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Committee says, close Woodbrook

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Committee says, close Woodbrook

An advisory committee gave its final recommendation last week to close an aging Woodbrook Middle School, which serves students living on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. This spring, the Clover Park School District is expected to decide on the recommendation from the district's Facilities Advisory Committtee (FAC) to close the school that was

Heroes to be recognized next week

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Heroes to be recognized next week

There are many award ceremonies for those in uniform and/or veterans, but not as many to thank those who support the troops and their families out of uniform - that's where The Ranger newspapers comes in, filling the void with its annual Ranger Hero Awards, scheduled this year for Feb.

Dream comes true

Military Life

Dream comes true

Growing up playing hockey and having served in the Navy, Sean Joyce had a dream. He wanted the Army and Navy to play hockey against each other. For the second year in a row, Joyce, the intramural sports coordinator for Naval Sports Everett, will get his wish when Army plays Navy, Feb.

PacMed christens new Lacey location

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PacMed christens new Lacey location

Like Starbucks, Microsoft and Bill Nye the Science Guy, PacMed is a Northwest fixture. Since its humble beginnings as a Marine Service Hospital operating out of Seattle's Pacific Tower in the 1930s, (when it was called - appropriately enough - the Pacific Medical Center), the not-for-profit, multi-specialty healthcare network expanded

USS Olympia docks here

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USS Olympia docks here

MM1 (Machinist Mate 1st Class) Brandon Brown carefully poured white paint from a five-gallon bucket into a bright orange paint tray. "I like doing this for the community," the native of Texas said as he rolled the paint onto a wall inside Olympia's Salvation Army building. Not far away, MM1 Arturo Madrigal

Children's Museum and TAM partnering

Arts

Children's Museum and TAM partnering

Children and families in Tacoma and the South Sound region can now gain free access to Tacoma Art Museum thanks to a new partnership program between TAM and Children's Museum of Tacoma. Young children and their families will be introduced to works of art and different creative processes through hands-on activities

Night To Shine event

Military Life

Night To Shine event

There is something to be said about strength in numbers. If it's the size of a sports team, or the number of people yelling in the stands, the more voices you have the louder you are. Tim Tebow, retired NFL quarterback, knows this better than anyone. For those of us

Brews and tacos

Reviews

Brews and tacos

ANNOUNCER: If you like Cook's Tavern where North 26th comes to a flashing red just outside of the Proctor District, then you'll like it's cousin next door at Brewer's Row - a no-fuss Mexican space with craft beers on tap and to-go.JASON: The space feels good - I like the

"Of Mice and Men" at Tacoma Little Theatre

Stage

"Of Mice and Men" at Tacoma Little Theatre

Tacoma Little Theatre continues an outstanding season with John Steinbeck's classic tale, Of Mice and Men, directed by Niclas Olson, founder and managing artistic director of New Muses Theatre Company, and starring Mason Quinn as George, and Chris James as Lennie. To be clear, this is not just an adaptation

Arts

"Statements & Questions"

Based on previous experience, I expected anything but traditional in an exhibition of work by faculty and staff at The Evergreen State College. I expected political art and identity art and conceptual art, and I was surprised at how much traditional art there was - not that there wasn't plenty

Live in the sun

Music

Live in the sun

In the incubator that was my childhood, the types of music I was exposed to were fairly limited. Thanks to my local oldies station, KBSG, I was bathed in pop music from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Years later, through pop cultural obsessions and exposure to more varied people, my tastes

Veteran incubator

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Veteran incubator

The Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE) at the University of Washington Tacoma has for several years been a resource provider for military veterans seeking support and mentorship in starting their own business. The program's director, Thomas Kuljam, who served as an aircraft mechanic in the Air Force Reserves for 18

Travel

Hot Oregon

Hot springing in the winter is not for the feint of heart. There is the snow to contend with, the austere locations, limited services, and of course, the nudity.  Living on the Pacific Rim affords us the opportunity to get into the mountains for some raw, up-close experiences with nature ...

What's in a name?

Online Newspapers

What's in a name?

A lot has gone into the history of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which celebrates 100 years in 2017. Some of the places we've all known and loved have a history worth noting in this centennial year. The following are some examples: The Soldier's StatueLocated at the intersection of 41st Division Dr. and

Neighborhoods

New dining facility opens on North Fort

A one-of-a-kind dining facility opened Feb. 1, 2017 on Lewis North at Joint Base Lewis-McChord — the Pacific Cafe. Soldiers filed past counters and refrigerated units with sandwich makings, various premade salads and hot foods such as hamburgers, turkey burgers, chicken wings and more. First Sergeant Scott Kelsey,

Military Life

Carol Seidl is volunteer of the month

You’ve likely seen her, if you’ve been to the Fort Lewis Thrift Store on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the past decade. She spends her volunteer hours sorting clothing, testing small electronics, putting items out on the floor, recycling books, helping patrons find items and doing dozens

Military Life

Key spouse training available on base

If you are a commander, first sergeant or military spouse looking to be a leader in a Family Readiness Group or Key Spouse with the Wingman Family Support, classes are available through Armed Forces Community Service to give you the information and networking opportunities you need

People Rule

Gonzaga ROTC win challenge at JBLM

Three Reserve Officers’ Training Corps teams battled each other in a test of physical and mental strength during the 8th Brigade Ranger Challenge on Lewis North in late January. When the dust settled, the team from Gonzaga University stood alone and will be representing the 8th Brigade

People Rule

JBLM soldier participate in school science fair

From the decay and growth of candy submerged in various liquids to the affect of activity and inactivity on heart rates, fourth and fifth graders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Rainier Elementary School learned and shared a lot of hypotheses and synopses during the school’s

The not-so-far side

Arts

The not-so-far side

For years, there was a cartoon pinned to the wall over this writer's desk, a square clipped from The New Yorker. It was a simple ink drawing that depicted a sour-faced locomotive and bore a caption that read, "The Little Engine That Could But Just Didn't Feel Like It." The

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