News Next Door: Camp Lakeview hosting children’s fishing event

The event begins at 8 a.m. April 1 at the campgrounds next to Tanwax Lake.

Eatonville Town Council votes down ordinance to amend city’s commercial zone

Concerns about infringing on property rights end up dooming the ordinance.

Student leaders share commitments with School Board

Highlights from the March 8 Eatonville School Board work-study meeting.

Volunteers needed for Daffodil parade entry

New coordinators sought for next year.

DOH’s ‘Say Yes! COVID Test’ program ends May 11

Federally supplied free at-home tests remain available for all while supplies last.

Columbia Crest hosting open house

The school is also enrolling preschool through eighth-grade students for the 2023-24 school year.

County Council delays vote on sales tax increase

The proposed tax hike would go toward affordable housing and related services.

Critics warn of firearms database if Washington House bill becomes law

The House has passed a bill that would create a 10-day waiting period for firearm purchases.

Forestry group offering workshop to Eatonville timber owners

The Northwest Natural Resource Group will teach timber owners forest management techniques that can help mitigate fire and climate risk.

New daffodil float coordinators needed

Volunteers are needed if the town is going to have a float in this year’s Daffodil Parade on April 1.

State airports committee plans public hearings

A committee has recommended increasing service at Paine Field and to continue pursuing a new airport in either Pierce or Thurston counties.

Savvy Senior: How to protect against scam calls

In the U.S., phone calls remain the primary way swindlers hook older victims.

Town Council tables capital improvement plan

It becomes the third meeting in a row in which the $37.4 million capital improvement plan has been delayed by the council.

Pierce County Council expands livestream options for meetings

Beginning this week, the weekly 3 p.m. Council meetings will live-stream to the County Council Facebook page.

County Council declares March 9 ‘Billy Frank Jr. Day’

Native American activist Bill Frank Jr. of the Nisqually Tribe played a key role in the “Fish Wars” of the 1960s and 1970s.