Tales of a Recent Law Graduate
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*Beverly is a 2010 graduate of Seattle University School of law and a 2007 graduate of Western Washington University. She lives in the Proctor neighborhood of Tacoma with her husband of four years, Anders and their cat Murphy. Beverly can be reached at beverlymarieibsen@hotmail.com.   In 2007, I was working as a student intern in [...]

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The Nativity
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See you next Sunday, Albert,” said Father Tom with a quarter-mile stare and slight nod, “and have a Happy New Year.” The Father spoke slowly as if choosing with great care each word spoken – even if they were general pleasantries – and to some he came off as aloof, but to Albert (who always looked forward to Father Tom’s masses) the deliberate pattern made Father all the more human. Albert didn’t always know the right English word to say or the proper way to conjugate a verb, and often spoke with the same careful cadence. Because of it, most people talked to Albert like a dense child – loudly and with wild gestures – but Father Tom always spoke to him in a hushed confidential tone, they way two friends share a secret joke. And Albert always left smiling.

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Myth Buster Month – High Fructose Corn Syrup
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Myth Buster Month is kicking off with one of  the most talked about nutrition topics, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).

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A Little Holiday Fun
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Not sure how to achieve the rich holiday facial look? Emily discusses makeup, eyes, and colors to ensure your perfect glam explodes.

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A song in the Night Air
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Mike Oliver brings us a short work of fiction, a snapshot of a moment filled with Christmas peace.

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The Unexamined iLife
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Technology makes our lives easier, but it also creates a few paradoxes. While our devices save us time and energy, we end up spending more of our time plugged into them. While we explore a whole world of global connectivity at our fingertips, we spend more of our time staring into our screens isolated from each other. We add friends on Facebook, but spend less time with our friends in real life.

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Power of Attorney, Estate Planning, Social Security: To Be Paranoid Is to Be Prepared
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Want to avoid being the next Teri Schiavo?  Be prepared in your end-of-life documentation.

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Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell speaks out on the “Bloody Sunday” massacre
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*Editor’s Note: unfortunately this article was never published on  Sunday, November 29, 2009.  We have just passed the two year mark and thus feel it is fitting to publish this article and give honor to our fallen Lakewood Police Officers.

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Tales of an Undergrad Nothing
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This is part of an ongoing series of articles about being employed or unemployed in today’s economy. We are sharing real stories of struggles and accomplishments, as well as advice on what others can do to make it out in the real world. Read more articles from our writers series on The Vine.

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Four Nominees: Tacoma’s City Manager Slot
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