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AUSA Spring Conference comes to Tacoma

Founded in 1950, the Association of United States Army (AUSA) is a nonprofit advocacy group for the men and women who want to "be all that they can be." With 119 chapters all over the world, AUSA bridges the gap between soldiers and civilians - membership is open to anyone

Unique product helps prevent bath time burdens

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Unique product helps prevent bath time burdens

Bath time is one of the joys of parenting - and also one of the most headache-inducing. Slippery suds plus playful kiddos often equates to inhuman parental acts of juggling, balancing and cunning anticipation that can make the process of getting clean feel like anything but. Luckily, a solution to

A portrait and a news article

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A portrait and a news article

A photograph of a soldier's father, an Army artist, and a soldier-journalist who wrote an article for The Ranger newspaper, created a paragraph of serendipity in the history of Fort Lewis. The photograph was of Thommas Pileggi, and it was a prized possession of Cpl. Ralph Pillage; the post artist was

Say "yes" to carbs!

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Say "yes" to carbs!

Although Mother Nature's current temperament would contradict it, summer is in fact fast approaching. As bikinis and shorts replace heavy coats and sweaters, one realization is sneaking up on people: the pressure is on. Pressure in the form of getting beach-ready abs and shedding hibernation holiday pounds accumulated from November

Explore the world's largest building

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Explore the world's largest building

Excitement builds as the shuttle bus pulls up to the Boeing Factory, which houses the Everett Production line. The factory is truly massive and is listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest building in the world by volume. It sits on 98.3 acres.  So how big

The Sound of Tacoma

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The Sound of Tacoma

If you're from a small town you know the true value of traditions. Whether it be by your town football team, the undefeated dance team, or the annual block party lawn mower races. When you talk to someone that's from a big city, they might not understand the value of

Deconstructing Revolver

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Deconstructing Revolver

There are scarcely more pop cultural figures that have been documented and analyzed the way that the Beatles have. In a way, this is good, because this is the rare case of a pop culture entity's story having a satisfying beginning, middle, end and epilogue. The Beatles were famous and

Japanese in Tacoma

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Japanese in Tacoma

ANNOUNCER: The South Sound is not short on great Asian cuisine, and certainly that is true for The Koi in downtown Tacoma. Once TwoKoi, this rendition still serves quality sushi, but also expanded its menu of other Japanese dishes like teriyaki, Katsu and more. JASON: The location is fantastic, right next

'Tis a silly show

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'Tis a silly show

If you're anything like us at the Weekly Volcano, you've spent plenty of time around people who can't prevent themselves from relentlessly quoting Monty Python. Films like The Meaning of Life and Life of Brian, along with Monty Python-adjacent movies like A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures, get a

Deporting Cambodians then and now

Arts

Deporting Cambodians then and now

Little is known about the United States' involvement in Cambodia during the Vietnam War or about the aftermath - the refugees, the deportees, the Americans in exile. The exhibition "Scars and Stripes" at Spaceworks Gallery examines all of that through photographs, paintings, video and performance art (readers may recall the

Wild punk nonsense

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Wild punk nonsense

Growing up, my brother and I were burgeoning Japanophiles, like I suspect many prepubescent boys are. Anime, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Pokemon, and other exports made up a lot of our lives. The Power Rangers caused controversy in our household and across America by, I guess, inspiring boys to inflict

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Wild and crazy play “Picasso at the Lapin Agile," a comedy by Steve Martin about a fictional meeting of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, plays at the Midnight Sun. [Midnight Sun, through Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, $7-$15, 113 N. Columbia St., Olympia, 360.754.7114, www.buyolympia.com/events] Diary dialogue A play to watch and discuss opens

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