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Se. Murray at Tacoma's General Plastics to chat vet employment

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Se. Murray at Tacoma's General Plastics to chat vet employment

Washington Senator Patty Murray was part of a panel that met recently at General Plastics in Tacoma to discuss how businesses can better help veterans. The meeting was part of Murray's continuing efforts to help veterans find gainful employment and was in line with President Obama's recent signing of the VOW

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Ask Amy

A medium-rare and wonderful thing I'm 32, and deeply in love with this 24-year-old girl. I've never had trouble attracting women, but there was chemistry between us I didn't know was possible. There was a complication: She's engaged to and lives with a disabled man. She said she didn't love

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Ask Amy

A medium-rare and wonderful thing I'm 32, and deeply in love with this 24-year-old girl. I've never had trouble attracting women, but there was chemistry between us I didn't know was possible. There was a complication: She's engaged to and lives with a disabled man. She said she didn't love him

Clover Park Tech Aerospace program aimed at vets

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Clover Park Tech Aerospace program aimed at vets

Clover Park Technical College's Aerospace Composite Technician certificate is a two quarter program designed to prepare students to fabricate, assemble and repair composite materials on aircraft. These skills are often just a continuation of what many Servicemembers have already done during their military careers, and the condensed length of the program

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Thursday, May 7 Wine tasting, five pours for $5, Vinum Coffee and Wine Lounge, 1001 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.572.8215. Wine tasting, 5-7 p.m., complimentary, Cork!, 3012 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.212.1492. Wine tasting, noon to 6 p.m., complimentary, Walter Dacon Winery, 50 S.E. Skookum Inlet Road, Shelton, 360.426.5913. Friday, May 8 Andrew Will Winemaker Dinner, 6:30

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Wine and beer

Thursday, May 7 Wine tasting, five pours for $5, Vinum Coffee and Wine Lounge, 1001 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.572.8215. Wine tasting, 5-7 p.m., complimentary, Cork!, 3012 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.212.1492. Wine tasting, noon to 6 p.m., complimentary, Walter Dacon Winery, 50 S.E. Skookum Inlet Road, Shelton, 360.426.5913. Friday, May 8 Andrew Will Winemaker Dinner, 6:30

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FEEDBAG: Wine dinners, cooking classes, St. Patrick's Day and more ...

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FEEDBAG: Wine dinners, cooking classes, St. Patrick's Day and more ...

WINE DINNERS Mercato Ristorante (111 Market St., NE, Olympia) hosts a three-course menu paired with wine from 5 p.m. to close every Thursday. The cost is $35 per person. Reserve your space at 360.528.3663. GRAND OPENING Jazzy's Café (3701 S. Lawrence St., Tacoma) will host its grand opening 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 9

Friday, March 9: South Sound Tech Conference

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Friday, March 9: South Sound Tech Conference

Technology is a pretty freakin' big deal these days. Seems like the legions of tech geeks are ever growing, with a new techie born every time the wind blows or someone purchases a new iPhone. Friday brings the South Sound Technology Conference to the University of Washington Tacoma, a one-day

Sunday, March 11: Free Electronics Recycling

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Sunday, March 11: Free Electronics Recycling

Speaking of how everyone is becoming a major techie, our desk drawers here at Weekly Volcano World Headquarters sure are full of obsolete pieces of unwanted tech - from flip phones to classic Fisher Price Viewmasters. While we're not about to give away the Viewmasters, everything else can go -

Ariana Throne's "Collision" at The Evergreen State College

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Ariana Throne's "Collision" at The Evergreen State College

If you've been out of college for a while, you're probably unfamiliar with the phrase "rape culture." It's a feminist term, circa 1975, which classifies entire regions as supportive of sexual violence. Such a culture considers women public sexual utilities, then blames victims of whatever abuse is inevitably suffered. In

Through April 30: International Women's Day art show

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Through April 30: International Women's Day art show

Thursday is International Women's Day, an awesome yearly celebration with Socialist roots and a history dating back to the early 1900s. In celebration of International Women's Day, Kitzel's Crazy Delicious Delicatessen in Olympia celebrates the opening of a two-month art show featuring the work of 20 female artists. Included in

Crime Column: Family bonding over rolling back odometers

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Crime Column: Family bonding over rolling back odometers

In every issue of this fine rag, the Volcano's hack team of wannabe journalists tackles some of the most laughable criminal acts that have recently happened in our area. Then - if we're doing our job - we write about those crimes in a way that makes you chuckle, or

Jacob Gosselin’s Piko Panda one of three singer-songwriters to bare it all Saturday at Tahoma Tea and Co.

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Jacob Gosselin’s Piko Panda one of three singer-songwriters to bare it all Saturday at Tahoma Tea and Co.

One of the purest expressions of self comes with the stripping down of sound to just one man and one guitar. The singer-songwriter is left with nowhere to hide. Think of Nick Drake's heartbreaking swan song, Pink Moon. After two lush, gorgeous records of folk pop went unnoticed, Drake appeared

Friday, March 9: Amocat Live

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Friday, March 9: Amocat Live

Time flies when you're having fun. Or so the saying goes - and fun is definitely one of the many great, hyper-local bits of awesomeness being served every day at Tacoma's Amocat Café, celebrating one year this Friday with the aptly titled, "Amocat Live." Expect an evening full of live

WHAT'S THE WORD?: Listening in on Tac Army Radio

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WHAT'S THE WORD?: Listening in on Tac Army Radio

As far as I know there is only one radio station playing nothing but Pacific Northwest hip-hop 24/7/365. I'm talking about tacarmyradio.com. The station is run by I-Ballz, who is a member of Blue Nose Music. I-Ballz is very open to supporting all local talent, so hit him up if

Friday, March 9: Leo Kottke

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Friday, March 9: Leo Kottke

There are few, if any, guitarists like Leo Kottke. An acoustic fret master, tickling both the six and 12 string varieties, Kottke's blazing licks have inspired guitarists worldwide for nearly the entire length of his legendary four-decade career. With a wry, almost comical approach to life and songwriting, mixed with

Saturday, March 10: Hip-Hop 4 The Homeless

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Saturday, March 10: Hip-Hop 4 The Homeless

Founded in 2002 by Olympia DJ and hip-hop activist Luvva J- real name Jose Gutierrez Jr. - in Vancouver, B.C., the non-profit organization Hip-Hop 4 the Homeless has now been spreading awareness of homelessness for a decade. Once a year, Luvva J and friends host the two-day event that includes

Hip-Hop 4 the Homeless in Olympia

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Hip-Hop 4 the Homeless in Olympia

Founded in 2002 by Olympia DJ and hip-hop activist Luvva J - real name Jose Gutierrez Jr. - in Vancouver, B.C., the non-profit organization Hip-Hop 4 the Homeless has now been spreading awareness of homelessness for a decade. Once a year, Luvva J and friends host the two-day event that

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