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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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COUNTY: Mitigate obnoxious odor from roads facility

I live in “Spana-Graham” near the Pierce County road works maintenance facility. When I went out to get the paper this morning, I was greeted with the nose-numbing, sneeze-producing stench of the tar (or whatever it is) from that facility that was so thick in the air that you could actually taste it.

People who live in that area are subjected to this stink for most of the spring/summer; even if we have a nice sunny day, you still can’t be outside without having to gag on the stench in the air.

Even with the downpour of rain this morning,

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