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Sakura to speak on WWII internment

David Sakura, whose family was among Japanese Americans relocated to a temporary detention camp at the fairgrounds in Puyallup during World War II, will give a presentation April 10 at…

‘Dedication, caring and compassion’

‘Dedication, caring and compassion’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Through decades of discussions, planning and construction of Ashford County Park, Rick Adams was a constant catalyst for the project. And for that dedication, Pierce…

Fire victims getting help

Community members are organizing support for a Graham-area family whose home was destroyed in a fire earlier this month. An online account for financial donations has been set up at…

Plan for gravel mine getting attention

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A proposed rock and gravel-mining operation near Eatonville is meeting some opposition as it winds its way through the public review process. Randles Sand and…

Man with nail in eye airlifted

A nail lodged behind a man’s eye resulted in an emergency helicopter flight from Eatonville to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Thursday afternoon. The nail impaled the man’s eye socket…

Family Agency has a new director

Family Agency has a new director

Alana Smith has been named executive director of Eatonville Family Agency. Smith is the third leader of the social services agency in the past seven months. She replaces Leah Vanderstoep,…

Roadside weeds to be sprayed

Pierce County roadsides will get their annual anti-weeds makeover this spring and summer, either by the county or landowners who prefer to do it themselves. Road crews will begin applying…

Shoreline rules await state’s review

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Changes to guidelines for developing land along lakes and rivers in Pierce County have been approved by the County Council. State law requires counties to…

High drama in school funding debate

By Alice Day WNPA Olympia News Bureau A political thriller earns its debut this week as the Legislature introduces its awaited and unreviewed drama that leaders claim will keep their…

Hunt’s parking protection for consumers clears House

A state legislator from south Pierce County is getting his way with a proposal that would protect the public from unfair parking fees. House Bill 1443, introduced by Rep. Graham…