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Palace intrigue

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Palace intrigue

The Lion in Winter by James Goldman is a riveting comic drama about King Henry II; his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine; his young ward, Alais (sometimes spelled Alys and sometimes Alice); and his three surviving sons: Richard, Geoffrey and John (the eldest, Young Henry, was killed when he and his

Teen beats

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Teen beats

"I'm even lethal when I'm unarmed," rapped Public Enemy, "'cause I'm louder than a bomb." That song inspired the title of Louder Than a Bomb (LTAB), a competition for Chicago poets ages 12 to 19. This month-long event was founded in 2001 by Kevin Coval and Anna West of the

Military spouses can boost job skills with free finance certification

Military Life

Military spouses can boost job skills with free finance certification

Now through April 19, military spouses can apply for the opportunity to earn a free financial counselor accreditation to help them find employment at any military installation or in the civilian sector. The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program offers this career-enhancing credential to military spouses so they may in turn

Volunteers restore car for a disabled veteran

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Volunteers restore car for a disabled veteran

LeMay Docent and veteran Dennis Blowers is surrounded by vintage cars during his volunteer hours giving tours of the LeMay Family Collection at Marymount. He began to think about his fellow Vietnam veterans and decided to put a plan into action. Blowers wanted to donate a van to give to

Maj. Kristina Carney: Army strong, capable, resilient

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Maj. Kristina Carney: Army strong, capable, resilient

If you ask Maj. Kristina Carney how competitive she is, her answer is simple. "I would certainly say 10; if you ask my family, they would tell you a 12 out of 10," Carney laughed. "I love to compete, and I used to play every sport possible. Competition fuels adrenaline and

Runway closed for repairs

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Runway closed for repairs

McChord Field's 10,100-foot runway is getting a much-needed make-over. In two separate reconstruction projects being conducted simultaneously, cracked pavement will be replaced as airfield circuitry, lighting and signage are upgraded. "We're very excited about this project because it means continued safe operational capability for our base, our aircraft and our personnel," said

Air Force Sports seeks basketball players

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Air Force Sports seeks basketball players

The Air Force is looking for men and women for the 2019 Armed Forces Men's and Women's basketball teams. Applications are due March 23 for coaching staffs and March 29 for athletes. Active-duty, Guard and Reserve members apply through the APPTRAC system at cloud.mwr.army.mil/apptrac/atwsc/apptrac.wsc/wb1000.html?wbp=5. Commanders, supervisors, athletes, coaches and trainers must

Higher, further, faster

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Higher, further, faster

Less than one percent of the American population will know what it's like to serve in the Air Force. However, major motion pictures give the global audience a glimpse into the service's history of breaking barriers and a taste of its fighting spirit. To ensure an accurate depiction of military service,

Military spouse testifies at State Capital

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Military spouse testifies at State Capital

Whitney Thrasher-Stafford, mediator and social worker, is also an Army spouse who, like many military spouses, was frustrated with two of the main issues that affect military families when they PCS to a new duty station, education for military children and spouse employment. She recently appeared at a Public Hearing

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Messiahs, Revels and yarn

THE CRAFT Rockin’ Knit Night In my childhood bedroom at mom’s there’s a red roll of yarn attached to a shabby seven-inch square — the scarf I started making when my Granny Grunt Grunt (don’t ask) taught me to crochet at age nine. Never one to throw anything away, I thought about

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Ho, ho, no?

As the holidays inch closer and closer, galleries and museums in Tacoma are ramping up for Third Thursday Art Walk Dec. 20. Since it’s only five days before Christmas, we figured the museums at least, and perhaps a few galleries, would be doing something festive. We were a bit disappointed,

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

I scoured the inter webs for my favorite smorgasbord of foodie theme festivities. I'm delighted to say there's an excess of furry and feathered friends and beer. If either are your bag, then you're in luck. This weekend, Harmon Brewing is kicking off a Hub Meet the Brewer, a South Sound

All breakfast -- all day -- all weekend

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All breakfast -- all day -- all weekend

ANNOUNCER: Located right in the heart of Olympia, Our Table offers diner meals that are driven by local and sustainable ingredients and a friendly staff that keep their customers coming back. In turn, they are known throughout town for their contributions made to the community as well. This week, Dutch

A challenging, verbose theatrical tradition

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A challenging, verbose theatrical tradition

In theater, there's a sea of closed-room dramas that are designed around two or three characters coming at each other to try and suss out the truth of a morally complex mystery. Think plays like Doubt, Tape, or Oleanna -- explosive depictions of conflict between people who have everything to

Three Easy Pieces

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Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to Three Easy Pieces, where I examine a witheringly small alley of pop culture, from how it started to how it looks today. This time: art-rock in the mainstream. I love when art-rock bands -- those noted adversaries to pop music who lurk in the underground -- take the

2018 Team McChord Annual Awards

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2018 Team McChord Annual Awards

Team McChord announced the 2018 Annual Award winners during the Team McChord Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 22 at the McChord Club on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Officer and enlisted servicemembers, civilians, spouses and teams were honored as the best of the best in 15 different categories during the ceremony. "It's a real privilege

Civilian Fitness Program makes exercising easier

Health

Civilian Fitness Program makes exercising easier

Getting healthier can get a bit easier for full-time civilian employees thanks to the Civilian Fitness Program, which allows Department of Army employees to use three hours of work time each week for personal fitness. "Living a healthy lifestyle drives success; it drives wellbeing," said Madigan Army Medical Center Command Sgt.

Therapy and counseling clinic opens in Lakewood

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Therapy and counseling clinic opens in Lakewood

"The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Valley Cities is here to save lives, save families and save futures for individuals in the Tacoma area and throughout Washington state," said the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Valley Cities Clinic Outreach Manager, Shawn Durnen. The company opened its newest

Not in My Squad initiative to tackle sexual assault

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Not in My Squad initiative to tackle sexual assault

The Army has recently expanded its Not in My Squad initiative as part of its ongoing fight against sexual assault, the Army's top enlisted leader told lawmakers Feb. 27. Introduced in 2015, the program empowers junior leaders at the squad level to reduce sexual assault and violence by building cohesive units

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Theater roundup

First up — a shout out to the newbie in town. The Horatio Theater Company's first full production, "Molly Sweeney," isn't showing at the theater's home stage but in a coffee shop across town, but it is still a stage to watch in the coming years. The show is a theatrical

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