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WSDA to conduct Gypsy Moth spraying in parts of Graham

By Bruce A. Smith The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has announced that it will conduct a pesticide spraying program in selected neighborhoods in northern Graham to control a Gypsy Moth (GM) infestation. The spraying will commence in late … Continue reading

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Wauwepex – a tale of a scout camp and a young man – from “Stories from the Journey”

By Bruce A. Smith Wauwepex was the Boy Scout camp that saved my life growing up. Or at least my soul. It was a place I loved – and still do – but it was also a place where I … Continue reading

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GKCC to host 15th Annual EXPO

Special to the Mountain News: The Graham-Kapowsin Community Council is hosting its 15th Annual EXPO in support of the dozens of community programs it administers, most notably a food service for children in the Bethel School District. As in years … Continue reading

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Local Dems to hold first-ever Spaghetti Feed in support of 8th CD Candidates

Special to the Mountain News: Next weekend on Sunday, February 18 at the Elk Plain Grange in Spanaway, local Democrats are hosting the party’s first fundraising spaghetti feed in recent memory. The driving force is their push to “Flip the … Continue reading

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Stories from the Journey launches at YouTube

By Bruce A. Smith I am proud to announce the launch of my “Stories from the Journey” channel at YouTube. The first selection posted is titled: The Home Run, and it explores the deeper issues encountered after I hit a … Continue reading

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8th Congressional District’s candidate’s forum in Graham a solid success for Democrats

By Bruce A. Smith Five individuals seeking the Democratic nomination in the 8th Congressional District (8th – CD) gathered in Graham last week for an in-depth meet-and-greet. The current congressman for the 8th CD, Republican Dave Reichert, is retiring. As … Continue reading

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DB Cooper World loses a sleuth – remembering Bob Sailshaw

By Bruce A. Smith Bob Sailshaw passed away early this morning. I just received an email announcement from his wife, Michele. For those of us who knew him and interacted with him, we knew Sail as a passionate, cantankerous-but-kindly, and … Continue reading

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