A stack of 24 tanker cars partially derailed on the Tacoma Tideflats about 9:15 a.m. on April 22. There were no injuries. The tankers were empty so no spill following the incident but the otherwise busy intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Taylor Way was closed for 12 hours to allow crews time to lift the tankers back onto their chassis and for investigators to gather information. The accident happened at a curve in the track and occurred when the weather was slightly rainy, although track conditions apparently didn’t play into the cause of the derailment. Damage estimates to the cars hover around the $250,000 mark.
“That is the ballpark; but it is a pretty big ballpark,” Tacoma… Read More
Pierce County Superior Court Judge Frank E. Cuthbertson is set to decide today, April 29, whether his previous temporary decision will become permanent to keep the City of Tacoma from releasing the city’s hazardous response plans for a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.
Puget Sound Energy wants the information to remain secret out of fear that releasing details about the proposed… Read More
While the current presidential election cycle might seem like the wildest ever – and the lowest of the low with respect to personal insults – a popular University of Puget Sound lecture series gives the historical perspective. In the most recent lecture, for instance, presenter Michael E. Purdy,… Read More
Bill Talen is headed to the dry cleaners somewhere in San Francisco. “It's part of my life trying to get these polyester suits as blinding as possible,” the 65-year-old activist, radio host and satirical preacher explains to a reporter he's been talking to on the phone.
Talen soon arrives at the counter, and he sounds quite pleased with the results. “It's glowing like a holy thing,”… Read More
Tacoma Opera kicks off its three-day run of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's classic satire “The Threepenny Opera” this weekend with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rialto Theater downtown. Tickets are still available with prices ranging from $30 to $80; www.broadwaycenter.org.
The talented ensemble cast… Read More
While it’s very early in what is looking to be a fantastic Tacoma Rainiers’ baseball season, there are some tidbits concerning the team that are just plain strange. It figures though, seeing that the month of April around Grit City has seen temperatures in the 80s, as well as monsoon-type rains scattered here and there.
First of all, with the nasty stretch of weather we have had recently,… Read More
Everyone seems to have a saying to fit every situation. In the case of the South Sound Football Club men’s soccer team, it is probably “third time is the charm.” That’s what they are hoping for anyway. As the Shock enter their third season in the burgeoning eight-team Evergreen Premier League… Read More
As a lifelong entrepreneur, William Manzanares always has his mind on his business and his business on his mind. “Business is my hobby and my obsession,” as he puts it, and he has achieved a lot of success with this attitude. As owner of numerous start-ups, like his Smokin’ Willy’s smoke shops and North Point Bar and Grill, Manzanares is always looking ahead to the future such that he recently… Read More
Email etiquette. Nowadays, a vast amount of our business communication happens in the realm of electronic mail. And often, we never even get a chance to meet face to face with the people we email. That's why it's so important that we realize it's not only the words we write in emails that matter,… Read More
Kirk Adams has earned the reputation as a visionary leader who gets things done for people with disabilities. Those qualities coupled with hard work and determination rewarded him with the nation’s top job advocating for the blind.
In May, Adams, who grew up in Snohomish, becomes only the… Read More