Eatonville School District makes 3 new hires

The Eatonville School District is thrilled to introduce Dracy McCoy as the new executive director of Student Services. McCoy brings a wealth of experience and a strong educational background to the district. She has a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Oregon University, LaGrande, Oregon; a Special Education Endorsement from Portland State University, Portland, Oregon a Master of Education in Principal and Program Administration from City University, Seattle, WA.

Community Council programs

Graham-Kapowsin Community Council's Center at Evergreen on the Graham Hill has free exercise Tuesday & Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Ted Brown’s Music Therapy on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month at 12:30 p.m. and karaoke at 12:30 p.m. on the last Thursday each month plus line dancing at 12:45 p.m. for $3 every Thursday. Benston Hall has Taichi on Tuesday at 2 for $4. Both locations have $7 lunches for members or $10 for non members. RSVP to 253-921-2914 at least 24 hours before.

Recipe: A grainy side without the grains

Invite this side dish to your next barbecue. Your vegetarian friends will thank you (and so will anyone else looking for a delicious way to enjoy their vegetables). The star of this recipe is cauliflower. The humble crucifer steps in as a healthy, gluten-free substitute for wheat in a lemony and very chopped salad. When finely chopped, cauliflower is a great replacement for grains and pasta, with the bonus of adding refreshing sweet and nutty flavor and a host of nutrients. The sturdy texture resembles couscous grains, resulting in a light, veggie-forward salad or side dish.

Pierce County Human Services awarding nearly $18M for homeless, housing services

Pierce County Human Services has announced it will be awarding $17.7 million to homeless housing services to address the region’s worsening homeless crisis.

Capital gains revenue drops as taxpayers 'learn how to operate' Washington tax

A newly released revenue forecast for Washington state indicates less money coming in than lawmakers were told to expect earlier this year.

Recipe: Corny pizza

This pizza is inspired by Mexican street corn. It's prepared on the grill, which not only keeps the heat outdoors, but lends crucial charred flavor to the crust.

Savvy Senior: How to hire a caregiver for in-home help

I need to hire a good in-home caregiver to help my elderly father who lives alone. What’s the best way to do this?

Eatonville prepares to light up the sky for Independence Day celebration

Residents in Eatonville are gearing up to celebrate our nation's independence with the Eatonville Business Association annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show. The festivities, taking place on July 3 and July 4, promise fun activities for all ages.

Many Washington voters still undecided on governor's race 6 weeks ahead of primary

With six weeks to go until the Aug. 6 primary in Washington state, a large percentage of registered voters say they haven’t made a decision on who will get their vote in the governor’s race.

Savvy Senior: Do you need a digital will?

My wife and I had our estate plan – including a will, power of attorney and advance directive – drawn up about 10 years ago but have recently read that our plan should include a digital will too. What can you tell us about this?

Washington AGO to launch hotline for reporting ‘bias incidents’

The Washington Attorney General’s Office has announced plans to launch a pilot program next year for a new hotline for state residents to report hate crimes subject to legal action and “bias incidents” based on whether the person feels aggrieved.

Recipe: Jammin’ burgers

It's the season for grilling and burgers. This summer, lighten up your double-fisted burgers with ground turkey meat.

4th of July safety tips to keep pets calm and secure

Fireworks and festivities are synonymous with the 4th of July, but for many pets, the loud noises and chaotic atmosphere of this holiday can cause them stress and anxiety.

WA Supreme Court rules against program used to evict tenants without court order

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled against a program in Sunnyside on Thursday that allowed law enforcement to unlawfully evict dozens of tenants, making many of them homeless.

Illegal border crossings at northern border continue to break records

Illegal border crossings at the northern border continue to break records, according to the latest data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.