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Wash. Sen. Steve O'Ban helps pass veteran bills

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Wash. Sen. Steve O'Ban helps pass veteran bills

The conclusion of the 2014 legislature session in Washington saw the passage of some major bills that will benefit the state's growing veteran population, which is reportedly over 600,000, as well as active duty military families. It seems that the number will only continue to climb; according to Defense Manpower Data

Tacoma Rainiers pitcher Nick Hill served in the Army Reserves

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Tacoma Rainiers pitcher Nick Hill served in the Army Reserves

The crack of the bat, the magical "pop" of a 95-mile-per-hour fastball finding the catcher's glove, that first view of the field as you find your seats. These things signal the arrival of spring and the hopes that come with a new baseball season. In Tacoma, it also means the renewal

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Soldiers in JBLM's 787th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company headed to Afghanistan

With the mission to disarm roadside bombs and to train Afghan military, nearly 50 soldiers from the 787th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 3rd EOD Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, will soon be heading to Afghanistan for a nine-month assignment. This morning, a ceremony was held for the deploying soldiers from

Urban Spelunker: Mother's Day dining in the South Sound

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Urban Spelunker: Mother's Day dining in the South Sound

Mother, Mum, Mom, Mama, Mamacita, whatever you call your mommy dearest, one thing is certain: she's done a lot for you in life. Like what? Well, for starters giving you life, and putting up with you in general, guiding you through life's tough lessons and probably loving you more than

Army veteran leads fishing trips in Washington state

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Army veteran leads fishing trips in Washington state

The guide at Twisted Waters Guide Service is not just a military veteran, he is also a fishing veteran - so who better to take you out and show you where to cast your line? Marc Bush, who owns the company with his wife Chris, has been fishing all of his

New schools at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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New schools at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

At a recent Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board of Directors meeting, the names of three new elementary schools, two of which are on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, were announced. According to a press release from the office of CPSD superintendent Debbie LeBeau, each school had a committee made up of parents,

Theater review: "Fighting Over Beverley" at Harlequin Productions

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Theater review: "Fighting Over Beverley" at Harlequin Productions

You may have noticed we theater critics often spend much of our allotted word count telling you the story of a play. To be honest, we sometimes do this to get out of writing mean things about hapless actors or directors. Other times, we can't think of much to say

Washington National Guard honors Boeing for its support

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Washington National Guard honors Boeing for its support

"Over the past three years, (Boeing has) supported me through everything," said Spc. Jordan Hill, 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation Battalion, Washington National Guard.  They have done so much for me as far as supporting me while I was on deployments, keeping my job for me when I went

Visual Edge: Thomas Johnston paintings and photos at Salon Refu

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Visual Edge: Thomas Johnston paintings and photos at Salon Refu

Susan Christian continues to show the strongest art to be seen in Olympia in her little "Project Space" at Salon Refu. Her latest show is "Thomas Johnston Palmpeset II, Paintings and Photography." This is some powerful stuff - most notably "Envelop," the painting used on the posters and invitations. It is

Through May 24: "Fighting Over Beverley"

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Through May 24: "Fighting Over Beverley"

Harlequin's production of Israel Horovitz's Fighting Over Beverley costars one of my favorite local actors, David Wright, in yet another role for which he gets to growl around the stage and show off a convincing accent and physical infirmity. I'm not complaining - far from it! I'd

Theater review: A weirder tale at Olympia Little Theatre

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Theater review: A weirder tale at Olympia Little Theatre

Among the most notorious of all stage directions appears in the middle of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. In Act III, Scene 3, Sicilian lord Antigonus has just delivered a longish soliloquy of 45 lines when - why the hell not, really? - the script directs him to "[Exit, pursued by

Wednesday, May 14: Funderdome

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Wednesday, May 14: Funderdome

Oh sure you have your giant floating laughing lips and your hissing Mad Max-ish funny cars shooting flames 400 feet into the air and improvised kitchen-sink costumes and requisite body painting and sword fights and psychedelic light show like you're entering another planet, as if you have stepped out of

Wednesday, May 14, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Urban Grace Church Tacoma - Downtown. Kye Alfred Hillig Album Release Party, featuring Bradford Loomis. All Ages. 7 pm. Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main. Bar Bingo in Heroes Lounge. No cash prizes.

Tuesday, May 13: The Best Bad Idea - The True Story of "Argo"

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Tuesday, May 13: The Best Bad Idea - The True Story of "Argo"

It's a true-enough story about something that really happened: Posing as a Canadian filmmaker, a CIA agent got six Americans out of Tehran in 1980 after an angry mob of "students" stormed our embassy and held its occupants hostage for 444 days, a siege that gave us, more or less,

Tuesday, May 13, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool Bingo. 6:30 pm. White Horse Tavern Yelm. Barstool Bingo. Prizes! 7 pm.

Monday, May 12: "Red Green: How To Do Everything Tour"

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Monday, May 12: "Red Green: How To Do Everything Tour"

Red Green, who became famous for such things as duct tape, Possum Lodge and his own unique style of humor and wisdom on Canada's much funnier answer to Home Improvement, will throw on his suspenders and share his thoughts on "How To Do everything" at the Rialto Theater. After establishing

Monday, May 12, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, May 12, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Steilacoom Pub and Grill Steilacoom. Monday Music, featuring James Coates. 7 pm. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino and Brooke Lizotte Experimental Jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Hub Tacoma -

Sunday, May 11: A Very Special Mother's Day With Sinatra: A Night At The Sands

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Sunday, May 11: A Very Special Mother's Day With Sinatra: A Night At The Sands

It all starts with those peepers, of course, sometimes flirty, sometimes intense, but always aware, of the cameras, of the crowds, of the cool. Ol' Blue Eyes, a singin' joe with the world on a ring-a-ding string. Sinatra made his way, like a figure out of a 19th century novel,

Sunday, May 11, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, May 11, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Open Shape Note Singing Group. All Ages. 5 pm. NC. BLUES The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Abdul El Kader. 7 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma -

Saturday, May 10: Tacoma Tweed Ride

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Saturday, May 10: Tacoma Tweed Ride

Do you yearn for the long-lost days of dapper duds and the fash 'stache? Feather & Oar's inaugural Tacoma Tweed Ride will recall those finer bits of life. A celebration of turn-of-the-century fashions, particularly the tweed suit, this Victorian-esque bike ride starts at the Point Defiance Park Pagoda and winds

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