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Swimming areas at Alder Lake are dry

Low water levels in Alder Lake are putting a damper on some recreation there. Officials at Tacoma Power, which operates parks at the lake, said in July that…

Salmon rules could be a nice ‘gift’

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” is an old proverb that suggests when receiving a gift, be appreciative for what…

5k and 8k runs at Northwest Trek

Registration has begun for the Run Wild 5k and 8k runs and 5k walk set for Sept. 19 at Northwest Trek. Those who register early get the best…

No admission fee at park Aug. 25

Mount Rainier National Park will celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary with a free-admission day Aug. 25. The service is waiving all park entry fees on that…

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Clock’s ticking on primary voting

Clock’s ticking on primary voting

Voters have until Aug. 4, the actual election day, to cast their ballots in the…

Smoke from wildfires has some breathing uneasy

Smoke from wildfires has some breathing uneasy

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Where there’s smoke, there’s more than fire. Recent wildfires in…

Pierce unemployment near lowest for year

The percentage of out-of-work Pierce County residents is almost at its lowest so far this…

Fire from barbecue damages house

Fire from barbecue damages house

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A fire caused by barbecuing destroyed part of a family’s…

Once-in-a-decade choices for government review

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Voters have begun choosing the people who eventually will tell…

$10 million a year for state cancer research

Cancer research-related legislation championed by state Sen. Randi Becker has been signed into law. Senate…

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Wildfire woes

Wildfire woes

As treacherous as the wildfire season has been this year in Pierce County and the rest of western Washington, it’s still worse in the east side of the…

Give national parks the support they deserve

Give national parks the support they deserve

By Dave Reichert and Ron Kind National parks aren’t just pristine forests and wilderness areas, they’re battlefields and important monuments that embody our American heritage. They’re seashores, deserts,…

People came out on top in budget battle

By Randi Becker After weeks of meetings between leaders of the operating budget, capital budget and the transportation revenue-reform package, many long nights and a surprise-near budget derailment,…

Class photo brings back memories

I ask myself, Where has all the time gone? This group of young adults was my last class to teach at Weyerhaeuser Elementary School (Eatonville School District) before…

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