Police ask for help in identifying the Burlington mall shooter

Update 10 pm, 9. 24. 16

A suspect has been taken into custody for the mall shooting in Burlington. Local media are reporting that the individual is Arcan Cetin, 20-year-old resident of Oak Harbor. No other details were immediately available.


By Bruce A. Smith

Law Enforcement is asking for help in finding the Burlington mall shooter.

The young man who shot and killed five people on Friday night, September 23 is still at large, and the police are asking all media to distribute his picture so that the public might be able to provide clues to his identity or whereabouts. 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 area, the new Graham Auto Repair at 22217 Meridian Ave E holds a special place.

Co-owners Troy and Kori Vaninetti have provided invaluable help and support to the GKCC over the years, and are considered friends.

The business broke ground in February, with the official Grand Opening held August 1st. Continue reading

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Eatonville man killed in Graham traffic accident

By Bruce A. Smith

An Eatonville man was killed in a traffic accident at the intersection of Mountain Hwy (SR7) and 304th Street in Graham early Sunday morning, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) announced today. Continue reading

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Life Lessons Learned in a Temp Agency

By Gayle Tice

If it should be mandatory to work retail to find out how to be civil with every variation of irritated humanity, it should also be mandatory to work as a parking attendant for a large event taking over a major commercial zone. I found myself working as a parking attendant for an art fair in Bellevue this past July 28 to 31, on assignment from a Staffing agency. Continue reading

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Graham Self-Reliant group to deepen its discussion on earthquake preparedness

By Bruce A. Smith

The Graham Self-Reliant Community will be taking a deeper look at regional and local earthquake preparation at its monthly meeting on September 7, 2016.

In particular, area representatives will be discussing exactly what occurred during the Cascadian Rising Exercise in June, how local fire departments and county agencies participated, and what was learned.

The Cascadia Rising Exercise was the federal-state-local training project to prepare the Puget Sound Region to survive a 9.0 earthquake. Continue reading

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Puyallup Library to host an evening of DB Cooper discussion

by Bruce A. Smith

If you crave more DB Cooper – even after the History Channel broadcasted their four-hour documentary and the FBI closed the case last month – you can partake in another Cooper fete at the Puyallup Library next week.

I am the author of DB Cooper and the FBI –  A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, and on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, I will be speaking on DB Cooper as part of their local author series. The conversation will begin at 6:30 pm, and is free.

To begin, I will give a brief overview of the case for those unfamiliar with this internationally gripping whodunit that is also very local – DB Cooper flew right over our homes on his getaway flight on November 24, 1971.

But I’ll focus more sharply on the topics the History Channel skimmed over and the FBI has avoided steadfastly over the past four decades – the evidence. Continue reading

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Don’t Feed the Ghosts

Editor’s Note:

The following article is controversial, disturbing, and thought-provoking, for it explores deeper levels of consciousness. Specifically, it examines how our thoughts interact with a greater reality, and asks if our negative thoughts attract negative beings, such as disturbed ghosts. Would these unseen entities require our negatives energies to feed their energetic bodies? If so, they may be motivated to keep us having more negative thoughts so that their appetites continue to be satiated.

This article begs further: are our habits, addictions, and unconscious behaviors more than just the sum of our neural nets of memory triggering feel-good receptors? Also, from the religious perspective, exactly what is a “guardian angel?” Or conversely, when “the devil made me do it,” how does that work? Continue reading

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