Category Archives: Business

Into the land of used cars – a car shopper’s tale

By Bruce A. Smith After living without a vehicle for the past seven years, my sister gave me $5,000 to buy a car. Of course, I’m grateful, but it’s also scary. I want to purchase the right vehicle and not … Continue reading

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Azure Standard faces challenges in Oregon to its organic farming practices

By Bruce A. Smith Azure Standard, the world’s largest supplier of organic wheat and grains, has been accused of improper management of noxious weeds growing on some of its wheat fields located in Sherman County, Oregon. As a result, it … Continue reading

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Lessons I’ve learned as a beachcleaner

Editor’s Note:  The following is a chapter from the forthcoming book: Retreat from the Sea, which explores how mankind is currently dealing with sea level rise and examines options for the future. By Bruce A. Smith I was once a … Continue reading

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Salmon Festival coming to Eatonville

By Bruce A. Smith Our friends in Eatonville have sent the Mountain News-WA the following announcement regarding the fourth annual salmon festival to celebrate local salmon recovery projects, such as Ohop Creek: Come Celebrate Salmon at the Eatonville Salmon Fest, Saturday, October … Continue reading

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GKCC WELCOMES NEW BUSINESS IN GRAHAM

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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Eatonville Family Agency launches outreach programs

Editor’s Note: The Mountain News-WA has received a message from the Eatonville Family Agency revealing its many programs and its need for food, service, and financial donations. Here is the newsletter from the new director of the EFA, Alana Smith, … Continue reading

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