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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…

Families can get free or reduced-price school meals

The return of students last week for the start of the 2014-15 school year was accompanied by a resumption of free and reduced-price school meals for students in need. At…

So people ‘will never forget her’

So people ‘will never forget her’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The tribute to Margaret Anderson might also have been called a final homecoming for the late Mount Rainier National Park ranger. The Eatonville Post Office…

Boat ramp at Lake Spanaway closing for work

Lake Spanaway’s public boat ramp at Spanaway Park will be closed Sept. 15 to Oct. 24 while pavement in the ramp’s parking area is being replaced with pervious pavement that…

Infant hurt in car crash

An infant required hospitalization for treatment of injuries in a traffic accident on State Route 161 in the Graham-Kapowsin area last Friday. The State Patrol reported two automobiles collided on…

New joins tradition at State Fair

New joins tradition at State Fair

The Washington State Fair has kicked off its annual 17-day run in Puyallup with all the customary, traditional attractions and some new twists. Here are some things you might want…

Graham fire stations could close

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch In response to a levy failure in August and uncertainty about whether the measure will pass in this fall’s election, Graham Fire and Rescue officials…