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Mountain’s economic impact locally: $57 million

Mountain’s economic impact locally: $57 million

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Nearly 1.3 million visitors to Mount Rainier National Park in 2014 spent $45.5 million in nearby communities and had a net impact on the local…

County Councilman out as charter review candidate

Pierce County Councilman Jim McCune has been turned away as a candidate for the county’s Charter Review Commission because of a possible conflict of interest. County Auditor Julie Anderson, who…

From Marines to top scholar

From Marines to top scholar

Christopher Hickey, a former Eatonville High School student whose service in the military took him around the world and earned him commendations for heroism in combat, now is proving his…

Fund-raiser for Frederickson park project

Supporters of a public park planned in the Frederickson area will host a spaghetti feed and auction fund-raiser May 29 at Clover Creek Elementary School. From 5 to 8 p.m.,…

In memory of the fallen

In memory of the fallen

A military honor guard from Joint-Base Lewis McChord participated in a flag ceremony at Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery that was part of Memorial Day observances in south Pierce County. The…

Help asked, reward offered for catching armed robber

Authorities are asking for the public’s help – with a reward possible – to identify the suspect responsible for at least four armed robberies of gas stations in an eight-day…

A tidier rest in peace for heroes

A tidier rest in peace for heroes

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The final resting place for veterans of five wars is looking better for next Monday’s Memorial Day. Volunteers who convened twice at the Washington Soldiers…

Fees at Mount Rainier increasing

The fees for vehicles to enter Mount Rainier National Park and for camping at the park will increase by $5 beginning this Friday. Park officials announced the increases Monday. They…

UW-Tacoma gives its word to Bethel grads

UW-Tacoma gives its word to Bethel grads

Bethel School District students are starting to follow a new “pathway” to higher education at the University of Washington-Tacoma. Representatives from the university’s Tacoma campus recently visited Graham-Kapowsin, Spanaway Lake…

Local candidates few and far between

The field of candidates for this year’s election is either barely filled or, in some cases, not quite set. In the five-day filing period for candidates last week, contenders lined…