Sports & Outdoors

Paradise waiting on snowpack

Mount Rainier National Park is ready for winter recreation, even if one of its most popular spots isn’t. The park has switched to winter hours in anticipation of…

Cruisers take two on the mat

Eatonville High, in its first dual-meet action of the 2014-15 wrestling season, picked up two victories in one night. The host Cruisers beat Rainier 54-24 and downed Rainier…

Game On

Boys high school basketball Dec. 26-27: Spanaway Lake tournament Dec. 29: Graham-Kapowsin at Jefferson tournament Dec. 30: Mount Rainier at Bethel (7 p.m.) Jan. 2: Eatonville at Forks…

Researchers oppose killing wolves

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Washington State University recently reported two of its researchers have found it was counter-productive to kill wolves to keep them from preying…

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Holy Disciples food bank fills need and stomachs

A food bank operated by a Graham-area church serves about 500 people a week, and…

A watery grave for unwanted and unknown

By Pat Jenkins The Disptch Twenty-three people, including three with Spanaway ties before or after…

Becker heads Senate healthcare panel

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A lawmaker from Eatonville will again be the top member…

Fire district and kids practice prevention

Fire district and kids practice prevention

South Pierce Fire and Rescue observed the annual Fire Prevention Week by hosting an art…

Memories live in Tofu House

Memories live in Tofu House

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A drive is underway to preserve a piece of Japanese-American…

Feedback asked on park fees

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Good, bad or indifferent, Mount Rainier National Park wants to…


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It is forcast to be Chance of Snow at 10:00 PM PST on December 29, 2014
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Republicans: From elephant to mastadon?

Open letter to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner: One month ago, myself and a handful of other young interns with Republican Steve O’Ban’s campaign (for state Senate) gathered…

Christmas wreaths comfort survivors of the fallen

By Don C. Brunell Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving for a lost loved one. It is especially painful for America’s military families whose son, daughter,…

What climate change legislation?

What climate change legislation?

“Climate change activist Tom Steyer poured millions of dollars into several campaigns this cycle to elect Democrats who support climate change legislation,” political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr. writes.…

At least one thumb up for all of these

At least one thumb up for all of these

PAT JENKINS We’re born with two thumbs, at least one of which goes up when we see or hear about something we like. So in the spirit of…