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If you haven’t voted yet …

If you haven’t voted yet …

Here’s how and when to cast votes in the general election: • By mail. Must be postmarked by Nov. 2. • At official Pierce County elections drop boxes (open until…

Do-it-yourselfers have event to do more

If a do-it-yourself lifestyle is your thing, DIYfest is for you. Experts and aficionados will showcase their skills through hands-on activities during the event scheduled for Nov. 7 from 10…

Yep, looks like fall

Yep, looks like fall

Autumn colors in the trees along Little Mashel River in Eatonville are among the signs that fall has arrived, even if recent sunny, warm weather didn’t feel quite that way.…

McCarthy’s budget: Pay raises and ‘lean’ government

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy’s proposed county government budget for 2016 calls for pay raises for county employees and herself. The spending plan also include propels to finish the county…

Town’s police chief may go full-time

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville officials are deciding whether to make the town’s police chief a full-time job again. Since last year, the position has been filled on an…

Money at center of building debate

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Its supporters see it as a prudent use of public money. Its opponents see dollar signs they want to erase. Voters in the general election…

‘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.…