<![CDATA[News Columns & Blogs: Larry LaRue | TheNewsTribune.com &]]> http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/larry-larue/ en-us Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:55:43 PDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:55:43 PDT Larry LaRue 60 ian.swenson@thenewstribune.com Three years of stories about Tacoma-area people, dogs, cats and two pigs http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/larry-larue/article51633495.html#storylink=rss Thrice-weekly column signs off with countless characters worth remembering

The purpose was to give voice to regular people

From 2-year-old girl to 106-year-old woman, local people show zest for life

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Fri, 25 Dec 2015 20:09:00 PST

Larry LaRue: Thousands of troops have received her annual letter http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/larry-larue/article51148670.html#storylink=rss Patricia Reynolds has been writing to U.S. service members since 1981

Idea started with a ‘Dear Abby’ column, then grew on her

At age 81, she tapered off to just 1,050 letters this year

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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 06:44:00 PST

Larry LaRue: Tacoma woman watches ‘Star Wars’ in wedding dress for worthy cause http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/larry-larue/article50668660.html#storylink=rss Her bridal gown appearance raises nearly $1,000 to fight human trafficking

“Dressember” is a monthlong awareness event

Local team of 59 women is organization’s largest

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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 10:00:00 PST

Larry LaRue: Ruston woman feels warm and fuzzy for critters this Christmas http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/larry-larue/article50541695.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 06:10:00 PST

Larry LaRue: She survived choking and lung cancer diagnosis – and one led to the other http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/larry-larue/article49905085.html#storylink=rss For Tacoma woman, getting Heimlich maneuver at restaurant was only the start of her journey

She was a non-smoker in non-smoking home

Stigma, not sympathy, often followed her diagnosis

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:26:24 PST

Larry LaRue: Bus or shuttle? Elderly woman, Pierce Transit don’t fully agree http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/larry-larue/article49556995.html#storylink=rss 78-year-old takes shuttle to church and bank, must catch bus everywhere else

Transit agency offers interviews, trainers and appeals process

Mother, daughter dealing with full-time care concerns

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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 09:00:00 PST

Touching hearts at Tacoma’s Remann Hall — one book at a time http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/larry-larue/article49348820.html#storylink=rss Craig and Margaret Ross started a book club in 2013

Tacoma couple share “grandparent vibe” with incarcerated kids

Public can contribute to reading library for club members

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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:53:12 PST

LaRue: Spanaway teen throws birthday bashes for kids in need http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/larry-larue/article48681555.html#storylink=rss Spencer Broden of Spanaway had idea to make kids feel special

He’s raised money, has held four parties so far

High school senior also a champion swimmer

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 15:07:22 PST

Larry LaRue: PLU student’s pursuit of education through autism is one tough journey http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/larry-larue/article48253110.html#storylink=rss Tests confirmed Asperger’s syndrome for Nathan Olson when he was 22

He pledged on grandfather’s headstone to earn four-year degree

He’s now succeeding at PLU, where grandfather graduated in Class of ’51

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Sun, 06 Dec 2015 10:40:00 PST

Larry LaRue: Graham woman finds her niche with wives of slain servicemen http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/larry-larue/article48018880.html#storylink=rss She joined local group in 2011, was president by 2014

Gold Star Mothers, Gold Star Wives team up for ceremony next weekend

Wreaths will be placed on 80 headstones at Orting soldiers cemetery

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Fri, 04 Dec 2015 13:27:08 PST