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Updates to comprehensive plan draw worries

Two facts are driving the updates to Tacoma’s Comprehensive Plan: the City isn’t adding more developable land and more people who will need housing are projected to become residents in the coming decades. That means residential areas will have to get denser. That fact doesn’t sit well with many residents in largely single-family neighborhoods, who fear more cars along their streets and a loss of their “community character.”
The… Read More

NW Cannabis Classic

Give an Hour receives $1.6 million from United Health Foundation

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Give an Hour was awarded a $1.6 million grant from United Health Foundation to expand its mental health care system in Tacoma and Houston, Texas.
The grant is part of United Health Foundation’s “Helping Build Healthier Communities” program that provides critical resources to nonprofit, community-based organizations across the country to improve people’s health.
The donation will… Read More

Local Restaurants

The Tacoma Dome is the center of attention in our town, a building representing the creativity and longevity of the City of Destiny. It’s appropriate then that in its shadow sits Ammar’s Mediterranean Grill at 409 E. 26th St., an establishment that has been serving some of the best foreign food… Read More

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Ronson Family Redux

By Ernest Jasmin

Years and many miles separate Newport, Oregon. resident Nick Gordon from his heyday on the Tacoma rock scene. Yet something happens every once in a while that takes him right back to that rowdy time, more than a decade ago.
For example, there's the time he rented “True Adolescents,” a 2009 comedy starring Mark Duplass that was filmed around Puget Sound. Gordon had started to doze off when… Read More

Make a Scene: Film buffs headed to Proctor and Lakewood for two dynamic festivals

Local film aficionados will be quite busy over the next two weekends as the Destiny City Film Festival takes over Proctor's historic Blue Mouse Theatre from Aug. 28 to 30, and the third annual Lakewood Asian Film Festival has its own three-day run at Lakewood Elks, from Sept. 5 to 7.
The Destiny… Read More

Tacoma Arts Month

Life Christian Eagles looked like a team reloaded

By Justin Gimse

If you notice that slight change in the air recently, don’t be fooled. It has nothing to do with weather patterns or climate change. What you are currently sensing, and perhaps even catching a whiff of, is the arrival of football season.
For many passionate fans in the Greater Northwest, there… Read More



Fast and physical is how Puget Sound football head coach Jeff Thomas expects the Loggers to play during every snap in every game of the 2015 season. Last year, the Loggers turned heads during one of the most successful… Read More

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