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Pierce County Sheriff’s Chaplain serves law enforcement, veterans

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Pierce County Sheriff’s Chaplain serves law enforcement, veterans

The Pierce County Sheriff's Chaplain is much more than a spiritual person ministering to the sheriff's deputies who work in the communities around Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Rick Bulman, a former combat Marine who served in Vietnam, now serves the residents of Pierce County in a variety of capacities. He is

Commissary offers employment program open to high school, college students

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Commissary offers employment program open to high school, college students

The Student Educational Employment Program is government sanctioned and provides students with the opportunity for employment. The program is for students at high schools, technical or vocational schools, two- or four-year colleges or universities, and even those in graduate or professional schools. Interested students must be enrolled (or accepted for

Countless ways to support JBLM Servicemembers this year

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Countless ways to support JBLM Servicemembers this year

To usher in 2012, local business is launching another yearlong campaign to support local Servicemembers and their families, starting with events at the end of this month. Here's a glimpse into what is planned. Coming up quickly on the calendar is Operation Fun, which will take place Feb. 11 from 10

Inside Pierce County Veteran’s Drug Court

Veterans

Inside Pierce County Veteran’s Drug Court

Superior Court Judge Thomas P. Larken doesn't preside over a court where lawyers attempt to prosecute those charged with felony drug issues or protect the accused. Instead, he manages the Veterans Drug Court, a sophisticated program that focuses on rehabilitation. This specialized court is a cooperative effort that works not only

Veteran program gets boost from Heroes Raffle

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Veteran program gets boost from Heroes Raffle

Washington's Lottery announced its first gift of $150,000 to the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs from sales amassed by the inaugural Hometown Heroes Raffle during a ceremony Jan. 17 in Olympia. Last September, Washington's Lottery and the WDVA partnered to launch the first annual Hometown Heroes Raffle supporting veterans across

Seattle Art Museum has new exhibits, military discount

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Seattle Art Museum has new exhibits, military discount

The Seattle Art Museum, better known as the SAM, has three eco-friendly locations in the city to include the SAM Downtown, the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park. Though the Asian Art Museum was built more than 50 years before the others, the 150,000 sq. ft. SAM

The Art of Chocolate walk in Gig Harbor

Food Matters

The Art of Chocolate walk in Gig Harbor

Those who have already caved and thrown out their New Year's resolution to abstain from sweets, prepare to get giddy. Gig Harbor, the quaint gateway city of the Olympic Peninsula, hosts the third annual Art of Chocolate, Saturday, Feb. 4. As in years past, The Art of Chocolate festivities will not

Thursday, Feb. 2: Sister Cities International Film Festival

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Thursday, Feb. 2: Sister Cities International Film Festival

The 10th anniversary of the Sister Cities International Film Festival opens Thursday with two-and-a-half months of films at Tacoma's Blue Mouse Theatre, a new film each Thursday through April 12 from one of Tacoma's many official sister cities. This week, check out 200 Pound Beauty from Gunsan, South Korea - a

WHAT'S THE WORD?: Wearing the crown

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WHAT'S THE WORD?: Wearing the crown

So who has the crown right now for Tacoma hip-hop? Many would say Leezy Soprano is running the show. He had a breakout year last year and this year he's keeping his buzz big with the release of his newest project, United We Ball, available for download here. The first

Military Caregivers to Gain More Support

Military Resources

Military Caregivers to Gain More Support

Caregivers of wounded warriors often make great sacrifices to be at their loved one's side. They quit their jobs, sell their homes and leave family members and friends behind, often for years at a time. Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama and other senior leaders gathered to honor the

STRONG BONDS: Spouses need a break too

Military Life

STRONG BONDS: Spouses need a break too

REDMOND, Wash. - The sound of laughter filled the air as many facial expressions changed from interested and intrigued to surprised and amused. The faint sound of children playing could be heard in the background providing for a look of relief on their parent's faces.

Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce spends day exploring JBLM

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Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce spends day exploring JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - The M249 Squad Automatic Weapon came to life as Karissa Thompson shot targets in the Engagement Skills Trainer 2000. This was not another day of training for the soldiers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, but an opportunity for members of the Puyallup

FEEDBAG: Wine and chocolate tasting, beer tasting, cocktail class and more ...

Food Matters

FEEDBAG: Wine and chocolate tasting, beer tasting, cocktail class and more ...

CROSS THE BRIDGE El Gaucho (2119 Pacific Ave., Tacoma) will remove the price of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge with two-entree meals, if you paid a toll. SUPER BOWL At A TAVERN The Milton Tavern (7320 Pacific Hwy. E., Milton) will serve happy hour specials, Long Dog Pizza deals and drink and beer specials

Tacoma's Cloverleaf serves the best pizza

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Tacoma's Cloverleaf serves the best pizza

THING: Best pizza ever Historically: Speaking Place: The Cloverleaf World Famous Pizza Most popular pizza: Monster Number of Monster pizzas sold: 9,398 Total number of pizzas sold: 74,679 Every crust: Handmade fresh daily   Only one thing could keep me away from The Cloverleaf prior to 2004, and that was the smoke. I couldn't afford awesome pizza and

3 DRINK MINIMUM: The Keg

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3 DRINK MINIMUM: The Keg

There comes a time in a parent's life when they realize other kids' birthday parties have an escape route. You buy the gift; you wrap the gift; you show up at the party; and then you escape. The route one must escape through? Libations. Find the nearest bar and run to

CRITICS' PICKS: Trasholes, Zodiac Death Valley, Tacoma All Ages Project Benefit, Death By Stars

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CRITICS' PICKS: Trasholes, Zodiac Death Valley, Tacoma All Ages Project Benefit, Death By Stars

TRASHOLES >>> Thursday, Feb. 2 & Saturday, Feb. 4 I've tried to make it a point, when writing about local music, to avoid talking about the ages of the members of the bands I highlight. But I must impress upon you how young the members that make up Gig Harbor garage two-piece

Super Bowl XLVI plan for success

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Super Bowl XLVI plan for success

    There's not a country on the map at this point where the Super Bowl isn't a big deal. OK, maybe Moldova. I have no idea what goes on in Moldova. But everywhere else this Sunday's big game, pitting the Tom Brady-led, Bill Belichick-coached New England Patriots against the Eli Manning-led, Tom Coughlin-coached

Review: "The Seafarer"

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Review: "The Seafarer"

We often speak of a movie or play as a "rollercoaster ride," but it's easy to forget that even the best rides begin with a slow, clanky climb up a hill. In the latter Harry Potter novels, Jo Rowling seemed to relish torturing readers with hundreds of actionless pages, the

Through Feb. 18: "The Seafarer"

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Through Feb. 18: "The Seafarer"

We often speak of a movie or play as a "rollercoaster ride," but it's easy to forget that even the best rides begin with a slow, clanky climb up a hill. In the latter Harry Potter novels, Jo Rowling seemed to relish torturing readers with hundreds of

Thursday, Feb. 2 & Saturday, Feb. 4: The Trasholes

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Thursday, Feb. 2 & Saturday, Feb. 4: The Trasholes

I've tried to make it a point, when writing about local music, to avoid talking about the ages of the members of the bands I highlight. But I must impress upon you how young the members that make up Gig Harbor garage two-piece Trasholes are, if only

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