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Saturday, June 25, 2016 This Week's Paper

You loved him in “Mad About You” (and maybe hated him in “Aliens.”) Funny man Paul Reiser will be the main attraction on Friday, May 17, at Tacoma's Pantages Theater.

Recently, we caught up with the award-winning actor, comedian and writer to talk about his first trip to Tacoma, and his forthcoming cameo in HBO's Liberace… Read More

City seeks applicants for new Transportation Commission

The Tacoma City Council is looking for 11 members for the yet-formed Transportation Commission.

The Transportation Commission will advise council on transportation-related matters, such as short-term and long-range transportation planning, compliance with local, regional and federal transportation regulations, bike, pedestrian and mass transit-related planning initiatives, and parking and capital improvement plans.

The commission will consist of 11 members - nine voting members appointed by the City Council who are city residents, with representatives from each of the city’s… Read More

Artists set to make another deck of Tacoma cards

Coming on the scene last year, the Tacoma Playing Cards are a handheld exhibition and souvenir featuring 14 local artists illustrating 54 locations, icons and Tacoma stories.

Through sales during the past year, enough funds have been earned to create a second deck. Dubbed “The Red Deck” by co-founders of Tacoma Makes Maija McKnight and Amy McBride, the new deck of Tacoma Playing Cards will feature new artists and all different Tacoma locations, icons and stories.

“We were thrilled at the positive response that the playing cards received last year” notes Maija McKnight… Read More

2012 Fire Fatality Report Now Available Online

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced today that the annual Fire Fatality Report for 2012 is now available on the web.

“Washington continued to see a decrease in fire related fatalities during the past two years, with a total of sixty three fatalities reported. This downward trend is a positive step in reducing these tragic losses within our communities,” says State Fire Marshal Duffy.

The data used for this report was received from fire and law enforcement agencies throughout Washington State… Read More

Seattle tunnel project creates local jobs

When the 1.8-mile SR 99 tunnel opens to traffic in 2015, it will rely on the strength of 1,450 precast concrete rings fabricated with pinpoint precision at a newly expanded plant in Pierce County.

Dozens of community and business leaders gathered May 15 at the FPS EnCon Precast plant in Frederickson to hail the collaboration that will create more than 130 jobs.

“Replacing Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct with a tunnel requires expertise and resources from around the world, and a key portion of that work is coming together in Frederickson,” said Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy.… Read More

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