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‘New voice’ or 25-year incumbent for fire commissioner?

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch One of the longest-tenured elected officials in Pierce County faces a strong challenge from a firefighter in the general-election race for Graham Fire and Rescue…

Fully operational in Bethel

Fully operational in Bethel

Bethel School District’s new operations support center was officially unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 3. Participating in the event were district officials and School Board members Brenda Rogers, John…

Lacamas Creek Bridge new and improved

The new Lacamas Creek Bridge near Roy that cost nearly $1 million to build is open to traffic. The two-lane span that’s part of 288th Street South, just east of…

Head-on crash kills one, injures three

A Randle man died Sunday after being involved the day before in a head-on collision on State Route 161 near Graham. The State Patrol identified the victim as Craig R.…

Newspaper judging rates Dispatch one of best

For the second time in three years, The Dispatch has been rated one of the top community newspapers in Washington. The Dispatch placed third in the Group I circulation category…

Man guilty in car theft revenge killing

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A 34-year-old man has been convicted of shooting and killing another man in Frederickson while they drove in separate cars. Christopher William Olsen was found…

10 years is up; time for a charter review

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch As happens every 10 years, Pierce County citizens are about to be given the job of deciding if their county’s form of government works for…

Single decision for Town Council

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Three Eatonville Town Council seats are on the ballot for the general election, but only one is giving voters a choice. Nick Junka and Robert…

Salmon Fest returns

Salmon Fest returns

The return of pink salmon and other species to the Nisqually watershed will be cause for celebration Oct. 17 at the third annual Eatonville Salmon Fest. The Nisqually Indian Tribe,…

‘Tis the flu season

Health officials are urging virtually everyone to get a flu shot to keep from catching the dreaded bug in the upcoming influenza season. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department notes that…