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Tricks of the trade

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Tricks of the trade

As Tacoma’s collective cash flow dwindles, it seems appropriate that we begin to look elsewhere for ways to keep the economic gears grinding. Enter Barter Tacoma. Sparked by a small group of local professionals who recognize that cash isn’t the only foundation for exchange, the movement hopes to revive the

South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Peter Adams. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Midtown Grill Bonney Lake. Wednesday Night Blues Jam. All Ages. 7-11 PM. COMEDY/GAMES Pints & Quarts Pub Westside Olympia - Westside. Bingo. Win prizes. 8:30 pm.

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P.R.O.A.C.T.I.V.E. Solution

A whole mess of folks gathered this week at Tacoma Police headquarters to discuss a thorn that’s been stuck in Tacoma’s side for years. Club owners, bar owners, police, city officials, fire officials, restaurant owners, a few bar patrons, community organizers – all were there to try and figure out

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P.R.O.A.C.T.I.V.E. Solution

A whole mess of folks gathered this week at Tacoma Police headquarters to discuss a thorn that’s been stuck in Tacoma’s side for years. Club owners, bar owners, police, city officials, fire officials, restaurant owners, a few bar patrons, community organizers – all were there to try and figure out

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Which round are we in again?

The long, protracted fight over the future of Olympia’s isthmus continues. As you may recall (and those living and breathing in Olympia are surely all too familiar with), the Olympia City Council voted late last year to allow buildings of 65 and 90 feet on the area of land between Budd

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Which round are we in again?

The long, protracted fight over the future of Olympia’s isthmus continues. As you may recall (and those living and breathing in Olympia are surely all too familiar with), the Olympia City Council voted late last year to allow buildings of 65 and 90 feet on the area of land between Budd

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Chocolate lecture

FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE Explore the darker side of this complicated psychoactive confection Thursday, Feb. 12 inside the University Center at Pacific Lutheran University. The free lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Union Pacific Room. For details, call 253.536.5019. MANGANO’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE They have introduced Pizza Mondays. Every Monday night Mangano’s

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Chocolate lecture

FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE Explore the darker side of this complicated psychoactive confection Thursday, Feb. 12 inside the University Center at Pacific Lutheran University. The free lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Union Pacific Room. For details, call 253.536.5019. MANGANO’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE They have introduced Pizza Mondays. Every Monday night Mangano’s

Turning Koreanesa

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Turning Koreanesa

I’ve dabbled for years in the Korean community, tasting this and that, writing down my favorite places. Recently, however, I ran into a friend looking for a road map of sorts to the Korean restaurants along South Tacoma Way. An adventurer at heart, he recently returned to the South Sound

Turning Koreanesa

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Turning Koreanesa

I’ve dabbled for years in the Korean community, tasting this and that, writing down my favorite places. Recently, however, I ran into a friend looking for a road map of sorts to the Korean restaurants along South Tacoma Way. An adventurer at heart, he recently returned to the South Sound

Weirdness at Fulcrum Gallery in Tacoma

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Weirdness at Fulcrum Gallery in Tacoma

Fulcrum Gallery is getting weird. OK, they've mostly been weird for as long as they've resided in the little shop on Martin Luther King Way. Or if not exactly weird, at least more willing than most galleries to show works that are not exactly Norman Rockwell or Thomas Kinkade. But

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Pen That Next Screenplay at The Writer’s Lodge

I wouldn't go so far as to say The Writer's Lodge in Seattle will cast a spell over all visitors, but the ambiance does work some kind of magic. A combination of senses hit me at once upon seeing the newly-opened Lodge last week - the sunshine, the bubbling fountain

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206 Zulu

“Ice Cube … What about the kids? What about the muthafuckin’, kids?” — Little Boy from Amerikkka’s Most Wanted, Ice Cube What about the kids? We blame them for society going down the drain … Elders are afraid of the youth … They are poised to be the most underachieving generation

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HIP-HOP IN THE 25360: 206 Zulu

“Ice Cube … What about the kids? What about the muthafuckin’, kids?” — Little Boy from Amerikkka’s Most Wanted, Ice Cube What about the kids? We blame them for society going down the drain … Elders are afraid of the youth … They are poised to be the most

Filled with movement

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Filled with movement

What do you know about Cuba? I mean, really know? Chances are, not much. Sure, we all know about Fidel’s beard and baseball career. We all know about Cuban cigars. And we all know about the shortstops and Hemingway writing the island birthed. But when it comes to music, there’s at least

Filled with movement

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Filled with movement

What do you know about Cuba? I mean, really know? Chances are, not much. Sure, we all know about Fidel’s beard and baseball career. We all know about Cuban cigars. And we all know about the shortstops and Hemingway writing the island birthed. But when it comes to music, there’s at least

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The weight loss 'secret'

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The weight loss 'secret'

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AFNS) -- Two controversial topics that often dominate the headlines in our country are obesity and weight loss. We are bombarded day and night with advertisements for weight loss pills, diets0 and workout contraptions. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 34 percent

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Tacoma Gnome

The TacomaGnome is a blogging online entity and a force to be reckoned with. I usually find his Norwegian-influenced interviews to be nothing less than cleverly thought out and insurmountably hilarious. This time, I was able to be the interviewer, and he the interviewee — something this tiny garden gnome

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Tacoma Gnome

The TacomaGnome is a blogging online entity and a force to be reckoned with. I usually find his Norwegian-influenced interviews to be nothing less than cleverly thought out and insurmountably hilarious. This time, I was able to be the interviewer, and he the interviewee — something this tiny garden gnome

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