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24 writers, one collection

You might not like Seattle for its warp-speed pace of life, never-ending traffic jam, or the dreaded "Seattle freeze" you're sure to encounter on its streets, but the city does have its redeeming qualities. One of the most obvious is its incredible literary community, which is blossoming with new and

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

When I'm scouring the interwebs and engaging in conversation with foodies like myself, one thing becomes exceptionally clear time and time again: The South Sound really loves its beer. It's not as though I'm on the prowl specifically for hops-fueled festivities, it just so happens that there are an abundance

Step back in time with a visit to North Pacific County

Travel

Step back in time with a visit to North Pacific County

Heading along Highway 101 you will know you've arrived in Raymond by all the enchanting steel sculptures of people and wildlife lining the road. Known as the Raymond Wildlife-Heritage Sculpture Corridor, there are now more than 200 sculptures throughout the town. Raymond, South Bend and Tokeland are undergoing a renaissance

Connect with military spouses

Military Life

Connect with military spouses

Moving to a new area and meeting new friends can be a challenge for military spouses. The Lewis Community Spouses' Club (LCSC) is here to help you out. Their new year kicks off Sunday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sam Adam's Brewhouse at Eagle's Pride.

‘CATCH’ becomes fully operational

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‘CATCH’ becomes fully operational

The Department of Defense now has a new investigative tool to help identify perpetrators of sexual assault. The new Catch a Serial Offender -- or "CATCH" -- Program, fully operational as of August 5, 2019, is run by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces

JBLM soldiers march in Seafair Torchlight Parade

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JBLM soldiers march in Seafair Torchlight Parade

As the sun began to dip behind the Seattle skyline, more then 80 soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) marched down Fourth Avenue in the 70th Annual Seafair Torchlight Parade in Seattle July 27. Led by the heartbeat of JBLM -- America's I Corps Army Band -- soldiers marched their way

Main Street pride

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Main Street pride

The pride a city has in itself is almost always found on Main Street. A generic pair of words used to denote the primary retail street of a town or small city, Main Street is usually comprised of shops and retailers that form the city's central business district. But more than that,

Lasers on Strykers?

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Lasers on Strykers?

The Army is now developing 50 kilowatt lasers for its Stryker wheeled armored vehicles, with plans calling for a prototype to be fielded in 2022, the service said. "The time is now to get directed energy weapons to the battlefield," said Lt. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood, director of hypersonics, directed energy,

Getting ahead of the problem

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Getting ahead of the problem

(Photo: Col. Gerald Dezsofi, commander, 56th Theater Information Operations Group and senior intelligence officer for the state, addresses the crowd during the first Intelligence Enterprise summit at McChord Club, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.) Traditionally, military intelligence professionals work alone or on small teams and rarely know what is happening in other units.

Wash. Air Guardsmen take home top award

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Wash. Air Guardsmen take home top award

(Photo: Staff Sgt. Anthony Evelyn-Watts and Tech. Sgt. Kasey Crumbliss, both Tactical Air Control Party specialists with the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron assigned to the Washington Air National Guard, move a training dummy during a field expedient medical evacuation simulation as part of an event for the Lightning Challenge

Lightning Challenge strikes!

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Lightning Challenge strikes!

A rather tired-looking Capt. Gerald Montgomery opened his eyes and said, "There is a great deal of respect that comes with this competition," the officer attached to Detachment 1, 20th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) said, "and the units represented here from around the world sent only their best TACPs." TACP

JBLM’s Camp Runamuck

Military Life

JBLM’s Camp Runamuck

More than 200 military children were able to experience the trepidation of deployment and the bliss of coming home at a Kids Understanding Deployment Operations event hosted by the 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aug. 2. The event aims to help kids understand a sliver of what their parent

Welcome to JBLM Party

Military Life

Welcome to JBLM Party

Whether you have been stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) for three years or three weeks, we want to welcome you to this incredible area with open arms. Come out for a day of fun, explore Cheney Stadium, and connect with local businesses. Our Welcome to JBLM Party Saturday, Aug. 10,

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Nostalgia and more in Seattle's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, on tour from its Broadway showing, is the perfect sweet treat in Seattle through Aug 11. It is a fairly classic retelling of Charlie Bucket and his desire to see inside Willie Wonka's factory. There are all the naughty and greedy children you would expect, as

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Don't get busted

First of all, let it be known that the Weekly Volcano absolutely, positively, in no way, shape, or form condones drunk driving. In fact, the Weekly Volcano thinks drunk driving is ridiculous and much prefers to hail a cab or drunk dial a friend when searching for a way home

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

This summer has been exceptionally mild compared to some which leads me to believe or at least hope that an Indian Summer is in our future. This way we can indulge in more warmed dusk hours of culinary bliss and quiet summer walks with full bellies. I'm daydreaming over here!

Andy’s Bistro

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Andy’s Bistro

ANNOUNCER: Having already found success with more traditional Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in the South Sound as the owner of Lemon Grass, Nicole Pham explores a wider variety of dishes with influences in Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, and Western-influenced sandwiches. In this case, the bistro is named for her son, that

Three Easy Pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to Three Easy Pieces, where I guide you through a narrow subsection of pop culture, for reasons known only to me. This time, I have Endgame on my mind. Yes, Avengers: Endgame recently crawled past Avatar's $2.78 billion to become the highest grossing film of all time. But the

The season to come

Stage

The season to come

Looking at a list of theatrical productions coming up this season, it's truly awe-inspiring to see the sheer number of shows happening in the South Sound over the course of the year -- seriously, dozens of shows, from an increasing amount of theatre companies, covering nearly every style and demographic

Pilot Prep Program

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Pilot Prep Program

Civil Air Patrol's experimental Pilot Prep Program is accomplishing just what its founder intended -- providing airmen with a fast-paced introduction to aviation designed to identify future fliers in the ranks and propel them into the sky. The new Air Force initiative to fill the need for military pilots was forged

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