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County checking pot mood of voters

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Have voters in Pierce County changed their minds since joining a majority of voters in the rest of Washington to legalize retail marijuana businesses? That’s…

Bethel tries again for $236 million bond

Bethel tries again for $236 million bond

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Residents of the Bethel School District are voting a second time this month on a $236.7 million bond measure for upgrading some schools and building…

Ethics Commission awaits appointments

Pierce County is accepting applications for an appointment to the county’s Ethics Commission. Two openings will be filled on the five-member commission, whose citizen members uphold ethical conduct in county…

Drug-abusing mom sentenced in toddler’s death

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A 27-year-old woman has been ordered to spend six and a half years in prison for the death of her 2-year-old son who died after…

Eatonville school bond in hands of voters

Eatonville school bond in hands of voters

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch In another day or so, voters in the Eatonville School District can start deciding the fate of a bond measure that asks for a combined…

West Point-bound teen following grandfather’s footsteps

When Aidan Kees begins attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point later this year, he’ll be following a trail blazed for him by his grandfather and earlier graduates of…

Aid car and truck collide, send five to hospital

Aid car and truck collide, send five to hospital

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Two Graham Fire and Rescue paramedics rushing to the scene of a house fire last Saturday wound up going to a hospital instead as victims…

Daffodil Queen Emily

Daffodil Queen Emily

Emily Oliver, one of the three candidates from the Bethel School District, was crowned as queen of the 2016 Daffodil Festival during a coronation ceremony last Sunday at Pantages Theater…

Election cycle spurs executive decisions

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy will leave office this year and, she hopes, get a new job from voters as state auditor. McCarthy, who under…

From the farm to county’s hungry

From the farm to county’s hungry

Spring has sprung at Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm, and it’s time to prepare the soil for planting – including a demonstration of how it was done in the…