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No Ebola in county resident

Health officials have cleared a Pierce County resident of possibly having the Ebola virus. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department announced Wednesday that the person had no fever or Ebola symptoms…

One hurt in freeway crash

A 79-year-old Spanaway woman escaped injury in a three-vehicle accident Monday on Interstate 5 in Tacoma that sent one motorist to the hospital. The State Patrol reported that the accident…

Laughter on a ‘Shoestring’

Laughter on a ‘Shoestring’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Audiences can expect the unexpected during performances this week of “Shoestring Theatre” at Eatonville High School. That’s the word from Bethany Padgett, who’s part of…

Wine, beer and song – Paradise!

Wine, beer and song – Paradise!

The Mount Rainier Visitors Association’s fifth annual fall Road to Paradise Wine and Brew Festival will be held Nov. 15 in Ashford. From 2 to 8 p.m. in the Lions…

One killed in Roy-area crash

One person died and two others were injured as a result of a collision between two vehicles in the Roy area Thursday. The State Patrol identified the deceased motorist as…

New results have Graham fire levy passing

An updated tally of votes from the general election has Graham Fire and Rescue’s levy passing after earlier returns put it on the losing side. Results announced Thursday night by…

County Council goes to Ashford for rural input

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Pierce County Council took its roadshow to Ashford this month to hear about life and citizens’ concerns in one of its rural constituencies. The…

Road crews practice for nasty roads

Road crews practice for nasty roads

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch If you think the weather has been a little dicey lately with wind and rain, wait until the heart of winter in a few months.…

Wilcox, Hunt stay in Legislature

Wilcox, Hunt stay in Legislature

The Republican incumbents are winning the general-election contests for state representative in the Second District. J.T. Wilcox, who is seeking his third two-year term, was well ahead of Steven Nielson…

Eatonville rejects public safety levy

A request by town officials in Eatonville for more property taxes to pay for public safety is being rejected by voters. In unofficial results from the general election that ended…