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All Seasons Sports Tavern

Tom, the bartender at All Seasons Sports Tavern in Parkland, works the bar every day, all day. He does this because he’s the owner and “It’s too expensive to have employees,” he says. I don’t think he has a problem with the long hours seeing as how he’s been doing

DIVE IN: All Seasons Sports Tavern

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DIVE IN: All Seasons Sports Tavern

Tom, the bartender at All Seasons Sports Tavern in Parkland, works the bar every day, all day. He does this because he’s the owner and “It’s too expensive to have employees,” he says. I don’t think he has a problem with the long hours seeing as how he’s been doing

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Rockin' week

University of Puget Sound professors delivered some not-unexpected news last week — Pierce County is in a recession, too. They called this latest dip one of the deepest downturns in the past 30 years. The next year will be marked by overall declines in employment and retail spending, as well

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Rockin' week

University of Puget Sound professors delivered some not-unexpected news last week — Pierce County is in a recession, too. They called this latest dip one of the deepest downturns in the past 30 years. The next year will be marked by overall declines in employment and retail spending, as well

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Tacoma’s urban forester

There are plenty of things that make life in this gritty city of ours better and more bearable. Locally owned and operated businesses add character and flavor, and local art makes things pleasant to the eye. Hell, in a way even the bad rap that’s hung on Tacoma like cheap

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Tacoma’s urban forester

There are plenty of things that make life in this gritty city of ours better and more bearable. Locally owned and operated businesses add character and flavor, and local art makes things pleasant to the eye. Hell, in a way even the bad rap that’s hung on Tacoma like cheap

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Too cool Yule

Of all the many things Bobble Tiki enjoys about the holidays, one thing sits atop that list. The parties. Sure, booze filled eggnog is nice, Christmas trees smell good, and candy canes are fun to suck on until they get really sharp and end up drawing blood in your mouth, but nothing

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Too cool Yule

Of all the many things Bobble Tiki enjoys about the holidays, one thing sits atop that list. The parties. Sure, booze filled eggnog is nice, Christmas trees smell good, and candy canes are fun to suck on until they get really sharp and end up drawing blood in your

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Disturbed and others

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com On sale now Forgive Durden, Lizzie Huffman and Her Brother Band, Man Without Wax, Beebop N Rocksteady Seattle. Dec. 26 8 pm. $8-$10 (El Corazon, TW). Awesome, Memphis Radio Kings, Carrie Clark & The Lonesome

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Animal advocates

Now that the holiday season and winter weather is in high gear, I figure it’s the perfect time to bring you a topic that’s equally warm and fuzzy. There are two people in this region that I want to tell you about who are the cat’s meow: Julie and Jim Dugan. I’ve had

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Animal advocates

Now that the holiday season and winter weather is in high gear, I figure it’s the perfect time to bring you a topic that’s equally warm and fuzzy. There are two people in this region that I want to tell you about who are the cat’s meow: Julie and Jim Dugan. I’ve had

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Cool joints, cheap drinks!

You know that uneasy feeling you’ve got in your gut? Well, it has nothing to do with the stress of holiday shopping or that humongous burger you scarfed down for lunch. No, my friend, that feeling is one of your most important organs — your liver — getting ready for its

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Jason McClellan

Forget the lead singers; it’s the drummers I like best. When I catch a band live, my eyes are on the drummer — unless the vocals are deep and bluesy, just like Jason McClellan’s. And when I listen to a song in my car, the strong voice and beat of

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TROUBLE WITH DEROSA: Jason McClellan

Forget the lead singers; it’s the drummers I like best. When I catch a band live, my eyes are on the drummer — unless the vocals are deep and bluesy, just like Jason McClellan’s. And when I listen to a song in my car, the strong voice and beat of

Tacoma Tar Pits

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Tacoma Tar Pits

Tacoma’s Bill of Rights Defense Committee is worried that sludge buried deep beneath a private immigrant prison on the Tacoma tide flats may be rising to the surface. No, not the metaphorical sludge created by what has been reported as deplorable treatment of people imprisoned at the Northwest Detention Center,

Tacoma Tar Pits

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Tacoma Tar Pits

Tacoma’s Bill of Rights Defense Committee is worried that sludge buried deep beneath a private immigrant prison on the Tacoma tide flats may be rising to the surface. No, not the metaphorical sludge created by what has been reported as deplorable treatment of people imprisoned at the Northwest Detention Center,

New 62nd AW command chief excited to get involved

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New 62nd AW command chief excited to get involved

Now the eyes and ears of the enlisted force at McChord Field, Command Chief Master Sgt. Gordon Drake recently began his new job at the 62nd Airlift Wing and will serve as the main advisor to more than 1,670 enlisted members. The 48-year-old married father of two has been assigned to

Local teacher wins McChord AFA chapter yearly award

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Local teacher wins McChord AFA chapter yearly award

Her last name rings of a fictitious character who built a supreme robot in the Hollywood blockbuster movies Ironman and The Avengers. But this is no performance with million dollar special effects. This is the real deal. Shira Stark, a seventh-grade middle school teacher at Harbor Ridge in Gig Harbor, knows thing

Task force of 62nd Medical units prepares for severe weather

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Task force of 62nd Medical units prepares for severe weather

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Two Joint Base Lewis-McChord units, the 227th Preventive Medicine Detachment and 551st Medical Logistics Company, are part of that task force and are training for different weather scenarios. During a field training exercise here, June 19-21, the 227th PMD theoretically

Solid gold thrashers

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Solid gold thrashers

Tacoma is a rock and roll type of town. There’s dirt under these fingernails and grease on these jeans. There’s a warm can of Rainer rolling around this back seat. There’s a love of things real and rock that’s obvious to all interested enough to observe. For those who’ve observed, hopefully

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