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Study: Gaps in process that led up to boys’ murders

Social workers should have talked to police and taken other steps before allowing two brothers to visit their father at his home in Graham where he murdered them, according to…

‘Rejoice:’ 100 years of Mass

This Sunday will be more than a day of worship for the parishioners at the Catholic church in Eatonville. Our Lady of Good Counsel will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of…

Business group hosts blood bank

A presentation by Cascade Regional Blood Services (CRBS) will be part of the monthly meeting of Graham Business Association on Aug. 15. CRBS supplies blood from donors for hospitals in…

Election update: Fire levy in dead heat

After failing in early returns, Fire District 23′s levy pulled within one vote of passing in updated vote tallies Wednesday. The measure had 105 votes for it and 105 against…

Lots for fair’s price of admission

Five bucks buys a lot at the Pierce County Fair. The $5-per-person admission price for the fair in Graham – which is back for its 65th year in a four-day…

Art Festival provided visual treats

The Eatonville Lions Club presented its 41st Art Festival last weekend in weather that was as eye-pleasing as the artistic displays and demonstrations. Starting Friday and continuing through Sunday at…

Rasmussen, McCune 1-2 for County Council

Democrat Marilyn Rasmussen and Republican Jim McCune are the survivors of a three-way primary election race for a Pierce County Council seat. In results released by county election officials Tuesday…

Senate finalists: Becker and Lachney

Strong support from voters in Thurston County has given Democrat Bruce Lachney the lead in the primary election over incumbent Randi Becker in the race for state senator in the…

Lonergan, O’Brien for assessor-treasurer; Washam out

A five-candidate field for Pierce County assessor-treasurer is down to the final two after Tuesday’s primary election, and the incumbent isn’t one of them. Mike Lonergan and Billie O’Brien stood…

Fire District 23 levy losing

A request for renewed, increased tax support for fire protection services in the Ashford, Elbe and Alder areas is going down to defeat in early returns from the primary election.…