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Decisions pending in water-protecting initiatives, LNG’s ‘worst case’ response

GAS. Puget Sound Energy’s appeal to block the release of emergency response information for its planned 8 million gallon liquefied natural gas production facility on the tideflats rests with the Washington State Court of Appeals.

Port of Tacoma Commissioners have acknowledged – to some degree – that the now-dead effort to site the world’s largest methanol conversion plant in the world, the current controversy about plans for a liquefied nature gas (LNG) facility and the grassroots uprising regarding large-water-volume developments have all taken a toll on community good will.
That toll didn’t, however, stop the port from moving forward with a lawsuit to stop community members from gathering signatures for call for a public vote on future developments that would consume more than a million gallons of water a day.
“We have destroyed our community connection here,” Port Commissioner Don Meyer said… Read More

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SAMI. Tacoma’s Science and Math Institute will be located on the campus of Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium through a partnership with Metro Parks Tacoma.

Tacoma schools set for makeovers this summer

By Steve Dunkelberger

The buzz of the school bell might have marked the end of classes for thousands of students when it blared for the final time last week, but the tone was also the work whistle for construction crews around the district. The sprint is on to finish as much construction and renovation work before school starts again in the fall.
“It’s the biggest building boom in the history of Tacoma,”… Read More

DRUMMING. Summit Olympus students learned drumming skills as part of their expedition coursework. Students have about a dozen options to choose from for their Expedition learning, including music and drumming, culinary arts, active citizenship, film
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Outside Summit Olympus, the strawberries are starting to ripen, snap peas are growing and lettuce, kale and Brussels sprouts have been planted.
The food growing outside of Tacoma’s first public charter high school was planted by Olympus students and will be picked, cleaned and taken to local… Read More

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20 things to see, hear and eat at Taste of Tacoma

By Ernest Jasmin

Summer has arrived, and in Tacoma that means its time to head over to Point Defiance for some serious eats. More than 225,000 noshers are expected to visit the park as this year's festival showcases dozens of local food vendors, breweries and musical performers from Friday to Sunday, June 24 to 26.
Most vendors will serve a featured item that costs no more than $10 and a smaller “just a… Read More

The Gritty City Sirens Presents: Varie-TEASE!
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Event of the Week:

The Gritty City Sirens Presents: Varie-TEASE!

June 25, 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N. I St.

The Gritty City Sirens (GCS), Tacoma’s premier cabaret burlesque troupe will be performing two shows on Saturday, June 25 at 7 p.m. and 10:30… Read More

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RISING. Sounders U23 midfielder Keith "Nano" Francisco winds up for a penalty kick against the Victoria Highlanders. It would be his second goal of the day.

Sounders U23 make their move with three wins in five days

By Justin Gimse

The Sounders U23 entered possibly the most important stretch of the season on Friday, June 17. The night’s matchup against the defending champions of the Premier Developmental League (PDL) Northwest Division would mark the first match of three over a span of just five days. The Sounders U23 found themselves in a three-way tie for third place after the first six matches of the season. A troubling… Read More

TAC awards Yearian with top honor

For those feeling uncertain about the youth of America and wondering if any true leaders will arise from their ranks someday down the road, one must simply attend a Tacoma Athletic Commission (TAC) Athlete of the Year banquet. The quality and quantity of upstanding, outstanding and remarkable student… Read More

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MADE IN TACOMA. Mountain Muesli founders fashioned its branding with a Northwest vibe to reflect health in all aspects.

It’s Just Business: Mountain Muesli

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

The beauty of entrepreneurship is that the sky’s the limit when it comes to ideas that have the potential to flower into a successful business. Some people may invent a revolutionary product that puts them on a pathway to a winning new venture, while for others the simplest thing can hold that golden nugget to make their business dreams come true.
For Chris Young, it was breakfast cereal.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

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Our view: Theater as therapy

We live on a beautiful planet for the most part. Most of its inhabitants live simple and symbiotic lives that keep the world in balance. Grass and plants are eaten so a gazelle can grow old and become food for a lion that, in turn, dies on the plains and becomes nutrients for the grasses to grow. Read More

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