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Local airman slated to change the cider game

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Local airman slated to change the cider game

Tart Cidery is a startup company, but co-founder Nick Timm is anything but a novice when it comes to turning apples into something amazing. Growing up on an apple and cherry orchard in central Washington, the Air Force veteran and current Reserve member learned how to brew hard cider at

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Exceptional women

Two local women connected to Joint Base Lewis-McChord were recognized by the Soroptimist International (SI) of Olympia June 3.     The banquet honored 19 exceptional, yet unsung, women who've gone above and beyond the call to make their community a better place in their professional careers or personal volunteer efforts. Detectives,

Tacoma becomes a Super Bowl city

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Tacoma becomes a Super Bowl city

Tacoma will become a "Super Bowl City" at the Washington State History Museum when "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" kicks off Saturday, May 27. The 6,000-square-foot multimedia exhibit is the largest, most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created about the sport. The WSHM is the only

Pork & Whiskey

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Pork & Whiskey

According to recent surveys, veterans make up nearly 10 percent of the homeless population. Granted, it's a significant decrease from the nearly 70 percent estimate from less than 10 years ago, but when we're talking about veterans, is any percentage really an acceptable margin? VETS_CAFE doesn't think so. Formed in 2012, VETS_CAFE

Brew Night at the zoo

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Brew Night at the zoo

It's usually just good common sense not to combine alcohol and zoo patronage. When was the last time you read a news story about a tipsy zoo patron deciding to test the hunting prowess of a polar bear, or go swimming in the shark tank that didn't have a predictably

Record turnout for 7th annual OP RED dinners

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Record turnout for 7th annual OP RED dinners

What makes a hero? A question for the ages, debated by philosophers, scientists, artists and the other brilliant minds amongst us throughout recorded history. Are heroes born or are they made? George Washington had a mind for military strategy - but if he'd been a royalist, it's unlikely his face

2017 Young Heroes Awards

Military Life

2017 Young Heroes Awards

Being a military newspaper, the staff at The Ranger meets a lot of heroes, and we have more opportunities than most to ponder what the word "hero" really means. Our military servicemembers are heroes, of course. Anyone who willingly forfeits the relative comfort of being a civilian in order to

A hot tub can help your property value

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A hot tub can help your property value

The simple pleasure of a warm bath taken to its most lavish extreme, we've been enjoying hot tubs all over the world since 400 B.C. The volcanic hot springs of yore have since given way to fiberglass or acrylic shells encased in synthetic wooden frames, or sometimes embedded right into

A sellers' market - and a troops' market

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A sellers' market - and a troops' market

There are plenty of good reasons for military personnel to shop for a home in the Pacific Northwest. Maybe you just transferred from active-duty to the Reserves or the National Guard and want to put down some roots. Maybe you want to open a successful string of sandwich shops. Maybe

Fighters fill formulas for free at fort pharmacies

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Fighters fill formulas for free at fort pharmacies

Failing health is a part of life. It's true that people are living longer than ever these days, but the amount of health problems we have to weather getting to that ripe old age is expanding in proportion to our years. Fortunately, we live in an age in which many

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"Fed Up": Our sweets are a bitter pill to swallow

Years before I got into the high-stakes, lucrative world of journalism, I once toiled in the bowels of a fast food restaurant. It wasn't nearly as glamorous as the movies portray it, and never was that more obvious than the time a rat the size of a hoagie sandwich got

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Review of new Fox TV Army comedy "Enlisted"

Military sitcoms shouldn't work. There's really nothing funny about war.  But the funniest thing is that they have worked, time and again. Since the mid-1950s, when television was just beginning its reign over America's living rooms, we've been treated to a combat comedy cavalcade filled with classic shows like F

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20 Feet from Stardom

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

Tacoma Film Festival 2014

They're showing 87 different films at this year's Tacoma Film Festival! I'm limited to 700 words for this article!  That's an average of just eight words for each film!  I'll have to do it in haiku just to cover everything! Junior High Remedial Poetry, don't fail me now! (Volcano Editor-in-Chief Pappi

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