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Hunt’s parking protection for consumers clears House

A state legislator from south Pierce County is getting his way with a proposal that would protect the public from unfair parking fees. House Bill 1443, introduced by Rep. Graham…

Referendum 1, Pierce County 0

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch An attempt by citizens to block construction of a new office building for Pierce County government is moving forward without the threat of being sued…

Studded tire penalties start March 31

The deadline for Washington motorists to remove studded tires is March 31. Under state law, driving with studded tires after midnight March 31 is a traffic infraction and could result…

How your state legislators voted

Washingtonvotes.org, a project of Washington Policy Center that tracks voting by all state legislators, provides the following information on votes on proposed legislation by state Sen. Randi Becker and Reps.…

Take ‘every opportunity’ to lead

Take ‘every opportunity’ to lead

Montgomery Potter’s dream of becoming an Army officer is starting to materialize. The Graham-Kapowsin High School senior has been accepted to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School. It’s on…

Fire destroys Graham-area house

A Graham-area home was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon. Three adults were in the double-wide mobile home in the 9900 block of 288th Street East when the fire started, but…

Legal standoff over pot store

Legal standoff over pot store

By Cooper Inveen WNPA Olympia Bureau With all the complications that local bans have caused for Washington’s recreational pot market, two state-licensed businessmen have decided to take matters into their…

Couple arrested, kids taken from ‘filthy’ home

Two adults are facing charges in connection with the removal of three young children from an Eatonville-area home that was described by authorities as “filthy and unsanitary.” The children –…

Plan with 11-cent gas tax increase advances

By Cooper Inveen WNPA Olympia Bureau Just 18 days after its initial unveiling, state Senate lawmakers have passed a $15 billion transportation package that includes an 11.7-cent increase to the…

Charges filed in fatal crash

A Roy man has been charged with vehicular homicide for a crash March 7 on State Route 507 near Spanaway that left another man dead and some of the victim’s…