Category Archives: Spanaway

Yanah G. Cook running for Pierce County Council, District 3

By Bruce A. Smith Yanah G. Cook, a Democrat who resides in McKenna, is seeking the seat at the Pierce County Council for District 3, the region that encompasses all of South Pierce County. This chair is being vacated by … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Jim McCune on homelessness – from Wayne Cooke, Graham community activist

Open Letter to Pierce County Councilmember Jim McCune, District 3 By  Wayne Cooke Re: Homelessness Dear Jim, I have spent many hours researching our “homeless problem,” sparked by my friendship with a young homeless couple from Graham. As our representative, … Continue reading

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Region in full Burn Ban – Stage 2

by Bruce A. Smith ~ The “Greater Pierce County Area,” a new legal and environmental designation for those parts of Pierce County east of the Tacoma Narrows and north of the South Pierce Fire District, is now under a full … Continue reading

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Person of Interest in Nicole White case arrested

  Nicole White Update Number 5, Monday, June 15, 2015:  by Bruce A. Smith John Harris, the person of interest questioned last week in the disappearance of Nicole White, has been arrested on unrelated weapons charges, according to KIRO news. … Continue reading

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Secrecy, confusion, and gritty determination mark the search for Nicole White

  by Bruce A. Smith The search for Nicole White has revealed a strange mix of decision-making and behaviors among officials, and her family and friends on how best to find the Orting mother of two, missing since Saturday June … Continue reading

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“Person of Interest” identified in the case of the missing Orting woman

   by Bruce A. Smith Pierce County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Wednesday that they have identified a “person of interest” connected to the disappearance of Nicole White, the Orting mother of two missing since Saturday.  Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant … Continue reading

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Search for missing Orting woman turns dire

   By Bruce A. Smith The search for Nicole White, a 28 year-old Orting woman missing since Saturday June 6, turned sinister Tuesday as the family released more information about the circumstances of her disappearance.  Melissa Nieto, who identified herself … Continue reading

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Bethel Open Market offers holiday-themed festivities and crafts

by Bruce A. Smith  Editor’s Note:  The Bethel Open Market will have its next gathering on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in the Bethel Learning Center, which is located directly across the street from the Bethel Junior High.

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Update on Bethel School District’s summer lunch program

 by Bruce A. Smith The Bethel School District announced today that some changes are being made regarding their free summer lunch program.  Besides switching the Spanaway site to Spanaway Lakes High School, the lunch program, which begins Monday, June 24, will also … Continue reading

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Beyond the Borders expands to help folks without transportation

~ Editor’s Note It’s with a sigh of relief I’ve learned today that one program that truly helps people is being maintained as governmental budgets continue to be slashed.  One big example is the “Beyond the Borders” shuttle service that … Continue reading

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