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2020 preview

The remainder of the 2019-2020 theater season in Tacoma and Olympia looks exciting, with a great lineup of shows in the next month or two in particular. Tacoma Arts Live -- David Mamet's Oleanna is one of the most intense and most controversial plays written in modern times. Audience members famously

Space Force

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Space Force

(Photo: President Donald Trump signs S.1790, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 as senior leaders look on, Friday, Dec. 20, at Joint Base Andrews. The act authorizes a budget that supports the U.S. Armed Forces and postures the Air Force to meet the requirements of the National

Nurse enlisted commissioning program application window now open

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Nurse enlisted commissioning program application window now open

(Photo: The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program provides active-duty enlisted members an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Graduates of NECP are commissioned as second lieutenants upon successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination and earning a nursing license.) The Air Force is now accepting applications with video interviews

Learn about the history and wildlife of the Willapa Bay

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Learn about the history and wildlife of the Willapa Bay

December is the perfect month for day trips to the areas surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Willapa Bay, famed for its oysters, is a pristine body of water around an hour and a half drive from JBLM. We'll start the day with a unique hike at the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge,

In with the new

Military Life

In with the new

With the holiday season in full swing, many may find their commitment to wise dietary decisions and physical activity waning. Thankfully, the new year brings with it a renewed sense of dedication that can spur even the most cookie-comatose people back into action. To aid in this wellness endeavor is

Four strangers’ chance encounter tugs at the heartstrings

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Four strangers’ chance encounter tugs at the heartstrings

November 25 was supposed to be just another routine day for Karen Johnson taking care of her 95-year-old dad, retired Army Master Sgt. Leslie Johnson, of Lacey. Instead, two unknown service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord turned the Johnsons' day into a magical memory. After a visit to the pharmacy at

Junior Army Reserve soldiers train on analog systems

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Junior Army Reserve soldiers train on analog systems

(Photo: Spc. Tyler Reninger of Montesano, Washington, updates a map during the 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade’s command post exercise-functional event. The 301st MEB is an Army Reserve brigade based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. It has command and control of three engineer battalions and approximately 2,700 soldiers. The 301st MEB headquarters

Three JBLM families surprised with layaway balances paid

Military Life

Three JBLM families surprised with layaway balances paid

The true spirit of the holiday season is to spread hope and kindness. One of the best ways to participate is to give to those in need. Many of our fellow military service members and veterans find this time of year to be a financial burden. The cost of purchasing

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Fashion 2008

This last year in fashion has seen some interesting things, both on the runway and in our own neck of the woods. In my opinion, as far as fashion goes, local designers Lisa Fruciante, Daniel Blue, Jooley Heaps, Marilyn LoSavio, and many, many others are “where it’s at.” Even if

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In the bag

Annette B My trip to Hawaii was imminent. I needed a bathing suit cover but didn’t want the traditional generic wrap-style sarongs that Target and other mainstream stores sell. Annette B clothing boutique offers hip clothes for full-figured women, those expecting a baby and those who have just had one. Since

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Roger Ebert's Top 10 films of 2007

It was a time of wonders, an autumn of miracles, one of the best years in recent movie history. One great film after another opened, and movie lovers found there were two or three, sometimes more, must-see films opening on a weekend. I gave up rationing my four-star ratings and

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Fewer service members to get cost of living allowance in 2020

Fewer service members will receive a cost of living allowance in 2020, according to an announcement from the Defense Department on Friday. AD: Use your GI Bill to become a minister or youth minister.  GCU has an online program for military and sposues for your transition to the clergy.  Start

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Many long, glorious climaxes

Thank god Christmas is over. Bobble Tiki barely escaped the fiasco with the Hawaiian shirt on his back and the maxed-out Visa in his wallet. As if the financial implications of celebrating teeny, tiny baby Jesus’ birthday the American way weren’t bad enough, Bobble Tiki was forced to endure two

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Henry Rollins and others on sale

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 Sara Gazarek Seattle. Jan. 8-9 7:30 pm. $21.50 (Jazz Alley, TM). Peter White Seattle. Jan. 10-12 7:30 and 9:30 pm, Jan. 13 7:30 pm. $24.50 (Jazz Alley, TM). Broken Disco, Egyptian Lover, Jamie

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2008

Getting mentioned in a high profile, well-regarded national magazine throughout the year is nothing to scoff at. Being mentioned twice in the 100 Tastes to Try in 2008 January issue is quite impressive. Our sister city to the north has achieved just that in Food & Wine. Josh Henderson created

2019 Winter Guide

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2019 Winter Guide

Click here to view our interactive 2019 Winter Guide.

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South Sound Garage reopens

On Friday, March 2, the Mob Law, Totalisti, Counterfist, and the Funky Monkey’s Damon Stuart will be at The South Sound Garage, unleashing their real-deal metal chops, and in Stuart’s case his mouth, to celebrate the club’s grand opening. Although The Garage opened its doors briefly in December to give

How to keep pets safe during the holidays

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How to keep pets safe during the holidays

This information, from the Belvoir Veterinary Center, details the dangers of pets and holiday decorations. Christmas trees: Sometimes, pets can make hazards for us, by trying to climb Christmas trees or break ornaments. Consider having your tree tied down to a ceiling or door frame. Water additives to trees: Hazards, including aspirin

Curl like an Olympian

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Curl like an Olympian

An Olympic career is not out of the question. Have you seen those folks playing what looks a little like shuffleboard on the ice? That could be you one day on the podium -- a gold medalist in the sport of curling. After all, we aren't talking about zero percent body

Local ice rinks and skating activities

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Local ice rinks and skating activities

Here in Washington state we're able to enjoy all the seasons throughout the year, so it's no wonder Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is one of the most requested duty stations in the U.S. Maybe you're coming from a warmer climate, like Hawaii or Arizona, or maybe you've dug yourself out

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