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Heat is on; so is pressure on electrical system

Puget Sound Energy is encouraging its 1 million-plus electricity customers to be more energy conscious than usual as temperatures climb into the high 80s and the 90s over the next…

Fund-raising underway for Kids Trek

A drive to raise $40,000 in support of a new children’s feature at Northwest Trek is in the stretch run. The Northwest Trek Foundation is trying to raise the 40k…

Jordan next stop for Fulbright award winner

Jordan next stop for Fulbright award winner

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Jade Graddy, a University of Washington student who says she takes a little bit of Eatonville with her wherever she goes, has been offered a…

Possible shutdown worries health agency

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is facing cuts in its services to the public if the Legislature can’t reach a compromise on a new budget by next week. A partial…

Body of missing woman found; man accused of murder

Body of missing woman found; man accused of murder

A Graham man is accused of killing a woman who was missing for two weeks until her body was found last Saturday. Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist on Tuesday…

Hold your fire: Burning banned

Pierce County became part of a statewide burn ban Monday as authorities continued to brace for a high-risk wildfire season The Pierce County fire marshal has declared a countywide burn…

Woman gets ‘deal’ on game show

Another Eatonville woman has hit it big on a nationally syndicated television game show. Rebecca Accarino, a contestant on “Let’s Make a Deal,” won a television and living room furninture…

Voters could decide county office project

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Voters in Pierce County may have two ballot measures before them this fall that could put an end to plans for a new county government…

Body found near mountain’s summit

The search for a missing mountain climber has been suspended following the discovery of a body near the summit of Mount Rainier. Searchers on Saturday recovered the male corpse. Although…

Valedictorians share their keys to success

The dictionary definition of a valedictorian is “the student usually having the highest rank in a graduating class who delivers the valedictory address at the commencement exercises.” There’s the dictionary…