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Coat donations keep teens warm

Christmas coats for teenagers can be donated during a drive in Eatonville that began Nov. 1 and will continue until Dec. 12. Two Eatonville businesses – Mountain Fitness and PostNet…

Libraries have job-hunt help

Pierce County Library System is offering free job search workshops, classes and programs in an effort to help people get the job or career they want. The Get Hired program…

‘I want to do something like that’

‘I want to do something like that’

Cari Coles, a Graham-Kapowsin High School senior, has a better picture of her future after being among 109 high school students who spent five days last summer getting a taste…

50 years for Frederickson murderer

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A “career criminal” has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his worst crime of all – killing a man in retaliation for stealing…

You go, frogs

You go, frogs

Almost as if they were proud parents, humans who helped raise them watched more than 250 Oregon spotted frogs reared at Northwest Trek slide quietly into marshy, Pierce County wetlands…

13-year-old facing gun charges

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A Spanaway teenager is accused by authorities of stealing guns and pointing one of them at fellow students at a bus stop. Charges of assault,…

Voters say no again to county project

Voters in Pierce County are making their opposition to a proposed county office building official. Nearly 60 percent of the votes counted Tuesday at the end of the general election…

Thomas takes Town Council race

Robert Thomas has won a seat on the Eatonville Town Council in unofficial results of the general election. In his race against Nick Junka, Thomas had 63 percent of the…

Firefighter on way to being fire commissioner

Voters have chosen a firefighter over a 25-year incumbent in a race for Graham Fire and Rescue commissioner. Adam Rosenlund, a captain and paramedic with Central Pierce Fire and Rescue,…

Charter review commission members emerging

Voters in south Pierce County have picked three of the 21 county Charter Review Commission members who will help decide if changes should be made in the county’s form of…