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Washington National Guard and WA DNR preparing together for fire season

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Washington National Guard and WA DNR preparing together for fire season

Spring time in Washington state means the end of the long gray days, no more snow and potentially less rain in the forecast. It is also when the Washington National Guard and Washington Department of Natural resources team up to proactively prepare for the upcoming summer wildfire season. "We have made

It’s all about the dress

Military Life

It’s all about the dress

Prom. Wedding. Homecoming. Military ball. While fun for most once at the event, the sometimes overwhelming stress beforehand all boils down to the dress. Yes, the (dreaded) dress! You can't wear the same one twice. Perhaps the one from last year's ball doesn't fit anymore since having your bundle of joy.

Free and discounted summer camps for military youth

Military Life

Free and discounted summer camps for military youth

Military children have an opportunity to attend summer camp at no cost or at a discounted price to the parents through Camp Corral. Camp Corral is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation that provides a free one-week experience where the children of wounded, ill, injured, or fallen servicemembers can attend the YMCA

Breaking the stigma

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Breaking the stigma

After 37 years of silence, actor Anthony Edwards finally reached a point where he was ready to honestly answer the questions his mother had posed to him in regards to inappropriate behavior by Edward's mentor and friend, Hollywood producer Gary Goddard. In his 2017 essay entitled, "Yes Mom, There is Something

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Loverboy plays Tacoma

upcoming shows Land Of The Sweets Burlesque Nutcracker Seattle. Dec. 20 7 and 10 pm. $23-$25 (Triple Door, 206.838.4309). Holiday Sing-Along Seattle. Dec. 20 7:30 pm. $20-$56 (Benaroya Hall, TM). Brian Culbertson: A Soulful Christmas Seattle. Dec. 20 7:30 pm. $45-$55 (Paramount Theatre, TM). Seaweed Tacoma. Dec. 21 9 pm. $15; Dec. 22 (all

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UFO and others on sale this week

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com on sale now Black Lewis, The Mob Law, Doxology Seattle. Dec. 20 (all ages) 9 pm. $15 (The Showbox, TM). Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music Bellevue. Dec. 29 7:30 pm. $22-$28 (First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue,

Tacoma Restaurant Week is back

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Tacoma Restaurant Week is back

One of the favorite parts of my job here at the Weekly Volcano is being challenged to dine out at establishments that aren't necessarily on my radar or among those I tend to have in my boring routine. We all do it; we know what we like; how we like

Synthpop two ways

Music

Synthpop two ways

There's something kind of admirable and romantic about the advent, and continued popularity, and synth music. Synthesizers were created, in part, to provide a more precise engine for creating music, cutting out the middle man that would otherwise be fumbling around with analog instruments like guitars, drums, and bass. Eliminating

Mountains, thickets and tangles

Arts

Mountains, thickets and tangles

A warm and welcoming glow washes over you as you step into the gallery at Childhood's End. It's not just that the art on display is good, which it is. It's the spacing of the art and the dominant colors that flow wavelike from painting to painting from the warm

Charlie Brown is  still a good man

Stage

Charlie Brown is still a good man

That's the way to do it, Centerstage. This is the way "Peanuts" should be produced on stage. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is based on the comics by Charles M. Schulz, adapted for the stage with book and music by Clark Gesner, and directed at Centerstage by Tyler Harr.

Mi Casa Mexican Food

Reviews

Mi Casa Mexican Food

ANNOUNCER: Heading to where the food is in Lakewood, Dutch and Jackie find themselves on South Tacoma Way. And surprisingly the cuisine of choice is not Asian influenced, but rather a small but authentic Mexican spot -- Mi Casa. JACKIE: If South Tacoma Way can boast of anything, it would be

Spring Fair is in the air

Attractions

Spring Fair is in the air

The Washington State Spring Fair at the Puyallup Fairgrounds is a great time to shake off the rainy grey of winter as the lightness and color of spring approaches. "Family is truly what Spring Fair is all about, from the types of programming to the duck mascot named Quigley," said Stacy

Three Easy Pieces

Music

Three Easy Pieces

Another edition of Three Easy Pieces, another time for me to tell you about a corner of pop culture, from how it started, to how it looks today. This month: comedy podcasts. Podcasts have only existed for about 15 years, but in that time, have not only grown in popularity,

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2019 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School

Application packages for the 2019 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by May 29. The USAF TPS selection board will convene at the Air Force's Personnel Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph July 29-Aug. 2, and will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants

Female aviator makeover

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Female aviator makeover

The Air Force is working to redesign the gear used by female pilots across the force after facing challenges with current flight equipment. "We have women performing in every combat mission, and we owe it to them to have gear that fits, is suited for a woman's frame and (one) can

Weekend getaway to Cannon Beach

Travel

Weekend getaway to Cannon Beach

In early spring before the summer crowds, Cannon Beach has a sleepy small-town vibe which makes it a very relaxing place to get away. You know when a town has beach in its name there will be an exceptional one. The iconic Haystack Rock dominates the beach and serves as

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission

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Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission

The Museum of Flight welcomes Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. The exhibition is from the National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and is the final stop on a two-year tour to four museums. The showcase of the exhibit is the Apollo 11 command

East King County firefighters thank Washington Guardsmen

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East King County firefighters thank Washington Guardsmen

Members of the Washington National Guard were honored by leadership at Eastside Fire and Rescue for their work during the massive snow storm that buried East King County and many other areas of the state in February. The observance was part of the annual National Guard Day at the State Legislature

State Corrections establish access to VA services

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State Corrections establish access to VA services

The Washington Department of Corrections in coordination with the Washington Department of the American Legion has begun to establish American Legion Posts in facilities across the state through the Legion Incarcerated Vet Support Program. Washington Corrections is the first to establish statewide systemic access to Veteran Administration services for every eligible incarcerated veteran. The extensive support from the

2019 Military Spouse of the Year

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2019 Military Spouse of the Year

The Armed Forces Insurance annual Military Spouse of the Year Award recognizes military spouses, across all branches, who provide exemplary service to their community. The role of the military spouse is a difficult one and many don't understand what it takes. At any given time, a servicemember can be called

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