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Yea or nay on landfill energy

No doubt that the phrase “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain” was heard plenty during the runup to the big election that ended yesterday. Something similar could be said…

Climbing fee up a buck

Mount Rainier National Park‘s climbing cost recovery fee will be increased by one dollar for 2013. The increase applies to youth and adult passes. Adult passes for those 25 and…

Morehouse resignation gives Bethel board another vacancy

For the third time this year, the Bethel School Board has lost a member through resignation. Ronald Morehouse is the latest to depart. He gave up his District 1 seat…

After 20 years, son gives WWII vet the burial ‘he deserves’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch George Pitcher didn’t like having a fuss made over him, and “he didn’t like going to funerals,” said his son, Jim. “But he deserves something…

Borderites stop Eatonville

The Blaine Borderites beat Eatonville 2-1 Oct. 30 in a loser-out, first-round match played at Blaine in the 2012 Tri-District 1A girls high school soccer tournament. A win in that…

Renewable energy at landfill getting attention

The public has most of this month to get on the record with their opinions about a proposed renewable energy plant at the LRI Landfill in Graham. The Tacoma-Pierce County…

Voters like supermajority for county taxes

Voters in Pierce County want a bigger majority of County Council members to sign off on any future tax increases. In the general election that ended Tuesday, voters overwhelmingly supported…

Legislators winning re-election

State Sen. Randi Becker and state Rep. Gary Alexander will remain in the Legislature after scoring comfortable victories in the general election Tuesday. Returns announced Tuesday night after voting ended…

Fire district levy passing

In a reversal of the first time it went before voters, Fire District 23′s levy is passing in the general election. Proposition 1, which supporters say is critical to paying…

Lonergan beating O’Brien for assessor-treasurer

Mike Lonergan apparently will be Pierce County’s next assessor-treasurer. In returns Tuesday from the general election, Lonergan, a former Tacoma City Council member, was the choice of 60 percent of…