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Eagles winners in Tomahawk Classic

Kevin Dudley’s sweep of two sprints and victories by Ezra Bolton in a hurdles race, Foster Sarell in the shot put and Noah Bales in the high jump…

Park roads opening

In one of several earlier-than-usual openings at Mount Rainier National Park, White River Road opened to the public last Friday, giving access to White River Campground and providing…

Weight stars shine in Shelton

Justin Kaelin and Daisey Newman, Eatonville High School’s stars in the weight events, made their presence known in the Shelton Invitational track meet May 2. Kaelin won the…

Nisqually River to be closed 26 days

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Some fishing news from rivers: • Chinook and steelhead fishing on the Cowlitz has been above par for the last couple of…

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Wanted: Candidates for 2015 election

A town council, two school boards, and a collection of fire and water districts in…

‘Strong schools, strong community’

‘Strong schools, strong community’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch “In an age of technology and an ever-shrinking society,” Community…

Land-use panel active again

The Parkland-Spanaway-Midland Land-Use Advisory Commission is back to giving Pierce County advice following the appointment…

Friends were there when teen needed them most

Friends were there when teen needed them most

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Thanks to two of his friends, Nathan Anderson values life…

Prison sentence in traffic fatality

A Spanaway man is going to prison for driving his car into and killing another…

Selling a piece of local history

Selling a piece of local history

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch “For sale: Elbe Grocery Real Estate & Business. $295,000.” Care…

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Our Tax Freedom Day comes later

By Don C. Brunell Will you celebrate Tax Freedom Day this year? Until April 24, every penny we’ve earned in 2015 goes to pay your taxes. While this…

Businesses, volunteers made egg hunt go

The South Pierce Fire and Rescue annual Easter egg hunt provides a cost-free, wholesome, fun-filled family event for the citizens of our community. This event is funded solely…

All can benefit from recreation at Lake Kapowsin

By RANDI BECKER As my neighbors in rural east Pierce County already know, their area is one of the fastest-growing in the county and would benefit greatly from…

Where there’s smoke …

Where there’s smoke …

The Democrats and the Republicans in the Legislature “are not arguing about WHETHER they should use marijuana revenues to balance” the state’s budget, says political cartoonist Frank Shiers…

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