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A school to housing benefit

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A school to housing benefit

The post-9/11 GI Bill is a very valuable veteran benefit. The new GI Bill went into effect Aug. 1, 2009. It is the most comprehensive education benefits package since the original Montgomery GI bill was passed in 1944. Former President George Bush signed the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. Former

Jackpot: casino careers

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Jackpot: casino careers

For many, a night at the casino entails sparkling machines, delicious buffets and perhaps a musical performance. Behind the glitz and glamour of this highly entertainment-oriented industry are dedicated professionals who make it their mission to ensure patrons are enjoying themselves. If considering a career change or simply interested in

Yes, you DO want fries with that

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Yes, you DO want fries with that

For many of us, our first big break into the workforce was in a menial food service job. Our parents and our bosses all told us the same thing - "This is a great opportunity" - a sentence we all secretly suspected ended with, "to quit this place and find

Whale watching in the San Juans

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Whale watching in the San Juans

It was one of those rare days in the San Juans when the sea was completely calm and still. The sailboat gently bobbed in the quiet cove. Capt. Hobbes Buchanan brought his breakfast up on deck and got the surprise of his life. "I found myself accidentally in the middle of

USAA Educational Foundation launches digital readiness tool

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USAA Educational Foundation launches digital readiness tool

As a military servicemember, practicing financial readiness and fully understanding retirement benefits for yourself and your family is half the battle. Next year, the U.S. Department of Defense is unveiling its new blended retirement system (BRS). Effective Jan. 1, 2018, all newly signed servicemembers will be opted into the BRS automatically.

History before JBLM's history

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History before JBLM's history

Being focused on the present can obscure the past. This year, Joint Base Lewis-McChord celebrates its centennial.  Doing so affords the base the opportunity to look back over the past 100 years and note its accomplishments. Those accomplishments are based on a history that transpired before 1917, before there was a then-Camp

Resources for veterans

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Resources for veterans

To help in the task of assisting servicemembers transition from military to civilian life, the annual Veterans Resource Fair will be held May 13 at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. The event, coordinated by Nine Line Veterans Services, brings several agencies and organizations that assist veterans under one roof from 9

Medical research on display April 28

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Medical research on display April 28

Medical research is premised on the past work of others and the innovative actions of those in the present. This concept will be on full display when Madigan Army Medical Center's Department of Clinical Investigation (DCI) presents its 20th annual Madigan Research Day, April 28. Over the years, researchers at Madigan have

Adventures onstage and outdoors

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Adventures onstage and outdoors

Ashland, Oregon, the charming small town that's home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, is quite likely the Shakespeare capital of the United States. There are plenty of other reasons to visit - nature, culture and fine dining among them - but if you're going to drive almost to the California border,

Our revolution

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Our revolution

Olympia has a lot of different stereotypes, a lot of which are not too far from the truth. Yes, they drink too much coffee, and IPAs. They do have a nude beach on The Evergreen State College campus, and I think Olympia pulls off the dreadlock look better than any

Sweetheart deal

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Sweetheart deal

For untrained listeners, a night at the symphony can be an intimidating prospect. Is it necessary to rent a tux, wear a monocle, understand French or Latin? Is there a secret handshake? That's where symphonic "pops" programs come in. They're happy compromises between the accessibility of pop-rock with all the

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

What's the emotional life of a character who's been underwritten? In Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a thespian expounds on the ultimate humiliation that is performing without an audience. Performances are meant to be seen, and without attention paid, the act of bringing a story to life becomes a bitter farce.

It really stacks up

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It really stacks up

ANNOUNCER:  With the revitalization of Point Ruston where the Asarco smelter used to stand, there is now a community feel with condos, activities and several restaurants.  One of which is Stack 571 burger and whiskey bar name to honor the 571-foot stack that once stood on the same location.  It

Burger challenge coming to the Nisqually Red Wind Casino

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Burger challenge coming to the Nisqually Red Wind Casino

With the last bits of winter quickly becoming a distant memory, it means changes are coming as spring settles in nicely. Some of those exciting changes can be found at the Nisqually Red Wind Casino in Yelm. Their former Coho Cabaret has recently undergone extensive renovation and is now the

"Art Faculty" exhibition at TCC

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"Art Faculty" exhibition at TCC

Talented artists all, members of the art faculty at Tacoma Community College are showing some of their latest works. Exhibiting artists are: Kyle Dillehay; Alice Di Certo; Jenny Roholt; Melinda Liebers Cox; Anthony Culanag; Frank Dippolito; Karen Doten; Rick Mahaffey; Reid Ozaki; and Marit Berg.   Probably the most engaging piece in

Alder Arts Walk

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Alder Arts Walk

Isn't the arrival of spring a hell of a relief? After a cold, wet, utterly uninspiring winter, we've emerged on the other side of a collection of very exhausted butterflies. What's our reward? Well, we get the opportunity to continue marching inexorably forward in our long-standing battle against the ravages

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Carter Lake Elementary to host Mother's Day Vendor Fair

Spring flowers are starting to bloom, the birds are singing, and people are emerging from their winter hibernations. It is time to start opening those windows and letting in the fresh air. Along with the spring cleaning, comes spring decorating. Houses become filled with decor featuring gorgeous pastels and flowers of

A bridge to a base

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A bridge to a base

An airfield and a bridge are linked.   Ten years after the construction of Camp Lewis in 1917, Pierce County voters passed a bond to purchase 900 acres for a municipal airport. Construction of the landing strip and a 27,000-square-foot hangar began in April 1929, not far from Camp Lewis.   Named

2017 Spring Homes & Living Guide

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2017 Spring Homes & Living Guide

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A sellers' market - and a troops' market

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A sellers' market - and a troops' market

There are plenty of good reasons for military personnel to shop for a home in the Pacific Northwest. Maybe you just transferred from active-duty to the Reserves or the National Guard and want to put down some roots. Maybe you want to open a successful string of sandwich shops. Maybe

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