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The Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge

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The Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, this is a great time of year to make a quick weekend getaway to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. President Ronald Reagan signed the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act into law Nov. 17, 1986. As part of this act, $5

Ski season is near

Outdoors

Ski season is near

The Pacific Northwest has some of the best skiing in the world due to the massive amounts of snow the Cascades receive each year. Mount Baker, north of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), holds the world record for the most snow in a season. Here are some local things you need

Get ready to shop

Military Life

Get ready to shop

Gig Harbor's largest shopping and dining event of the year is Thursday, Nov. 8. The ninth annual Girls Night Out on the Gig Harbor Waterfront runs all day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and is presented by the Washington Main Street Program. Dolly Mama Boutique, Olympic Property Group and

Navy veteran leverages DIY skills to start business

Military Life

Navy veteran leverages DIY skills to start business

Navy veteran, and now military spouse, Jasmine Schmidt, is the owner of AR Workshop in Gig Harbor. An AR Workshop is a boutique Do-It-Yourself (DIY) studio where they have all the materials you need to create custom home décor. "I discovered my passion for DIY when my husband was deployed," said

The Church Cantina

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The Church Cantina

ANNOUNCER: Open just a few months, The Church Cantina brings Cuban-themed dishes with big flavor to the old Ah Badabing location where they used to serve up big pizza pies. Dutch and Jackie heard big flavor, and came rushing in for a taste.DUTCH: The interior is funky, fun, and holds

Who’s moving to the neighborhood?

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Who’s moving to the neighborhood?

Tacoma residents be on the lookout: one of your neighborhoods is changing and you're going to like the outcome. We're talking about Stadium District, a small and charming pocket of Tacoma located between the North Slope and Hilltop neighborhoods. Stadium District, which is anchored by Stadium High School and Wright

Childcare Aware of America helps military families

Military Life

Childcare Aware of America helps military families

Whether you're a brand new parent or bringing home baby number five, the task of finding a childcare provider that is the highest quality but still affordable is daunting, especially when facing the reality of having to do it all over again every PCS. Luckily, Childcare Aware has recognized this

A bewitching love story for Halloween

Stage

A bewitching love story for Halloween

Bell, Book and Candle is probably best remembered from the 1958 romantic comedy starring Kim Novak, James Stewart and Jack Lemon, adapted from the Broadway play by John Van Druten. Set in Greenwich Village during the Christmas season, it is the love story of Gillian Holroyd (Novak in the film),

Sixteen candles

Music

Sixteen candles

It's a curious trait we have of striving to summarize eras in easily quantifiable terms, regardless of whether or not those designations hold up to scrutiny. An easy place to look for this behavior is in the repeated, exhausting attempts to define generations -- what it means to be a

Variations on a theme

Arts

Variations on a theme

The Abstract Expressionist painter Adolph Gottlieb is most famous for his many variations on a single image: a nebulous circular form floating above a rough burst of energetic paint. The similarities between Gottlieb's "Burst" paintings and Olympia painter Becky Knold's paintings at the Washington State Department of Ecology are undeniable.

2018's Fall Tacoma Restaurant Week

Features

2018's Fall Tacoma Restaurant Week

Being frugal can be a good trait, it helps you save money for life's necessities, or if you're lucky you can tuck dollars away into savings for retirement or ... I dunno, whatever savings goes towards. Knowing when to treat yo'self is also a positive trait. Self-care is good for

Focusing on women’s health

News Front

Focusing on women’s health

In support of Women's Health Month, expert medical professionals from the 446th Airlift "Rainier" Wing provide important information to raise awareness, educate and empower women to make their health a top priority. Women's Health Month is an opportunity to increase awareness about health issues important to women through their lifetime such

Base beautification in store for McChord

News Front

Base beautification in store for McChord

Since day one of military basic training, as airmen, you are not only taught to serve this great nation with honor, dignity and respect, but you are also taught to take pride in where you work and that safety comes first in any situation. In that same sentiment, throughout the year,

Regional Health Command-Pacific brings awareness to breast cancer in October

News Front

Regional Health Command-Pacific brings awareness to breast cancer in October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and each year health professionals in the United States rally to bring awareness to an international health issue that affects both women and men. Regional Health Command-Pacific and its providers at its military treatment facilities are part of the healthcare professionals who provide support

Soldiers in GPS-challenged environments

News Front

Soldiers in GPS-challenged environments

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a novel algorithm that enables localization of humans and robots in areas where GPS is unavailable. According to ARL researchers Gunjan Verma and Dr. Fikadu Dagefu, the Army needs to be able to localize agents operating in physically complex, unknown and infrastructure-poor

I Corps welcomes newest deputy commanding general

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I Corps welcomes newest deputy commanding general

The ground-quaking sound of cannon fire echoed across Joint Base Lewis-McChord heralding the arrival of I Corps' newest deputy commanding general Oct. 12. About 250 leaders, servicemembers and family members, along with a formation of unit guidons and America's I Corps Band, gathered in front of the I Corps Headquarters building

Army Reserve preparing to fight on a new battlefield

News Front

Army Reserve preparing to fight on a new battlefield

"We've been fighting a certain type of way for the last 17 years and the next fight may look very different," said Chief of the Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, during a panel Oct. 9. The panel, hosted by Luckey, took place at the annual Association of the United

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Queen Latifah

I walked into the Pantages Theater last night with exact notions on how I felt about Queen Latifah and what her performance would look and feel like. I walked out after finding all of these notions to be true. Queen Latifah is beautiful. Queen Latifah

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On local screens this week

30 DAYS OF NIGHT: Barrow, Alaska, said to be the northernmost town in America, undergoes 30 days without sun every winter, which makes it an ideal holiday haven for vampires.  The townsfolk, led by Josh Hartnett and Melissa George, do battle against ravenous vampire hordes led by Danny Huston, in

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Art in the City

When the bombings of Sept. 11, 2001 left a country reeling, Stella Haioulani was a coffee-shop regular who took it upon herself to be sociologist to her community. Haioulani, (say, How-a-lahnie) whose first name means “Star” and whose last name means “Beautiful Heavens,” came to Tacoma from California as a young

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