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Howard O. Scott Nominee: Spc. Narine K. Towle

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Howard O. Scott Nominee: Spc. Narine K. Towle

Narine Towle was born in the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Soviet Union. She immigrated to the United States in 1991, became a US Citizen and had a daughter. One of the things Narine is most proud of is being a native Russian language speaker. Narine joined the Washington Army National Guard in

Howard O. Scott Nominee: Maj. Brian Nelson

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Howard O. Scott Nominee: Maj. Brian Nelson

A citizen-soldier, who cares, leads and loves his fellow Servicemembers and pets. A veteran of the Afghanistan War, Maj. Brian Nelson is assigned to the Washington National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters and has rendered two decades of military service to our nation. Maj. Nelson is the deputy director for Joint Services Support

Lights back on at Harbor Lights

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Lights back on at Harbor Lights

With loyal regulars and a rich history since opening in 1959, the remodel and menu update of Harbor Lights has been an embattled topic of conversation amongst locals after its six-week renovation and reopening debut April 19. The restaurant has undergone small changes in the past. Purchased by Anthony's Restaurants in

Dear Drink: Bloody Mary

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Dear Drink: Bloody Mary

First, I must thank you for being there when I needed you. Honestly, you came as a surprise. At the beginning of the night I couldn't have predicted we'd run into each other. You really stepped up and I thank you. You see, Bloody Mary, the reason why this column has

Northwest Artist Collect

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Northwest Artist Collect

Exhibiting works by Northwest glass artists alongside selected works from their personal art collections is an intriguing concept for an art exhibition. This is what you can find in the Northwest Artists Collect exhibition at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Seven favorite regional glass artists are shown with works

SOTA dance: What the Frack?

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SOTA dance: What the Frack?

Fracking isn't magic. What the Frack? is. Friday, magic takes the form of music, dance and thought-provoking performance when Tacoma School of Arts Theater (SOTA) stages What the Frack? - a social commentary about fracking, which is the controversial use of hydraulic fracturing to release natural gas from the earth.

Federation X and candles

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Federation X and candles

Forming in Bellingham, Wash. in 1998, Federation X has brought a generation of rockers a release from the daily grind with their raw brand of high-energy, low-fi, heavy rock. With a sound that leans toward tumultuous, this band has been compared to Black Sabbath and the Melvins. Thursday, May 2, Fed

Music Critics' Picks: RowHouse, The Jessica Blin Quintet, The West, Shyan Selah and the Republic of Sound

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Music Critics' Picks: RowHouse, The Jessica Blin Quintet, The West, Shyan Selah and the Republic of Sound

[INDIE ROCK] + FRI, MAY 3 It's been a pleasure over the past while to watch as RowHouse grew and changed and inevitably found its feet. Fronted by Alex Tapia - previously of Bayonet - RowHouse has finally settled itself into a comfortable groove as a two-piece. Manning the drums are

What's The Word?: Farewell

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What's The Word?: Farewell

In the late 90s and early 2000s, I worked for the Tacoma Facts newspaper. The Facts is the oldest, longest running African-American newspaper in the Pacific Northwest and they still publish in Seattle. I was given the job because owner/editor Dennis Beaver liked my spoken word/poetry. Beaver let me write

Outdoor Addict: Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is for the birds

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Outdoor Addict: Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is for the birds

I'm not a birder. In theory I should be. I mean, I love nature, animals, seeing animals in their world, any reason to get outside and any excuse to travel. Being a birder would facilitate all of these things, but nothing seems more boring to me. Looking through binoculars at

Welcome Weekly Volcano Readers!

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Welcome Weekly Volcano Readers!

You did it! You have found the new home of the Weekly Volcano. All your favorite Weekly Volcano stories - past and future - can be found here on northwestmilitary.com. You have mouthwateringly easy web access to past issues of the Weekly Volcano. Searchable by keyword! Like "conenose"! As always, it's

14th Engineers train play with the new High Mobility Engineer Excavator Type 1

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14th Engineers train play with the new High Mobility Engineer Excavator Type 1

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - If you went to basic training more than a few years ago, you may remember digging a fighting position. After learning about the theory and variations of fighting positions, you had to dig your own. A "Ranger grave" was easy enough to make, but a

Barry Crust and the Brick of Remembrance

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Barry Crust and the Brick of Remembrance

For most people, there are four stages of school: elementary, junior high (middle school), high school and college. Each stage can and usually brings drastic changes to a student's lifestyle and educational setting. Now, a drastic change comes to a specific junior high school - Hudtloff Middle School. In the fall

Rebuilding Day to help vets

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Rebuilding Day to help vets

Complete strangers can do the nicest things for people they've never met. "I've never met any of the people who are here and working out there," Barbara Gilbert, an 80-year-old Lakewood resident and wife of a deceased Air Force veteran, said. "It's absolutely wonderful what they are doing in order to help

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Saturday, May 11: The BareFoot Collective's Ides of May

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Saturday, May 11: The BareFoot Collective's Ides of May

Michael Hoover, co-director at The BareFoot Collective, has created a dance piece to his love of punk music, and in particular Tacoma's Girl Trouble, the garage-punk band that has its sights on a 30th anniversary next year. As part of BareFoot's "Ides of May" performance May 11 at the Theatre

Through May 31: "Printmakers: The Art of the Hand Pulled Print"

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Through May 31: "Printmakers: The Art of the Hand Pulled Print"

My admiration for Lisa Sweet is growing. I was impressed with the pieces she had in the recent "Finish" show at The Evergreen State College and even more impressed with her work in the current show at Childhood's End Gallery - "Printmakers: The Art of the Hand Pulled Print." It

Sunday, May 12: Mother/Daughter Fashion Show

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Sunday, May 12: Mother/Daughter Fashion Show

Last Sunday's weather was absolutely beautiful, but you could barely enjoy it since all you could think about was the sad state of your closet. You want flirty skirts and kitten heels in the freshest colors and styles for spring, yet your warm wool trousers and cashmere sweaters are still

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