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The Grand Suggests: "42" with Tacoma leaders

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The Grand Suggests: "42" with Tacoma leaders

Athletes are often honored as heroes for their speed, agility or skill on the field. They become legends with each record they break or title they lead their team to win. But sometimes in history their actions off the field are more heroic than on it. Such is the story of

A warrior chaplain: 2/75 Ranger serves God, country

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A warrior chaplain: 2/75 Ranger serves God, country

There is a theology of combat. At a recent 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment award ceremony, the unit's chaplain said during the invocation, "You are used by Him to fulfill the mission on earth to rid the world of evil." That Protestant chaplain is Capt. John McDougall, and he is a warrior

JBLM teen seeks crown

Kids

JBLM teen seeks crown

Kalie Wright does not let life's challenges stop her from pursuing her dreams. "I believe I have to do more to be successful," the 15-year-old freshman at Clover Park High School said recently as she enjoyed a caramel macchiato at a local coffee shop. "I take the lessons learned to turn

Love, law and the desire to defend

Family

Love, law and the desire to defend

"One of the aspects of military life that civilians don't always get is that when you marry a Soldier, the military and your spouse are a package deal," said Heather Straub. Straub and her husband, Capt. Alex Straub, have been married for almost five years. They met working at a public

Why "The Rainmaker" succeeds where others struggle

Stage

Why "The Rainmaker" succeeds where others struggle

I hope Lakewood Playhouse Artistic Director John Munn won't mind me telling you this, but a week before his company's production of The Rainmaker opened, we had an earnest conversation about "dated" play scripts. John lamented the fact that critics are often dismissive of 20th-century scripts audiences know and love.

Website links employers with transitioning Soldiers

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Website links employers with transitioning Soldiers

Transitioning Soldiers, veterans and family members now have a place to post their resumes and look for jobs. At the same place, employers can search for new workers and post their own announcements. The site, HERO 2 HIRED, was created in November 2011 by the Office of

STDs cause serious illness, even death

Health

STDs cause serious illness, even death

April is sexually transmitted disease (STD) awareness month, an annual effort aimed at educating the public about prevention, treatment and risk reduction. STDs are serious problems affecting both military and civilian communities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 20

New works by Peter Sheesley at Fulcrum Gallery

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New works by Peter Sheesley at Fulcrum Gallery

Peter Sheesley is a talented and prolific painter. His previous show at Fulcrum, paintings from photos taken in Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry, was excellent. But his latest show fails on many levels. The show is called ¿What is Truth? And it consists of 10 paintings, each depicting a naked

Thursday, April 25: New Faces, New Voices: The Role of Youth in Educational Justice

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Thursday, April 25: New Faces, New Voices: The Role of Youth in Educational Justice

American Voices: Invisibility, Art, and Educational Justice is a three-part series presented by Puget Sound University's Race and Pedagogy department. The series features educators, scholars, artists, and activists whose work stimulates critical intellectual engagement about issues of racial justice and educational reform. Thursday, April 25, the series culminates

Brittany Kingery releases new trop rock CD, "Edge of the Ocean"

Music

Brittany Kingery releases new trop rock CD, "Edge of the Ocean"

Brittany Kingery and her music have both found a home on the beach, and the tide is coming in to Olympia, just in time to kick off the Cinco de Mayo weekend.   The Grays Harbor-born singer's concert in Olympia Friday, May 3 will be her first U.S. performance since the

Ted Brown Music Outreach throws a fundraiser concert

Music

Ted Brown Music Outreach throws a fundraiser concert

"The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children." - Cherly Lavender, composer Ted Brown Music Outreach (TBMO) was introduced in 2007 by Ted Brown Music store in Tacoma, with the mission to provide children throughout the South Sound access

Cinco-centric

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Cinco-centric

I'm going to just go ahead and say it. Some holidays serve the sole purpose of giving folks an opportunity to let their hair down and whoop it up. One such holiday is Cinco de Mayo, for those who didn't pay attention in Spanish class that is the 5th of

The Rockford Files: Top 5 annoying habits at all-ages shows

Music

The Rockford Files: Top 5 annoying habits at all-ages shows

OK, South Sound. I've noticed five annoying trends while attending all-ages shows. I feel the need to discuss them now on the eve of The Redroom's final show. Standing at the front but not dancing In case you hadn't noticed, we like to dance in Tacoma. Cases of young music fans in

JBLM golf course doubles as wildlife sanctuary

Focus

JBLM golf course doubles as wildlife sanctuary

Many people are familiar with Eagles Pride Golf Course outside Joint Base Lewis-McChord. But the 27-hole course makes up just a part of the 431-acre property. The course is also surrounded by 227 acres of native woodland forest just waiting to be explored. David Wienecke, golf course

JBLM’s history includes amusement park

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JBLM’s history includes amusement park

In 1917 when 91st Division commander, Maj. Gen. Henry A. Greene, sought to put young Camp Lewis recruits on a straight and narrow path, Progressive Era political reform and social activism emerged in the form of an amusement park just outside the camp's main gate. The vision

Poets, fans gather for first Poetry Karaoke at McChord

Military Life

Poets, fans gather for first Poetry Karaoke at McChord

Regardless of length, rhyme scheme, setting or plot, poetry is considered a classic form of expressing one's emotions. A small group of Soldiers, parents and children attended Joint Base Lewis-McChord's first Poetry Karaoke event April 18 at the McChord Library. To recognize National Poetry Month in April the McChord

Former Soldier sets bench press record of 500 pounds

Recreation

Former Soldier sets bench press record of 500 pounds

In competitive weightlifting, a sport where the bench is commonly the ideal place to be, the term "light weight" can be subjective - especially with more than 450 pounds of iron plates piled onto a 45-pound bar. But that's often what onlookers shout to stir up a little

Young hunters work on state certification during weeklong JBLM course

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Young hunters work on state certification during weeklong JBLM course

While the Constitution upholds the right to bear arms, hunting is a privilege that must be earned and maintained. To start, prospective hunters in the state of Washington born after Jan. 1, 1972, must take the required training course through the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Every

Small town winery offers down-home warmth, hospitality

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Small town winery offers down-home warmth, hospitality

TENINO - Terril Keary doesn't look like a stereotypical wine maker. Sporting a Hawaiian shirt and Seattle Seahawks visor, the Thurston County vintner serves up samples of his wines from behind the bar in his Tenino tasting room, just south of Yelm. His business partner and wife,

Howard O. Scott Award Winner: Staff Sgt. Stephen Ryan

People Rule

Howard O. Scott Award Winner: Staff Sgt. Stephen Ryan

Howard O. Scott nominee Staff Sgt. Stephen Ryan, 951st Maintenance Company, was named this area's Citizen-Soldier of the Year. "This award represents an outward demonstration of a love for others in need,  a willingness to sacrifice one's self, serve mankind, and faith in God's undying love." Receiving praise is the last thing

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