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Nisqually fishing has new restrictions

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown The 2015-16 recreational fishing seasons opens July 1 and runs through Nov. 30 on the Nisqually River with night closures, anti-snagging rules…

Smile: More waters getting crabby

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Crabbers have something to smile about. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) opened crab fishing in Hood Canal (Marine Area…

Cruisers exit with accolades

Eatonville High School student-athletes who graduated this year were honored recently for their sporting achievements during their prep careers. They’re listed here alphabetically: Zachary Ames: 2013, 2014, 2015…

She ‘trained’ park bosses

She ‘trained’ park bosses

“Mother Rainier” is leaving the nest. Donna Rahier is retiring after 48 years of working for the National Park Service as secretary of superintendents at Mount Rainier National…

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News

Fireworks wish: No fires, nobody gets hurt

With sensibility and maybe some luck, this Fourth of July won’t be a fiery one.…

Election bringing mostly status quo

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville Town Councilman Brenden Pierce’s decision to not seek re-election…

Heat is on; so is pressure on electrical system

Puget Sound Energy is encouraging its 1 million-plus electricity customers to be more energy conscious…

Fund-raising underway for Kids Trek

A drive to raise $40,000 in support of a new children’s feature at Northwest Trek…

Jordan next stop for Fulbright award winner

Jordan next stop for Fulbright award winner

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Jade Graddy, a University of Washington student who says she…

Possible shutdown worries health agency

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is facing cuts in its services to the public if…

Opinion

DNR should let Lake Kapowsin move forward

By William Pickard There is unnecessary controversy about the proposed 1,000-acre Lake Kapowsin Park. The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and others are grossly mischaracterizing the plan…

Charter review process is for citizens

By Jim McCune Every 10 years, a new Charter Review Commission is elected to make proposed amendments to the Pierce County Charter, to be voted upon by the…

Generosity helps flower basket project grow

By Eatonville Chamber of Commerce The flower baskets are up and look beautiful in Eatonville. Fifty baskets now line the streets. In February and March, the Eatonville Chamber…

Charter review: Fox watching the hen house

It’s noteworthy that so many have signed up for the Pierce County Charter Review Commission. Former elected officials of both political stripes, once again as private citizens, can…

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