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Saturday, Jan. 19: Charlyne Yi

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Saturday, Jan. 19: Charlyne Yi

Let's just cut to the chase, here: Charlyne Yi (who you may know from movies like Knocked Up and her own quasi-documentary Paper Heart) will be swinging through town on Saturday. Yi, a resident of the out-of-control great Los Angeles indie comedy scene, is a true original. Bizarre, hilarious, and

Tuesday, Jan. 22: John Carlos lecture

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Tuesday, Jan. 22: John Carlos lecture

Forty-five years ago John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised black-gloved fist in the air and the whole world took note. That image remains indelible even today. The event was the Olympics in Mexico City. Smith had won the gold medal in the 200 meter race and Carlos

Saturday, Jan. 26: Hip-Hop 4 Homeless

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Saturday, Jan. 26: Hip-Hop 4 Homeless

I usually do not write about Olympia hip-hop. I like to let my man Nick Leonard cover Oly. That said, I can't let Hip-Hop 4 the Homeless go by without giving it some props. This is by far my favorite Olympia hip-hop event of the year. The whole scene

Driving Col. Schwarzkopf

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Driving Col. Schwarzkopf

On December 27, 2012, the nation lost one of the great military leaders of the 20th century-General Norman Schwarzkopf. Schwarzkopf was a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, but is best-known to this day for his role in Operation Desert Storm, in which he commanded the coalition that pushed Saddam Hussein's forces

Turner assumes assistant adjutant general position on Camp Murray

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Turner assumes assistant adjutant general position on Camp Murray

In December, Brig. Gen. Wally Turner assumed the post of Assistant Adjutant General-Army for the Washington National Guard, a position that has been vacant since July when Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty was appointed to the post of Adjutant General. "This past month has been a good time to assess the operation

Coupons, commissaries and Connoisseurs

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Coupons, commissaries and Connoisseurs

Coupon usage is on the rise-except at military commissaries. Joint Base Lewis-McChord wife and avid couponer Kari Figueredo wants to change that.             Figueredo is the administrator of the Facebook page "Coupon Connoisseurs of JBLM." On her page, which launched in April 2011, Figueredo compiles and posts the newest and best

McChord couple opens Lacey gym

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McChord couple opens Lacey gym

The Racketeer's Association is in full celebration mode and then some. They celebrated the opening of the TEAMhouse Special Operations Functional Fitness Facility in Lacey last Saturday. Trust us, this is no ordinary gym. The gym features the following: functional fitness,  a rock climbing wall, special racketeer apparel, a movie projector, PPV MMA

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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 maintenance officer with the 129th Maintenance Group

The silver lining behind the cold flightline

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The silver lining behind the cold flightline

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 2013, the temperature on McChord Field has been

Reserve recruiters rock the Tacoma Dome

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Reserve recruiters rock the Tacoma Dome

Similar to a group of friends working in sync to assemble a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle, recruiters from the Western Reserve Squadron have the critical mission of searching for the missing pieces of the 2,200-strong members of the 446th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, McChord Field. Over the January Reserve weekend,

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Command Center

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Command Center

On Aug. 28, 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world. Thrust from rural Birmingham, Ala. - where he'd been arrested and jailed for protesting racial discrimination against blacks - into the national spotlight, King organized a massive march on Washington, D.C. Standing on

TICKETS ON-SALE ALERT: Soul Asylum, The Neighborhood, Cold War Kids and others ...

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TICKETS ON-SALE ALERT: Soul Asylum, The Neighborhood, Cold War Kids and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week and down the road. SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, 253.627.TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, 800.325.SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, 866.468.7623, www.ticketweb.com   >>> NEW SHOWS ON SALE NOW The Neighborhood. Seattle.

A 16-minute improvisational interview with Ryan Stiles

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A 16-minute improvisational interview with Ryan Stiles

I feel it's safe to assume a majority of people recognizes the name Ryan Stiles. The 53-year-old American born Canadian and current resident of Bellingham has made a prominent name for himself through various TV shows, movies, commercials and live shows. Stiles' most notable roles include the beloved Whose Line

Saturday, Jan. 26: Buffalo Open House

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Saturday, Jan. 26: Buffalo Open House

TOURS AND POETRY >>> The Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Tacoma preserves the artifacts and history of the Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry - all-African-American cavalry units that served in America's wars from 1866 through the end of WWII. They participated in cross-country cattle drives, escorted

Examination fee implemented for pets shipped to Europe

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Examination fee implemented for pets shipped to Europe

An examination fee of 55 Euro per pet will be implemented Feb. 1, 2013 for all non-EU citizens who import a pet to Germany. The Kaiserslautern County Administration implemented the European Union Ordinance #998/2003, which regulates the importing of dogs, cats and other pets into or throughout the

Saturday, Jan. 26: Dockyard Derby Dames expo bout

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Saturday, Jan. 26: Dockyard Derby Dames expo bout

We couldn't think of a better way to spend a winter night than on a hot date with ourselves listening to loud rock and roll and watching tough-as-nails roller derby chicks knocking each other on their ass. Yes, our Saturday night will be spent cheering on Dockyard Derby Dames characters

Saturday, Jan. 25: Uncle Bonsai

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Saturday, Jan. 25: Uncle Bonsai

Uncle Bonsai is the real deal. Filed most often under "folk" the original trio of Ashley O'Keeffe, Andrew Ratshin and Arni Adler made more than 200 original songs and toured like mad before taking an extended hiatus beginning in the very late 1980s. Then, in March 2008, the Bonsai came back.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Cascadia Grill Olympia - Downtown. Jeremy Serwer. All Ages. 6-9 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Open Mic Night. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. The Junction Sports Bar and

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Antique Sandwich Company Ruston. Bill Davie DVD Release, with Jim Page, Kat Eggleston. All Ages. 7:30 pm. $15. Rialto Theater Tacoma - Downtown. Zoe Keating & Portland Cello Project. All Ages. 7:30 pm. $19-$39. BLUES Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Junkyard Jane Aquarium Party. 8 pm. Karma

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Uncle Bonsai, The Righteous Mothers. 16+, 5 and 8 pm. $30-$60. Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Olympia - Eastside. Parenting Tools: Recess Monkey. All Ages. 10 am. Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. The Frosted

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