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Feedback asked on park fees

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Good, bad or indifferent, Mount Rainier National Park wants to know the public’s reaction to the possibility of higher fees for visitors. Park officials are…

Bethel’s Springsteen back on top

Bethel’s Springsteen back on top

Phillip Springsteen of Bethel High, who finished fourth in 126-pound class in the 2013-14 state 4A high school wrestling tournament, has started the 2014-15 season in promising fashion. He won…

Republicans: From elephant to mastadon?

Open letter to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner: One month ago, myself and a handful of other young interns with Republican Steve O’Ban’s campaign (for state Senate) gathered to watch…

Christmas wreaths comfort survivors of the fallen

By Don C. Brunell Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving for a lost loved one. It is especially painful for America’s military families whose son, daughter, spouse or…

Strap on the snow shoes

Mount Rainier National Park rangers are taking visitors on guided snowshoe walks on weekends beginning this month and continuing the first three months of 2015. The walks, which are free…

Wilcox keeps House leadership post

Wilcox keeps House leadership post

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch State Rep. J.T. Wilcox is continuing in his role as a leader of Republicans in the House of Representatives. The House Republican Caucus last week…

VIDEO: Eatonville Christmas Parade 2014

Eatonville’s annual Christmas Parade rolled through town Dec. 6, accompanied by festivities including a tree-lighting, caroling and visits with Santa Claus in the town’s Visitor Center on Mashell Avenue.…

Remodeled library reopens

Remodeled library reopens

The South Hill branch of Pierce County Library System, closed during November for remodeling, has reopened with new carpet and restrooms, better access to books and other materials, and expanded…

Flashing yellow arrow makes intersection unique

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A rural intersection in the Kapowsin area is one of the first in Washington where a new use of traffic lights is being tried. Starting…

Fire destroys home in Graham

Fire destroys home in Graham

The occupants of a Graham-area house escaped a fire that destroyed the residence early Sunday morning. According to Graham Fire and Rescue, the fire in the two-story structure on 70th…

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