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County addressing salaries

The Pierce County Executive and the County Council, who are undergoing a review of their own salaries, have ratified a contract with the county’s jail workers. The agreement, approved retroactively…

Somebody has to do it

Somebody has to do it

A heavy-equipment operator, his shirt and the machinery spattered with the sludge from Eatonville’s wastewater treatment plant, was doing a job Aug. 20 that few would enjoy but everyone in…

Four votes separate Senate candidates

That was close. State Sen. Randi Becker finished four votes ahead of her challenger, Bruce Lachney, in this month’s primary election, setting up another potentially tight race this fall in…

Child porn ring may be widening

Authorities believe there may be additional victims in a child pornography and molestation case that led last week to the arrest of a Spanaway man. The State Patrol’s Missing and…

Plan for managing flood risks revealed

Plan for managing flood risks revealed

Pierce County is making progress toward a plan for managing flood risks on rivers such as the Mashel and Nisqually. The final environmental impact statement for the county’s proposed Rivers…

Child porn ring may be widening

Authorities believe there may be additional victims in a child pornography and molestation case that led last week to the arrest of a Spanaway man. The State Patrol’s Missing and…

Power outage hits Eatonville area

Parts of the Eatonville area were without electricity for several hours Tuesday because of problems with a power substation The outage, which began in the morning, was continuing well into…

Town employees give extra during tough times

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch With a budget that wasn’t stretching far enough, the town of Eatonville needed some fiscal relief – and is getting it from its employees. Park…

Last of bookmobiles coming to a stop

Pierce County Lbrary System’s bookmobiles, already eliminated in rural areas, will end entirely by the end of this year. As of Aug. 31, the Explorer Kids’ Bookmobile will stop serving…

Political Buzz

Kim Wyman, a Republican candidate for Washington secretary of state, is scheduled to speak at the Sept. 5 meeting of the Second and 29th Districts Republican Club. The meeting, open to…