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Tag: Frederickson


ELECTION: Fire district serves more than Graham

Over the last 20 years, Pierce County Fire District 21 has become better known as Graham Fire & Rescue. The title has unintentionally confused voters in the fire district.

Graham Fire & Rescue serves people from many communities, including parts of Graham, Spanaway, Puyallup, Frederickson and Kapowsin and large neighborhoods including Gem Heights, Silver Creek, The Country, Grand Firs and Fir Meadows.

In August, a maintenance and operations levy failed by less than 1.5 percent. One reason given by voters: Graham Fire doesn’t serve me; I don’t live there.

The same measure will be on the ballot in November. The

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FREDERICKSON: Rail corridor a boon for industrial growth

Kudos on your business section’s touting the economic vitality of the Frederickson industrial area (TNT, 5-29). Not mentioned, however, was the contribution of having a rail corridor adjacent to and throughout the area to foster such industrial growth.

Tacoma Rail’s success, carrying capacity and ability to service the area was met with skepticism a decade ago, but through its partnership with the Port of Tacoma, this railroad that could, did.