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Wanted: Help catching credit union robber

Authorities are offering a reward as high as $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charges in a robbery of a credit union in Spanaway. According to the Pierce…

All was (county) fair

All was (county) fair

The Pierce County Fair marked its 68th year with four days of downhome sights and sounds at Frontier Park in Graham last week. From Thursday through Sunday, the county park…

Circle of life continues for moose

Circle of life continues for moose

A female moose named in honor of one of Northwest Trek ‘s founders has added to the wildlife park’s population with a dramatic flair by giving birth on or about…

Advisory vote pooh-poohs county project

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County shouldn’t build the proposed Pierce County general-services office building, voters declared last week in a virtual opinion poll that carries no finality yet…

Charter commission races have finalists

The candidates have been narrowed for the job of possibly rewriting parts of Pierce County’s home-rule charter government. In the primary election that concluded Tuesday, voters whittled races to two…

Thumbs-up for EMS levy in Fire District 23

Fire District 23’s proposed tax for emergency medical services has received a resounding approval from voters in the district that serves an area of 67 square miles near Mount Rainier.…

Rosenlund, Skaggs advance in Graham commissioner race

A firefighter and the incumbent are advancing past the primary election in a race for Graham Fire and Rescue commissioner. In unofficial results from voting that ended Tuesday, Adam Rosenlund,…

Art will be in the eye of many beholders

Art will be in the eye of many beholders

You could say the Eatonville Art Festival has something for everyone. Art of virtually every kind and a variety of musicians will take over Glacier Park in Eatonville for three…

County fair back with critters, entertainment

Now in its 68th year, the Pierce County Fair returns this week for its traditional four-day run Thursday through Sunday at Frontier Park in Graham Here’s what fairgoers should know:…

Smoke from wildfires has some breathing uneasy

Smoke from wildfires has some breathing uneasy

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Where there’s smoke, there’s more than fire. Recent wildfires in and around Pierce County and stagnant air conditions have resulted in poor air quality, worsening…