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Reward in hair salon burglary

A $1,000 reward is being offered by Tacoma-Pierce County Crimestoppers for information leading to an arrest and charges of the person or people who burglarized an Eatonville business. Information can…

Frederickson road is guinea pig

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A Frederickson-area street is the guinea pig for new paving that Pierce County officials hope will make roads countywide last longer. County crews will apply…

Bodies of mountain climbers recovered

The bodies of three climbers who are believed to be half of the victims of a climbing accident earlier this year were removed Tuesday from Mount Rainier. The bodies were…

Toxic algae puts swimmers at risk

Toxic algae puts swimmers at risk

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Beating the heat this summer at nine lakes in Pierce County has required keeping an eye out for illness-inducing algae. The lakes have been posted…

Suspect in murders arrested

A suspect is being held by Pierce County authorities in connection with the murders of two men in the Frederickson-Spanaway area. Richard Atkisson, 40, was arrested by Sheriff Department detectives,…

More traffic delays on SR-161

Patience will be a virtue the rest of this week for motorists on a portion of State Route 161 near Eatonville that’s scheduled for some finishing touches on a repaving…

A fairly good time all around

A fairly good time all around

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch At one of the entry gates, Karen Chin giggled while taking a photograph of her children, Emily and Casey, at the start of their annual…

Fires at Mount Rainier doused by rain

A fire in the Shadow Lake of Mount Rainier National Park, ignited by lightning the night of Aug. 11, was extinguished by heavy rain the following evening, park officials reported.…

Bethel board to meet

The Bethel School District Board will conduct a retreat Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bethel Learning Center, located at 21818 38th Ave E. in Spanaway.…

‘This might be what I want to do’

‘This might be what I want to do’

By Susan Woodward Contributing writer Julianne Golding, 17, learned something new about herself last month. And it is that she really likes newborns. A student at MultiCare Health System’s 11th…