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Legislators tour JBLM connector road project

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Legislators tour JBLM connector road project

As elected officials received an on-sight construction update at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, garrison commander Col. Charles Hodges put the $7.2 million overpass project into perspective today with his insightful comment. JBLM has been a joint base for four years. "Yet it's not connected," Hodges said. In January, when the overpass at the Lincoln

JBLM airmen receive awards, including Silver Star, for heroic actions in Afghanistan

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JBLM airmen receive awards, including Silver Star, for heroic actions in Afghanistan

Doctors presently call the event, talked about by Buddhists and Taoists for centuries, single-minded focus - a person's ability to discard everything outside the present task. Six airmen were honored for their single-minded focus in combat in Afghanistan during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Aug. 18. The airmen, Tech.

Thursday, Aug. 21 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Thursday, Aug. 21 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. Charley's Pub Fircrest. Chicago Blues Thursdays. Real Chicago blues with Richard Molina. 8-11 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Ram Restaurant and Brewery Tacoma. Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. 8:30 pm. NC. Tacoma

Thursday, Aug. 21: Tacoma Post office Building ART WALK!

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Thursday, Aug. 21: Tacoma Post office Building ART WALK!

You have to walk up stairs. You have to walk down long halls. Technically, to see the art in the Tacoma Post office Building you have to, well, walk. Held the same night at the third Thursday Tacoma Art Mingle, the city-wide art walk, the Tacoma Post office Building ART

Friday, Aug. 22 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Friday, Aug. 22 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Sam Densmore, Andrew Warrens. All Ages. 8 pm. $6. Curran Apple Orchard - University Place. Summer Concert, featuring 133rd Washington Army National Guard Band. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Kermet Apio. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. DJ/ELECTRONIC

Friday, Aug. 22: Evening of Live Music and Glassblowing

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Friday, Aug. 22: Evening of Live Music and Glassblowing

Here's a novel idea: Put rags and ribbons on the floor at the Museum of Glass. After all, there is breakable glass everywhere. Check that. Rags & Ribbons is actually a melodic rock band from Portland, Oregon. The band rocks the anthems, driven by classically-inspired piano. Progressive and post-rock influences

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

BLUES Rhythm and Rye Olympia - Downtown. Mudcat. 9 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Dave's of Milton Milton. Comedy Night, featuring Gabe Rutledge, Will Seagrim, Skippy Sprinkles. 8 pm. $10. Mud Bay Coffee Company Olympia - Westside. Fool's Play Improv Comedy Troupe. All Ages. 8 pm. $5. Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma

Saturday, Aug. 23: Vintage Motorcycle Festival

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Saturday, Aug. 23: Vintage Motorcycle Festival

If little red Porsches are for emasculated middle-aged men and monster trucks are for tattooed mullet-heads in muscle shirts, what rides do cool guys roll in? The answer idles among the motorcycles in the third annual Vintage Motorcycles Festival Aug. 23. That's right, see how they made them when they

Saturday, Aug. 23: Tacoma's Hilltop Street Fair

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Saturday, Aug. 23: Tacoma's Hilltop Street Fair

One of the best things about the South Sound is the summer. So many festivals, so little time - and nobody wants to stay inside for anything.  There's a good seven months out of the year when the weather stays locked inside a bad mood, so when the heat comes

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Hootenany, hosted by Holly Gwinn Graham. All Ages. 2 pm. NC. BLUES The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Anni Piper. 8 pm. NC. Dave's of Milton Milton. Blues Jam,

Sunday, Aug. 24: "1814-2014: Red White and Blue-Norwegian Constitution, American Inspiration"

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Sunday, Aug. 24: "1814-2014: Red White and Blue-Norwegian Constitution, American Inspiration"

During the Napoleonic war in 1814, Denmark lost control over Norway, a territory it had held for more than 300 years. Unable to cope, Danes hit the Copenhagen bars, a force that still has a hold on them, often times until 5 a.m. Sunday morning. Norwegian leaders quickly came together

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Aug. 25, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Steilacoom Pub and Grill Steilacoom. Monday Music, featuring James Coates. 7 pm. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Crazy Texas Gypsies. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino and Brooke

Monday, Aug. 25: Creative Colloquy

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Monday, Aug. 25: Creative Colloquy

Weekly Volcano scribe Jackie Fender has created Creative Colloquy aiming to share Tacoma's rich literary talents and foster relationships built upon mutual admiration of the written word. Held the last Monday at B Sharp Coffee House, the spoken word night has been so successful a print publication is in the

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool Bingo. 6:30 pm. White Horse Tavern Yelm. Barstool Bingo. Prizes! 7 pm.

Tuesday, Aug. 26: Writing Workshop: Creating Original Worlds

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Tuesday, Aug. 26: Writing Workshop: Creating Original Worlds

Contrary to popular perception, writing is actual work. No matter the frivolity of the piece, even if it be a mere preview blurb, you can rest assured true blood, sweat and tears were spilled during its composition. Perhaps not as much blood, sweat, etc., in this preview blurb, as say

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. Live music on the patio. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC. A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Sweet Wednesday. All Ages. 7:30 pm. Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm.

Wednesday, Aug. 27: Food Justice Book Club

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Wednesday, Aug. 27: Food Justice Book Club

The Tacoma Food Justice Book Club will discuss the story of organic food from its humble beginnings to its industrialization by a number of large producers, and what's good and bad about the industry today as they flip through the pages of Organic Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew,

Transition assistance

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Transition assistance

Recent statistics show that the Pierce-Thurston County region has the third largest veterans' population in the country. Couple that with the fact that record numbers of servicemembers are poised to leave Joint Base Lewis-McChord over the next few years, and the need for transition services becomes apparent.  Camo2Commerce is a federally

Tacoma's second annual military parade honors past and present

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Tacoma's second annual military parade honors past and present

Saturday Aug. 16, the Celebrating Military Service parade filled the streets of downtown Tacoma with military personnel and hardware. Hosted by the Daffodil Festival and the city of Tacoma, the parade was started to honor to service members in the area. This is the parade's second year. 2nd Lt. Sean Andrascik,

All four of the 62nd Airlift Wing's airlift squadrons are home

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All four of the 62nd Airlift Wing's airlift squadrons are home

For the first time since 2006, all four of the 62nd Airlift Wing's airlift squadrons are home. The squadrons are back home as result of a new deployment rotation schedule which will allow them to rotate deployments with Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. "This rotation allows for a greater period of time

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