Steve Dunkelberger

has been a journalist in Washington for more than 15 years. He is a historian and book author. He is also a media contest judge for Sigma Delta Chi, the national fraternity for journalists.

Email: stevedunkel@tacomaweekly.com

17 November 2016

Masonic outreach seeks to help anyone facing ‘life events’

University Place-based Washington Masonic Charities, the umbrella entity for the fraternal organization’s charity and community service efforts, is hosting a workshop to help families take on the difficult discussion about elder care, wills and estate planning.
“It’s about education and taking that step toward…

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10 November 2016

Calls for health assessment won’t spark review of LNG proposal

Redline Tacoma, a grassroots environmental group against the planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant proposed by Puget Sound Energy, had hoped that the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department would call for a health impact assessment for the project. The board had, after all, passed three resolutions last year that called…

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3 November 2016

Council seeks second look at Click finances

The Tacoma City Council has asked for an outside audit of Tacoma Public Utilities’ cost allocation methods regarding Click Network as a step to moves forward with plans to upgrade the system so it can directly compete with commercial Internet, cable and phone  providers.
Councilmember Conor McCarthy first pitched…

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20 October 2016

‘VOLUNTOURISM’

A half dozen of Tacoma top business women and Tacoma top business man are just shy of 10,000 miles from home to spend two weeks in the Republic of Seychelles, a collection of 115 islands off the East Coast of Africa, to share their wisdom about the world of commerce with young women of the little known island nation.

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20 October 2016

Use of force: A cop’s perspective

Editor’s Note: Staff writer Steve Dunkelberger is attending the seven-week University Place Public Safety and Criminal Justice Community Academy class and will highlight the issues facing law enforcement officers and communities along the way. Tacoma has a similar program every fall as well.)
After his first year…

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13 October 2016

ST3 package heads to November ballot

Puget Sound residents will vote on a $54 billion transit package in November that will raise property taxes, sales taxes and vehicle tabs to fund mass transit projects around the region.
The Sound Transit 3 package, known on the ballot as Proposition 1, includes several key projects in Pierce County, including the routing…

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6 October 2016

Law enforcement involves everyone as it evolves with communities

Editor’s Note: Staff writer Steve Dunkelberger is attending the seven-week University Place Public Safety and Criminal Justice Community Academy class and will highlight the issues facing law enforcement officers and communities along the way.

Pierce County has changed a lot since University Place Police…

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The Daily MashUp

2 December 2016

Hundreds turn out for vigil to mourn, reflect

Several hundred people from around the region attended two vigils last night…Read More

2 December 2016

Police from around region will escort fallen officer through downtown to funeral home today

Tacoma Police Officer Jake Gutierrez will be escorted from the Pierce County…Read More