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Saturday, December 10, 2016 This Week's Paper
City Releases New Webisode of ‘Inspired Palates’

The City of Tacoma's Media and Communications Office – in partnership with its Community and Economic Development Department – has released a new webisode of Inspired Palates featuring Tacoma resident and local chef Vathunyu “Yu” Nanakornphanom of Indo Asian Street Eatery. 

Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Nanakornphanom is a self-taught chef who enjoyed cooking with his family in his youth and spending time on the streets of Bangkok, where he grew up eating various comfort foods at the street vendors.

Inspired Palates pays tribute to Tacoma’s creative… Read More

Man sentenced in deadly Puyallup shooting rampage

Nathen Ryan Terault, 35, has pled guilty to First Degree Murder, First Degree Robbery, and five counts of Second Degree Assault in connection with the murder of Richard Johnson and the shooting rampage in Puyallup in August of last year. Terault was sentenced to over 51 years in prison.

“As horrible as this was it could have been worse if Puyallup police hadn’t arrived at the scene as quickly as they did,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “These crimes jolted our sense of community safety. The defendant is being held accountable and will never again be a threat to our community.”

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Point Defiance Field Guide offers fun, learning, prizes

Metro Parks Tacoma has a new way to discover Point Defiance through its That's the Point interactive game. To join in the fun, people can pick up a free park Field Guide, explore the key attractions of Tacoma’s 760-acre park, and collect codes along the way to earn prizes.

The 20-page Field Guide is filled with fun facts, multiple maps and a bit of history. You’ll also find a sampling of the plants and animals you may discover on your park adventure. There’s room to record your experience and an invitation to play That’s the Point.

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Fireworks injuried spike by 40 percent this year

Serious fireworks-related injuries from June 1 to July 31, in the state rose by 40 percent, according to the latest figures from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The majority of these injuries occurred on the Fourth of July. This year, fireworks injuries resulted in amputations, first, second, third-degree burns and hearing and eyesight loss. with 16 percent of those injured being found to have been impaired by alcohol or drugs. In addition, fireworks-related-fires resulted in an estimated nearly $200,000 in property loss during the same period.  There were 67 fireworks-related… Read More

Tacoma’s Pacific Avenue overpass set to partially open

On Aug. 15, the Pacific Avenue overpass over Interstate 5 will reopen to a single lane of traffic in each direction, along with bicycle and pedestrian access. The specific reopening time has not been announced, so motorists should still use McKinley Way for their morning commute. 

The overpass has been closed since spring 2015, to allow contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation to demolish and rebuilt the overpass to make way for additional lanes on I-5.

“We truly appreciate the patience people showed while detouring around this closure,”… Read More

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