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Big changes for Elbe rail venture

Big changes for Elbe rail venture

Something new is coming down the tracks in Elbe. Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad (MRSR), whose historic steam trains based there have carried passengers on sightseeing trips through and between foothill…

Democrats’ turn to go caucusing

In school gyms and other locations, Democrats in Pierce County will gather later this month as part of a statewide effort to help pick their party’s nominee for president. Precinct…

County gets federal help against elder abuse

Pierce County has been awarded a grant of $370,985 from the U.S. Department of Justice to help deal with elder abuse. The county prosecutor’s office, which secured one of the…

Inslee checks out skills center

Governor Jay Inslee went away impressed after a recent visit to Pierce County Skills Center for an up-close look at the technical and vocational programs available to students from the…

Teen’s research has backing of Johns Hopkins University

Teen’s research has backing of Johns Hopkins University

A sensor to help emergency vehicles measure the speed and depth of flood waters. A microorganism that can decompose harmful toxins. And a hydrogel injection that can help patients heal…

Car and truck collide

A woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries she suffered when the car she was driving collided with a large truck Wednesday near Roy. According to the…

Muzzle stays put on shooting

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A ban on hunting and other uses of firearms will remain in effect indefinitely in an area of about 2,000 rural acres in the Graham-Kapowsin…

No more elected treasurer for town?

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville is poised to go forward without an elected treasurer to help keep track of the town’s finances. The Town Council could vote March 14…

Paper chase over for land-use apps

Pierce County has gone paperless in land-use applications by the public. As of Feb. 29, the Planning and Land Services (PALS) department no longer requires paper to be submitted at…

Authorities want public’s help solving robbery

The Pierce County Sheriff Department and Tacoma-Pierce County Crimestoppers are asking the public to help identify suspects in a strongarm robbery and assault. that occurred Dec. 21 at the Walmart…