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The new AUSA president

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The new AUSA president

After serving 34 years in the U.S. Army, retired Col. Stephen Myers refuses to slow down. He's not "taking it easy" like most people do after closing out a long, grueling career. Instead, he's jumping right back into serving his country, only this time, he's on the other side of the

Garrison poised for next century

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Garrison poised for next century

Col. Daniel Morgan relinquished garrison command of Joint Base Lewis-McChord to Col. Nicole Lucas last Friday morning on Watkins Field. "This has been the most rewarding command of my career," said Morgan. The host of the ceremony was Brenda McCullough, director, Installation Management Command. About 300 individuals representing former commanders and civic leaders

Stepping up

Outdoors

Stepping up

Tacoma's iconic Stadium Bowl, designed by architect Frederick Heath and opened in 1910, has hosted many historic figures, including presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Warren Harding. In 2008, it was even credited as being one of the best high school football stadiums in the U.S. by ESPN. The bowl seats 15,000

Brew Five Three

Music

Brew Five Three

The Broadway Avenue block party known as Brew Five Three (a play on Tacoma's area code - duh) may have only reached its fifth birthday, but it grew so fast it's already reached full maturity. Maybe that's one reason why you must be 21 or older to gain admission. Of course,

Tacoma Beer Week is back!

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Tacoma Beer Week is back!

Why not us? These are the three words Russell Wilson used to motivate his team at the beginning of the 2014 NFL season. For those of you that follow the Seahawks, you know that was the year that Seattle won their first Super Bowl. For those of us that were

Three easy pieces: Road movies

South Sound Cinema

Three easy pieces: Road movies

Three Easy Pieces returns for another month, once again examining a type of pop culture, from its beginning, through its formative years, and landing where it exists now. A recent 10-day tour through Montana and Idaho got me thinking about road movies - those films that capture the dreamy, exhausting,

Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar

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Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar

ANNOUNCER: In the heart of downtown Olympia is the 222 Market, which opened last fall.  This artisanal market boasts an open-air concept with restaurants, a flower shop, creperie and more.  This week, Dutch and Jackie hit up Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar to try some local shellfish. JACKIE: The 222 Market is

Fish tale

Stage

Fish tale

Once again, Olympia Family Theater wows audiences with a totally local production. This time it is the ever-popular The Incredible Undersea Trial of Joseph P. Lawnboy, written by Bryan Willis, music by Bruce Whitney and lyrics by Scot Whitney, and produced for OFT by Open Road Productions. Willis, founder of Northwest

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Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Time to drag out your Elizabethan, fairy or pirate costume and get ready to feast on juicy turkey legs, tart pickles and filling meat pies. The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire opens this weekend and stays the next three weekends at the Kelley Farm’s Village of Merriwick in

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"Perpetual Irrelevance"

Arts

"Perpetual Irrelevance"

Masahiro Sugano's installation at Feast Arts Center is as gutsy as anything you're likely to see, and I mean that both literally and metaphorically. It is gutsy in the sense of taking chances and - slightly more literally, as you will see - in the sense of the popular basketball-metaphor

Patchwork chaos

Music

Patchwork chaos

It will never make sense to me how people tend to shun oddities in their art. Even if something may not be the sort of thing you'd ideally like to listen to on any random day, that's what makes a little jolt of the unusual a special thing. I cherish

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Peace of mind

Measures to protect servicemembers from predatory financial institutions stand a good chance of getting tougher. Last week, Democrats in the House of Representatives, led by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), along with Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) and Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA), introduced legislation that will strengthen enforcement of the Servicemembers Civil Relief

There will be swag

Outdoors

There will be swag

There will be free swag, lots of swag, at The Fallen Outdoors' 3rd Annual Banquet Aug. 5. But that's really beside the point. The Fallen Outdoors (TFO) is a nonprofit organization that fosters veteran and servicemember support networks across the U.S. through hunting, fishing and camping excursions. This year's annual

Legislation expands days to fly POW/MIA flag

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Legislation expands days to fly POW/MIA flag

Governor Jay Inslee's office announced that effective July 23, the recently unanimously passed House Bill 1204 mandates the display of the POW/MIA flag. "Each public entity must display the National League of Families' POW/MIA flag along with the flag of the United States and the flag of the state upon or

Restoring military vehicles as a hobby

Arts

Restoring military vehicles as a hobby

Artist Andy Nichols makes fish out of glass, but not just any fish. The glass salmon and trout appear ready to leap into the Columbia River with their striking colors and dramatic shapes. The fish are a few of the many items created by artist Nichols at his studio in

Nisei valor

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Nisei valor

The Okubo Medical & Dental Clinic on Joint Base Lewis-McChord North honors a hero. James Okubo was a Nisei, a second generation Japanese American, born in Anacortes in 1920 to immigrant parents. Soon after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese males were categorized as 4C, or enemy

There is this place where the sky is big (part one)

Travel

There is this place where the sky is big (part one)

Sitting right off Interstate 90, an eight-hour drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) sits Missoula, Montana. You may have stopped for gas on the trek cross-country not realizing the marvelous vacation destination that awaits you.  Missoula offers the benefits of a city with modern up-to-date accommodations, the vibrant nightlife of

Global superstar Ed Sheeran

Music

Global superstar Ed Sheeran

Photo: Ed Sheeran is the global superstar whose most recent album was the January 2017 ÷. It's already yielded two top-10 singles in the U.S., "Castle on the Hill" and "Shape of You." He also recorded

James Blunt opens for international pop star Ed Sheeran

Music

James Blunt opens for international pop star Ed Sheeran

Photo: James Blunt gained international stardom as the singer and songwriter of "You're Beautiful," which scaled the charts in 2004. "Goodbye My Lover," the fourth single from his debut album Back to Bedlam, was a top-10 hit in the UK. He's touring in support of his recent album The Afterlove and as

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