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Algae makes Clear Lake a health risk

The water in Clear Lake is unsafe for people and pets because of toxic algae, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The department issued an advisory warning people not…

Snowshoer found dead on mountain

A 37-year-old Puyallup man has been found dead on Mount Rainier after disappearing during a snowshoe trip. Searchers found him at about noon on Monday next to Edith Creek in…

Insurance grant helps protect firefighters

Insurance grant helps protect firefighters

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch An insurance company’s $5,620 grant to Eatonville Fire and Rescue will help the agency buy protective gear for firefighters. The award from Fireman’s Fund Insurance…

Holy Disciples food bank fills need and stomachs

A food bank operated by a Graham-area church serves about 500 people a week, and the demand is expected to continue. Holy Disciples Catholic Church, located at 10425 187th St…

A watery grave for unwanted and unknown

By Pat Jenkins The Disptch Twenty-three people, including three with Spanaway ties before or after their deaths, went to their final resting place last week in the waters of Puget…

Becker heads Senate healthcare panel

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A lawmaker from Eatonville will again be the top member of the state Senate’s Healthcare Committee when the 2015 session of the Legislature convenes. Sen.…

Fire district and kids practice prevention

Fire district and kids practice prevention

South Pierce Fire and Rescue observed the annual Fire Prevention Week by hosting an art contest for students at three elementary schools in the Bethel and Eatonville school districts. The…

Memories live in Tofu House

Memories live in Tofu House

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A drive is underway to preserve a piece of Japanese-American history from Eatonville’s early days. A small building that was part of a Japanese-owned dairy…

Feedback asked on park fees

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Good, bad or indifferent, Mount Rainier National Park wants to know the public’s reaction to the possibility of higher fees for visitors. Park officials are…

Wilcox keeps House leadership post

Wilcox keeps House leadership post

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch State Rep. J.T. Wilcox is continuing in his role as a leader of Republicans in the House of Representatives. The House Republican Caucus last week…