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Pinwheels raise awareness of child abuse

Silver and blue pinwheels that will begin appearing soon around Pierce County are part of an effort to call attention to child abuse and a county program that supports victims.…

Indian Education Program topic of hearing

Eatonville School District will host a public hearing and informational meeting April 27 on the Title VII Indian Education Program grant for the 2015-16 school year. The meeting is scheduled…

New state park waiting for permits

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A new state park in south Pierce County could still open this summer, but later than planned. Nisqually State Park, which has been on the…

Brainpower + teamwork = the best

Brainpower + teamwork = the best

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Be calm and confident. Forget about being nervous. Practice and study hard. And have fun. That, in their words, is the key to success for…

Mystery jet leaves questions in its wake

Mystery jet leaves questions in its wake

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A fighter-style jet airplane that repeatedly roared back and forth above quiet Eatonville and surrounding areas a good part of last week, often at low…

Library board needs new member

Applications are due by April 24 to become the newest member of Pierce County Library System’s Board of Trustees.  The board sets library system goals and objectives, approves budgets and…

Zoning updates getting a look

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County officials will be in Graham Thursday evening to talk to citizens about land-use-related topics involving the county’s future, including one that’s raising some…

State catches up with Pierce on jury duty

Pierce County’s switch last year to shorter periods of jury duty for its citizens is now the norm for the rest of Washington. Governor Jay Inslee last Wednesday signed into…

Local help with medical coverage deadline

Eatonville Family Agency, an official source of one-on-one assistance with the federal Affordable Healthcare Act, is making appointments to help people purchase a medical plan before the special enrollment period…

One lake, two views of future

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch There is disagreement over what the future holds for Lake Kapowsin. Two state agencies that manage the lake see it being preserved only for its…