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13-year-old facing gun charges

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A Spanaway teenager is accused by authorities of stealing guns and pointing one of them at fellow students at a bus stop. Charges of assault,…

Voters say no again to county project

Voters in Pierce County are making their opposition to a proposed county office building official. Nearly 60 percent of the votes counted Tuesday at the end of the general election…

Thomas takes Town Council race

Robert Thomas has won a seat on the Eatonville Town Council in unofficial results of the general election. In his race against Nick Junka, Thomas had 63 percent of the…

Firefighter on way to being fire commissioner

Voters have chosen a firefighter over a 25-year incumbent in a race for Graham Fire and Rescue commissioner. Adam Rosenlund, a captain and paramedic with Central Pierce Fire and Rescue,…

Charter review commission members emerging

Voters in south Pierce County have picked three of the 21 county Charter Review Commission members who will help decide if changes should be made in the county’s form of…

Port incumbents ahead

The incumbents were apparent winners in general election races for Tacoma Port Commissioner. Don Johnson had 72 percent of the votes to defeat Bruce Cook, while Clare Petrich accumulated 68…

Northwest Trek free for veterans

Active and former U.S. military members will be admitted free to Northwest Trek on Nov. 11-12 in honor of Veterans Day. In addition, immediate family members of veterans will receive…

Head-on collision injures two

Two vehicles colllided head-on last Wednesday on State Route 507, sending the drivers of both to hospitals for treatment of their injuries. The State Patrol reported that the crash occurred…

Local store on Haggen closure list

Local store on Haggen closure list

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch South Pierce County has one less option for grocery shopping with the closure of the Haggen store in Spanaway. It’s among the store closures in…

Up, up and away

Up, up and away

By Jim Bryant The Dispatch The normal quiet Eatonville morning on Oct. 12 was suddenly awoken by the sound of gas engines being tested at Swanson Field. Since the previous…