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Is it her weight or something else?

HERE TO HELP By Tillie Vuksich Dear Tillie, I’ve been struggling with my weight for years, but it’s come to the point where it is affecting my married life.  My…

Church youth hope cup runneth over

Church youth hope cup runneth over

By Joan Cronk Contributing writer The youth of Living Word Assembly of God Church in Eatonville are raising money for a mission trip to the Dominican Republic this summer. Youth…

Authorities want answers on 9-1-1 outage

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch First-responders and residents in south Pierce County dodged the potential of unanswered calls for help during a six-hour outage of 9-1-1 systems earlier this month.…

Northwest Trek will get kids-oriented addition

One of south Pierce County’s major visitor attractions will get some new features, courtesy of voters and taxpayers in Tacoma’s Metropolitan Parks District. A $191 million bond measure for the…

Graham man is Officer of the Year

Graham man is Officer of the Year

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Joshua Maiuri doesn’t mind the long commute from Graham to his job with the Port of Seattle Police Department. The trips might feel shorter since…

A school of ‘exemplary student performance’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville High School is among 413 schools statewide that have been named as Washington Achievement Award winners based on their academic excellence. The award is…

They got their hands dirty in a labor of love

They got their hands dirty in a labor of love

Strong hands grasped yellow-handled post-hole diggers, forcefully gouging a slowly deepening gash in the earth. Shovels flew in and out of trenches, digging drainage runs. It was difficult, muscle-straining work,…

Fire damages house near Clear Lake

A fire that started with creosote from the chimney damaged a Clear Lake-area home in the pre-dawn last Saturday morning. The blaze in the 3600 block of Clear Lake West…

Ashford part of Parks Appreciation Day

Parks Appreciation Day will be observed April 26 in Pierce County with organized work parties for volunteers at 50 locations, including Ashford County Park. From 9 a.m. to 12 noon,…

Visitor spending felt here

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Mount Rainier National Park and the surrounding area shared in $419 million spent by visitors to national parks in Washington in 2012. That’s part of…