Category Archives: Yelm News
By Bruce A. Smith An Amtrak “Cascades” passenger train enroute to Portland, Oregon derailed this morning just north of the Nisqually River near DuPont, Washington. Six people were killed according to reports published by the Tacoma News Tribune, with almost … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: The following is a chapter from the forthcoming book: Retreat from the Sea, which explores how mankind is currently dealing with sea level rise and examines options for the future. By Bruce A. Smith I was once a … Continue reading
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
by Bruce A. Smith Jeanne Trantel, the woman who authored the popular book, “Disguised Blessings” will be featured tonight on the Discovery Channel at 8:30 Eastern Time. Trantel’s book is the true story of her experiences being married to a … Continue reading
~ 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
Author with ties to PNW pens book describing her marriage to a man with a secret life as a bank robber
by Bruce A. Smith In her new book, Disguised Blessings, author Jeanne Callahan Trantel tells the story of her life married to a man who led a double life.
by Bruce A. Smith In March 2006, Yelm resident Anthony Latoski suffered a heart attack. He was 42 years old.