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Free weekend at Mount Rainier

This Saturday and Sunday are free-admission days at Mount Rainier National Park. Visitor fees will be waived there and at all national park areas throughout the weekend as the…

G-K sluggers go deep in wins

Home runs and a virtually one-man wrecking crew named Nate Alfonso powered a pair of Graham-Kapowsin victories in high school baseball games last week. Alfonso drove in seven…

Cruisers fourth in Tacoma Invitational

Eatonville High School’s boys team, led by top-two performances by Justin Kaelin and Logan Moose, finished fourth in the Tacoma Invitational track and field meet last Saturday. Kaelin,…

Hatch hero in Braves’ victory

Jeremy Hatch drove in the winning run as Bethel edged Enumclaw 6-5 in a non-league high school baseball game. Bethel’s attack was fueled in part by Zach Neigel,…

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Brainpower + teamwork = the best

Brainpower + teamwork = the best

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Be calm and confident. Forget about being nervous. Practice and…

Mystery jet leaves questions in its wake

Mystery jet leaves questions in its wake

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A fighter-style jet airplane that repeatedly roared back and forth…

Library board needs new member

Applications are due by April 24 to become the newest member of Pierce County Library…

Zoning updates getting a look

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County officials will be in Graham Thursday evening to…

State catches up with Pierce on jury duty

Pierce County’s switch last year to shorter periods of jury duty for its citizens is…

Local help with medical coverage deadline

Eatonville Family Agency, an official source of one-on-one assistance with the federal Affordable Healthcare Act,…

Opinion

County should think again on school land-use

By TOM SEIGEL (Editor: In the following open letter to the Pierce County Council and County Executive Pat McCarthy, Bethel School District superintendent Tom Siegel calls on the…

Here comes Nisqually park

A shout-out for the Nisqually State Park, just a few miles from Eatonville. Park planners recently announced that work is expected to begin in April. This includes construction…

Higher minimum wage doesn’t make lives better

By Don C. Brunell Washington has the nation’s highest minimum wage at $9.47 an hour, and now the Legislature wants to hike it to $12. Seattle Mayor Ed…

Government keeps spending

Re: The Pierce County office project. I agree with County Councilman Jim McCune (The Dispatch, March 18, “False sense of urgency leaves some costly consequences of Pierce County…

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