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Riding with the Orange Man

By Bruce A. Smith He was a portly man about fifty years-old and boarded the #1 bus in Parkland. He wore an orange cowboy hat, orange mittens, orange sneakers, and an orange sweatshirt that proclaimed: “Jesus is the Way!” Advertisements

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One home run and many bunts

From the collection of true stories, titled: “Stories from the Journey,” due for publication in mid-2018. By Bruce A. Smith When I was ten, I hit a home run in a Little League baseball game. It was a solid shot, … Continue reading

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Local Democrats seek to “Flip the 8th”

By Bruce A. Smith Local Democratic Party activists are working diligently to “Flip the 8th” Congressional District (CD) from Republican to Democratic control. Currently, Republican Dave Reichert is the congressman representing the 8th CD, but he is retiring, and a … Continue reading

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Two charged in the death of Sheriff’s deputy killed in Frederickson

By Bruce A. Smith Update, 6 pm, Thursday, 1. 11. 18 Special to the Mountain News-WA: Two Charged in Death of Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Today, the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Frank William Pawul, 32, and Brenda Kaye Troyer, … Continue reading

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North to Chibougamou – a true tale of young adventure

By Bruce A. Smith Editor’s Note: For only the second time in the past 48 years, I’ve crossed paths with someone who has been to Chibougamou, Quebec. His name is “Georger,” and we are associates in DB Cooper investigation. He … Continue reading

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Amtrak passenger train derails near JBLM – 6 reported killed, over 70 injured

By Bruce A. Smith An Amtrak “Cascades” passenger train enroute to Portland, Oregon derailed this morning just north of the Nisqually River near DuPont, Washington. Six people were killed according to reports published by the Tacoma News Tribune, with almost … Continue reading

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