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Fight over LNG plant turns to city council, state

PROTEST. Critics of the planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on the tideflats filled the Tacoma City Council meeting last week as well as the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission hearings this week to voice concerns about

More than three dozen critics of Puget Sound Energy’s plans to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on the tideflats flooded Tacoma City Council’s community forum last week and the same held true at hearings regarding the financial scheme to operate the facility as part regulated utility and open market facility for container ships.
Puget Sound Energy is in the final permitting stages of a proposed 8 million gallon facility that would convert natural gas to LNG on the tideflats. The proposal started after the private utility company landed a contract with Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) to provide ships with cleaner-burning LNG rather than diesel. TOTE has since put those… Read More

SPOOKY. Goodwill employees, with some help from the Tacoma Little Theatre, show off Halloween costumes on Oct. 12.

Goodwill offers tantalizing tips for Halloween

By Derek Shuck

With Halloween approaching, do it-yourself costumes are more popular than ever. In fact, Goodwill’s 2016 National Halloween poll of more than 2,400 residents from Washington, California and Minnesota found that 57 percent of respondents are dressing up in a costume they made themselves.
There are several benefits to the DIY approach – mainly that you’re unlikely to embarrassingly run… Read More

Local churches band together for compassion weekend

On Oct. 8 and 9, Fircrest Presbyterian (1250 Emerson St.) and Redeemer Lutheran Church (1001 Princeton St.) joined together to share in a Compassion Weekend that included 12 different community service projects, three of which were local to the University Place community. The groups made cookies for… Read More


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FRIGHTHOUSE. This dashing gentleman resides at Pierce County Asylum, located inside Freighthouse Square.

Halloween in all its forms

By Ernest Jasmin

Last week, we highlighted the plague of creepy clowns that seemed to have invaded South Sound this month. In order to further diffuse that situation this week, we offer a list of socially acceptable places for wearing those killer clown duds, where locals will be similarly dressed in anticipation for Halloween.
Or maybe you'll consider wearing something that's not a trigger for people whose… Read More

Roving rock photographer Bill Bungard was quite busy last week- end as he captured Crawl at Jazzbones.
Weekly Rewind

"With our recurring Weekly Rewind feature, our staff photographers capture some of the biggest community happenings that you may have missed. Click on this week's gallery to relive the fun.”

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TIGER TIME! Stadium senior running back Jamon Chambers finished with 140 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers, before leav- ing the game with an injury.

It’s a playoff berth for Stadium Tigers

By Chance Pittenger Tacoma Weekly Correspondent

The Stadium High School campus is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful in the entire United States. On Friday, Oct. 14, it was anything but, unless your idea of beauty is driving rain and bone chilling wind. The Stadium Tigers played host to the Wilson Rams on a night that seemed made for ball control and low scoring football, but the Tigers proved that they can put up points no matter… Read More

Excitement builds as playoffs approach

When the Bellarmine Prep Lions hosted state powerhouse Sumner last Friday, Oct. 14, it was easily the nastiest weather for a football game that I have ever witnessed. At times, the wind and rain were blowing sideways, and the playing surface at Bellarmine’s Memorial Field just kept getting muddier… Read More

KID POWER. Vanessa Manzanares (right) and dad William (left) talk a lot about her future and that of other kids her age, with self-employment being as viable an option as becoming a doctor or lawyer.

It’s just business

By William Manzanares

With fall having arrived and school now back in full swing, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to get kids interested in business – how to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in young people starting at the earliest age possible. Myself, I was engaging in business transactions going back to grade school when I opened a “store” in my bedroom to sell candy bars and such to my elementary… Read More

Be Well - Inside & Out

Rainier Medical is a weight loss and wellness clinic originally opened by Dr. Valerie Sutherland MD in University Place. Sutherland, along with her team of health and wellness professionals, have helped community members all across the Puget Sound to loose 11,100 pounds among all their patients and… Read More

Our view: Who decides the future of Tacoma?

Earlier this year, Northwest Innovation Works cancelled its plans to build what would have been the world’s largest natural gas to methanol plant on the tideflats. The Chinese-backed venture would have shipped the methanol to China to use in the production of plastic products. The plan died under… Read More