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Tacoma Sister Cities to celebrate 20 years with George, South Africa

AMBASSADORS. The Tacoma delegation met up with George Business Chamber members during the delegation’s trip in June 2016.

Although it might take you a couple of days of travel to George, South Africa, the city is closer than you think. George is Tacoma's Sister City, and both cities are eager to kick off their 20th anniversary of building international relationships.

When Tacoma was looking for a Sister City 20 years ago, South Africa's Eastern Cape Province Port Elizabeth seemed like the ideal fit. As a major port like Tacoma, a perfect Sister City was found – until the city declined. About 200 miles down the road, a city called George was having the same struggle of finding a new “sister” after being rejected by Santa Barbara.
It wasn't until a national Sister City meeting in 1997… Read More

WORK IT. This group of ladies, which includes University Place Press sales reps Andrea Jay and Rose Thiele (front, left), meets every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday for the six-week challenge, a workout routine that focuses on core and abdominal streng

Tacoma Weekly sales reps tackle Innovative Fitness

By Derek Shuck

Working out becomes much easier when you have a goal to achieve, and this is the basis for Innovative Fitness, located at 1105 Regents Blvd., Ste. C, in Fircrest. Innovative Fitness provides personal training that strives to motivate, educate and inspire people to reach their optimal health and fitness goals.
Tacoma Weekly sales reps Rose Thiele and Andrea Jay are participating in the Innovative… Read More

Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill and YouthBuild team up to construct new house in Midland

A collaboration among Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill and its construction training program YouthBuild will result in three houses built in the Pierce County area over the next two years, starting with a three-bedroom home near Midland, which had a ceremonial wall raising on Sept. 14.
The raising… Read More


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MONKEYWRENCH. The garage-punk super-group includes Tom Price, Mark Arm, Steve Turner, Tim Kerr and Martin Bland. The quintet will make its first Tacoma appearance on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Jazzbones.

Monkeywrench to make rare Tacoma appearance

By Ernest Jasmin

Mark Arm may be best known as the frenetic front man for seminal Seattle alt-rock band Mudhoney; but this fall he's in Monkeywrench mode, a state of affairs that comes about roughly once every seven or eight years. 
Monkeywrench is the garage-rock super-group Arm formed in the early '90s with Mudhoney guitarist Steve Turner (shifting over to bass), guitarist Tim Kerr (of Big Boys and… Read More

Weekly Rewind

We’re heading towards the home stretch of the Washington State Fair, and the grandstand is still rockin’. Performers from last week and ear- lier this week included pop-rock hit-makers X Ambassadors headlining on Sept. 15; Joe Jonas (wearing white, to the right) and his new pop act DNCE on Sept. 14; Rachel Platten, who appeared with X Ambassadors; Lunchmoney Lewis, who warmed things up for Joe… Read More

GRIDIRON. Foss Falcon junior quarterback Aaron Swazer looks for some running room through the Fife Trojan defensive front.

Lincoln rolls over Bethel, Lakes showdown next

By Justin Gimse

The skies were cloudy above historic Lincoln Bowl and the air had the feel that there just might be a storm in the offing as the Lincoln Abes hosted the Bethel Braves on Friday, Sept. 16. While the rain failed to make its appearance before the final whistle, it was a storm down on the beautiful, new turf at Lincoln. The Braves found themselves facing an Abe ground game of hurricane-like proportions.

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Bellarmine edges Curtis in new SPSL rivalry

In past seasons, when the Bellarmine Lions and Curtis Vikings met on the soccer field, it was either a non-league event or the postseason. The high school landscape around Tacoma has changed quite a bit since the last school year, and now Bellarmine and Curtis find themselves jockeying with each other… Read More


It’s just business

By William Manzanares

When big companies fail, we always seem to hear about or read an analysis of why from an outside observer – “business experts” and the like – but never really from someone inside the company laying out exactly why the business had to close. It could be that people just don’t want to face their failures. After closing my Tacoma Fresh natural foods convenience store last month, I want to… Read More

Be Well - Inside & Out

Rainier Medical is a weight loss and wellness clinic originally opened by Dr. Valerie Sutherland MD in University Place. Sutherland, along with her team of health and wellness professionals, have helped community members all across the Puget Sound to loose 11,100 pounds among all their patients and… Read More

Our view: TPU should fund Click’s ‘all in’ proposal

The Tacoma Public Utilities Board will vote on Sept. 28 on which path to follow regarding the future of its Click Network to forward to the Tacoma City Council for consideration.
The different options basically center on which entity – TPU or the city – should foot the bill to expand… Read More