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Renewable energy at landfill getting attention

The public has most of this month to get on the record with their opinions about a proposed renewable energy plant at the LRI Landfill in Graham. The Tacoma-Pierce County…

Voters like supermajority for county taxes

Voters in Pierce County want a bigger majority of County Council members to sign off on any future tax increases. In the general election that ended Tuesday, voters overwhelmingly supported…

Legislators winning re-election

State Sen. Randi Becker and state Rep. Gary Alexander will remain in the Legislature after scoring comfortable victories in the general election Tuesday. Returns announced Tuesday night after voting ended…

Fire district levy passing

In a reversal of the first time it went before voters, Fire District 23′s levy is passing in the general election. Proposition 1, which supporters say is critical to paying…

Lonergan beating O’Brien for assessor-treasurer

Mike Lonergan apparently will be Pierce County’s next assessor-treasurer. In returns Tuesday from the general election, Lonergan, a former Tacoma City Council member, was the choice of 60 percent of…

No to Eatonville levy

A majority of Eatonville voters are saying no to boosting property taxes to help improve the town’s finances. With the first release Tuesday night of results from the general election,…

McCune winning County Council race

Jim McCune, removed from the Legislature via redistricting, seems to be on his way to winning a seat on the Pierce County Council. Approximately 54 percent of the votes counted…

Four more years for county executive

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy is headed for a decisive re-election to her second four-year term, based on early returns from the general election that ended Tuesday. McCarthy, with 63.8…

Election coming down to the wire

The day of reckoning for candidates and issues in the general election arrives today, the final day of voting for president, state and local offices, and statewide and local ballot…

Math and science this way is a ‘dream’

Math and science this way is a ‘dream’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Ian Chow-Miller’s “dream job” puts him in charge of inspiring scientific and mathematic thinking by students through the use of LEGOS, those venerable childhood building…