Category Archives: Health

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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Smoke continues to choke Washington even as temperatures drop a few degrees

By Bruce A. Smith Day 6 – August 6, 2017. Smoke from regional forest fires continues to plague Washington residents, especially in the Puget Sound Basin. Air quality has improved somewhat since Thursday, August 3, the nadir of air quality, … Continue reading

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Smoke fills our skies as the heat scorches everything else

Bruce A. Smith Heavy clouds of smoke descended upon the Eatonville area on Tuesday, August 1, accompanying a severe heat wave. Temperatures have been in the 90s throughout the week, but more distressingly the heavy, gritty smoke has walloped many … Continue reading

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Exercise classes for seniors to start in Graham

Special to the Mountain News-WA , from the GKCC. The Graham – Kapowsin Community Council (G-KCC) is excited to announce that the long- awaited Golden Age exercise classes will begin on Thursday, June 8th! There will be six (6) classes … 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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Barbsie Comes Home for Christmas – a submission to the Moth Story series

By Bruce A. Smith This story is my account of becoming aware of loving someone – in this case my sister – for the first time in my life. In the fall of 1958, when she was five and I … Continue reading

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What To Say When Your Therapist Tells You You’re Her Craziest Patient – more from Campfire Tales: True Stories Not Everyone Believes

By Bruce A. Smith I have always believed in UFO’s, even as a little kid. In fact, I have always thought it odd that others don’t. My fellow true believers and I have a few theories that we place a … Continue reading

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