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Deadlines for voter registration approaching

New voters in Pierce County have two deadlines to register to vote in next month’s primary election. July 7 is the deadline for registering online through the Pierce County auditor’s…

Practice for the real thing

Practice for the real thing

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Personnel from Pierce Transit and first-responder agencies, including Graham Fire and Rescue and the Pierce County Sheriff Department, participated in a terrorist-response exercise in Spanaway…

Free breakfast, lunch for kids in Eatonville

Eatonville School District is offering free meals for children 1 to 18 years old this summer. The meals will be available Monday through Friday July 28 to Aug. 8 at…

Highway work will delay traffic

Driving on State Route 161 in the Eatonville area will require some extra patience the next few weeks, as work on highway resurfacing will cause traffic delays, according to the…

Police bust underage party in the woods

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Minors who tried to hide their drinking party in the woods near Graham didn’t get away with it. Authorities assigned to the Pierce County Party…

Scottish and Celtic traditions take over in Graham

The 45th annual Tacoma Highland Games will be held Friday and Saturdy at Frontier Park in Graham. A Celtic music concert will accompany two days of Scottish events and demonstrations,…

Measles reported in county

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department received confirmation Thursday of Pierce County’s first case of measles in at least six years. The agency is investigating the case of a Pierce County child…

Answering medical emergencies by air and land

Answering medical emergencies by air and land

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch All eyes were on the helicopter hovering above Swanson Field. For once, its arrival wasn’t a matter of life and death. The Airlift Northwest aircraft…

Saturday sales for licenses

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office will be open Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to help meet summertime demand for marriage licensing, passport processing,vehicle and boat licensing.pet licensing and…

Fireworks season at hand

State-regulated firework sales to the public will begin at noon on June 28 and continue until 9 p.m. July 5. State fire marshal Chuck Duffy said consumers should “know the…