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Bethel’s Springsteen back on top

Bethel’s Springsteen back on top

Phillip Springsteen of Bethel High, who finished fourth in 126-pound class in the 2013-14 state 4A high school wrestling tournament, has started the 2014-15 season in promising fashion.…

Strap on the snow shoes

Mount Rainier National Park rangers are taking visitors on guided snowshoe walks on weekends beginning this month and continuing the first three months of 2015. The walks, which…

Game On

Boys high school basketball Dec. 16: Graham-Kapowsin at Rogers, Bethel at Spanaway Lake (7 p.m.), Tenino at Eatonville (5:45 p.m.). Dec. 19: Spanaway Lake at Graham-Kapowsin (7 p.m.),…

Watch out for deer and elk on roads

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown If you are out on the road, it is the time of the year to be on the lookout for deer and…

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Feedback asked on park fees

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Good, bad or indifferent, Mount Rainier National Park wants to…

Wilcox keeps House leadership post

Wilcox keeps House leadership post

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch State Rep. J.T. Wilcox is continuing in his role as…

VIDEO: Eatonville Christmas Parade 2014

Eatonville’s annual Christmas Parade rolled through town Dec. 6, accompanied by festivities including a tree-lighting, caroling and…

Remodeled library reopens

Remodeled library reopens

The South Hill branch of Pierce County Library System, closed during November for remodeling, has…

Flashing yellow arrow makes intersection unique

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A rural intersection in the Kapowsin area is one of…

Fire destroys home in Graham

Fire destroys home in Graham

The occupants of a Graham-area house escaped a fire that destroyed the residence early Sunday…


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Republicans: From elephant to mastadon?

Open letter to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner: One month ago, myself and a handful of other young interns with Republican Steve O’Ban’s campaign (for state Senate) gathered…

Christmas wreaths comfort survivors of the fallen

By Don C. Brunell Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving for a lost loved one. It is especially painful for America’s military families whose son, daughter,…

What climate change legislation?

What climate change legislation?

“Climate change activist Tom Steyer poured millions of dollars into several campaigns this cycle to elect Democrats who support climate change legislation,” political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr. writes.…

At least one thumb up for all of these

At least one thumb up for all of these

PAT JENKINS We’re born with two thumbs, at least one of which goes up when we see or hear about something we like. So in the spirit of…