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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29 September 2016

Talk outlines possible review of tideflats zoning rules

A roundtable talk on Sept. 19 that included many of the major players on Tacoma’s tideflats provided a glimpse of city efforts that could lead to a lengthy review of zoning rules of the largely industrial waterfront at a time when no public meeting about the tideflats goes without community protests. This Monday afternoon…

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24 February 2017

Tacoma Council Members Urge ICE to release DACA detainee from Tacoma detention center

Tacoma City Councilmember Ryan Mello is urging Immigration and Customs…Read More

24 February 2017

Link to run extended hours Saturday for Blake Shelton concert

Sound Transit will operate extended hours to accommodate crowds leaving the…Read More