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Tuesday, Jan. 8: Chris Brokaw, Jennifer O'Connor, Kimya Dawson

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Tuesday, Jan. 8: Chris Brokaw, Jennifer O'Connor, Kimya Dawson

The Olympia branch of the Timberland Regional Library has been at the forefront of creative, adult programing for a few years now. From a performance/reading by famed LA punk Alice Bag, to booking bands like the Maxines, Rvivr and Kimya Dawson, the Timberland Regional Library has tapped into Olympia's cultural

Wednesday, Jan. 9: Sublime LBC, Long Beach Rehab

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Wednesday, Jan. 9: Sublime LBC, Long Beach Rehab

Love 'em or hate 'em, Sublime is a legendary band. Die-hard fans of the Long Beach-based ska punk rockers with the signature skater brand may argue that the group is not the same without front man Brad Nowell after he died of a heroin

Saturday, Jan. 19: Science Dome Grand Opening

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Saturday, Jan. 19: Science Dome Grand Opening

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls... Science Dome is here. After nine months of construction, the Science Dome will open Jan. 19 to reveal an old-school planetarium with a mini-Omnimax twist. In late 2012, Pierce College installed a 38-foot dome-shaped screen in a classroom at its Fort Steilacoom campus in Lakewood,

Tuesdays: Geeks Who Drink

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Tuesdays: Geeks Who Drink

Tacoma Cabana tiki bar will host the Geeks Who Drinks trivia game every Tuesday. The nationwide quiz game - held in Olympia and Tacoma - consists of eight rounds of eight questions and is played in teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster;

4th AS’s newest C-17 pilot is only 8 years old

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4th AS’s newest C-17 pilot is only 8 years old

Tommy McGraw, an 8-year-old from University Place, who is currently recovering from an operation to remove a brain tumor, got the opportunity to tour McChord Field Monday as a participant in the Pilot for a Day program. The purpose of the program, run by the 4th Airlift Squadron, is to give

Reservists help firefighters give out Christmas baskets

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Reservists help firefighters give out Christmas baskets

The 446th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center gathered boxes of goodies from Central Pierce County Fire Department Dec. 19 for the annual Christmas basket delivery to Reserve families here. For the past seven years, these firefighters have supported families in need throughout Pierce County by giving them boxes

Commentary: Random conversation turns to meeting an American hero

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Commentary: Random conversation turns to meeting an American hero

America's Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines are heroes. Quiet heroes who go about their lives with little fanfare. Yet, if we pay attention, we will find ourselves in the company of these quiet heroes and have an opportunity to say thank you. I had one such opportunity not too long ago.

Medevac crews in Afghanistan increase en-route patient care

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Medevac crews in Afghanistan increase en-route patient care

During the course of the last several months, two Medevac companies in Task Force Hammerhead, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, and Company C, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Army National Guard, have participated in a trial program developed by the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade,

JBLM Soldier participates in pre-game challenges to energize All-American Bowl atmosphere

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JBLM Soldier participates in pre-game challenges to energize All-American Bowl atmosphere

SAN ANTONIO - Drill sergeants barked orders and words of encouragement to motivate 90 of the top-ranked high school football players and 125 band members from around the nation as they competed Jan. 2 in a number of events including relay races, pushups, sit-ups and a food-eating

Married couple enlists together, trains and wins together

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Married couple enlists together, trains and wins together

Once David and Lizeth Wakasa exchanged their vows they would set into motion an inseparable journey that would lead them to Afghanistan and eventually the Pentagon. After they married in August 2008, the Wakasas planned their future together in their small New Jersey apartment. Seeking something

Patrick Gass AUSA Subchapter helps make life sweet for Servicemembers

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Patrick Gass AUSA Subchapter helps make life sweet for Servicemembers

Name a special treat that provides comfort, care and a perhaps even a little taste of home. Here's a hint:  it tastes delicious. If the guess was "cookies," that would be correct. A local organization has been involved in its very own "cookie brigade" to show Joint Base Lewis-McChord Servicemembers support.   The

Girl Scouts spread cheer to Christmas Eve workers on JBLM

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Girl Scouts spread cheer to Christmas Eve workers on JBLM

Overflowing plates of cookies lined the counters. Christmas trays sat ready. The chalkboard was filled with names of recipients. Operation Cookie Tray was about to go into full effect. On Christmas Eve morning, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Girl Scout Hut came alive with activity. In assembly line fashion, trays were filled

JBLM student participates in NFL's Fuel Up to Play 60

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JBLM student participates in NFL's Fuel Up to Play 60

"The minute that I realized my teacher and Mr. Wildeski were talking about the Seahawks," said Kaden Walker, a fifth grader at Carter Lake Elementary School on McChord Field (CLES), "I had a really good feeling about it. Something about football always brings a smile to my face. I'm a

More Than a Gym: TEAMhouse Functional Fitness Facility Opens in Lacey

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More Than a Gym: TEAMhouse Functional Fitness Facility Opens in Lacey

The Racketeer's Association is in full celebration mode and some. They are celebrating the opening of the TEAMhouse Special Operations Functional Fitness Facility in Lacey on Saturday, January 5th at 8 a.m. The facility will also serve as their new headquarters.  Trust us: this is no ordinary gym. The gym features the following:

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The silver lining behind the cold flightline

MCCHORD FIELD, Wash. -- Eight months of the year, Washington state residents see temperatures drop down to the 40's or lower. For people with outdoor jobs, like crew chiefs on McChord Field, the cold weather is definitely a factor in their day-to-day life. Since the beginning of

Brother, sister share first salute

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Brother, sister share first salute

When a brand new officer graduates from Officer Training School, he usually receives his first salute during the ceremony. But that is not the case for one graduate with ties to McChord. Rather than following in this ceremonial tradition, 2nd Lt. Nathan Mann, a

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Open Mic Night. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. Spar Cafe Olympia - Downtown. The Oly Mountain Boys. 8 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. The Junction Sports Bar and Grill

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Amocat Cafe Tacoma - Triangle District. Amocat Live! featuring the Amocat House Band. All Ages. 7 pm. Uncork and Unwind Tumwater. David Wayne. 7 pm. NC. Louie G's Pizzeria Fife. Garrett Whitney. All Ages. 7:30 pm. Spar Cafe Olympia - Downtown. Paul Mauer. 8 pm. NC.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 12 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 12 2013

COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Kyle Kinane. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. Mud Bay Coffee Company Olympia - Westside. Fool's Play Improv Comedy Troupe. All Ages. 8 pm. $5. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Magic At Your Table, with Cary Durgin. 6 pm. NC. Grit

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Jan. 13 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Jan. 13 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. Open mic format with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 6-9 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Open Shape Note Singing. All Ages. 5 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Puget Sound Music

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