Category Archives: Paula Morris

Fears of the Resistance – What will Trump and the Republican Juggernaut do to the country?

By Bruce A. Smith As the country ends its first week as Donald Trump as President-elect, fears of the coming Trump administration remain and the protests continue. Adding to this tension is the realization that the Republican Party now controls … Continue reading

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By Paula Morris The Graham-Kapowsin Community Council is a non-profit, community service organization, and as such does not usually endorse individual businesses. But there’s always an exception. Though the GKCC wishes success to all the small businesses in the Graham … Continue reading

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~ Special to the Mountain News-WA by Paula Morris There are many after school programs in the Pierce County area that offer food and snacks to kids during the school year. But what happens when summer vacation starts? Carol Wright, … Continue reading

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GKCC and Feed the Children Project to host Swap ‘n’ Shop, and a 5K Fun Run

~ Editor’s Note: The Graham-Kapowsin Community Council and its partner in helping feed Bethel school kids, the Harvest House Food Pantry, are holding a Swap ‘n’ Shop meet, along with a 5K Fun Run, to raise money for their joint … Continue reading

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Columnist Paula Morris: In Honor of the Four Lost on The Mountain

by Paula Morris  It’s been nearly three weeks now since four climbers ventured up Mt. Rainier and were lost. My hope and that of their families and friends is that by some miracle they found a way to survive and … Continue reading

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Top Mountain News Stories of 2011

~ 1.  The Mountain News-WA launches on February 7, 2011 After months of planning and preparations, the Mountain News-WA flickered into life upon our computer screens with our first posting on February 7.  Eleven months later we’ve reached 100,000-plus hits and posted 230 … Continue reading

Posted in Bethel News, Business, Cops and courts, Culture, DB Cooper, Eatonville News, Environment, Frederickson, Graham News, Judy Spiers, Newbie in Graham, NTCC, Paula Morris, Pets and livestock, Politics, Self Reliance, South Hill, Spanaway, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Newbie in Graham – home for a visit

by Paula Morris  This has been quite a year – it’s my first Christmas in my new home in Graham and the first time I “visited” my old digs in Illinois and then flew back “home” to Washington state.  As … Continue reading

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Paula Morris’ Column: Occupy Puyallup

October 20, 2011 By:  Paula Morris  The group “Occupy Together”, in support of “Occupy Wall Street,” has now occupied Puyallup. 

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Wall Street protests trigger local demonstrations, commentary and concerns

by Bruce A. Smith  The protests that have been occurring in New York City for the past few weeks, known as “Occupy Wall Street,” have ignited a global surge of demonstrations that include a growing number of communities in the Pacific … Continue reading

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Column by Paula Morris – Paving Paradise

By Paula Morris What if I told you that they were going to pave Paradise and put up a parking lot?  No, not the Paradise in the Joni Mitchell song and not the Paradise of the Bible, but the Paradise … Continue reading

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