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Tie-ups, logjams, snags and complete stops

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Tie-ups, logjams, snags and complete stops

The wheels on the bus go round and round, but sometimes, without warning, the bus driver finds himself at a complete, mind-numbing, stomach-churning standstill. During summer months, when road construction is at its highest, commuters will find themselves stuck in traffic. We’re going to point you towards trouble spots, and

Services on Fort Lewis

Military Life

Services on Fort Lewis

Serving more than 25,000 soldiers and civilians as well as nearly 120,000 retirees on a daily basis, Fort Lewis is like its own small city. And like every city, it has a wide variety of services for consumers. The main attraction is the Post Exchange, which recently became one of two installations

Services on McChord

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Services on McChord

Fort Lewis isn’t the only option for military members to explore when it comes to shopping.McChord Air Force Base has a variety of specialty shops with unique items.For those interested in preserving their military keepsakes and mementos, the base’s Arts and Crafts Center offers services and items to do just

Clubs offer opportunities for connection

Military Life

Clubs offer opportunities for connection

Whether you are a civilian or active duty soldier, joining a club helps you get to know the area you live in, as well as the people around you.  At Fort Lewis Army Base and McChord Air Force Base there are a variety of clubs that soldiers, spouses, and businesses

Hearty welcome from the community

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Hearty welcome from the community

Local businesses and their chambers of commerce strengthen the relationship between Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base. “The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce truly appreciates all that our troops and their families sacrifice to keep us from harm’s way and to protect our way of life,” wrote Linda Smith, president and

Educational opportunities abound in South Sound

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Educational opportunities abound in South Sound

Ready to crack open the books, learn a trade, and prepare for a satisfying career? Fortunately, this area is rich with schools of higher learning. Thurston County   South Puget Sound Community College A two-year, public college located in Olympia offers academic transfer degrees, professional technical degrees and certificates, job skills and basic skills

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Military invited to free local play

Members of the Armed Forces are cordially invited to the play, Divorce, Southern Style, put on by Puyallup’s oldest community theater troupe, Spotlight Players.    The play will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Puyallup. Military members can enjoy the theatre’s Military Appreciation Night on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The event

Horses for Heroes

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Horses for Heroes

Sandra Boe is a firm believer that sometimes the best therapists are those with four legs and a gift for reading people’s feelings.Boe, the founder and program director of Boots ‘n Breeches, runs Horses for Heroes, a therapeutic program aimed at helping veterans and wounded servicemembers recover from physical and

Giving your best

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Giving your best

Staff Sgt. Shannon Harris is an important soldier.She is the noncommissioned officer in charge of Madigan Army Medical Center’s central material services. In other words, she oversees the work of 13 soldiers and 15 civilians to ensure that all surgical implements used at MAMC and 68 clinics are sterilized.“The tasks

Care all around

Veterans

Care all around

For families with loved ones deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan, this weekend’s Deployment Fair should not be missed. The event will be held at the Evergreen Elementary School from 9 to 5; dependents must bring the service member’s name and address to enter.With approximately 17,000 soldiers from Fort Lewis

Opportunities abound for South Sound veterans

Veterans

Opportunities abound for South Sound veterans

A plethora of activities and services are open to veterans and in many cases, their spouses and dependents, right here in our own back yard! Annual Free Dental Care Day Dental services, by appointment, for disabled veterans and their caretakers.When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 25Where: 22516 SE 64th Place,

Local biz a global force

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Local biz a global force

Jordan Haines thinks that a piece of metal is a great morale booster.The metal comes in the form of coins, and the boost comes when civilian and military members are presented with one in recognition of their efforts.Haines and his wife, Donna, own and operate CoinForce.com.  Located in Lakewood just

Deployed service members need adopting

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Deployed service members need adopting

Thousands of soldiers and airmen have deployed from Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base this year. While a portion of the service members are married with families, the majority are single. Many of these soldiers and airmen have parents and family members from their hometowns supporting them with care

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Minutemen in the AUSA

The Association of the United States Army (aka AUSA) is intent on reaching out and partnering with the Washington Army National Guard, or WANG.The newly created Camp Murray Minutemen Chapter is a subchapter of the Fort Lewis chapter of the AUSA. The AUSA provides support to the Army and the

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Really big show

A Concise History of Northwest Art is a big, big, big show — parts of which should appeal to everyone since it has photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass and ceramics covering Northwest art history since the 19th century, including art from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and even British Columbia and

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Ask Amy

Between a rack and a hard place I'm planning to marry my boyfriend in December. I love how he makes me feel like a supermodel even though I'm slightly overweight, and how he's always saying he loves me. This is in sharp contrast to my mentally abusive ex-husband always saying he

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Low-end assault

The last time this happened I lost my cool. I went off, in print, and I’ve regretted it ever since. It was Seattle indie folk band The Cave Singers last time, and the deal was the same: The band was coming to town and I requested an interview. The

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Chef's Night Out

NEW MENU Asado has introduced new menu items including bar items chorizo corndogs and roasted corn & poblano hummus; salads such as Asado Caesar and an Asado chop salad; and entrees such as piccata de pollo, pastas de la gamba, and vegetarian tomato relleno. Give them a taste at 2810 Sixth

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Jelly Deluxe

¨I was listening to a children's music radio show in New Zealand a few years ago when I first heard Baby Dub. Despite only hearing a few tracks, I could tell that this CD was amazing. Its catchy rhythms and delightful melodies make this a fantastic CD for all audiences

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HIP-HOP IN THE 25360: KAOS Block Party

Since 1973 KAOS 89.3 FM has been a forerunner in the realm of independent, creative and democratic public/community media.  As an 11-year-old boy I had the opportunity to listen live as KAOS continued that trend and expand it into the world of hip-hop as DJ Nancy G graced the airwaves

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