Category Archives: Yelm News

Into the land of used cars – a car shopper’s tale

By Bruce A. Smith After living without a vehicle for the past seven years, my sister gave me $5,000 to buy a car. Of course, I’m grateful, but it’s also scary. I want to purchase the right vehicle and not … Continue reading

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Amtrak passenger train derails near JBLM – 6 reported killed, over 70 injured

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

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Lessons I’ve learned as a beachcleaner

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

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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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Woman with ties to Yelm to be featured on Discovery Channel on Saturday, June 1st.

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

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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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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.

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