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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…

Bison and bighorn baby boom

Bison and bighorn baby boom

There’s a baby boom underway at Northwest Trek. Officials at the wildlife park near Eatonville said May 21 that two bison calves and two bighorn sheep lambs were born over…

Accident claims motorcyclist’s life

A Graham man driving a motorcycle died after a collision on State Route 16 in the Olalla area north of Gig Harbor on June 5. The State Patrol identified the…

Few grand to go for 4th

With a month to go until the big event, organizers of Eatonville’s annual Independence Day celebration say they’re about $3,000 short of their fund-raising goal to cover the cost of…