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Bail bondsman’s fatal shooting of woman ruled justifiable

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A bail bondsman won’t be charged with any wrongdoing for fatally shooting a Graham woman in her home last April. The Pierce County prosecuting attorney’s…

Annual arts festival opens three-day run

The Eatonville Lions Arts Festival is back for its 45th year this weekend. The three-day event starts this Friday and continues through Sunday with non-stop art and entertainment at Glacier…

Final two set for legislative races

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The final choices in the 2016 election for state senator and state representative for the Second Legislative District will come from among two entrenched incumbents,…

A big yes for EMS

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Voters left no doubt in the primary election about their willingness to keep giving property tax dollars to pay for emergency medical services provided by…

Teen has love and support

Teen has love and support

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch When Caleb Hagen was diagnosed with kidney disease that would require a kidney transplant, there was little question that his father would be the donor.…

If not claimed, ashes of deceased will be scattered

Time is running out for friends or family members to claim the remains of of 37 individuals who died in Pierce County. The list of individuals can be found below…

Now older students need two chicken pox shots, too

Now older students need two chicken pox shots, too

By MultiCare Health System Starting this fall, students in Pierce County and statewide who are entering grades 9 through 12 will be required to have two doses of the varicella…

Computer science in schools gets STEM funding

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville School District is on the list of second-round recipients of a combined $4 million worth of state-affiliated grants for STEM education. Washington STEM, in…

County has opioid, painkillers ‘epidemic’

The opioid epidemic ravaging communities across the country has hit Pierce County, according to a report commissioned by Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The department’s Treatment Services program offers people in…

Frontier Park stretches for trails

Frontier Park stretches for trails

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County wanted to add seven acres to Frontier Park in Graham but wasn’t going to have the money in time to keep the additional…