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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…

There’s more than Wikipedia to students’ learning

Anyone can research a subject on the Internet, but students who have Pierce County Library System cards can go one better. The library has re-launched its Tools for Students web…

A fluvial geomorphologist of note

A fluvial geomorphologist of note

Most people may not know what fluvial geomorphology is, but they’ve heard of glaciers and related natural resources at mountains. And seemingly no one knows more about those things than…

Port races: Two for all

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Voters throughout Pierce County face choices in the general election for leaders of the Port of Tacoma, a regional economic generator with influence well beyond…

Driving 100 mph lands fugitive in jail

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The search for a man suspected of robbing a Spanaway business at gunpoint last month ended because of his lead-foot driving, authorities said. Terry Ray…

Founders Day at Pioneer Farm Museum

Founders Day at Pioneer Farm Museum

Clothing and buildings of settlers in the 1880s are features of the Pioneer Farm Museum, which will host its annual Founders Day event Oct. 11. In celebration of the museum’s…

Residents can play a role in flood-free roads

The rainy season is coming, and Pierce County residents living beside county roads can help make them flood-resistant. Picking up yard waste on their property and making sure nearby storm…

Mountain roadwork resumes

Work on the Nisqually to Paradise road at Mount Rainier National Park has resumed, and returning with it are likely driving delays for park visitors. After a summer break, crews…

Health Department wants to regulate vaping

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch E-cigarettes in Pierce County may be put under the same restrictions as tobacco products because of what health authorities describe as similar health risks. The…