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A learned general

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A learned general

Maj. Gen. David Stone would have understood. "Fundamental to all that we do in life, the search for knowledge must not end with a high school diploma," said former Sergeant Major of the Army Glen Morrell. "High-performance soldiers feel the need and motivation for self-growth." The architect of Camp Lewis in 1917,

Promote yourself

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Promote yourself

Military veterans often have had higher levels of unemployment than the general population. Through federal programs and nonprofit initiatives, however, more private sector employers are stepping up to put veterans to work. For the second quarter of 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the overall veteran unemployment rate hit a

Push and pull

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Push and pull

The whole notion of indie or alternative music being vastly different -- in some way, from mainstream music -- has always been a little bit flawed. Yes, the further you dive into indie rock, the likelier you are to encounter music that will never find itself on the radio, through

What's in a crane?

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What's in a crane?

More than 6,000 folded paper cranes by nationally known artist Clarissa Sligh hang from the ceilings and cling to the walls of Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound. Many of the cranes are made from the pages of white supremacist books, plus there are dramatic black-and-white photographs of people who

Opening up the heavens

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Opening up the heavens

Before there were machines called computers, there were women called computers, meaning, according to Peter Shaw (Drew Doyle) in the play Silent Sky at Olympia Little Theatre, "one who computes." Women scientists who were highly overqualified and severely underpaid, were hired to do dull, routine jobs the men scientists would

Dress up your buns at Olympia Hotdog Company

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Dress up your buns at Olympia Hotdog Company

ANNOUNCER: Feeling like a little funky adventure, Dutch and Jackie head south to Olympia Hotdog Company. They could have made it real interesting and opted for a night of dancing or enjoying a drag show at the hotdog joint's homebase venue, Jakes on 4th. But instead, chose to enjoy this

Dress for no stress

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Dress for no stress

Given all the stereotypes Olympia has been given over the years, the city does have a capability to dress up every now and again. Yes, Olympians love pajama pants and dreadlocks, but its for the soul reason that they pull it off better than any one group of people I

Three easy pieces

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Three easy pieces

It's another new month, meaning it's time for another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I examine a particular subgenre of pop culture from its birth, through its development, and seeing where it stands today. Music is powerfully capable of reflecting the world's state of mind at any given moment.

Time to do the Puyallup!

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Time to do the Puyallup!

The Washington State Fair, at first called simply the Valley Fair, began in June 1900 when Puyallup River-valley businessmen and farmers united to form the Valley Fair Association. Their goal was to highlight local agribusiness. When the fair opened in early October of that year, it went up west of

Big adventures for little humans

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Big adventures for little humans

Though the sun still shines bright, summer days are coming to a close. Whether your little ones are excited to reconnect with classmates and make new friends or dreading homework instead, one thing is clear: There will be a lot less time to moan and groan about being bored. That

A fulfilling career

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A fulfilling career

As a military spouse, it's well known that relocation is in your future -- frequently and at any given moment. This can make it difficult to maintain a career, set professional roots, or to attend school. None of these obstacles, however, stood in the way of Kristan Ryan. The military

Guard's 81st a century old

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Guard's 81st a century old

The Washington Army National Guard's 81st Brigade Combat Team will celebrate its 100th year of service to the state and nation Sept. 19. "We celebrate the outstanding service of the 81st Brigade Combat Team, and the brave men and women that have served in the brigade, battalions, and companies throughout the

Celebrating the Salmon Run

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Celebrating the Salmon Run

Here in the Pacific Northwest, salmon are keystone species. They play a vital role in our ecosystem by providing nutrients to the land, water, wildlife and people that live within it. Without salmon, at least 137 species in the area would be in peril and the biological foundation of our

People Rule

“Hero of the Day” award to Dunbar

YONGIN, South Korea — When Staff Sgt. Frank Dunbar joined the Army in 2008, he wanted to try something new, but he chose his job based on something he already knew. Dunbar, a native of Aiken, S.C., fed his passion for cooking and grilling by enlisting as a

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Fall classes begin at SKIESUnlimited

September is the start of fall scheduling at SKIES Unlimited, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s studio for the performing arts. A wealth of new courses are offered for budding artistic young people, as well as auditions Tuesday to Thursday for this year’s full-length production of the classic ballet, “The Nutcracker.” Numerous

The story behind the wall

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The story behind the wall

Just north of Steilacoom Blvd., across the street from Fort Steilacoom Park, the stone wall is hard to miss. A decorative remnant of a much earlier time, it stands guard around an assortment of massive brick buildings, now known as Western State Hospital, and the remains of the 19th century

Best outside eateries

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Best outside eateries

During the unusually dry summer this year, I found myself searching for places I could eat, drink, and socialize outside where I could fully enjoy sunshine. We are fortunate here in the South Sound to have so many options that combine great views with tasty and creative food and drinks.

World-class wine

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World-class wine

Not every region in the U.S. can boast that it produces world-class wine right in its backyard. Residents of the Pacific Northwest, however, have a long list of bragging rights that come with being home to some of the most fertile wine regions in the country, including Oregon's famous Willamette

Hooked on a feeling

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Hooked on a feeling

With nearly 8,000 lakes in the state, Washington offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water. For those of you new to the area, what follows is a very partial listing of some of the lakes nearby that offer opportunities for swimming, fishing and camping. THURSTON COUNTY Black Lake:  Open year-round, this

Point Defiance

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Point Defiance

There are some places in the South Puget Sound that hold every bit of charm the Pacific Northwest is known for: long beaches, natural forest, rich gardens and jaw-dropping views of neighboring islands and coastline. In Tacoma, Point Defiance Park is one of those places. The 760-acre park holds some

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