The votes have been cast and counted in the 2015 KING 5/Evening Magazine “Best of Western Washington” contest. Just like last year, the city of Tacoma came away with some big victories, as well as dozens of runner-up and top-five finishes.
In all, 283,315 votes were cast this year covering a total of 221 different categories. Tacoma businesses, residents and places pulled in 38 first place finishes after the complete winners list was made public on Nov. 20. From the results, it’s clear that Tacomans love their nightlife and cuisine like no other community in the Puget Sound.
BEST PLACE FOR KIDS AND BEST PLAYGROUND – Point… Read More
McKinley Avenue was packed with boxes of tasty birds on Friday, Nov. 20 when Eloise Cooking Pot Food Bank contributed 500 turkeys to families in need. The line at the food bank wrapped around the block, as some families who haven’t had a turkey in years were able to bring home a feast for the holidays.
“A lot of people in this area qualify for free or reduced lunch,” Making a Difference… Read More
Tacoma City Council greenlighted plans earlier this month for Puget Sound Energy to move forward with a liquefied natural gas facility on the Tacoma Tideflats. The facility would be located at East 11th Street and Taylor Way, just blocks away from another planned gas plant. The neighboring gas plants,… Read More
In the days before Netflix, television or even radio, short-on-cash entertainment seekers would gather in around fireplaces and experience the written word coming alive with a parlor reading of tales of adventure and mystery – feeding off the words and inflections of the reader to create the scene in their own minds.
What was once old is now new again as modern theaters move to add parlor… Read More
Looking for something healthy and different to spice up your Thanksgiving meal? Or maybe you're scrambling to come up with a meal plan for your cousin that you just remember went vegan. Never fear, it's Happy Belly to the rescue. Jennifer Johnson - the hip,… Read More
The Tacoma Stars fell back to earth a little bit on Friday, Nov. 20 as the hometown boys were unable to match the heat of the visiting Soles de Sonora, and suffered their first defeat 6-4. Sonora entered the game as the highest scoring team in the Major Arena Soccer League, averaging over 12 goals… Read More
The 2015 girls’ soccer season in Tacoma was a success as five high school teams from within the city limits advanced to the playoffs, out of seven schools that fielded teams. Things are also looking up for the future, as several teams were stocked with juniors and underclassmen. Let’s take a look… Read More
(Re: “Bombs will not heal our broken hearts” by Rivera Sun, TW Nov. 20) Thanks for writing such a heartfelt editorial. It really speaks to the very essence of our American dream and our place in the global community.
I travelled to Olympia this morning… Read More