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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…

Town getting power ‘insurance’

A federal-funded project could help keep the lights on for Eatonville residents, businesses and schools during storms this winter and any other time nature or man might disrupt the power…

Braves will be Braves despite state board concern

Bethel High School’s mascot is the Braves – one of the nicknames with Native American origins that the state Board of Education wants public schools in Washington to stop using.…

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…