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Enjoy the scenic Seattle waterfront

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Enjoy the scenic Seattle waterfront

There is so much to see and do in Seattle it is hard to know where to start. I like to visit with a set area in mind and focus on that. One such area is Seattle's vibrant and historic waterfront which makes a great day trip from Joint Base

Mechatronics on the move

Jobs & Education

Mechatronics on the move

The cone machine sitting in Building 25 on the campus of Clover Park Technical College serves as a perfect representative of 21st century mechatronic automation. The aluminum-built, 500-pound mechanism's function is simple: to efficiently insert small silver washers into larger blue cones. "Currently, the company that asked us to design and build

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Controversy turns 'Golden'

“The Golden Compass” is a darker, deeper fantasy epic than the “Rings” trilogy, “The Chronicles of Narnia” or the Potter films. It springs from the same British world of quasi-philosophical magic, but creates more complex villains and poses more intriguing questions. As a visual experience, it is superb. As an

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JBLM Ranger dies after action in Afghanistan

The Pentagon has identified a soldier who died in Germany this week after being wounded by small-arms fire during combat operations in Afghanistan. Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas, died Thursday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, the military said in a release. Meddock, a member of the

Across the Great Divide

Music

Across the Great Divide

As a teenager, seeing the great concert documentary The Last Waltz was a foundational experience for me; not only was I getting exposed to music that I hadn't really absorbed as a kid, but I was getting a peek behind the curtain of what it meant to be a working

Quantity and quality

Arts

Quantity and quality

The defining thing about the annual postcard show at South Puget Sound Community College is humor, is variety, is lots and lots of little works of art -- is most of all that nothing is rejected. Every work submitted is accepted into the show without judgment, which means inevitably there

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

Signage for Oddfellas Pub & Eatery have officially been installed in the Westgate Shopping Center located on North 21st and Pearl St. in Tacoma. Situated next door to The Habit Burger Grill, I'm enticed by the "Open in February" sign in the window. While some strip mall gems reside in

Air Force looks to invest $40M in start-up ideas

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Air Force looks to invest $40M in start-up ideas

The Air Force is calling for submissions from start-ups and small businesses as it seeks to rapidly invest up to $40 million at Air Force Pitch Day as part of a larger rapid contracting effort. Air Force Pitch Day is designed as a fast-track program to put companies on one-page contracts

Dining surveys spark change

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Dining surveys spark change

Customer comments sparked improvements at the Olympic Dining Facility at McChord Field. Staff adjusted operations at the Olympic Dining Facility and the Rainier Flight Kitchen, both located at Building 548, starting Jan. 14. Breakfast times changed at the dining facility. The new hours for breakfast are 5:30-8 a.m. The Rainier Flight Kitchen will

Washington National Guard focuses on language training

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Washington National Guard focuses on language training

The Washington National Guard routinely trains and prepares for all sorts of disaster emergency situations. Guard members get Red Card-certified for fires, helicopter pilots recertify with Department of Natural Resources annually to drop water on fires. The Guard prepares for the potential Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. Meantime, one unit finds

FORSCOM CSM visits JBLM

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FORSCOM CSM visits JBLM

One of the highest-ranking senior enlisted advisors in the Army visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 9-10. Command sergeant major of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Michael A. Grinston, who was the previous First Corps CSM, paid a visit to his old base to speak to soldiers on the ground and

Become a mentor in your veteran community

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Become a mentor in your veteran community

For veterans whose service did not end with the military, the new Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Veterans Peer Corps (VPC) program provides training and local resources to help them connect with other veterans in their own community by providing valuable resources and opportunities for interaction. Tacoma will host an upcoming

Everybody gets skewered

Stage

Everybody gets skewered

I can't remember when I've laughed so much as I did at opening night of Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits at Lakewood Playhouse. Forbidden Broadway is a musical review spoof on almost every big hit musical in the past half century and longer in which everybody gets skewered -- from Ethel

Helping cancer patient move into his dream

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Helping cancer patient move into his dream

Just weeks shy of his 80th birthday, John Curtis turned the key for the first time to his new condo in late December 2018. Although his plans for his new home were two years in the works, when cancer arrived they suddenly became tentative. Last spring, while he waited for his

Army tests new combat boots

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Army tests new combat boots

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Soldier Center at Natick is testing new Army Combat Boot (ACB) prototypes at three different basic training and active-duty installations over the next four months. The effort will gather soldier feedback toward development of improved footwear. The Army's current inventory of boots includes

A hero passes

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A hero passes

Medal of Honor recipient Joe Jackson passed last Sunday. He was 95. A retired Air Force colonel, he was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the War in Vietnam. During Monday evening's Lakewood City Council meeting, Mayor Don Anderson called for a moment of silence in acknowledgement of

SPOUSE magazine - January 2019

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - January 2019

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the January 2019 Spouse Magazine, click HERE, In this month's issue: <<< Orcas Island beckons <<< Shopping in Port Orchard <<< Love of travel <<< Tokeland <<< Embrace your (small) space <<< Winter reads <<< The Melon Seed Deli <<< BITE at Hotel

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Awake

Do not believe anything you hear about "Awake," do not talk to anyone about it, and above all do not even GLANCE at the poster or ads, which criminally reveal a crucial plot twist. This movie, which was withheld from critics and has scored a pitiful 13 percent on the

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Velella Velella

The Northwest has never exactly had a funk scene; our bleak and bitter winters aren’t exactly conducive to music that really grooves. For a band to take that road is a commitment to a genre wrought with kitsch, almost guaranteeing that they’ll be playing to a niche, but Seattle’s Velella

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Powerful singer/songwriter

In case there were any doubts, Bobble Tiki is not a lesbian, and he’s not bi-sexual. Bobble Tiki doesn’t claim to know a lot about himself, but if there’s one thing he feels like he has a grasp on it’s his sexual preference. Sure, there was that one time in

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