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.


27 April 2017

SR 167 timeline, details taking shape

Plans are moving forward for the extension of State Route 167 as a way to better connect the warehouse and distribution hub of the Kent Valley to the Tacoma Tideflats and ease traffic through the region.
Washington State Department of Transportation staffers held a series of public meetings about the state of the plans…

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13 April 2017

Power rates increase under hybrid plan

Tacoma City Council has approved electricity rate hikes for the next two years after rejecting an earlier proposal that some members worried would not promote conservation. It was the first power rate increase since 2005.
The earlier plan put the entire rate increases of $5.75 in 2017 and 2018 onto the current $10.50…

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16 March 2017

Make a Scene: ‘Gypsy’ comes to Tacoma stage

Tacoma Little Theatre’s production of one of America’s musical greats has all the glamour of a hoodie and loafers, or maybe a straightjacket and slippers. But that’s the point.
“Gypsy,” directed by Chris Serface with choreography by Lexi Barnett and musical direction by Debra Leach, isn’t as much a play…

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9 March 2017

Mystery seems solved over death of tideflat seagulls

Some details still remain unknown but the cause of a mass kill off of at least 30 seagulls around Commencement Bay a month ago seems to have been botulism, according to final test results received by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The botulism detected was a type C toxin that is not associated with…

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9 March 2017

Chambers Bay Distillery looks to expand as demand grows

Childhood friends Alan Davis and Jeff Robinette grew up in Lakewood and wanted to stay local when they set out to craft spirits that were not only good tasting but created a sense of place.
Chambers Bay Distillery opened in 2012. Bourbon mash was mixed. Alcohol distilled and the poured into oak barrels to age in 2014.…

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23 June 2017

Be prepared for extreme heat this weekend

Temperatures are expected to be well above normal this weekend, reaching the…Read More

22 June 2017

Film, discussion to explore impact of Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter and Pierce County Aging…Read More