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Local trout fishing doesn’t measure up to tiger record

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Area lakes appear to be holding their own when it comes to trout fishing, although not everyone is catching limits. Warm water…

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…

Part of Foothills Trail closing

Foothills Trail, between the Orting and Crocker trailheads, will be closed beginning July 27 while Pierce County crews work on a flood-control project. The closure will last for…

Bethel riders win state equestrian events

Bethel High School teammates Morgan Abrams and Lawran Reed won individual titles in the 2015 Washington High School Equetrian Teams state championship in Moses Lake. Abrams came out…

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One dead, two hurt after boats collide

A 44-year-old man is facing criminal charges in connection with a collision of boats in…

Fiery murder unsolved; police ask for help

Fiery murder unsolved; police ask for help

Authorities trying to solve the murder of a man in Spanaway have renewed their effort…

Ants not included

Ants not included

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch One of the prime spots in Pierce County for picnics…

16 years in prison for fatal head-on

A man who was drunk and hid after the accident has been sentenced to 16…

Incumbent for 25 years facing two challenges

Incumbent for 25 years facing two challenges

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The three candidates for Graham Fire and Rescue Commissioner in…

Art in Bloom benefits fight against hunger

Art in Bloom benefits fight against hunger

Painter Julie Jensen (pictured) is among artists and vendors whose wares will be on display…

Opinion

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…

Politics, class sizes and the budget

Politics, class sizes and the budget

Political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr. on the new state budget: “Reports I read say that the Washington Education Association pressured Democratic state senators to renege on their promise…

Landfill permit issue evokes not-so-fond memories

By Art Perkins In its June 10 edition, The Dispatch carried a front-page article headlined “Landfill owners want a longer permit.” Beneath that heading, the article went on…

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…

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