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Life Stories – For Mind and Soul

Special to the Mountain News-WA By Lu André From his collection: Life Stories – For Mind and Soul ~ Creation At first I was going to have the title as “There is no God” and I knew many will not … Continue reading

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Local storyteller shares unique tales from his life in Europe

Special to the Mountain News by Lu André From his collection: Life Stories – For Mind and Soul The Spy Who Never Was It was a dark, almost medieval time for Bulgaria back in the 1950s and 1960s. For less … Continue reading

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DB Cooper and the FBI – New video investigates the parachutes and the death of Earl Cossey, the FBI’s chute expert

By Bruce A. Smith I am pleased to announce a new video on DB Cooper posted today on YouTube. It is part of an on-going series I am developing on the DB Cooper case – the only unsolved skyjacking in … Continue reading

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Disaster preparedness seminar to be hosted by Pierce County

By Bruce A. Smith, and Special to the Mountain News-WA Pierce County, in conjunction with other regional emergency management agencies, is hosting a free workshop on earthquake preparedness. The event will be held at the Evergreen State College campus in … Continue reading

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Sixth inundation of smoke this summer – WAQA at 162, “unhealthy”

By Bruce A. Smith The sixth inundation of smoke since August 1 settled over Eatonville today, Saturday, September 16. This makes the 22nd day in the past 47 that we have had unhealthy air to breathe. Again, the culprits are … Continue reading

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Smoke back again – fifth episode this summer

By Bruce A. Smith The fifth inundation of smoke since early August occurred in Eatonville today, September 11, courtesy of Joint Base Lewis McChord. Through some kind of atmospheric inversion, JBLM’s grit and gases smothered the ground-level air at mid-day … Continue reading

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Sections of Mount Rainier National Park close due to approaching forest fire

Special to the Mountain News Mount Rainier National Park is closing public access to much of the eastern portions of the park due to extreme fire danger. The nearby Norse Peak Fire has exhibited erratic behaviors over the past few … Continue reading

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