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Welcome Back, Tacoma’s Unwelcome Goddess

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Gods are notoriously fickle, but so are their human constituencies.

How We Almost Lost Our Atomic Marbles

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Richland, Washington (Home of “The Bombers”), has never shied from showing pride in its nuclear heritage. But its loyalty was recently tested when the local museum stopped selling “atomic marbles” in its gift shop.

World’s Largest Lava Lamp, Take 3

Monday, April 4th, 2011

It’s been nearly ten years since the idea of the World’s Largest Lava Lamp first bubbled to the surface in Soap Lake, Washington.

Prophet Frog: Soggy And Wet, Or Wet And Soggy?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Those eager for some happy news about this ugly winter can take heart: Snohomish Slew has predicted an early Spring.

Tacoma’s Welcome Woman: Native Giantess

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Historically, relations between native peoples and the city of Tacoma, Washington, have been downright unpacific at times. That’s apparently in the past now that a 20-foot-tall Coast Salish woman, carved from wood, has been unveiled as the city’s unofficial greeter.

Volcano Car a Tourism Survivor

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

When Mt. St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, it obliterated nearly everything within a 10-mile radius — except for cameraman Dave Crockett and his KOMO news car.

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