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Alexander resigning from Legislature

Alexander resigning from Legislature

A campaign promise and the outcome of a tight race for Thurston County auditor in the general election mean Gary Alexander’s tenure as a state legislator for the south Pierce…

Overdue hiker turns up safe

A search for an overdue hiker ended on a positive note today with the individual walking out after spending an unplanned night in the back country of Mount Rainier National…

Food banks hoping for happy holidays

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Turkeys for Thanksgiving are heading out the door at the food bank in Eatonville, where attention is also being paid to the next holiday. For…

Free day at Northwest Trek

Eatonville residents will be admitted free to Northwest Trek this Sunday in the wildlife park’s annual good will gesture to its nearby community. Proof of residency in the form of…

Reading early makes for better students later

Reading early makes for better students later

By Shannon Hirska Contributing writer The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington has mandated that all third and fourth-grade students should be reading at grade level by…

How about 75,000 rainbow trout?

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has stocked most of 33 western Washington lakes with 75,000 large rainbow trout. Most of the trout are 12 to 17 inches in…

One person dead after highway crash

One motorist was killed and another was injured in a collision between two cars at the intersection of State Route 702 and State Route 7 last Saturday. The State Patrol…

Maida headed for Philadelphia

Maida headed for Philadelphia

Morgan Maida has one more season of high school fastpitch before she takes her pitching and hitting prowess all the way across the country to the college level. Maida, a…

Taste of Italy in Graham

Taste of Italy in Graham

LET’S EAT By Carolyn Augustine Contributing writer Bright and cheerful, with wine-colored vinyl tablecloths, Amici’s is a family-friendly place to eat some tasty Italian food. We went for lunch and…

Fireplaces and wood stoves banned temporarily

Pierce County began this week under a Stage 2 burn ban, which includes fireplaces, wood stoves, fireplace inserts and pellet stoves. Under the ban that took effect Sunday afternoon and…