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Council raises concern over detention center’s future

AID. Kaye Marshall sorts donated clothes that post-detainees can receive when they are released from the Northwest Detention Center. The effort also provides referral services, free phone calls, snacks and backpacks to help detainees as they figure o

(Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about the Northwest Detention Center and immigration policies as they affect Tacoma. Next week, inside the detention center itself.)

Tacoma City Council wants answers and reassurances from Geo Group America, the private operation of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility on the tideflats that is home to some 1,500 detainees who are facing possible deportation.
The council passed an emergency ordinance earlier this month that put a stall on any expansion plans at the Northwest Detention Center for the next six month, although no such plans are officially known. Mayor Marilyn Strickland pressed the point further by… Read More

Sgt. Winnette Young and language instructor Amber Hayward with drums and necklaces inmates have made as they experience healing from embracing their culture and heritage.

Puyallup Restorative Correctional Facility

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Programs seek funding to continue changing tribal members’ lives

When the Puyallup Tribe opened its Restorative Correctional Facility three years ago, the plan was to make it not just a place for incarceration but also a bridge to help guide inmates on a path to creating better lives for themselves. The word “restorative” was taken to heart, presenting a different way of treating… Read More

If art is life, Dan Hill discovered his with a camera – and The Spar

Dan Hill had to face an awful truth as a student at the University of Puget Sound.
It was the '60s, and he'd graduated from Stadium High School then began his college career as an art major.
“As an artist, I had a great eye,” Hill said. “But I was never a great draftsman. I could… Read More


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Peter Bagge self portrait

Underground comics icon Bagge

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Popular underground comic artist Peter Bagge is probably best known for “Hate.” The series - first published by Seattle's Fantagraphics Books in 1990 – follows the adventures of Buddy Bradley, basically an avatar of Bagge, lampooning hipster culture during the grunge era along the way. 
Much has changed since then: Bagge and his wife recently moved from Seattle to Tacoma; and much… Read More

Modest Mouse
Modest Mouse, Built to Spill to “do the Puyallup”

Northwest indie-rock heroes Modest Mouse and Built to Spill are headed to the Washington State Fair. The bands – hailing from Issaquah and Boise, Idaho, respectively – will share the stage at the Fair's 11,000-seat grandstand on Sept. 21, with show time set at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, with prices ranging from $58 to $85. Click hereRead More

SWEET SCIENCE. Aaron Coley connects with a left to the head of Battle at the Boat veteran Dashon Johnson. Neither fighter could find many open- ings for much of the fight, but Coley was able to put together a strong finish over the final three rounds


By Justin Gimse

When the Battle at the Boat boxing series hits the Emerald Queen Casino every couple of months or so, it’s always an enjoyable evening at the fights, even if the action comes in a little bit below expectations. With a full card of bouts spread out over a few hours, there seems to always be something exciting, fun or remarkable to hang one’s hat on by the end of the night to make it all worthwhile.

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Tacoma golf legend Ken Still passes away at 82

The Tacoma and South Sound sporting world is mourning the passing of one of our own this week. Kenneth Allan Still (February 12, 1935 – March 19, 2017) has passed away at the age of 82 and the world is a little lesser because of it. However, the impact Still had upon the world of golf, especially… Read More


It’s Just Business: It’s never too late to learn money management

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

Have you ever thought to yourself about why you weren’t taught about money management in school? Not only do they not teach you this in school, money isn’t talked about much there either. Well, the time for blaming what we didn’t learn in school is over because author Cary Siegel has written… Read More

What is your dream job?

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

What is your dream job? Have you ever asked yourself this question? I ask this question in all of the interviews for employment that I conduct. I do this because I truly want… Read More

Our view: Déjà vu all over again

The idea of term limits for elected officials has been around for generations. The concept is actually not a bad idea since not only does a cap on public service keep seats for elected bodies from becoming “old guard” networks of life-time council members; it also allows people at least a paper’s… Read More