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Gunfire in Centralia

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Gunfire in Centralia

The Nov. 11, 1919, Armistice Day celebration in Centralia, Washington, is known as the Centralia Massacre. Fueled by unionization, a fear of communism and mob mentality, the day ended with the deaths of World War I veterans Warren Grimm, Dale Hubbard, Wesley Everest, Ben Cassagranda and Arthur McElfresh. Cassagranda and McElfresh had

From vine to glass

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From vine to glass

The Applegate Valley in southern Oregon is a special place. Highway 238 is a scenic two-lane country road that follows the curves of the Applegate River. It winds up and down forested hillsides and past rows of trellised grape vines. Small family farms with fields of fresh produce and herds

Battle of the Bands

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Battle of the Bands

Inspired by American blues and rock of the 1950s, British musicians of the early 1960s developed hybrid styles called skiffle (an amateur form of jazz personified by singer Lonnie Donegan) and Merseybeat (a Liverpool movement that hit all four beats of common time on the snare drum equally). The first

Three easy pieces

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Three easy pieces

In Three Easy Pieces, I take a look at a specific subgenre of pop culture, and examine it from its birth to today. This month: two of my biggest passions collide when stars of the professional wrestling world try their hand at making movies. BIRTH: El Santo Honorable mention: Tor Johnson, Adrian

Kickin' it old school

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Kickin' it old school

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie head to Olympia to kick it old school style at the hip and happening Old School Pizzeria to grab a slice of pizza pie and play some pinball. JACKIE: Dude, as soon as I spied Mr. T, Prince and Hulk Hogan adorning the wall, I knew

A hui at Evergreen

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A hui at Evergreen

This past year, The Evergreen State College in Olympia hosted a gathering of indigenous artists from the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Samoa and New Zealand. In New Zealand and Hawaii, such gatherings of artists are called a hui. It took place at the Longhouse. Artists who took part in the

Calligraphy

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Calligraphy

There are some works of fiction that gain their power through bravado, high-density dialogue, spectacle, or pyrotechnic productions. Others, though, find strength, and lasting resonance, in closely observing human stories that somehow access universal empathy through specificity. Calligraphy is, at its bare bones, a story I've seen before: a grown-up child is

Struckout

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Struckout

I sometimes wonder where a person was when they were confronted with a musician's voice that didn't quite fit the mold of acceptability, and where they were when they realized that imperfection might actually be preferable. Growing up, I was inundated with songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s, which typically

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2017 Veterans Day

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New eats in Tacoma you may not have tried

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New eats in Tacoma you may not have tried

Tacoma has quickly become a hot spot for new hip restaurants with good food and drink. Some are brand new concepts, while others are satellite sites from successes elsewhere. Either way, there are some great places worth repeat visits in Tacoma now with a favorite cuisine for nearly everyone. Seattle's popular

Start salivating

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Start salivating

The South Sound dining scene is forever evolving. New dining establishments are popping up here, there and everywhere and fulfilling hankerings of all sorts. The beauty of the culinary culture is it's everchanging. Chefs move on to new endeavors, owners embark on refreshing journeys and entrepreneurs are choosing Tacoma as

Family friendly dining

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Family friendly dining

Sometimes it's nice to have a fun, family meal without having to go through the fuss of all the prep work, cooking, and worst of all, the dishes. Fortunately, there are plenty of family friendly restaurants around to remove the above stress. Grab the kids and hit up some of

Pairing dinners delight

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Pairing dinners delight

If there's one thing that folks in the food and beverage industry know, it's food and beverage. Many South Sound establishments elevate the traditional dining experience by partnering with winemakers and brewers to present a matrimony of flavor profiles specifically cultivated to best complement both the dish and the drink.

Not a well-kept secret for long

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Not a well-kept secret for long

ANNOUNCER: Dutch had an avalanche of to-dos present themselves out of town this week. Hey, life happens, which is why Jackie is flying solo to discover a delightful little nook full of fresh flavors and loads of charm at Tibbits@FernHill. JACKIE: If you blink, you might miss it. Nestled in the petite

Warren Miller's Line of Descent

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Warren Miller's Line of Descent

For all of its problems -- and, truly, there are many -- the 1985 James Bond outing, A View to a Kill, has its interesting points: Christopher Walken and Grace Jones going all gonzo wackadoo as the villains; Roger Moore blessedly coming to terms with being too old for Bond, once

Caspar Babypants

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Caspar Babypants

Years ago, the folks at the Weekly Volcano sent me on a dubious assignment to attend a live production of Yo Gabba Gabba!, a beloved children's show that ran for four seasons. Even though I was given two tickets, none of my friends were willing to wake up early enough on a Saturday

Must-see shows

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Must-see shows

Seattle artist Katlyn Hubner is well known in the Emerald City and, if she is not equally well known in Tacoma, she should be, and hopefully will be soon after the opening of her show "Codependent Menagerie" at Feast Arts Center. A menagerie is usually thought of in reference to

An enduring history

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An enduring history

The 91st Infantry Division occupies a slender chapter in the 100-year history that characterizes Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Built in 1917, Camp Lewis cost the least to build and was constructed in the least amount of time. A Congressional subcommittee investigating war expenditures wrote that Camp Lewis "was the cheapest, best, and

Visit Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

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Visit Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Northwest Trek makes a great day trip from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Located near Eatonville, the park is nestled in a natural setting with a tree-lined drive that makes you feel like you are out in the woods exploring. The park is easy to navigate, and the large paved trails wind

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2017 Holiday Guide #1

A guide on local holiday shopping, events and more! Come back each week for more holiday ideas. Click here to view our interactive 2017 Holiday Guide #1.

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