Category Archives: Frederickson

Third Person Charged in Death of Deputy McCartney

Special to the Mountain News from the Pierce County Office of Communications: ~ TACOMA, WA – The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Samantha Dawn Jones, 29, with murder in the first degree and kidnapping in the first degree for her … Continue reading

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Local Democrats seek to “Flip the 8th”

By Bruce A. Smith Local Democratic Party activists are working diligently to “Flip the 8th” Congressional District (CD) from Republican to Democratic control. Currently, Republican Dave Reichert is the congressman representing the 8th CD, but he is retiring, and a … Continue reading

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Two charged in the death of Sheriff’s deputy killed in Frederickson

By Bruce A. Smith Update, 6 pm, Thursday, 1. 11. 18 Special to the Mountain News-WA: Two Charged in Death of Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Today, the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Frank William Pawul, 32, and Brenda Kaye Troyer, … Continue reading

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Region in full Burn Ban – Stage 2

by Bruce A. Smith ~ The “Greater Pierce County Area,” a new legal and environmental designation for those parts of Pierce County east of the Tacoma Narrows and north of the South Pierce Fire District, is now under a full … Continue reading

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First Burn Ban of season hits south Pierce County

by Bruce A. Smith  ~ The first burn ban of the 2015 wood stove season is about to descend upon south Pierce County. For the first time, the Puget Sound Air Quality Agency is issuing a burn “warning,” as a prelude … Continue reading

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An Open-Letter to Graham and the Mountain News-WA Community

  by Wayne Cooke Editor’s Note: Wayne Cooke is a long-time community activist in Graham, and is a former Board member of the Graham-Kapowsin Community Council. In addition to being a former elementary school teacher in the Bethel, Franklin Pierce … Continue reading

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Traffic Advisory for Graham, Feb 24-27

 By Bruce A. Smith  The Graham area will be affected by WS-DOT work on traffic signals next week, from Monday through Thursday along Meridian Avenue during the middle part of the day.

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Proposed road closure in Frederickson ignites controversy

by Josh Magill Over the last few months, a proposal to close a portion of 180th Street East in Frederickson has quietly moved its way through the Pierce County processes.  However, as stated by county engineer Brian Stacey at the … Continue reading

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Beyond the Borders expands to help folks without transportation

~ Editor’s Note It’s with a sigh of relief I’ve learned today that one program that truly helps people is being maintained as governmental budgets continue to be slashed.  One big example is the “Beyond the Borders” shuttle service that … Continue reading

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Central Pierce Fire District to send relief supplies to stricken firefighters in New York

Editor’s Note:  The Mountain News has received the following press release from the Central Pierce Fire District, which serves Frederickson, Spanaway, South Hill and Parkland.  They have announced a relief effort to help firefighters in New York and New Jersey … Continue reading

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