Category Archives: Family

Fran and the Volvo

By Barbara Jean Heller Behind the heavy double wooden doors, in its dark chamber resides a Volvo, a four-door sedan, circa 1992, locked. The garage is connected to the brick Tudor at 84 Jeff Street, Garden City. Behind its double … Continue reading

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Eatonville Prepares for 4th of July Celebrations

  By Alana Smith There’s something enchanting about enjoying Independence Day the same way people have for decades, even if past generations weren’t able to Facebook their celebration “selfies.” It’s hard to beat spreading out a blanket and taking in … Continue reading

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Sex abuse, the Spotlight movie, and my Catholic high school

by Bruce A. Smith I just saw the movie “Spotlight” on Netflix, and it brings related issues to the surface, such as the Mauck murders in Graham in 2007 and on-going sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. To begin, “Spotlight” is … Continue reading

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An Open-Letter to Graham and the Mountain News-WA Community

  by Wayne Cooke Editor’s Note: Wayne Cooke is a long-time community activist in Graham, and is a former Board member of the Graham-Kapowsin Community Council. In addition to being a former elementary school teacher in the Bethel, Franklin Pierce … Continue reading

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Homelessness in Graham – an Update

Editor’s Note: The following piece is a continuation of author Wayne Cooke’s intial story about a Graham woman named Teresa and her family, who have been homeless for years. Wayne’s account, titled “Where Can Teresa Go?” appeared in these pages a year ago and triggered enormous … Continue reading

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The stories of my father

by Bruce A. Smith Alan W. Smith was my father, and every night of my youth he put me and my sister to bed and told us stories of his life. As we lay in nearby bunks, Dad gave us … Continue reading

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Mountain News author, Josh Magill, publishes book of essays and poems

~ Long-time contributing author, Josh Magill, has sent us his latest essay, titled: “Finding Family, Finding Love.” Although he has moved to another mountain range – the Rockies near Denver, he is still part of The Mountain and we celebrate … Continue reading

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