Category Archives: Covid-19

Graham resident – Gina Blanchard-Reed – Candidate for WA State Senate in 2nd LD

By Bruce A. Smith Gina Blanchard-Reed, a long-time resident of Graham and currently a Commissioner of the Graham Fire and Rescue Department, is running for the State Senate seat being vacated by Senator Randi Becker (R), who is retiring.

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A Covid Journal, Day 61, Sunday, May 10, 2020 – Mother’s Day – and Getting Through Covid

By Bruce A. Smith Happy Mother’s Day, everyone. I just talked with my Mom in New York, and she continues to “hang in there.” My sister was with her, as she was giving my Mom’s caregiving team a few days … Continue reading

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Yanah G. Cook running for Pierce County Council, District 3

By Bruce A. Smith Yanah G. Cook, a Democrat who resides in McKenna, is seeking the seat at the Pierce County Council for District 3, the region that encompasses all of South Pierce County. This chair is being vacated by … Continue reading

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Quarantining in New York – a personal account

Special to the Mountain News from our contributor, Rachel Holtzman, who has been in quarantine since early March at her home on Long Island, NY. ******************* Covid ala Altamont Avenue The red sweatshirt or the New York Liberty one? Mock … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal – Day 39 – April 18, 2020 – America prepares to re-open, or not

By Bruce A. Smith The big question pounding in everyone’s brain this week is: When can I leave my house and get back to my life? Politically, it is the dominant subject and two routes are emerging. One path forward … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal – Day 28 – April 7, 2020 Dark Days and Bright Sunshine

By Bruce A. Smith The US Surgeon General, Admiral Jerome Adams, and President Trump are calling these next two weeks our darkest hours, forecasted to be filled with death and suffering, and comparable to “our Pearl Harbor.” Their mortality estimates … Continue reading

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Remembering Wauwepex

By Bruce A. Smith Editor’s Note: One of the most pleasant parts of our current Covid Quarantine is strengthening old friendships. For me, that has been connecting with my ol’ Boy Scout buddies. Most of us met at our summer … Continue reading

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