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Senate hopefuls drumming up support

State Sen. Randi Becker and Bruce Lachney, who’s hoping to prevent her re-election this fall, are planning campaign kickoffs at the same location four days apart. Lachney’s event will be…

Teacher of the Year nominations due

June 17 is the deadline to submit nominations for the Ohop Grange Teacher of the Year award for 2011-2012. Nomination forms have been available to parents and students in the…

Cops get their tax

A new tax on utilities in Eatonville will begin in August and may increase next year, depending on whether voters have a say. The Town Council last week approved a…

Seeing more red

The population of the endangered red wolf got a boost in Pierce County this month with the birth in a one-week period of 15 pups, the majority of them in…

Five troop mates enter Eagle Scout ranks together

Five troop mates enter Eagle Scout ranks together

Five members of the same Boy Scouts troop arrived at the same ultimate destination this month when they were awarded Eagle Scout status. The highest rank in Scouting, which fewer…

Car washes can make Sound cleaner, too

Organizations can help keep Puget Sound clean during car wash fundraisers by checking out a fish-friendly car wash kit. The kits are available at several Pierce County locations. The kits…

Cowboys will be bustin’ broncs and bulls

Roy Pioneer Rodeo puts the professionals’ skills on show   The Roy Pioneer Rodeo, the annual event that puts one of Pierce County’s smallest cities on the map and gives…

Third wheels say let’s roll

Neophyte candidates for County Council and state senator aren’t daunted by long odds and experienced opponents   By Pat Jenkins/The Dispatch For his first run for public office, Corey Drury…

Community gets a slice of Varsity Pizza

New restaurant has schools high on its list for giving back Kevin Stevens thinks pizza, teenagers and families go together like pepperoni and cheese. Stevens is the owner and operator…

Assessor-treasurer race up to four

Spiro Manthou on Wednesday became the fourth official candidate for Pierce County assessor-treasurer. When Manthou filed his candidacy Wednesday with the county elections department, he also became the second former…