1. “Coal trains cause air quality issues, local researcher says”
“New research by a University of Washington-Bothell professor finds coal and diesel trains in our region pose air quality issues and could impact the health of people living near the railroad tracks,” quoting Jake Whittenberg on KING 5 News.
Ed. Note: This is could impact Rainier, as previous covered here.
2. “Self-taught artist thrives with ancient method”
“Sculptor who signs his work Murf has sold locally and to Las Vegas casinos”
“Daniel Patrick Murphy discovered he had a knack for art at age 13.”
‘I saw this picture of my grandfather, and I just drew it,’ said Murphy, 62, of unincorporated Yelm. ‘I showed it to my mother and she just freaked out. She didnt know I could do it, and I didnt know it either.’
But ever since that moment, art has been a huge part of his life, ” quoting Lisa Pemberton in The Olympian.