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Plan for managing flood risks revealed

Plan for managing flood risks revealed

Pierce County is making progress toward a plan for managing flood risks on rivers such as the Mashel and Nisqually. The final environmental impact statement for the county’s proposed Rivers…

Child porn ring may be widening

Authorities believe there may be additional victims in a child pornography and molestation case that led last week to the arrest of a Spanaway man. The State Patrol’s Missing and…

Power outage hits Eatonville area

Parts of the Eatonville area were without electricity for several hours Tuesday because of problems with a power substation The outage, which began in the morning, was continuing well into…

.30-30 is the grandfather of hunting rifles

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Except for the .30-06 Springfield, there probably has been more printed matter published about Winchester’s Model 1894 rifle and its .30-30 cartridge than any…

Town employees give extra during tough times

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch With a budget that wasn’t stretching far enough, the town of Eatonville needed some fiscal relief – and is getting it from its employees. Park…

Preps have fall on their minds

Monday was the first official day of practice for fall high school sports teams not wearing helmets and pads. Locally, Eatonville, Bethel and Graham-Kapowsin student-athletes in cross country, boys tennis,…

After 10-plus years of seatbelt law, we can still do better

By Guy Gill It has been over ten years since driving/riding in a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt became a primary traffic offense in Washington State. In that time period,…

Last of bookmobiles coming to a stop

Pierce County Lbrary System’s bookmobiles, already eliminated in rural areas, will end entirely by the end of this year. As of Aug. 31, the Explorer Kids’ Bookmobile will stop serving…

Political Buzz

Kim Wyman, a Republican candidate for Washington secretary of state, is scheduled to speak at the Sept. 5 meeting of the Second and 29th Districts Republican Club. The meeting, open to…

Jean Yeager

Jean Yeager

Jean Anne Yeager, born on Oct. 5, 1954 in Tacoma, Wash., unexpectedly passed away on Aug. 8, 2012. The room overflowed with family, the smell of lavender, and Celtic music…