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Ask Amy

Match dot con A woman wrote me on an online dating site. Her profile said she was 42. I'm 37, which isn't a big age difference, so we went out. We had a blast and were planning to go out again when she e-mailed and confessed she'll be 49 in August.

Friday, April 27: Colonies

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Friday, April 27: Colonies

For years, now, Colonies have been upholding the indie rock and shoegaze flag in Tacoma. While our city has its fair share of punk, garage, metal and psychedelic rock, indie music has not typically flourished. The success of Colonies (who have now been booked at Seattle's colossal who's who festival,

April 26: Dining Out for Life

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April 26: Dining Out for Life

This Thursday, April 26, is the Pierce County AIDS Foundation's Dining Out for Life. This year, 77 restaurants in Tacoma-Pierce County and Olympia are participating in the event to raise money to support HIV/AIDS organizations locally and throughout the United States. Why should you dine out on Thursday? Each of the

Saturday, April 28: Grab The Bat Killer

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Saturday, April 28: Grab The Bat Killer

Grab the Bat Killer is one man who sounds like a lost transmission from a very dark dance floor somewhere in the world, late at night, after booze and other substances have thoroughly infested the exhausted minds of after-hours revelers. The persistent beats are like desperate pleas to keep the

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Pioneer Middle School wears purple to honor fellow military students

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Pioneer Middle School wears purple to honor fellow military students

From boots to shirts, the color purple predominated at Pioneer Middle School last Friday.   Designated "Purple Up! For Military Kids," a large number of students wore the color purples to show their support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices.   Purple is the color that unifies all branches of the

Military deals in the South Sound

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Military deals in the South Sound

Who makes mouse calls? Graemouse does!  Get computer support that is affordable and local for your residential and business needs.  Do you need a new computer because your current one died?  Is your computer not responding to simple mouse commands?  Would you like to know how to preserve wedding and baby

At 10 years old, Stryker still all that

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At 10 years old, Stryker still all that

FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan - When the Stryker Combat Vehicle first debuted during the training exercise Millennium Challenge in 2002, it was built as a combination of the future and legacy force - a sustainment of the good of the past and a look into the

Six ways to use Tricare mobile

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Six ways to use Tricare mobile

You can manage your family's health care without being parked in front of your computer all day. TriWest Healthcare Alliance has the mobile tools that let you get to your information whenever and wherever you need. You have your phone with you - why not put it to work? Start

MP community discovers Strong Bonds building Army Strong families

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MP community discovers Strong Bonds building Army Strong families

Soldiers and Family Members from the 6th MP Group (CID) and 42nd MP Bde., Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wa., gathered at the Suncadia Lodge in Cle Elum, Wa., to participate in a three day Strong Bond's Marriage Retreat. The Army Strong Bonds Program, a unit chaplain-led program, was implemented by the Army

Re-Tire in 2009

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Re-Tire in 2009

IThese days we can’t even look into the heavens without trepidation; the next apocalyptic blizzard could descend on us at any moment. With the End Times seemingly nigh, I can only ask: Anyone up for a bike ride? Tacoma Bike offers two-wheeled escape from financial and meteorological uncertainty. I met with

Re-Tire in 2009

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Re-Tire in 2009

IThese days we can’t even look into the heavens without trepidation; the next apocalyptic blizzard could descend on us at any moment. With the End Times seemingly nigh, I can only ask: Anyone up for a bike ride? Tacoma Bike offers two-wheeled escape from financial and meteorological uncertainty. I met with

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Higher rents, possible uprooting scares Proctor District businesses

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Higher rents, possible uprooting scares Proctor District businesses

Businesses are wondering what their future might look like as a well-known group of big-name developers sets its sights on a small business hub in Tacoma's Proctor Business District. Big names reputed to be involved in the project centering on the corner of North 28th Street and Proctor Avenue include

CRIME COLUMN: Face paint and fake hip-hop is strictly prohibited in prison

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CRIME COLUMN: Face paint and fake hip-hop is strictly prohibited in prison

In every issue of this fine rag the Weekly Volcano's hack team of wannabe journalists tackles some of the most laughable criminal acts to have recently happened in our area. Then - if it's doing its job - said team of hack journalists writes about those crimes in a way

Made in Tacoma

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Made in Tacoma

It doesn't matter how many folks fill the booths and tables of the Tempest Lounge as I walk in to meet Steve Naccarato, he's the first person I notice. Even while seated at a dark corner table, Naccarato stands out in the crowd in a James-Bond-nowhere-to-hide kind of way. With

METAL HOME COMPANION: Resident Kings' lead singer Jimmi Davies

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METAL HOME COMPANION: Resident Kings' lead singer Jimmi Davies

Breaking music news (sort of), right here in your trusty Metal Home Companion.  Hot new band Resident Kings are legends in the South Sound region and they've only been together since 2011. Made from pieces of Olympia music greatness the Dirty Birds, Fitz of Depression, Chief and the Pitz, Resident Kings

CRITICS' PICKS: Hell's Kitchen's 10th Anniversary, Colonies, Grab The Bat Killer, Michelle Shocked

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CRITICS' PICKS: Hell's Kitchen's 10th Anniversary, Colonies, Grab The Bat Killer, Michelle Shocked

HELL'S KITCHEN 10TH ANNIVERSARY >>> Friday, April 27 Tacoma's credibility in the world of local rock can be traced directly to the opening of Hell's Kitchen at Sixth and Proctor. With the well-known, well-respected Flash from Portrait of Poverty at the controls, Hell's Kitchen had enough credo and connections to bring bands

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