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State Patrol asks for accident witnesses

State Patrol asks for accident witnesses The State Patrol, which is investigating a head-on collision between two vehicles near Orting, wants to hear from any other witnesses that detectives haven’t already…

Transportation district approved; fee next?

The Dispatch Eatonville residents are closer to paying a new fee to help pay for upkeep of the town’s streets. The Town Council voted June 25 to create a transportation…

Aerospace businesses taking off in Pierce

Aerospace businesses taking off in Pierce

More than 80 companies are in the aerospace supply chain in Pierce County, creating a local industry that observers say is changing rapidly to meet increased global demand for commercial…

Highway closed until October

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch State Route 7 in the Alder area will likely remain closed into October while efforts continue to keep a hillside from crumbling onto the highway.…

Senate incumbent has party challenger in primary

Voters in the reconfigured Second District have a choice to make in the primary election in August: Should state Sen. Randi Becker remain in the running for another term, or…

Bethel schools have new leaders

The Bethel School District has announced new administrators at its school and central office levels: • New principals include Lynn Gill at Graham-Kapowsin High School, Jeff Gutfield at Bethel junior…

Sights to behold on garden tour

Eatonville is again joining other communities in promoting its loveliest gardens. The fourth annual Eatonville Garden Tour on July 21 will feature five gardens. Three are in the town and…

Fireworks law comes in quietly

The town of Eatonville’s conversion to a new, more restrictive fireworks law apparently went off without too much of a bang during the Independence Day holiday. The Police Department reported…

Street lights losing wiring to thieves

Thieves are giving Pierce County road crews and taxpayers headaches by helping themselves to street-light wiring. Crews recently replaced the wiring that powers six street lights along a half-mile of…

Schools will save on energy bills – guaranteed

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch There aren’t many guarantees in life, but Eatonville School District has found one that’s worth more than $100,000. The district is receiving state funding to…