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Azure Farms’ new weed control plan examined

Second in a series on Azure Farms and organic wheat By Bruce A. Smith As the Azure Farms’ dispute with Sherman County, Oregon enters its second week, a respite has developed regarding the control of noxious weeds in its wheat … Continue reading

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Trump Era Begins – Mountain News Readers Respond

Many Mountain News-WA readers are upset with Donald Trump, and now, with his presidency a reality they are responding. The Mountain News will be posting their missives in an ongoing effort to communicate how deeply angry many citizens are, and … 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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Playing in the Snow – Sort of

by Bruce A. Smith One of today’s surprises is realizing how much I’m enjoying the epic Blizzard of ’16 that is engulfing the East Coast. It has awakened much nostalgia for life “back there” for many of us who live “out … Continue reading

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Alder Lake Fire continues despite rains – Update Monday August 31, noon

 By Bruce A. Smith Update: Monday August 31, noon: The National Forest Service announced today that the Alder Lake fire continues to “smolder” even after torrential rains passed through the area over the week. But the fire did not spread … Continue reading

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Harris arraigned on $2 million bail in death of Nicole White as mysteries swirl about case

  By Bruce A. Smith Jonathan D. Harris appeared before Justice Megan M. Foley in Pierce County Superior Court June 24 to answer charges that he killed Nicole White, the Orting mother of two young boys.  Harris pleaded not guilty … 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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