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2nd annual Memorial Day run in DuPont quickly gains national attention

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2nd annual Memorial Day run in DuPont quickly gains national attention

For two years, the organization known as "wear blue: run to remember" has served as a living memorial to fallen service members. Every week a group of runners in blue gathers at Powderworks Park in DuPont to reflect, support and commemorate lost friends and loved ones

JBLM's Special Olympics team ready for weekend games

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JBLM's Special Olympics team ready for weekend games

Sometimes it can be hard to get 10-year-old Lilyanna Echols' attention. At practice, a week before her second Summer Games appearance, the gold medalist, to her coaches and mother's dismay, likes to socialize. Whether it's between heats, or even during them as she looks out for friends

Birds return to make nightly visit to unused JBLM structure

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Birds return to make nightly visit to unused JBLM structure

Every night for the last month, a group of birds has circled a chimney on Joint Base Lewis-McChord just before sunset. It starts with just a few, but more and more join them as they swoop around their target - and then, as it finally gets dark,

Sweet dreams: Goodnight Moon is picture perfect

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Sweet dreams: Goodnight Moon is picture perfect

It's easy to make fun of entertainment for toddlers. We've all heard Samuel L. Jackson or Betty White read the audio version of that potty-mouthed bestseller (you know the one) about a kid who's reluctant to go to sleep. As for Goodnight Moon, that 1947 classic on the same topic,

Styer’s Nightwatchman: A stunning photo installation at Fulcrum

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Styer’s Nightwatchman: A stunning photo installation at Fulcrum

The back room at Fulcrum Gallery is seldom used for art exhibits. It is usually a space for music and special events - the bread-and-butter stuff that allows DJ Broam, aka glass artist Oliver Doriss, to keep his gallery open. Currently on view is an installation of photographs by Sharon

Becoming a member of the team

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Becoming a member of the team

At an early age, Shawn Bowen's life was challenged with an illness everybody dreads. The Carter Lake Elementary student began a tough battle against lymphoblastic leukemia and endured more than three years of chemotherapy. Only about the last half of his life hasn't been rough. But on May 17, Shawn, 9, felt as

Former Airman now TV meteorologist

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Former Airman now TV meteorologist

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. (AFNS) - He can be seen live most weekends and periodically throughout the week on KHQ 6 News delivering weather forecasts for inland Northwest Washington. Meteorologist Dave Law owes a great deal of his success to his 23 years in the Air Force. "My four years

Toyota of Puyallup donates thousands to second Fisher House at JBLM

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Toyota of Puyallup donates thousands to second Fisher House at JBLM

   Toyota of Puyallup donated $7,500.00 in support of the construction of the second Fisher House on Joint Base Lewis McChord. The donation was presented on Wednesday, May 16th at a KIRO Radio event that was being held in Tacoma. Toyota of Puyallup has partnered with

3 Drinks: All day happy hour at Pacific Grill

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3 Drinks: All day happy hour at Pacific Grill

The all-time best and my most favorite happy hour in the whole wide world is Pacific Grill right here in downtown Tacoma.  No, I don't care that the expression "most favorite" is a redundant statement, because it's not just my favorite place, it's my most favorite happy hour out of

Blue Barons Motorcycle Club ran the streets of Tacoma

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Blue Barons Motorcycle Club ran the streets of Tacoma

"A lot of people ask ‘Who were the Blue Barons?' I tell them they were a motorcycle club and the first thing they always think of is the Hell's Angles or whatever.  And they're not, they are totally the opposite," explained David Allen, son of Blue Baron's founder, Paul Allen.   From

Broken Water makes waves

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Broken Water makes waves

Sitting down to write about Olympia's Broken Water, I'm tempted to get stoned first. Listening to the 3-piece and their fuzzy, shoe-gazing drone-rock, I'm nostalgic for contemplative thoughts that roll with the crescendos and crashes of the music. But I don't have to get stoned. They take me there anyway.

Tacoma’s own Miztah Zelle’s hip-hop journey is legendary

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Tacoma’s own Miztah Zelle’s hip-hop journey is legendary

Hip-hop's history is living - it is still being made. The innovators and originators are still around to tell their story. Our musical story is alive because they are alive to still tell it. They are still making it to this day. Enter Miztah Zelle. Zelle was born in Tacoma and

The Sweet and sour chicken expedition of Tacoma, Olympia

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The Sweet and sour chicken expedition of Tacoma, Olympia

When asked to name her favorite food, 12-year-old Abby Hubbard of DuPont will gladly proclaim to everyone sweet and sour chicken has been her favorite forever. While most people have a few favorite dishes, Hubbard has taken her love of sweet and sour chicken to a whole new level. Hubbard and best

ROTH TSP a new way to save for military

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ROTH TSP a new way to save for military

A major retirement savings tool available to all service members and DOD civilians is the Thrift Savings Plan, and soon there will be a new way to save for retirement -- the Roth TSP, a senior Defense Department official said. The Roth TSP, which uses after-tax dollars, will

Washington Mountaineering club hosts events for wounded warriors

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Washington Mountaineering club hosts events for wounded warriors

Cool wind tugs at your cheek, your gaze seizes the horizon where trees touch the skyline, and the adrenaline rush invokes a smile - you've just completed your first mountaineering climb. It's hard to believe something so simple can help heal a wounded warrior. But it's working for one participant of

Gig Harbor Sign symbolizes community connection with JBLM

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Gig Harbor Sign symbolizes community connection with JBLM

GIG HARBOR, Wash.- Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and local civilians joined together at the Gig Harbor welcome sign in the early morning hours May 24 to witness the unveiling of the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade community connector sign, signifying 13 years of working hand-in-hand.

JBLM principal wins district award

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JBLM principal wins district award

Greg Wilson, principal of Greenwood Elementary on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was recently recognized as the 2012 Clover Park School District Administrator of the Year. "The kids doing well is the ultimate payoff for what I do," explained Wilson. The award is given to employees who promote excellence in the district through their

Dinner honors high school seniors enlisting in the military

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Dinner honors high school seniors enlisting in the military

Spirits were high, recruits were beaming, and proud parents celebrated as the first annual Recruit Enlistment Dinner (RED) commenced at Clover Park Technical College on May 22. Pierce County, in a first-of-its-kind partnership with the United States Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and local businesses, honored the 500 high school seniors

Warrior Dash comes to Washington

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Warrior Dash comes to Washington

Looking to find out what you are made of?  The Warrior Dash is likely right up your alley. The dash is an adrenaline fueled, obstacle infused, weekend party event for those seeking extreme physical challenges. The Washington Warrior Dash is set for July 21 and 22 at Meadowbrook

Fall in love in Langley, linger over dinner in Oak Harbor

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Fall in love in Langley, linger over dinner in Oak Harbor

According to the calendar, summer is almost officially here and the kids are almost out of school. What better time to take a little break from it all and plan a romantic weekend for just the adults? Though it may not be ideal or budget-friendly for the

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