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Military Sea Hawkers provides outlet to support Seahawks and save money

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Military Sea Hawkers provides outlet to support Seahawks and save money

In 2003, Master Sgt. Traci Williams needed a way to not only support and have the ability to watch her hometown favorite, Seattle Seahawks, but also wanted her fellow servicemembers to be able to better support the Seahawks as well. So marked the birth of the Military Sea Hawkers. The official military

Engineer jobs open to women

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Engineer jobs open to women

Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS 12B, Combat Engineer is now open to all female-enlisted soldiers of all components, according to Army Directive 2015-27. The June 16 directive from Army Secretary John M. McHugh makes available 20,563 additional positions for women and opens the last of the 16 engineer MOSs, which were

Get in touch with your adrenaline

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Get in touch with your adrenaline

Never let it be said that the Pacific Northwest isn't filled with adventurous pursuits. From watersports to amazing aerial adventures, get out of the city, and you'll find high adventure around every bend. Skydiving If high adventure is what you seek, jumping out of a plane to catch sight of Northwest scenery

Local man's link to golf history

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Local man's link to golf history

Lt. Harry Spieth was one unhappy B-17 bomber pilot. He was transferred to the Philippines in 1942.  As he flew to his duty station, his personal items were shipped by boat. Among the items were his prized golf clubs.   There was a mix-up, and his belongings wound up in Java, never to

Destination pizza

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Destination pizza

The Foss Waterway in Tacoma is quickly becoming a destination spot for walking, socializing, and anyone looking for a casual and comfortable dining experience. One of those places is Paesan Kitchen and Bar, established in 2013. Located on the west side of the waterway, Paesan has a small comfortable feel

Highway hypnosis

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Highway hypnosis

As I sit here, in the cozy darkness of a bar, and write about another band, I reflect on the possibility that my journeys through Tacoma today may have resulted in my first sunburn of this new summer. That yellow psychopath we call the sun got me. I've written many

Visual Edge: Jean Mandeberg's 'Now or Never'

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Visual Edge: Jean Mandeberg's 'Now or Never'

If you don't study them carefully, Jean Mandeberg's metal and mixed media assemblages at Salon Refu appear to be sweet wall decorations and little more, but if you make the effort to look carefully you'll see there's much more to them that meets the eye in a cursory glance. There is

Wipeout Run comes to Puyallup

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Wipeout Run comes to Puyallup

It's not often that reporters get to make dirty jokes (unless you're Jon Stewart), but in this case, the event being covered is one giant innuendo - which perhaps makes this a little more fun for both reader and reporter. And it should be infinitely more fun for those who actually

Hoist up your sails

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Hoist up your sails

In the song "Sloop John B," Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys detail a catastrophic sailing expedition that erupts in a booze-driven saga of fist-fights and stolen corn. The protagonist just wants to get home, but first he must hoist the sails and turn the boat back toward where they

Easy hikes near JBLM

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Easy hikes near JBLM

This time of year in Washington is like magic. The rain has finally stopped, and the skies are clear and sunny.  Lucky for us, we don't have to travel far to experience the beauty in our backyard.  There are several great, easy hikes within a short drive of JBLM.  With

Children of Vietnam remember Saigon, honor Vietnam veterans

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Children of Vietnam remember Saigon, honor Vietnam veterans

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the cessation of American military action in Vietnam. Amerasians Without Borders, a group dedicated to raising awareness for, and reuniting Vietnamese children born to American servicemen fathers, focuses on remembering Saigon while paying tribute to the heroes of

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Full of art

This is the good stuff. Portland artist Jason Greene’s paintings of bottles and jars and bags at the new Black Front Gallery in Olympia. The show is called “Contain” because all of the paintings are of containers of one sort or another. But what these forms contain is virtuoso painting

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