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The man who started it all

The man who started it all

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch If the walkers in this weekend’s Relay for Life in Eatonville need any additional inspiration, they can turn to the man who essentially set them…

First-time art and garden event supports food bank

By Diane Mettler Contributing writer Looking for a little art, a little flower and a little fun? Art in Bloom, to be held July 11 and 12, is a first-time…

First marijuana retailers can start selling

The state Liquor Control Board issued Washington’s first 24 marijuana retailer licenses Monday, allowing the new voter-approved businesses to open. The 24 applicants were notified by e-mail of their license…

‘Medical event’ claims driver

A motorist from Kent died when he suffered a medical problem while driving on State Route 161 in the Graham area July 4. The State Patrol reported the driver was…

Students picked for Boeing internships

Students picked for Boeing internships

Three high school students from the Bethel School District wlll get some real-world work experience from Boeing this summer. Britney Spencer Freer from Bethel High School and Spanaway Lake High…

Council taking more time on shoreline issue

The Pierce County Council has postponed a series of July meetings around the county to hear from residents about the county’s proposed shoreline management program. Council members requested the delay…

Fireworks show and downhome fun for Independence Day celebration

Fireworks show and downhome fun for Independence Day celebration

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch As usual, Eatonville’s annual Fourth of July celebration is so big it again will take two days. The festivities in honor of America’s Independence Day…

Deadlines for voter registration approaching

New voters in Pierce County have two deadlines to register to vote in next month’s primary election. July 7 is the deadline for registering online through the Pierce County auditor’s…

Practice for the real thing

Practice for the real thing

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Personnel from Pierce Transit and first-responder agencies, including Graham Fire and Rescue and the Pierce County Sheriff Department, participated in a terrorist-response exercise in Spanaway…

Free breakfast, lunch for kids in Eatonville

Eatonville School District is offering free meals for children 1 to 18 years old this summer. The meals will be available Monday through Friday July 28 to Aug. 8 at…