Category Archives: Politics

Local Dems to hold first-ever Spaghetti Feed in support of 8th CD Candidates

Special to the Mountain News: Next weekend on Sunday, February 18 at the Elk Plain Grange in Spanaway, local Democrats are hosting the party’s first fundraising spaghetti feed in recent memory. The driving force is their push to “Flip the … Continue reading

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8th Congressional District’s candidate’s forum in Graham a solid success for Democrats

By Bruce A. Smith Five individuals seeking the Democratic nomination in the 8th Congressional District (8th – CD) gathered in Graham last week for an in-depth meet-and-greet. The current congressman for the 8th CD, Republican Dave Reichert, is retiring. As … 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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More true tales of communist Bulgaria from local storyteller Lu André

Special to the Mountain News-WA By Lu André From his collection: Life Stories – For the Mind and Soul Wipers I bought my first car when I was 32. That was back in communist Bulgaria. Bulgaria turned communist at the … Continue reading

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Smoke returns to Eatonville as Grand Mound fire erupts; JBLM resumes controlled burns

By Bruce A. Smith Thick acrid smoke filled Eatonville’s skies this week as a major grasslands fire ignited in the Grand Mounds area Tuesday afternoon, and westerly winds pushed the conflagration towards us. Over 100 homes were evacuated in the … 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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