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Dreaded moths appear contained

Gypsy moth fighters think they’ve won two battles in Pierce County but are continuing the war against the insect the tree-wrecking insect. The state Department of Agriculture on June 21…

Mail in Margaret’s memory

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch People who use the post office in Eatonville are generally in sync with a congressman’s plan to rename it in honor of Mount Rainlier National…

Council race has old pros and a rookie

Two veteran politicians who have spent a combined 34 years in elected office and a political newcomer are in a three-way primary election race for the Pierce County Council seat…

Log piles in river have a purpose

Another summer of work to make the Mashel River more salmon-friendly and flood-resistant is underway. The state Department of Transportation (DOT) last week began work on installing log structures in…

Superior Court judges will be decided in primary

The primary election Aug. 7 has more meaning for candidates for Pierce County Superior Court judge than any other races for county offices. The results of the primary will decide…

Five new Bethel principals

Reassignments within the Bethel School District are resulting in new principals at two of its high schools, among other changes in school and district leadership. Lynn Gill is taking over…

For wine lovers, green thumbs and sweet tooths

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch People who love wine, flowers and sweets might think they’re in heaven when they visit Rainier View Winery and Nursery. Starting two months ago, JoLeigh…

Incumbent assessor-treasurer faces four challengers

Dale Washam wants four more years as Pierce County’s assessor treasurer. Four opponents in next month’s primaryelection want to end his reign. Two of the five candidates will move on…

Public safety levy eyed

The Dispatch Voters in Eatonville may be asked to add a local property tax that would help pay for the town’s public safety services. A levy for the general election…

New playground comes from community/government teamwork

Just in time for summer, a new playground for children – inspired partly by kids – has opened at Frontier Park in Graham. The official unveiling was on July 10.…