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Port races: Two for all

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Voters throughout Pierce County face choices in the general election for leaders of the Port of Tacoma, a regional economic generator with influence well beyond…

Driving 100 mph lands fugitive in jail

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The search for a man suspected of robbing a Spanaway business at gunpoint last month ended because of his lead-foot driving, authorities said. Terry Ray…

Founders Day at Pioneer Farm Museum

Founders Day at Pioneer Farm Museum

Clothing and buildings of settlers in the 1880s are features of the Pioneer Farm Museum, which will host its annual Founders Day event Oct. 11. In celebration of the museum’s…

Residents can play a role in flood-free roads

The rainy season is coming, and Pierce County residents living beside county roads can help make them flood-resistant. Picking up yard waste on their property and making sure nearby storm…

Mountain roadwork resumes

Work on the Nisqually to Paradise road at Mount Rainier National Park has resumed, and returning with it are likely driving delays for park visitors. After a summer break, crews…

Health Department wants to regulate vaping

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch E-cigarettes in Pierce County may be put under the same restrictions as tobacco products because of what health authorities describe as similar health risks. The…

Non-compliant woodstoves banned

After today, uncertified wood-burning stoves are illegal in parts of Pierce County. A new rule that takes effect Oct. 1 applies only in the Tacoma-Pierce County smoke reduction zone, which…

Fun but serious Fall Fest in its eighth year

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The fun and games of Fall Fest this Saturday will be accompanied by a serious message. Organizers of the annual event in Eatonville say its…

ABC Day salutes communities

The seventh annual All Bethel Community (ABC) Day will be held Oct. 3 at Bethel High School. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the free event will showcase the talents…

Now you see it …

Now you see it …

Plenty of south Pierce County residents watched the lunar eclipse Sunday night. Views like this of the shadowed moon rising behind Mount Rainier attracted throngs at Clear Lake and the…