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Science and art on center stage

Science and art on center stage

Graham-Kapowsin High School was the scene of Bethel School District’s Technology and Art Fair Jan. 23. The event feaetured exhibits and demonstrations by district students and teachers. In one, students…

New administrator for Morton General

Leianne Everett, in her latest step in a 17-year career in healthcare administration, has been hired as chief operations officer and chief financial officer of Morton General Hospital. She began…

Bethel voters weighing taxes and schools

Bethel voters weighing taxes and schools

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Supporters of Bethel School District’s $236.7 million bond measure believe there is a strong enough case for it to pass in the election that ends…

Two men charged in Graham vehicle thefts

An apparent burglary and theft ring that targeted recreational vehicles in the Graham area has been busted with the arrest of two men last week. The arrests were followed by…

Academy helps put students back on track

Academy helps put students back on track

Olivia Bennett went from “no, I can’t” to “pretty awesome.” And that’s why the Graham-area teenager is part of the largest graduating class in the young history of the Washington…

Care providers give back

(Editor: The Dispatch salutes the local heroes who make their communities stronger.) Twenty senior centers, two of them based in south Pierce County, and five community non-profits received a combined…

Survey of homeless includes Spanaway

Spanaway is one of the communities in Pierce County where the number of homeless people will be documented this month in an attempt to improve their lives and reduce homelessness.…

A park is born

A park is born

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Nisqually State Park, after being on the drawing board for nearly 30 years, is now an official place for outdoor recreation in south Pierce County.…

Hunt challenges restroom/transgender rule

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A state legislator from south Pierce County wants businesses and schools to have the choice of making all their public restrooms available to transgenders or…

New deputy county exec appointed

The leadership of the executive and legislative branches of Pierce County government has changed with the new year – some of it unplanned, the rest scheduled. In changes announced last…