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County GOP entering presidential pick process

In the start of Washington’s role in choosing the candidates for president in this year’s election, the Pierce County organization of the Republican Party will join its counterparts in the…

‘Doomed’ recall of prosecutor falls short

‘Doomed’ recall of prosecutor falls short

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch An attempted recall of Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist derailed last week when its leaders conceded they couldnt’ collect enough voters’ signatures to force…

Q&A: Native American students gain from cultural focus

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch As the manager of the Native American Education Program for the Eatonville School District, Dorothy Apple oversees its efforts to strengthen the cultural and educational…

Not-guilty pleas in vehicle theft case

Two men have pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with burglaries and thefts that targeted recreational vehicles in the Graham area. Dayin Rex Henry, 34, and Shane Bryant Sweetman,…

Eatonville man fatally shot

A man died in a shooting outside a tavern in the Ashford-Elbe area Feb. 7. Details about the incident weren’t available from the Pierce County Sheriff Department, which was investigting…

Becker proposes broader telemedicine

State Sen. Randi Becker wants Washington to have a meeting of healthcare industry minds on telemedicine that would focus on ways to hold down medical costs and benefit patients. Senate…

Eatonville schools bond has April date with voters

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Voters in the Eatonville School District will tell the district this spring if it can have more than $19.4 million to improve its facilities for…

‘Imperfections’ force Hunt from office

‘Imperfections’ force Hunt from office

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Graham Hunt has resigned as one of south Pierce County’s state representatives amid controversy over his military record. News reports in January by the Seattle…

Bethel bond failing

Voters in the Bethel School District have apparently rejected its request for $236.7 million bond measure to build new schools and improve old ones and to build an aquatics center.…

Those were the days

Those were the days

By Jim Bryant For The Dispatch As sometimes happens, working in retirement can be more gratifying than the work before retirement. This is a story about someone who found new…