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Rehabilitation gets some footpower

Rehabilitation gets some footpower

By Elisa Rau Contributing writer One moment in 2010 changed Richelle Heacock’s life forever. The multi-sport athlete was driving home to Ashford when she was in a car…

Jumping into football

Jumping into football

High school football is back. Wednesday is the first day that the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, the regulatory body of high school athletics in the state, allows organized…

State lifts campfire ban

A ban on campfires in state parks in western Washington has been lifted. State parks officials announced the change Aug. 15 because of changing weather conditions, including recent…

Could be another chinook record this fall

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown It looks like this year’s fall chinook return to the Columbia River might be another record run, according to Washington and Oregon…

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Bodies of mountain climbers recovered

The bodies of three climbers who are believed to be half of the victims of…

Toxic algae puts swimmers at risk

Toxic algae puts swimmers at risk

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Beating the heat this summer at nine lakes in Pierce…

Suspect in murders arrested

A suspect is being held by Pierce County authorities in connection with the murders of…

More traffic delays on SR-161

Patience will be a virtue the rest of this week for motorists on a portion…

A fairly good time all around

A fairly good time all around

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch At one of the entry gates, Karen Chin giggled while…

Fires at Mount Rainier doused by rain

A fire in the Shadow Lake of Mount Rainier National Park, ignited by lightning the…


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Innovation, technology can keep electricity humming

By Don C. Brunell For decades, radio newsman Paul Harvey gave us a side of the news that we either hadn’t heard or hadn’t considered. His “Rest of…

Domestic violence awareness is for everyone

Domestic violence awareness is for everyone

By Lori Culver Domestic violence is a problem that cannot be ignored. Painful acts of abuse are happening all too frequently right here in our own community, leaving…

Stand up against organ harvesting

July 20, 1999 has to be one of the darkest days in China’s history. On that day, the peaceful exercise and meditation practice known as Falun Gong was…

Burning a hole in Washington

Burning a hole in Washington

Frank Shiers Jr., whose award-winning editorial cartoons appear regularly in The Dispatch, laments Washington’s disastrous wildfires this summer.…