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Ghost film's failures are scary

Why is nobody utterly in awe of ghosts in “Over Her Dead Body” and so many other ghostcoms? Here is a supernatural manifestation from another realm, and everybody treats it as a plot device. The movie even drags in a Catholic priest, who seems bewilderingly ignorant of his church’s beliefs

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Winston Jarrett

Winston Jarrett, a venerable reggae semi-legend, is playing Jazzbones this week, which poses quite a predicament for Bobble Tiki. First of all, let it be known that Bobble Tiki loves the reggae. An islander himself, Bobble Tiki just relates to the laid back vibe and “one love” ideals the music exudes.

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Best Of Show

When I first read “Best Of Show” on the press release for Mocha Moo’s $1,500 singer-songwriter competition, I had visions of a mockumentary love child mothered by “A Mighty Wind” and fathered by Christopher Guest’s other blockbuster, “Best in Show.” I guess you’d call it “Bestie Junior” (insert laugh track). But

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La Fondita Lounge

We at the Weekly Volcano were pleased to get the word about Music in the Lounge at Proctor District’s La Fondita from bar manager Johanna Gardner. Not only does the ‘Dita have some of the tastiest Mexican food in town, but the owners and staff are so pleasant and genuinely

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Carmen is a city slicker

Without a doubt, meeting John Fluevog last Thursday was a tremendous experience and an honor. In case you don’t know (you haven’t lived if you don’t know), John Fluevog is one of the most incredible shoe designers in the world. I had the unique opportunity to shake Fluevog’s hand at Seattle’s

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Half-priced wine night

There’s no doubt that Sixth Avenue completely rocks and pulses when it comes to nightlife, but sometimes girls like me prefer to take it easy. Life in the fast lane is good for the weekend nights, but once the week hits, I have to be on my intellectual tiptoes at all

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She's your online Mama

Would you be able to come up with 365 positive things to say about Tacoma? That’s precisely what Tacoma resident Jennifer B., aka Tacoma Mama, did. Following the fatal shooting of a student at Foss High School last January, Jennifer B. was tired of all the negativity surrounding Tacoma. “I

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Zowie Aleshire

Oversized coats and fur-lined boots walk the streets of Tacoma. In these cold winter months, one’s unique style is often forgotten, lost under the layers of fleece and down. The quest for individuality through fashion becomes increasingly difficult without freezing to death. But student Zowie Aleshire manages to pull it

Your kids can have cake and eat it too!

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Your kids can have cake and eat it too!

We know that kids often spend long hours deciding the theme of their party and the cake is often the centerpiece of the party. We also know sometimes the plans are to visit the local grocery store or bake yourself. We've compiled a list of local bakeries to order the perfect

PTSD and heart disease

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PTSD and heart disease

The majority of previous studies on the connection between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) have focused on male populations. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event; IHD is a term given to heart problems caused by

‘Historic opportunity’

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‘Historic opportunity’

WASHINGTON - The House and Senate are making coordinated efforts to help veterans suffering from illnesses believed to be caused by toxic exposure during overseas deployments. Lawmakers have introduced two dozen bills this congressional session to address the difficulty these veterans face in securing benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

A first since COVID

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A first since COVID

Exercise Nexus Dawn kicked off April 26, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, March Air Reserve Base, and in the skies above and between the California installations. Reserve citizen airmen from the 349th Air Mobility Wing at Travis and the 446th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, deployed to March over

Children’s Museum opens

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Children’s Museum opens

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The Children's Museum at Joint Base Lewis-McChord opened its doors to the JBLM community during a ribbon cutting ceremony April 24. Located next to the JBLM splash park, skate park and bowling alley, the Children's Museum at JBLM is the first of its kind on a military installation. "We're honored to be here today to open the first-of-its-kind children's

An ode to our favorite Trader Joe’s products

Military Life

An ode to our favorite Trader Joe’s products

If you're not already a die-hard Trader Joe's fan, we can assure you after you try the items on this list you will be. When you hear Trader Joe's your mind might wander to the ‘Two Buck Chuck' wine that is wildly popular for being a wine sold for just

Korean War-era energy system changing

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Korean War-era energy system changing

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The energy program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord leads in taking energy action for sustainable working and living conditions. One project that exhibits this drive is the decentralization of heating plants for the Korean War-era "hammerhead" barracks situated east of Gray Army Airfield on Lewis Main, commonly referred to as

Service with humility

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Service with humility

After an unfortunate turn of events, a respected Washington National Guard soldier had been jailed. While the soldier awaited his court appearance, the state's Adjutant General took the time to visit and talk to him. He told the soldier that he was accountable for his actions, but more importantly he

Two jobs, one community

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Two jobs, one community

Maj. Ashley Coffey, a senior human resource officer with the 56th Theater Information Operations Group, Washington Army National Guard, intelligently and seamlessly blends her military responsibilities with her civilian job as a program manager with Amazon's Global Military Affairs team. "I'm lucky enough to be able to serve the military community

COVID compounding depression, trauma

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COVID compounding depression, trauma

As the global COVID-19 pandemic lessens, mental health care professionals are now concerned with confronting post-COVID stress disorder. To understand the connection between the psychological impact of COVID-19 and PTSD, an Italian survey (the COVID-19-PTSD questionnaire) was created to study this connection. "These results are relevant from a clinical point of view

A most resilient soldier

Military Life

A most resilient soldier

In facing numerous challenges in life, Spc. Isamar Hansen, 23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, personifies resilience. "There have been a lot of challenges in my life," she stated in an email. Born and raised in Venezuela, she came to America as an International student to learn English at North Seattle Community College. While

More changes at JBLM

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More changes at JBLM

Several hot button topics made it to the forefront of Tuesday's scheduled virtual townhall meeting via Facebook. I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander, Lt. Gen. Randy George briefed online watchers regarding not only COVID-related impacts, but also base housing concerns, and the opening of the new Children's Museum on Lewis-Main. "I

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