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Seattle celebrates holidays on stage

Like traffic and egg nog-spiced everything, you can count on Seattle delivering Broadway-quality musicals on stage during the month of December. And this year is no exception with Elf in town this week only, and Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn on stage a couple more weeks. Both productions are G-rated fun

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Job fair for troops and spouses

Choosing the right job while stationed here as a spouse, or for troops leaving the service, makes all the difference in a person's quality of life. Hire GI hopes to help local military and their spouses hit the jackpot of employment happiness by bringing a number of employers with a wide

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"Pershing's Last Patriot" in Lakewood

The WWI Centennial is not complete without watching Pershing's Last Patriot, presented by the Lakewood Historical Society and showing Sept. 26 in Lakewood, 6-8 p.m. at the Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd. SW. A FREE showing of the documentary about Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last American veteran of World War I.

Welcome to the Northwest

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Welcome to the Northwest

If you are holding a copy of this 2017 Welcome Guide, then you either found it inside one of our weekly military newspapers, The Ranger, NW Airlifter or JBLM Living, online via our social media, or you picked it up at one of our military support events. Welcome to the Northwest! This

Oh Canada

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Oh Canada

It will be a shame if you don't explore British Columbia while you are living here in the Northwest, because while similar in some ways to the greater Pacific Northwest and United States as a whole, there are many unique opportunities a minimum of three hours away that you can't

The Gulf War via JBLM

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The Gulf War via JBLM

On Aug. 7, 1990, violent events altered the lives of many soldiers, family members and civilians in and around then Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base.  President George Bush ordered troops to deploy to Saudi Arabia in response to Iraq's attack and occupation of Kuwait.   What began in 1990

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Garden tours

Pacific Northwest gardening is different than a lot of places in the country. Here, we are a lot about temperate plants, moss, lichens and woodland plants - but in a good way. Our gardening here features the color green, as in conifers and native plants that provide a carpet of

Love in the grocery store

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Love in the grocery store

Does anyone date in the grocery store aisles anymore? Did anyone beyond the trashy TV shows EVER do this? I met my wife in high school, so I admit I haven't tried dating in the frozen food aisle. I am not exactly sure how one would do this with any relative

Welcome to the Northwest

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Welcome to the Northwest

If you are holding a copy of this 2017 Welcome Guide, then you either found it inside one of our weekly military newspapers, The Ranger, NW Airlifter or JBLM Living, online via our social media, or you picked it up at one of our military support events. Welcome to the Northwest! This

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Hot Oregon

Hot springing in the winter is not for the feint of heart. There is the snow to contend with, the austere locations, limited services, and of course, the nudity.  Living on the Pacific Rim affords us the opportunity to get into the mountains for some raw, up-close experiences with nature ...

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Former AUSA sub-chapter president, wife of former JBLM SF soldier, killed in Las Vegas shooting

One of the 59 people killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting Sunday had ties to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Denise Burditus, who originally stood up the Association of the United States Army’s sub chapter in Lacey, Wa., and the wife of a recently retired Green Beret with JBLM’s

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Washington's wine industry is aging just fine

FROM OLYMPIA BUSINESS WATCH... Washington wine is aging just fine. Earlier this week, the Washington State Wine Commission reported the results of a new economic impact study of the Washington wine industry which is the most comprehensive ever produced.  It contains good news--very good news. Washington wine is now an $8.6 billion annual business and across the

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EAT SPECIAL: hash browns

PLACES WE LOVE >>> El Gaucho Tacoma Why We Go: The upscale steakhouse brings New York-ish service and ambiance to Tacoma. While this town has several upscale eateries, never before has it had a restaurant that creates an experience that leaves diners feeling as if they had stepped into another world,

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EAT SPECIAL: Vien Dong

PLACES WE LOVE >>> Why We Go: When we wish to dine in another world, slightly Third World, steamy, exotic, Asian - as if out of a movie - Vien Dong in the Lincoln District fits the bill. Vien Dong envelopes the senses. The atmosphere takes us immediately to Vietnam without

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