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Authorities drying out tainted water supply

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department staff have found traces of E. coli bacteria in water running from a cistern fed by a spring near Ohop Lake.…

Lawmakers taking another shot at pot

By Cooper Inveen WNPA Olympia Bureau Two years after Washington voters ended pot prohibition lawmakers are wading through a thicket of proposed reforms that aim to stabilize an industry struggling…

Robots rule at school

Robots rule at school

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Afternoons at Weyerhaeuser Elementary School are when young minds are exposed to some of the intricacies of computer science and engineering as robots take over.…

Kayaker found dead in lake

The body of a 63-year-old man who didn’t return from kayaking on Alder Lake was recovered Thursday. According to the Pierce County Sheriff Department, searchers found the body at 9:45…

Town puts moratorium on pot businesses

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Any possibility of a state-licensed marijuana business in Eatonville is likely on hold for at least the first half of 2015 as a result of…

Graham hiring voter-approved firefighters

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Graham Fire and Rescue officials are moving quickly to turn voters’ wishes into more firefighters and fully functioning fire stations. The fire district announced in…

Car crash kills one

A Roy man died in a traffic accident Monday in Thurston County. The State Patrol identified him as William C. Barringer, 60, and said he was pronounced dead at the…

Highway open again

State Route 706 near Ashford is among several state highways that were closed at one time or another Monday by mudslides caused by heavy rain. The state Department of Transportation…

Burn ban lifted

A ban on outdoor burning in Pierce County has been lifted by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. The ban was in effect for all or parts of five days,…

2014: Inspiration and reality

2014: Inspiration and reality

2014 was full of inspiring stories and stern realities as recounted in The Dispatch. The year began on its first day with a horrific traffic accident that temporarily devastated a…