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Senate finalists: Becker and Lachney

Strong support from voters in Thurston County has given Democrat Bruce Lachney the lead in the primary election over incumbent Randi Becker in the race for state senator in the…

Lonergan, O’Brien for assessor-treasurer; Washam out

A five-candidate field for Pierce County assessor-treasurer is down to the final two after Tuesday’s primary election, and the incumbent isn’t one of them. Mike Lonergan and Billie O’Brien stood…

Fire District 23 levy losing

A request for renewed, increased tax support for fire protection services in the Ashford, Elbe and Alder areas is going down to defeat in early returns from the primary election.…

Body found on mountain

A body that could be one of four people who are believed to have died in storms in January was found Monday at the 8,000-feet level of Mount Rainier. According…

Election ends today

Results of the primary election will be reported in the online edition of The Dispatch tonight at about 8:30 p.m., when the first vote counts are released by the Pierce…

Graham man dies after falling into Idaho river

The body of a Graham man was found last Thursday in an Idaho river, five days after he fell into it and drowned. Search and rescue teams recovered Justice Kramer,…

Ohop Grange entries going national

The entries of several Ohop Grange members in this year’s Washington State Grange competition in Spokane qualified for the national stage. Headed for the national Grange convention in Boise, Idaho…

Way to Paradise may get smoother

Mount Rainier National Park officials are making plans to improve the Nisqually to Paradise road. Parks superintendent Randy King said last week that an environmental assessment – part of the…

November tax decision for town voters

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Between now and November, Eatonville town leaders will be hoping voters are in the mood for new taxes. The Town Council decided last week to…

Loggers Jubilee: Sawing, parades and fast lawnmowers

Organizers of the Loggers Jubilee in Morton aren’t sure if the event started in 1937 or 1938. There apparently isn’t an official record. But to the best of recollections, the…