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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

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

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

Deployed service members need adopting

Operation Family Support

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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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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The human condition

The last time I saw Tuesdays with Morrie I shuttled down to Olympia Little Theatre with a great friend and ended up with some wet eyes because the show was so moving. I took my mom this time, to Lakewood Playhouse’s production, and the same thing happened. Darn allergies.

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Mighty High

MIGHTY HIGH Thursday, Nov. 5 To appreciate reggae, it helps to be mighty high. At least this is what I’ve found during my years of study. I once found myself in a celebratory circle with several Marlene’s employees, and aside from realizing just how annoying the phrase “one love” can become,

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TROUBLE WITH DEROSA: Molly Ott

Veggie quiches, homemade cupcakes, fresh scones and delicious coffee make for perfect all-day accompaniments to Corina Bakery’s free Wi-Fi connection.  I often find myself hiding inside this established Tacoma bakery, trying to escape the madness at Weekly Volcano World Headquarters — only to find my damn editors blowing up my

Sometimes no means yes

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Sometimes no means yes

In writing about NoMeansNo, I’ve been charged with describing the indescribable — of describing a true original. To my ears, many of the band’s songs are informed by Frank Zappa’s twisted experiments with rock ‘n’ roll. But NoMeansNo’s (admittedly limited) influences are immaterial in considering the effect they’ve had on

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HOLDING DOWN THE 253: Old Milwaukee Cafe

I have a fairly high patience threshold. Maybe higher than most. If my desires are certain to be satiated at waits end, there is almost nothing I can't (or won't) tough out. I attribute this to a couple of things. First off, I have a four-year-old son. That

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Olympia Film Festival

It’s an artist who fails a test and is required to direct traffic in New York City’s Holland Tunnel where he winds up falling in love with a beautiful woman, who takes him to the moon on a Lunar Cruiser. It’s an out of work computer programmer on a

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Finding its groove

To some, Olympia’s music scene must seem like the town’s surrounding South Sound waters — salty, washed-up and stinky. How could anything survive in the wake of the Sub Pop era? How could anything beat the good ol’ days of Nirvana at the North Shore Surf Club or Sleater-Kinney conquering

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