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Rainier Independent Film Festival this weekend

Rainier Independent Film Festival this weekend

A 38-film lineup has been announced for Rainier Independent Film Festival, which is back for its ninth year May 15-17 at venues in Ashford. Joining the selection of international, national…

Soldiers cemetery gets cleanup

Volunteers will converge on the Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery near Orting this Saturday for a cleanup of the grounds. State Rep. Graham Hunt will host the event, the second of…

80 bus stop violations a day

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Too many drivers in the Bethel School District pass school buses illegally, and video proves it. In barely three months, cameras mounted on buses have…

Approval of homes near airport challenged

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Eatonville Town Council’s approval of plans for a housing project near Swanson Field is being challenged in court by a pilot who lives near…

Briefing in Graham on 9-1-1 hub

Leaders of South Sound 9-1-1 and members of the Pierce County Council will use a series of meetings, including one in Graham, to brief the pubilc about the agency’s plan…

Wanted: Candidates for 2015 election

A town council, two school boards, and a collection of fire and water districts in south Pierce County are looking for people to fill those offices when candidates file next…

‘Strong schools, strong community’

‘Strong schools, strong community’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch “In an age of technology and an ever-shrinking society,” Community Day is a constant in Eatonville. That was the message Krestin Bahr, superintendent of the…

Land-use panel active again

The Parkland-Spanaway-Midland Land-Use Advisory Commission is back to giving Pierce County advice following the appointment of a new member. The commission, which advises Pierce County officials on local land-use issues,…

Friends were there when teen needed them most

Friends were there when teen needed them most

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Thanks to two of his friends, Nathan Anderson values life more than ever since he had a brush with death. John Joy and Nathan Chandler…

Prison sentence in traffic fatality

A Spanaway man is going to prison for driving his car into and killing another man last year. Jason Raynaldo Tamayo, 45, was sentenced April 17 in Pierce County Superior…