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Go underground in Portland

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Go underground in Portland

"Shanghaiing," or kidnapping people and forcing them into servitude, is an undeniable part of Portland's past. Between 1850 and 1941, thousands of people were shanghaied while patronizing saloons, brothels and gambling dens along Portland's waterfront district. They were tricked, drugged and imprisoned in underground "shanghai tunnels" until they could be

Google IT

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Google IT

Transitioning servicemembers be on the lookout. Google and United Services Organization (USO) are partnering to bring IT training to transitioning servicemembers, veterans and military spouses. As of Oct. 1, transitioning servicemembers can sign up for the Google IT Support Professional Certificate program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the USO Pathfinder

Hike, bike, paddle and strike

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Hike, bike, paddle and strike

If you're bored while vacationing in Bend, Oregon, you're not doing it right. That's right, we're calling you out, fellow travelers, for twiddling your thumbs in one of the most adventure-friendly cities in the Pacific Northwest. Bend, Oregon, is an adventurist's wonderland, and its location in central Oregon -- along

JBLM soldier in dark tale

Military Life

JBLM soldier in dark tale

There's a certain power that comes with storytelling, for both storytellers and audiences, regardless of whether the story unfolds around a campfire, in the pages of a book, or on a canvas. And when stories are told through multiple artistic media, magic happens: tellers feel catharsis, audiences experience empathy and

Give in to the wanderlust

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Give in to the wanderlust

Some of us are always on the hunt for adventure. We crave travel, yearn for exploration, and wile away the hours by staring wistfully into the distance. We've got wanderlust -- a strong desire to travel -- and sometimes there's nothing to be done about it except to give in

A fair like no other

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A fair like no other

If you think you've seen, heard and done all there is to do at the Washington State Fair, you're wrong, and we're here to tell you why. New attractions, entertainment, food and drinks are added to the Fair's lineup each year, to keep families and friends coming back for more.

Sipping beer in Bend

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Sipping beer in Bend

There are 26 breweries in Bend, Oregon, which is the most breweries per capita in the state of Oregon according to Visit Bend and Craft Beer Oregon. Naturally, we tried to drink a beer at every single one of them during a long weekend this summer. We failed. But only

Alaska road tripping

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Alaska road tripping

You made it to Anchorage for a weekend excursion, but you find yourself itching to get out of town. The towering mountains, blue glaciers and rippling lakes are calling your name ... So, what are you going to do? Follow the calling, of course, and embark on a road trip

Buff, tough and proud

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Buff, tough and proud

Last Saturday, a high-energy crowd packed the Nelson Recreation Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, cheering loudly for bodybuilders strutting their stuff at the 2018 JBLM Bodybuilding Championship. Multicolored lights shone on contestants as they posed on stage before judges and audience members in the day's culminating performance event. In total,

Pick up that controller and play

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Pick up that controller and play

Every Friday afternoon, squad leaders across Joint Base Lewis-McChord tell at least one person in their unit to drop the PlayStation or Xbox controller and get out of the barracks for the weekend. The warning against getting too much screen time has become a regular occurrence at weekly safety briefs,

Pedaling around town

Outdoors

Pedaling around town

Sometimes, the last thing any of us want to do on a beautiful summer day is jump into our cars -- which are no doubt hot and stuffy under the heat of the sun -- just to make our way to our favorite neighborhood spots. It's just uncomfortable, not to

Alaska, the last frontier

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Alaska, the last frontier

There's no better way to appease your inner explorer than by heading to Alaska for an outdoor summer adventure. It doesn't have to be a long adventure -- a few days are all you need -- and it doesn't have to be expensive. Simply pick out a long weekend on

Lift weights and strike a pose

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Lift weights and strike a pose

Gym rats, fitness buffs and aspiring bodybuilders get ready, because the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Bodybuilding Championship is only one week away. The competition will take place Saturday, Aug. 11, at Nelson Recreation Center on JBLM North, and it's open to servicemembers and civilians alike. JBLM Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Program

Best Fashion Boutique: Satori Boutique

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Best Fashion Boutique: Satori Boutique

Fashion isn't just about wearing beautiful clothing or timeless accessories, it's about how you feel when you wear them. When designed, crafted and worn well, fashion can create a full experience for the wearer. No storefront in Tacoma knows that as well as Satori, a life and style boutique determined

Most Creative Person, Best Visual Artist: Ariel Fender

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Most Creative Person, Best Visual Artist: Ariel Fender

This year's Most Creative Person and Best Visual Artist winner is Ariel Fender, a tattoo artist based out of Puyallup. That's right, we said tattoo artist. Fender's professional status as a tattooer doesn't fully expose her multitude of creative talents, though, which span watercolor painting, acrylic and chalk-pastel visual arts,

Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival

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Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival

What is art if not something to bring our community together in celebration of beauty, in the Interest of opening dialogue or to inspire change? Most would agree that it's possible for art to do all three if presented to the right audience, at the right time. Thankfully, that time

Put on your fancy pants

Attractions

Put on your fancy pants

You heard us! Get dressed, Tacoma, because the Couture & Cars Fashion Show is back for a second year in a row, and it offers the perfect opportunity to dress to the nines. Couture & Cars Fashion Show is easily one of the highest-profile events of its kind in Tacoma,

6 Month Startup

Jobs & Education

6 Month Startup

If there's anything you learn to do well in the military, it's how to see a project through from start to finish. You learn to take your ideas, brainstorm them, formulate a plan and timeline, and then execute. One thing you probably won't learn in the military, though, is how

Lisa Hallett recognized as community leader

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Lisa Hallett recognized as community leader

Wear blue: run to remember co-founder and community leader Lisa Hallett was named the "non-Rotarian" of the year by the Rotary Club of Lakewood Friday, July 6. She was also awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship, an award given to community leaders who demonstrate the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self." Since 1993,

Have some pride, Tacoma

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Have some pride, Tacoma

It's Pride Week, Tacoma! And it's high-time to not only celebrate, but honor the Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered, and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) community in our gritty little city. To make that as easy (and fun) as possible, we've compiled a shortlist of Pride events -- all of which aim to

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