years after her death, justice has occurred in the murder of a Spanaway woman. A Pierce County Superior Court jury last week convicted James Edward Mitchell, 52, of murder…

Second try for Bethel bond

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Bethel School Board hopes voters will do next month what they didn’t do last month – pass the school district’s $236.7 million bond measure.…

Town Council shuffle taking longer

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Eatonville Town Council is taking longer than originally planned to appoint its newest member, and the decision so far involves one of its most…

School shows how to be green

School shows how to be green

Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy in the Eatonville School District has been nominated for a national award for its recycling and waste-reduction efforts. The school, located in the Ashford area, was…

Voters pamphlet needs school bond foes

March 2 is the deadline for organized opposition to upcoming bond measures in the Bethel and Eatonville school districts to submit written statements for the Pierce County special election voters…

Reichert on his political future and Trump’s

Reichert on his political future and Trump’s

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert might be unsure of his own political future, but he leaves no doubt there shouldn’t be one for Donald Trump. During…

Town lays down the hunting law

Town lays down the hunting law

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Hunting is now prohibited in Eatonville by a decision of the Town Councill that was less than unanimous. The no-hunting ordinance, which allows some exceptions,…

New state legislator appointed

New state legislator appointed

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch For the second time in two years, south Pierce County has a state legislator by appointment instead of a vote of the people. Andrew Barkis,…