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$126 million county building to open in 2016

$126 million county building to open in 2016

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Plans for a $126.9 million office building for Pierce County government have been approved by the County Council, despite objections to the location and cost…

An argument, then a fatal stabbing

A 21-year-old man is suspected of stabbing another man to death during a dispute at a Parkland-area apartment building. Deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff Department responded to the stabbing…

Missing teen found at water theme park

A Graham teenager whose apparent disappearance last Thursday led to a prompt police investigation and a media alert turned out to be a false alarm when he was found riding…

More money needed for voters’ class-size wish

More money needed for voters’ class-size wish

By WNPA OLYMPIA BUREAU and THE DISPATCH State lawmakers have yet to come to grips in the 2015 legislative session with education financing plans to meet the state Supreme Court’s…

Pour House a pleasant place

Pour House a pleasant place

LET’S EAT By Carolyn Augustine Walking into The Pour House in Eatonville is surprising. Half is a big, old wooden bar with stools, displaying an impressive variety of bottled spirits. The…

Becker backs e-cigarette law

By Alice Day WNPA Olympia Bureau A state senator from south Pierce County is among lawmakers backing proposed legislation that focuses on e-cigarettes and other vapor inhalation products and would…

Q&A Profile: Julie Anderson

Q&A Profile: Julie Anderson

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Julie Anderson sees to it that in Pierce County, elections go off without a hitch, licenses are issued and tabs are kept on animals. Those…

School buses start turning cameras on motorists

School buses start turning cameras on motorists

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch This is the week that Bethel School District starts going live with bus-mounted cameras in an attempt to keep students safe from inattentive motorists. On…

Meeting in Parkland on shoreline development

A Pierce County Council committee will host a public meeting Feb. 9 in Parkland to gather citizens’ input on changes to proposed shoreline development guidelines required by the state. The…

Homebuilding near airport waits for clearance

Eatonville Town Council members are moving carefully toward a possible approval of a housing project next to the town’s airfield. During a public hearing Jan.26 on Aviator Heights, the council…