Category Archives: Politics

Untidy Beaches – An update on the medical waste wash-ups along New York and New Jersey beaches

By Bruce A. Smith An Insider’s Story of the Medical Waste Wash-Ups in New York during the Summer of 1988 and Current Update In the summer of 1988, the beaches of New York and New Jersey were hit with wash-ups … Continue reading

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Nisqually Land Trust expands river protection in Yelm

Special to the Mountain News, from the Nisqually Land Trust: May 23, 2017 Susan Callender The Land Trust recently added two more highly prized properties to its acquisitions along the Whitewater Reach of the Nisqually River, near Yelm, which is … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Presidential Candidate

From a new series: What I would do if I were President By Bruce A. Smith After attending a retreat at Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) in April 2003, I became very ill for several months with recurring fevers and … 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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Mass Surveillance and Army Intelligence – one man’s experience; from Campfire Tales – True Stories Not Everyone Believes

By Bruce A. Smith The closing of the borders of the United States to Muslims and refugees this week brings to mind the struggles of the 1960s and 1970s, especially the shooting of four students at Kent State University on … Continue reading

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Mountain News reader writes to UK Prime Minister to thwart Trump

Editor’s note: Lisa Pilkinton is a Mountain News reader and contributing writer who lives in London, England. She is so concerned about the Donald Trump presidency and the impacts his administration can have in the United Kingdom and Europe that … Continue reading

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Performance by Ashley Judd at DC March continues to electrify protesters

By Bruce A. Smith At the Washington, D.C. Women’s March Saturday, Ashley Judd delivered a rousing dramatic presentation of a poem written by a 19-year old Tennessean woman named Nina Donovan, which has continued to rock the resistance to President … Continue reading

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