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Man convicted in 1993 murder

Twenty-seven years after her death, justice has occurred in the murder of a Spanaway woman. A Pierce County Superior Court jury last week convicted James Edward Mitchell, 52, of murder…

Second try for Bethel bond

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Bethel School Board hopes voters will do next month what they didn’t do last month – pass the school district’s $236.7 million bond measure.…

Town Council shuffle taking longer

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Eatonville Town Council is taking longer than originally planned to appoint its newest member, and the decision so far involves one of its most…

School shows how to be green

School shows how to be green

Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy in the Eatonville School District has been nominated for a national award for its recycling and waste-reduction efforts. The school, located in the Ashford area, was…

Voters pamphlet needs school bond foes

March 2 is the deadline for organized opposition to upcoming bond measures in the Bethel and Eatonville school districts to submit written statements for the Pierce County special election voters…

Reichert on his political future and Trump’s

Reichert on his political future and Trump’s

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert might be unsure of his own political future, but he leaves no doubt there shouldn’t be one for Donald Trump. During…

Town lays down the hunting law

Town lays down the hunting law

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Hunting is now prohibited in Eatonville by a decision of the Town Councill that was less than unanimous. The no-hunting ordinance, which allows some exceptions,…

New state legislator appointed

New state legislator appointed

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch For the second time in two years, south Pierce County has a state legislator by appointment instead of a vote of the people. Andrew Barkis,…

Town hall by phone and online

State Sen. Randi Becker, whose Second District constituency includes the Eatonville and Graham areas, will conduct a town hall-style meeting by telephone and computer Feb. 25. Starting at 6:30 p.m.…

No repeal of transgender-restrooms rule

By Izumi Hansen WNPA Olympia Bureau The state Senate last week rejected 25-24 a bill that would repeal a rule affirming that people can use restrooms and locker rooms that…