Category Archives: Events

The Bernie Revolution comes to the Tacoma Dome – and perhaps the entire nation

By Bruce A. Smith Senator Bernie Sanders came to the Tacoma Dome on Monday, Feb. 17 and spoke to a Standing-Room Only audience of nearly 20,000 folks, revealing the powerful momentum his presidential campaign has developed. Sanders was in town … Continue reading

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Impact of murder among family members revealed in interview with Manny Silva, father of slain Tacoma woman

By Bruce A. Smith Manny Silva, the father of Lisa Melancon, a Tacoma woman killed in 2011 during a drive-by shooting, contacted the Mountain News this week to describe the impacts of his daughter’s murder. His testimony reveals how vast … Continue reading

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Security questions abound on how a plane was stolen from Sea-Tac airport

By Bruce A. Smith Serious security questions have arisen in the wake of a commercial airliner being stolen from Sea-Tac on Friday evening, August 10. Richard Russell, a “ground services employee” of Horizon Air,  entered the cockpit of a twin-engine … 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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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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Calling all Carolers – Eatonville Christmas Tree-Lighting is a community affair

Special to the Mountain News From Karelina Resnick Join the Carolers for the

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Public Health impacts stable as the smoke invasion enters its 2nd week

By Bruce A. Smith As our smoke-filled skies broached its second week, local health experts report that they haven’t seen any increase in respiratory distress. “Fortunately, we haven’t seen a uptick in 911 calls for breathing problems,” South Pierce Fire … Continue reading

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