Category Archives: Graham News

Yanah G. Cook running for Pierce County Council, District 3

By Bruce A. Smith Yanah G. Cook, a Democrat who resides in McKenna, is seeking the seat at the Pierce County Council for District 3, the region that encompasses all of South Pierce County. This chair is being vacated by … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal – Day 28 – April 7, 2020 Dark Days and Bright Sunshine

By Bruce A. Smith The US Surgeon General, Admiral Jerome Adams, and President Trump are calling these next two weeks our darkest hours, forecasted to be filled with death and suffering, and comparable to “our Pearl Harbor.” Their mortality estimates … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal – The Great Calm: Day 13, Monday, March 23, 2020

By Bruce A. Smith As my second week in quarantine comes to a close, I feel a great calm emerging upon the land. Life is simpler, the world quieter. There is less traffic, less air pollution, less hustle and bustle. … Continue reading

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Impact of murder among family members revealed in interview with Manny Silva, father of slain Tacoma woman

By Bruce A. Smith Manny Silva, the father of Lisa Melancon, a Tacoma woman killed in 2011 during a drive-by shooting, contacted the Mountain News this week to describe the impacts of his daughter’s murder. His testimony reveals how vast … Continue reading

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GKCC to host 15th Annual EXPO

Special to the Mountain News: The Graham-Kapowsin Community Council is hosting its 15th Annual EXPO in support of the dozens of community programs it administers, most notably a food service for children in the Bethel School District. As in years … Continue reading

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8th Congressional District’s candidate’s forum in Graham a solid success for Democrats

By Bruce A. Smith Five individuals seeking the Democratic nomination in the 8th Congressional District (8th – CD) gathered in Graham last week for an in-depth meet-and-greet. The current congressman for the 8th CD, Republican Dave Reichert, is retiring. As … Continue reading

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Details released on last week’s shooting at G-K High School – gunman in cusotdy

Special to the Mountain News-WA From James Lynch, Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office ~ Graham-Kapowsin Shooter Charged ~ TACOMA, WA – Today, Prosecutor Mark Lindquist announced the alleged gunman in the drive-by shooting that happened last week near Graham Kapowsin High … Continue reading

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Exercise classes for seniors to start in Graham

Special to the Mountain News-WA , from the GKCC. The Graham – Kapowsin Community Council (G-KCC) is excited to announce that the long- awaited Golden Age exercise classes will begin on Thursday, June 8th! There will be six (6) classes … Continue reading

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14th Annual EXPO coming to Graham

Proudly Announcing: 14th Annual EXPO Graham-Kapowsin Community Council ‘Feed the Children’ Fundraiser & Fun-Run / Walk WHEN: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9am-3pm. WHERE: Graham Elementary School, 10026 204th St. E. Graham, WA 98338. Each year the G-KCC sponsors this Expo … Continue reading

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Pierce College and Bethel School District bring higher education to Graham and neighboring communities

Addendum ~ Editor’s Note: Kate Burrows, the Communications and Public Relations Specialist for Pierce College has sent the Mountain News the following announcement concerning Pierce College classes in Graham. ************************************************************************* Starting January 2017, Pierce College will offer college courses at … Continue reading

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