Category Archives: Kapowsin

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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Kapowsin Meats taking steps to control Salmonella outbreak

by Bruce A. Smith John Anderson, president of Kapowsin Meats in Graham, announced today that his wholesale meat producing firm has issued a recall notice for all “Whole BBQ Hogs” sold between May 14 and July 21, 2015. These meat … Continue reading

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Kapowsin Meats identified by State Health officials as one source of Salmonella outbreak

By Bruce A. Smith The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced today that its team of investigators have discovered Salmonella bacteria in products from Kapowsin Meats in Kapowsin.

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Harris arraigned on $2 million bail in death of Nicole White as mysteries swirl about case

  By Bruce A. Smith Jonathan D. Harris appeared before Justice Megan M. Foley in Pierce County Superior Court June 24 to answer charges that he killed Nicole White, the Orting mother of two young boys.  Harris pleaded not guilty … Continue reading

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Jonathan Harris charged in murder of Nicole White

~ Special to the Mountain News By Bruce A. Smith The Office of the Pierce County Prosecutor announced today that Jonathan Harris – the man first identified by the family as responsible for her disappearance two weeks ago – has been … Continue reading

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Graham Fire and Rescue announces upgrades

~ by Bruce A. Smith  The Graham Fire and Rescue Department has sent the following press release to the Mountain News. The announcement details many of the upgrades planned for our community’s health and safety.

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Traffic Light changes coming to Graham at 224th and OK Hwy

by Bruce A. Smith Pierce County DOT has announced that a new traffic light configuration will be activated today at the important intersection of 224th and the OK Highway in Graham. Here is their press release:

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Bethel Open Market offers holiday-themed festivities and crafts

by Bruce A. Smith  Editor’s Note:  The Bethel Open Market will have its next gathering on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in the Bethel Learning Center, which is located directly across the street from the Bethel Junior High.

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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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Health Department seeks public comment on BioFuels permit

Special to the Mountain News  Editor’s Note:  The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department had issued the following press release, announcing their interest in receiving public commentary on the extraction of methane gas at the Graham landfill and its subsequent production into … Continue reading

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