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.


19 January 2017

Click Cable rate increases face council vote

The Tacoma Public Utility Board approved a 12.9 percent rate increase to Click Cable TV bills last week. If approved by the full City Council after flowing through the council’s Government Performance and Finance Committee, the rates would go into effect March 1.
The increase is the first in two years and is smaller…

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12 January 2017

Process to fill council vacancy exposes ‘erosion of trust’

Tacoma City Council talked at a study session about what qualifications they would like to see in the person the council will later select to fill a vacant seat on the dais.
The council received 55 applications to fill the at-large position vacated by Victoria Woodards, who resigned last month to concentrate on a run…

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22 December 2016

Be Well - Inside & out:

Alicia Barrett was climbing the typical corporate ladder at a Fortune 50 retailer after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and a stint at a regional retailer.
Yoga had long been a part of her personal life, so she decided to marry it with her professional life by opening Tuladhara Yoga…

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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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The Daily MashUp

20 January 2017

Interviews for At-Large Position No. 6 Finalists to Take Place at noon on Tuesday

The eight finalists for at-large Position No. 6 – Katherine Baird, Eric Hahn,…Read More

19 January 2017

Motorists should fix leaks so they ‘Don’t Drip and Drive’

Motorists in Pierce County can find an affordable fix and keep pollutants out…Read More