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30,000 acres in Nisqually watershed may change hands

A plan is in place for a community forest in the upper Nisqually watershed. Now it needs a community. The Nisqually Land Trust is deep into a conceptual business model…

Daffodil Festival royalty sprouting

Daffodil Festival royalty sprouting

Seven Eatonville High School seniors are in the running to be the school’s next Daffofil Festival princess. The selection will be made during a pageant next Tuesday at the school’s…

Open Studio Tour features artists and their work

Twenty-two artists. Three days. It’s almost time for the seventh annual East Pierce County Open Studio Tour, a self-guided, free tour of artists’ studios from Puyallup to Eatonville. From 10…

Wine and Brew Festival in Ashford

The Mount Rainier Visitor Association will host the third annual Fall Road to Paradise Wine and Brew Festival this Saturday in Ashford. The showcase of hard-to-find artisan wines and microbrews…

Candidate disowns J.Z. Knight donation after video flap

State Senate candidate Bruce Lachney has decided not to keep a campaign donation from controversial figure J.Z. Knight after a video surfaced in which she criticized the Catholic faith and…

She’s ‘living the American dream’

She’s ‘living the American dream’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Sem Chan has little memory of arriving in the United States as a Cambodian refugee, but she’ll always remember the day she became an American…

Bethel district revising attendance areas

The Bethel School District will hold two public forums next week on proposed changes of attendance areas for its middle schools and high schools. The recommendations of the Secondary School…

McCarthy sets pace in county exec race

Based on how the race has gone so far, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy is a heavy favorite to win re-election next month over Bruce Minker, the head of one…

Votes coming in; voter registration still open

Nearly 40,000 of Pierce County’s voters have already cast their ballots in the general election, county election officials said Friday. The county has approximately 440,000 registered voters. Through Thursday, roughly…

New home for orphaned moose calves

New home for orphaned moose calves

A three-state effort to save them has three orphaned moose calves living at Northwest Trek. Two of the calves – a male and a female – were rescued in Idaho.…