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Searching for federal employment

Working for the federal government may be a great choice for your next career move. The federal government provides a broad variety of career opportunities across a number of fields. Federal jobs also offer portability. You'll have an opportunity to work for an employer who may understand your needs as

METAL HOME COMPANION: Gardening tips with Jonny Smokes

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METAL HOME COMPANION: Gardening tips with Jonny Smokes

Ladies and gentlemen, in this column, Metal Home Companion, it will be my duty to provide you with sensitive information concerning the domestication of metal and rock music's most gritty performers. I shall attempt to peel back a musical artist‘s hardcore exterior and reveal their soft, personal side through their

3 DRINK MINIMUM: Tap into Stanley & Seafort's cocktail lounge

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3 DRINK MINIMUM: Tap into Stanley & Seafort's cocktail lounge

I couldn't do it. I tried to take a day job as a receptionist and magnificently failed to wrangle my boredom. Some people have the calmness trait: It makes you happy sitting in front of a dead computer screen, staring at the phone, waiting for it to ring ... but

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Base update

If there was a common theme Tuesday during Joint Base Lewis-McChord's (JBLM) command update on Facebook Live, it was don't listen to rumors, and if you aren't getting what you need, call the general's hotline number. To dispel the most prevalent question, yes, according to Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corps

Let's take a spin at the Space Needle

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Let's take a spin at the Space Needle

Blah blah blah, Matt Driscoll has left Weekly Volcano, blah blah blah he's now working in Seattle.  As I told him last week after our taping of the weekly podcast, Volcano Radio, I would've made him a cake but I didn't know what to write on top of the frosting. "We'll

Tacoma Sons of Italy Pasta Feed

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Tacoma Sons of Italy Pasta Feed

Thing: Sons of Italy Pasta Feed Held: Last weekend         Purpose: Fundraiser And: All-around Italian gathering Also called: Spaghetti Feed Or: Italian Supper Either way: There are meatballs involved Where everything: Is handmade And the wine: Flows heavily With its popular and widely attended fundraising feast held annually in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School's cafeteria, the Tacoma chapter of Sons

A visit to the tip of the Olympic Peninsula

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A visit to the tip of the Olympic Peninsula

Heading out to Neah Bay and Cape Flattery is a doable day trip from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, but it is a long one at almost four hours each way. Spending the night on the Olympic Peninsula when it isn't daylight savings time is advisable, as it gets dark so early now.

Bartering for Sweet Tiers Cakes

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Bartering for Sweet Tiers Cakes

Thing: Sweet Tiers Cakes Made by: Shannon Smith With: Love Because: You can't pay her This is all: A passion She simply: Loves to make cakes Yielding results of: Amazing cakes Yes, they are: Amazing cakes One more time: AMAZING CAKES We've all thought it. I know I have. You love a certain craft or hobby and think to

3 DRINK MINIMUM: Drinking at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place

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3 DRINK MINIMUM: Drinking at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place

  Bandito Betty, sidekick extraordinaire, has decided to run some goddamn marathon.  Something about sick kids, diseases, raising money for them, blah, blah, blah. ... I tune her out most of the time, so who knows what reason Bandito Betty has for wanting to unnecessarily run over 26 miles when no one

Helping the homeless

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Helping the homeless

From a borrowed soup kettle 87 years ago, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission began feeding and caring for those needing help during the Great Depression. "It is a passionate community of people who follow Jesus in His relentless, redeeming love for all people," said Hillary Dunham, director of marketing. "Our mission is

The Art of Crunch Biscotti will be famous

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The Art of Crunch Biscotti will be famous

THING: Biscotti From: The Art of Crunch Biscotti Made by: Ronda Hamlin Since: 2000 Right here in: Tacoma I'm not: Kidding When I say: Yum! This stuff: Is delicious By day, Ronda Hamlin beautifies faces by means of cosmetics.  With powder brush in hand, a smile on her face and with experience in mind, Hamlin brings home a

Looking for food at Del's Feed and Farm Supply in Puyallup

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Looking for food at Del's Feed and Farm Supply in Puyallup

Place: Del's Feed and Farm Supply In: Puyallup Where: You can find farm stuff Could've: Sworn When they said: Feed That meant: They would FEED me I was expecting: To get fed Apparently: They only feed animals But I: Suppose You could eat: The well-fed animals   I should have known from the initial waft of chicken pellets and garden materials

Best of Tacoma 2019: Cactus Proctor

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Cactus Proctor

With the Proctor District ever evolving, it seems pretty obvious that the people's choice for Best New Restaurant would just happen to reside there. Considering Seattle-based Cactus Southwest Kitchen and Bar has been curating and executing Southwest-inspired cuisine for nearly three decades, by the time they set their sights on

Mom's Buttery Soft Toffee secret is out

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Mom's Buttery Soft Toffee secret is out

THING: Mom's Buttery Soft Toffee AKA: Heaven's toffee I just: Named it that Because: This toffee Proves: There is a God Toffee made by: Momi Bowles Since: 2009 Only: Seasonally Beginning: September Ending: February You're going to hate me. I just know it. That is, if you don't already hate me for the many various reasons one might develop a

3 DRINK MINIMUM: The Keg

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3 DRINK MINIMUM: The Keg

There comes a time in a parent's life when they realize other kids' birthday parties have an escape route. You buy the gift; you wrap the gift; you show up at the party; and then you escape. The route one must escape through? Libations. Find the nearest bar and run to

Da Tiki Hut

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Da Tiki Hut

ANNOUNCER: After a grease fire forced Da Tiki Hut to close for repairs last year, the Sixth Ave. staple has reopened its doors. Dutch and Jackie jumped at the chance to enjoy traditional Island treats and see if the family-friendly atmosphere outlasted the closure. DUTCH: That interior was just as I

Tacoma's Cloverleaf serves the best pizza

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Tacoma's Cloverleaf serves the best pizza

THING: Best pizza ever Historically: Speaking Place: The Cloverleaf World Famous Pizza Most popular pizza: Monster Number of Monster pizzas sold: 9,398 Total number of pizzas sold: 74,679 Every crust: Handmade fresh daily   Only one thing could keep me away from The Cloverleaf prior to 2004, and that was the smoke. I couldn't afford awesome pizza and

Come sail away

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Come sail away

Born in Aberdeen, Washington, she celebrated her 30th birthday March 7. She stands tall at 89 feet and weighs 99 tons, and boy, is she ever a world-class beauty. Maybe that explains her rapid success in the movie business, starting with her key role in Star Trek: Generations in 1993.

THING: Meat & cheese bundles

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THING: Meat & cheese bundles

Thing: Russian PiroshkyLocated in: MiltonOr: SeattleYou chose: Whichever location is closerThey're both: DeliciousIf you buy more than: OneI don't: Blame youPlural form of piroshki: Still called piroshkyDon't add: An ‘S'Trust me: I looked it up Craig Adamowski of 99 Bottles - dude has a digestive repertoire built on three things: chicken

Soldiers train with Army’s first personal Unmanned Aerial System

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Soldiers train with Army’s first personal Unmanned Aerial System

Imagine a battlefield where soldiers have access to near-real-time video transmitted back to them on a handheld device. Program Executive Office Soldier (PEO Soldier) fielded the first personal Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in the U.S. Army to soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, April 29-May 3 at

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