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Spanaway man passenger in fatal crash

The driver died and two passengers, including one from Spanaway, were injured when a vehicle crashed last Saturday in Capitol Forest in Thurston. According to the State Patrol, Richard G.…

Trail project is on course

Trail project is on course

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Bud Blancher Trail project in Eatonville is on track, thanks to a revived pool of donations and other funding that got a little deeper…

Family back under their own roof

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch An Eatonville-area family, forced into hospitals by a New Year’s Day automobile accident that left one of its members paralyzed, is back home. Douglas and…

Threat of wildland fires ‘extreme’

Wildland fires last week brought a cautionary note from South Pierce Fire and Rescue officials. Firefighters from the district helped the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) control three fires…

Highway work will delay traffic

Traffic disruptions are expected as state Department of Transportation maintenance crews repair the pavement next week on two state highways in the south Pierce County area. A DOT spokesman said…

Morton runneth over with Loggers Jubilee

Logger competitions, a parade, lawnmower races and dancing are among the festivities planned for the Morton Loggers Jubilee this weekend. The 72nd annual festival begins Thursday with the Jubilee queen…

Five things to like about the county fair

Five things to like about the county fair

Five things to like about the Pierce County Fair By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Pierce County Fair is back for its 67th year. From Thursday through Sunday, the four-day…

Graham fire levy failing

Graham Fire and Rescue’s bid for a four-year maintenance and operations levy is being turned down by voters. In unofficial results from voting that ended Tuesday in the primary election,…

Wilcox builds re-election momentum

Wilcox builds re-election momentum

State Rep. J.T. Wilcox is off to a good start in his bid for re-election. Wilcox, a Republican seeking his third two-year term as one of the legislators for the…

County honored for work on child abductions

Pierce County has won a national award for using the latest Web technology to help locate abducted children. The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) recognized the County’s Lead Management…