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Superior Court judges will be decided in primary

The primary election Aug. 7 has more meaning for candidates for Pierce County Superior Court judge than any other races for county offices. The results of the primary will decide…

Five new Bethel principals

Reassignments within the Bethel School District are resulting in new principals at two of its high schools, among other changes in school and district leadership. Lynn Gill is taking over…

For wine lovers, green thumbs and sweet tooths

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch People who love wine, flowers and sweets might think they’re in heaven when they visit Rainier View Winery and Nursery. Starting two months ago, JoLeigh…

Incumbent assessor-treasurer faces four challengers

Dale Washam wants four more years as Pierce County’s assessor treasurer. Four opponents in next month’s primaryelection want to end his reign. Two of the five candidates will move on…

Public safety levy eyed

The Dispatch Voters in Eatonville may be asked to add a local property tax that would help pay for the town’s public safety services. A levy for the general election…

New playground comes from community/government teamwork

Just in time for summer, a new playground for children – inspired partly by kids – has opened at Frontier Park in Graham. The official unveiling was on July 10.…

Street closing for repairs

The Washington Avenue portion of State Route 161 between Center Street and Lynch Creek Road in Eatonville will be closed for repairs part of the night July 23 and during…

‘Tis the season to worry about wildfires

Nature’s spectacular aerial light show two Sundays ago above Pierce County is the kind of thing that worries the keepers of Washington’s forests this time of year. Despite the cold…

Northwest Trek leader dies

Dave Ellis, deputy director of Northwest Trek, has died. Ellis, 65, died Tuesday, according to Kris Sherman, a spokeswoman for Tacoma Metro Parks, which operates the wildlife park near Eatonville.…

Relay for Life rolls on

Another year, another successful Relay for Life. Starting Saturday and continuing around the clock into Sunday, participants in the annual Eatonville Relay for Life walked or jogged around the track…