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A real drag is good for spinning reels

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown There is no mystery to setting the drag on a spinning reel, but it can be confusing to first-time fishers, and it…

‘A perfect time to give back’

‘A perfect time to give back’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Richelle Heacock is back in her element. The former star volleyball player at Eatonville High School, whose playing days were cut short by…

Another positive step for salmon habitat

Agencies that are partners in the effort to recover salmon in the Nisqually watershed will stage a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday for a project involving Ohop Creek. Nisqually Land…

Greens are back in the pink

Greens are back in the pink

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The greens at Lake Spanaway Golf Course are open to golfers again after recovering from a fungus that made them unplayable. Golfers who…

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Walking to beat cancer

Walking to beat cancer

This year’s Relay for Life in Eatonville raised about $42,000 for the American Cancer Society’s…

Search for hiker now ‘limited’

The search at Mount Rainier National Park for a missing hiker has been scaled back.…

Level of fire service ‘up to voters’

Level of fire service ‘up to voters’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch By this time next week, votes will have started being…

Agency says thanks with free concert

Eatonville Family Agency is inviting the public to a free outdoor concert July 26. The…

Handful of Fourth-related trouble

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Fire departments in south Pierce County handled the seemingly requisite…

More measles reported

A second case of measles in Pierce County has been confirmed by county health officials.…

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It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 11:00 PM PDT on July 22, 2014
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Opinion

Great moments in state history

Great moments in state history

Political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr. weighs in on Washington’s fledgling retail marijuana business.…

Pamphlet, candidate videos help; rest is up to voters

By Cindy Hartman Welcome to the 2014 election season. Pierce County is one of the few counties in Washington state that continues to mail voters’ pamphlets to every…

Street Talk: Fireworks

Street Talk: Fireworks

With another 4th of July over, how do you feel about fireworks? Here’s what The Dispatch heard in random, on-the-street interviews: Janet Morgan: “I’d rather there weren’t any…

The future of criminal justice in Pierce County

The future of criminal justice in Pierce County

By Paul Pastor I want to make you aware of a project which the Pierce County Sheriff Department has been involved in and which we have recently completed.…

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