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Kobrew

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Kobrew

ANNOUNCER: While Tacoma is already known for great Korean food and abundant breweries, now Tacomites can hit the Ruston waterfront for both in one location. Kobrew has united the city's love of breweries and quality Korean cuisine under one roof. Dutch and Jackie head down to the water

Company of the century

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Company of the century

When Chris Serface became managing artistic director of Tacoma Little Theatre (TLT) May 1, 2013, the company was in serious straits. "We had $10,000 in the bank and floundering ticket sales and attendance," he admits, "and not really a clear idea of what we were going to do

Explore Vancouver’s new waterfront

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Explore Vancouver’s new waterfront

Vancouver's waterfront is undergoing a vibrant rebirth with new restaurants, hotels, wineries, trails and parks. The waterfront is now anchored by the 90-foot Grant Street Pier. The cable stay pier makes a great gathering spot as it looms over the Columbia River providing not only great views of

Airman owns mistake

Military Life

Airman owns mistake

You're sitting in front of your commander about to receive an Article 15. Panic sets in as you ask yourself, "Is my career over?" Spoiler alert: Not necessarily. Airman 1st Class Mary Kapuscinski, 7th Operations Support Squadron meteorologist, was recently recognized for an act that could have saved thousands of lives.

New trauma procedures

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New trauma procedures

Surgical research at Madigan Army Medical Center directly contributed to new trauma medical procedures to address the top cause of battlefield deaths -- abdominal bleeding due to blast injuries. The study on how to more effectively use a balloon inserted into the aorta (called a resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion

Living in recovery: Part 1

Military Life

Living in recovery: Part 1

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part story. Part two will run in next week's paper. What does it take to get on track when life's trials have led to the misuse of alcohol and other substances? The answer to that question is likely as varied

AAFES -- 124 years strong

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AAFES -- 124 years strong

For 124 years, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has gone where troops have gone to provide goods and services to warfighters and their families. The Department of Defense's oldest retailer is celebrating its July 25 anniversary with savings for military shoppers. Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers, airmen and

Hallowed ground

News Front

Hallowed ground

The daughter of a Buffalo Soldier and former American prisoner of war is fighting to protect a military site utilized by one of the Army's historic black regiments in Washington state from commercial development. Jackie Jones-Hook, executive director of the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Museum in

Military Family Bouncefest

Military Life

Military Family Bouncefest

While there are many perks to being stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, one of the best is the overwhelming support and appreciation from local businesses. They not only enjoy working with servicemembers and their families, but make the effort to say "thank you" and show their appreciation for

Humanitarian airmen

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Humanitarian airmen

Our military members know all too well the feeling of watching the news and wondering if they will need to deploy when tensions mount anywhere there are American interests. Air Mobility Command airmen also watch the news and prepare for a phone call when natural disasters strike anywhere

Where it’s cold we go

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Where it’s cold we go

When we think of U.S. military aircraft working in austere environments, we generally imagine aircraft landing on a dusty airfield somewhere in the Middle East. After all, for the past 20 years, the Air Force has played a major role getting troops and materiel to the fight in

C-17 reaches 20-year milestone

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C-17 reaches 20-year milestone

Two decades ago, on this upcoming July 30, the 62nd Airlift Wing at McChord Field received its first C-17 Globemaster III. Named "The Spirit of McChord" with the tail number 98-0052, it has been joined by 48 others since then in carrying out the wing's mission of supporting worldwide

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Good holiday cheer

“The Perfect Holiday” is a big-hearted romantic comedy based on Meet Cutes, mistaken identities, rebounding fibs, a Santa Claus operating under false pretenses, a nasty rapper, a 300-pound elf, three cute kids and Gabrielle Union, whose only Christmas wish is that a nice man would pay her a compliment.  The

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Alvin and the Chipmunks

The most astonishing sight in “Alvin and the Chipmunks” is not three singing chipmunks. No, it’s a surprise saved for the closing titles, where we see the covers of all the Alvin & C albums and CDs. I lost track after 10. It is inconceivable to me that anyone would

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Don't ask, just watch

The opening scenes of “I Am Legend” have special effects so good that they just about compensate for some later special effects that are dicey. We see Manhattan three years after a deadly virus has killed every healthy human on the island, except one. The streets are overgrown with weeds,

To dream the impossible dream

Stage

To dream the impossible dream

Director Aaron Lamb and the cast and crew of Harlequin Productions' Man of La Mancha, took a calculated risk that is paying off marvelously in their production of the classical musical by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. Lamb has updated this version in

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

Three Easy Pieces

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Three Easy Pieces

Time for another Three Easy Pieces, where I examine a witheringly small strand of pop culture, from its inception to today. This time: love songs by punks. While the song in question may or not be of the punk rock persuasion, these are tracks by artists that had spent so

In the Spirit

Arts

In the Spirit

For the 14th year, Washington State History Museum presents a juried exhibition of works by regional indigenous artists. Twenty-eight works of art by 24 artists are on display, including mixed media, paintings, beadwork, textiles, sculpture, carving and basketry. Throughout the run of the exhibition, visitors can vote for their favorite

AMC leadership visits JBLM

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AMC leadership visits JBLM

General Maryanne Miller, commander of Air Mobility Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, AMC command chief, saw first-hand what makes Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) the global-reaching airlift power that it is during their visit to JBLM June 24-27. Team McChord airmen showcased their units' humanitarian airlift and airdrop capabilities, offering

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