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The late Colonel Isabelle Josephine Swartz is one of those people who had a "big" life. However, this Steilacoom local, who preferred to simply be called "Jo," was probably too busy and humble to see it this way. Jo Swartz took honor and pride in serving others in the military and

OP Global Medic

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OP Global Medic

This week, many reservists with the 446th Airlift Wing returned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord after spending long days and nights training at Operation Global Medic, conducted at Fort McCoy, Wis. and the Pittsburgh IAP Air Reserve Station. Global Medic is an annual joint-reserve field training exercise designed to simulate all facets

10th Airlift deploys

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10th Airlift deploys

Airmen from the 10th Airlift Squadron deployed July 28 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More than 70 airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing's 10th AS "Pathfinders" departed for a 60-day deployment to the Middle East. They will be accompanied by airmen from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska and Joint Base

One for the history books

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One for the history books

For local author, longtime military researcher, photographer and military spouse Kimberly Peterson, being a student of history, community and military and civilian culture is a lifelong passion. Peterson decided to channel that passion into a stunning new book that combines the historic majesty of flight, the spirit of the people

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Bombay Bistro finally opens

Anticipation is an amazing thing. It can make one fixate on things with almost intolerable clutches. Tacoma is now released from said clutches. Bombay Bistro really truly opened yesterday. Let the gluttony begin. Like locust descending on a field of sweet corn, Tacomans from far and wide poured into Bombay Bistro

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Bombay Bistro finally opens (Closed)

Anticipation is an amazing thing. It can make one fixate on things with almost intolerable clutches. Tacoma is now released from said clutches. Bombay Bistro really truly opened yesterday. Let the gluttony begin. Like locust descending on a field of sweet corn, Tacomans from far and wide poured into

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Take your car for a drink

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Take your car for a drink

Few getaways offer the serenity of a wine tasting vacation - peaceful drives through hilly wine country, relaxing in warmly decorated spaces with a glass of wine, and even learn a thing or two about the revered beverage along the way. All of this is within a two or three

D.B. Cooper Music Festival

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D.B. Cooper Music Festival

The Northwest loves a good outlaw. We're talking the mysterious, harmless (unless needed) and legendary kind of outlaw. Many of this breed of outlaw are synonymous with the Northwest, including the barely-old-enough-to-shave Barefoot Bandit, who stole boats and airplanes with sass, the "Hollywood" bank robber who had an extravagant tree

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Arts co-ops

They say one thing leads to another. It certainly seems to be true for local congressional office director and part-time jewelry artist Linda Danforth. “Things” have led Danforth most recently to combine her political job with a part-time crafting business — and also with operation of a downtown artists’ co-operative,

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Arts co-ops

They say one thing leads to another. It certainly seems to be true for local congressional office director and part-time jewelry artist Linda Danforth. “Things” have led Danforth most recently to combine her political job with a part-time crafting business — and also with operation of a downtown artists’ co-operative,

Sexy hotrods

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Sexy hotrods

When this Saturday rolls around, Tacoma's Antique District will be inundated with classic cars galore. That's right. The Rebel Riot is coming! But before the riot begins, there must be a heralding event of proper proportions to hail in said riot. Enter the Rebel Riot Friday Night Showcase. On Aug. 2

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Three worthy shows

“Accomplice” Harlequin Productions is staging a mystery production of false identifies and cross purposes titled “Accomplice.” [State Theater, through Sept. 15, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $24-$33, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia, 360.786.0151, www.harlequinproductions.org] “Doubt” “Doubt” portrays a strong-minded nun’s struggles with conscience and uncertainty about herself, her gut instincts and justice. [South Puget

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Three worthy shows

“Accomplice” Harlequin Productions is staging a mystery production of false identifies and cross purposes titled “Accomplice.” [State Theater, through Sept. 15, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $24-$33, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia, 360.786.0151, www.harlequinproductions.org] “Doubt” “Doubt” portrays a strong-minded nun’s struggles with conscience and uncertainty about herself, her gut instincts and justice. [South Puget

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"Hollow" has no holes

Lakewood Playhouse has hit a long ball with its first time at bat this season. The community theater’s staging of Agatha Chirstie’s “The Hollow” simply was entertaining from first line to curtain call. I have to admit that I wasn’t particularly looking forward to seeing the show since I had seen

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"Hollow" has no holes

Lakewood Playhouse has hit a long ball with its first time at bat this season. The community theater’s staging of Agatha Chirstie’s “The Hollow” simply was entertaining from first line to curtain call. I have to admit that I wasn’t particularly looking forward to seeing the show since I had seen

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Aftermath

Hordes of South Sounders flocked to the second annual Moveable Feast, a gathering of 38 food trucks and seven breweries held July 28 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. Organizer Alyson Jones expected 8,000 visitors for the day, making it the largest food truck gathering in Tacoma. Compared to last year, this

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What's playing in the theaters

THE 11TH HOUR: A dire warning about the demise of planet Earth, presented in a deadening format of talking heads and what often looks like stock nature footage.  The doc has a lot of valuable information, but fails to convey it in an effective, involving way.  Rent Al Gore’s “An

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What's playing in the theaters

THE 11TH HOUR: A dire warning about the demise of planet Earth, presented in a deadening format of talking heads and what often looks like stock nature footage.  The doc has a lot of valuable information, but fails to convey it in an effective, involving way.  Rent Al Gore’s “An

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Billy Bob pulls no punches

Billy Bob Thornton is in full “Bad Santa” mode in “Mr. Woodcock,” an uneasy comedy about an adult who returns home to discover his mother is planning to marry the gym teacher who made his high school days a living hell. The thing about Thornton is, he makes no compromises

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