Category Archives: Politics

Reaction to the 2018 historic elections by Yelm Community Blog editor, Steve Klein

Editor’s Note: The following essay is from Steve Klein, and was posted today on his Yelm Community Blog. Re-posted here with his kind approval. ********************************************* By Steve Klein This is my take-away from last night’s election results: Nationally Advertisements

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Election Day, 2018 – One Man’s Predictions

By Bruce A. Smith I think tomorrow’s elections will reveal a growing Red Tide in our country as opposed to the hoped-for Blue Wave. As one Republican strategist declared on “The Circus,” a weekly Showtime political show, the Democrats will … Continue reading

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Great TV comes to Netflix: “Occupied,” and “Nobel”

By Bruce A. Smith For those who like well-written dramatic TV series with excellent production values, I recommend two recent additions at Netflix: “Occupied,” and “Nobel.” Both are made by Norwegian TV outfits, and both are sub-titled. But English is … Continue reading

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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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