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Car and motorcycle collide, rider hurt

One motorist was injured in a crash involving a motorcycle and an automobile on State Route 7 near Spanaway Sunday. The State Patrol reported that the motorcycle’s rider, a 47-year-old…

Wave if you want peace

Wave if you want peace

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch It started with a hundred and now is down to one. Peace. That’s the wish Michael Hill is still conveying every week from a street…

Crash claims infant’s life

An infant from Florida died last week as a result of injuries suffered in a traffic accident on State Route 161 in the Graham-Kapowsin area Sept. 5. The State Patrol…

People and pooches back Cancer Society

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Thirty-five people and eight dogs participated in a recent Bark for Life fund-raiser in Eatonville for the American Cancer Society. Cierra Richards, who organized the…

Lakes still in limbo with toxic algae

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eight lakes in Pierce County remained risky places last week to swim. Advisory warnings about toxic algae that have been posted at the lakes throughout…

All aboard in Elbe for food and fun

LET’S EAT By Carolyn Augustine Drive toward Mount Rainier on State Route 7 until you come to Elbe and suddenly you will imagine you have taken a wrong turn into…

Libraries’ new director looks forward

Libraries’ new director looks forward

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Georgia Lomax, who wants libraries to “look forward and ask what they must now become,” will soon move up from second-in-command to the top leadership…

County battling pushy blackberries

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Himalayan blackberries make a tasty snack, but they’re no treat for forests where they grow and take over. A crew of young adults and military…

Bethel board touring district sites

Bethel School Board members visit six Bethel School District sites Sept. 16, and their constituents can go along. The tour is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m., beginning at the…

A day to serve and remember 9-11

A day to serve and remember 9-11

By Daishan Roach Contributing writer “On September 11, 2001, in an unforgivable and horrific attack, terrorists robbed America of more than 3,000 lives. It wounded our nation in a way…