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Math and science this way is a ‘dream’

Math and science this way is a ‘dream’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Ian Chow-Miller’s “dream job” puts him in charge of inspiring scientific and mathematic thinking by students through the use of LEGOS, those venerable childhood building…

Town getting power ‘insurance’

A federal-funded project could help keep the lights on for Eatonville residents, businesses and schools during storms this winter and any other time nature or man might disrupt the power…

Braves will be Braves despite state board concern

Bethel High School’s mascot is the Braves – one of the nicknames with Native American origins that the state Board of Education wants public schools in Washington to stop using.…

30,000 acres in Nisqually watershed may change hands

A plan is in place for a community forest in the upper Nisqually watershed. Now it needs a community. The Nisqually Land Trust is deep into a conceptual business model…

Daffodil Festival royalty sprouting

Daffodil Festival royalty sprouting

Seven Eatonville High School seniors are in the running to be the school’s next Daffofil Festival princess. The selection will be made during a pageant next Tuesday at the school’s…

Open Studio Tour features artists and their work

Twenty-two artists. Three days. It’s almost time for the seventh annual East Pierce County Open Studio Tour, a self-guided, free tour of artists’ studios from Puyallup to Eatonville. From 10…

Wine and Brew Festival in Ashford

The Mount Rainier Visitor Association will host the third annual Fall Road to Paradise Wine and Brew Festival this Saturday in Ashford. The showcase of hard-to-find artisan wines and microbrews…

Candidate disowns J.Z. Knight donation after video flap

State Senate candidate Bruce Lachney has decided not to keep a campaign donation from controversial figure J.Z. Knight after a video surfaced in which she criticized the Catholic faith and…

She’s ‘living the American dream’

She’s ‘living the American dream’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Sem Chan has little memory of arriving in the United States as a Cambodian refugee, but she’ll always remember the day she became an American…

Bethel district revising attendance areas

The Bethel School District will hold two public forums next week on proposed changes of attendance areas for its middle schools and high schools. The recommendations of the Secondary School…