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Public gets first look at concept for new aquarium

Members of the public got a glimpse at Point Defiance’s much-anticipated redesign this week, and it promises to bring water-watching to a new level.
“We see it as a moderately-sized replacement, but it will feature technological advancements and enhanced visitor experiences that will make it ‘feel’ even larger and more impressive to our guests,” said Gary Geddes, Director of Zoological and Environmental Education for Metro Parks Tacoma.
The anchoring feature of the planned exhibit space is a clear tunnel visitors can walk through to see aquatic life swim around a 250,000-gallon… Read More

Harvest Festival

Murder trial opens for man charged in shooting death of fiancé

By Heather Songer

The murder trial for William Grisso convened on Sept. 22 with Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist delivering the opening statement. Grisso, 42, is charged with the 2014 shooting death of his fiancé Nancy Gardner, 45, whom he had reported missing. Gardner’s cell phone led detectives to her body in Belfair.
“On the day of the murder, the defendant had a wife, a fiancé and a girlfriend,”… Read More

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Visit to Tacoma

Twenty one years after he personally witnessed the establishment of Tacoma's Sister Cities relationship with Fuzhou as Chairman of the Standing Committee of Fuzhou Municipal People's Congress, Xi Jinping visited Tacoma, Wash. on Sept. 23 as president of China.
"Since his visit in 1993,… Read More

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City Life

Actor Ratzenberger talks ‘Cheers,’ Pixar and local ties

By Ernest Jasmin

John Ratzenberger may not have high-profile leading roles on par with, say, George Clooney, but he's still easily one of the most recognizable stars of TV and film.
What fans stop him for, though, depends greatly on their age bracket.  “It's right across the board now,” said the Emmy-nominated actor, who became a household name in the '80s playing know-it-all mailman Cliff Clavin… Read More

Tacoma Film Festival

The 10th annual Tacoma Film Festival kicks off with a screening of “When I Live My Life Over Again” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Grand Cinema, and here are some of the biggest deals related to this year's event. 
25 New Faces of Film: The Grand's annual showcase of up-and-coming filmmakers… Read More

Tacoma Arts Month

Super Fight League America 44

By Justin Gimse

You never know what you’re going to get from a night of fights at the Emerald Queen Casino, or any other establishment offering up mixed martial arts or boxing events. It truly is like a box of chocolates as a man once said in a movie on a park bench. Occasionally, you open the box of chocolates… Read More

Wilson puts one in the win column with blowout win

Two Tacoma teams looking for their first win squared off against each other on Friday, Sept. 25 at Mt. Tahoma Stadium and something was going to have to give. After a successful playoff run in 2014, the Wilson Rams had dropped their first three games and were in dire need of finding anything that… Read More

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Letter to the Editor: Open letter to the City of Tacoma, the Port of Tacoma and Washington State rep

The Port of Tacoma is about to announce they will approve the building of a Chinese government methanol plant in the heart of Tacoma. This announcement is carefully synced to the visit of General Secretary of the Communist Party and President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping. The methanol… Read More

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