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Highway near La Grande reopens early

A five-mile section of State Route 7 in the Alder Canyon area near La Grande has reopened to traffic after a three-month closure while crews built a wall to stabilize…

Sensation lived up to its name

Sensation lived up to its name

The thrills were zipping along at Northwest Trek this summer. More than 10,000 people have tackled the Zip Wild challenge courses among the trees at the wildlife park. Approximately 1,000…

Bethel School Board getting new member

Voters in the Bethel School District have a choice to make in the general election this fall: Do they want a new School Board member who’s a lawyer and an…

Community and disabilities blend in Fall Fest

“To enhance ability awareness to focus on what people can do, rather than on what they can’t do.” That’s the mission statement that Fall Fest will carry out this Saturday…

Eatonville teen advances on ‘The Voice’

Emily Randolph, a 15-year-old Eatonville resident, has made it through the first round of a nationally televised singing competition. In a recorded episode Tuesday of “The Voice,” Randolph was invited…

Government shutdown closes park

Mount Rainier National Park is closed as a result of the federal government shutdown that began at midnight Tuesday. All national parks are closed to the public. Guests in lodging…

Tornado strikes Frederickson; no injuries

A storm that added to record amounts of rain in the Puget Sound region Monday also spawned a rare tornado in the Frederickson that damaged buildings and railroad cars. No…

Body of hiker found at Mount Rainier

The body of a 66-year-old man who went missing during a day hike was recovered Friday at Mount Rainier National Park. A park spokesman said park rangers and Mountain Rescue…

500-plus cars and trucks on show

There will be plenty of eye candy on wheels this Saturday for Pierce County Parks and Recreation’s 11th annual Hi-Tech Collision Classic Car and Truck Show. The free show, featuring…

Fire district asks voters for modern stations

Fire district asks voters for modern stations

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Did you hear the one about the room so small that you have to open the door if you want to turn around? It’s no…