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Bethel riders win state equestrian events

Bethel High School teammates Morgan Abrams and Lawran Reed won individual titles in the 2015 Washington High School Equetrian Teams state championship in Moses Lake. Abrams came out…

County’s U.S. Open performance a crowd-pleaser

County’s U.S. Open performance a crowd-pleaser

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County’s first experience hosting one of the world’s most prominent professional golf tournaments is being hailed in virtually all accounts as a…

Holiday weekend free of Nisqually-to-Paradise roadwork

Visitors to Mount Rainier National Park over the Fourth of July weekend will have one less day of potential traffic delays. Park officials said construction on the Nisqually…

Nisqually fishing has new restrictions

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown The 2015-16 recreational fishing seasons opens July 1 and runs through Nov. 30 on the Nisqually River with night closures, anti-snagging rules…

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It’s a free concert on Fridays

A series of free outdoor concerts on Friday evenings at Meridian Habitat Park in South…

Fires didn’t take holiday off

As expected, the Fourth of July holiday weekend was filled with accidental fires in south…

Recall charges against county prosecutor: ‘Bully’ or just ‘good work?’

Recall charges against county prosecutor: ‘Bully’ or just ‘good work?’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Recall charges have been filed against Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney…

Meeting July 8 for Eatonville schools budget

The Eatonville School District’s budget for the 2015-16 academic year will be the subject of…

Fireworks wish: No fires, nobody gets hurt

With sensibility and maybe some luck, this Fourth of July won’t be a fiery one.…

Election bringing mostly status quo

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville Town Councilman Brenden Pierce’s decision to not seek re-election…

Opinion

DNR should let Lake Kapowsin move forward

By William Pickard There is unnecessary controversy about the proposed 1,000-acre Lake Kapowsin Park. The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and others are grossly mischaracterizing the plan…

Charter review process is for citizens

By Jim McCune Every 10 years, a new Charter Review Commission is elected to make proposed amendments to the Pierce County Charter, to be voted upon by the…

Generosity helps flower basket project grow

By Eatonville Chamber of Commerce The flower baskets are up and look beautiful in Eatonville. Fifty baskets now line the streets. In February and March, the Eatonville Chamber…

Charter review: Fox watching the hen house

It’s noteworthy that so many have signed up for the Pierce County Charter Review Commission. Former elected officials of both political stripes, once again as private citizens, can…

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