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.


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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

20 October 2016


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.

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
The Daily MashUp

22 May 2017

Kids can become Junior Rangers at Point Defiance Park

Now there’s new way for children to become familiar with the 760-acre treasure…Read More

22 May 2017

Polynesian Heritage Showcasing at APCC’s Samoa Cultural Day

Audiences will be greeted with a warm “Talofa!” at the Asia Pacific Cultural…Read More