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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 This Week's Paper
Reduce flooding by keeping storm drains clear of leaves

Pierce County residents can reduce flooding on Pierce County roads by picking up yard waste on their properties and making sure nearby storm drains are free of leaves.

“With wet fall weather returning and leaves falling, the potential for flooding along county roads increases,” said Brian Ziegler, Pierce County Public Works director. “By taking a few minutes throughout the fall to check on nearby storm drains and clean out leaves, residents help reduce flooding on our roadways.”

Pierce County residents can take the following actions to keep storm drains clear:

Catch Stephanie Anne Johnson on “Up Late NW”

Local music fans will want to tune in to NBC-TV early Sunday morning. Tacoma singer-songwriter and “The Voice” alumnus Stephanie Anne Johnson was in Seattle earlier this week recording her appearance as the musical guest on “Up Late NW” where she’ll perform an original number called “I’ll Cover You.” The show airs at 1 a.m., following “Saturday Night Live.” 

Arts Month Kicks Off Tonight at the Historic Tacoma Armory

Tacoma Arts Month – a community celebration of the arts that includes hundreds of community-hosted arts and culture events, exhibits, and workshops for all ages – kicks off tonight with the Tacoma Arts Month Opening Party and AMOCAT Arts Awards, from 6 - 9 p.m., at the Historic Tacoma Armory, 715 S. 11th St. The event, hosted by the Tacoma Arts Commission and Spaceworks Tacoma, will feature:

Appetizers, dessert, a no-host bar
Music by Ken Jacobsen
Contemporary dance by the BareFoot Collective, Joel Myers & Voriece Miller, and TSOTA Dance Company
Samoan village…

Puyallup Tribal Sovereignty Topic of Special Presentation on Oct. 15

The rights of Native Americans is a key issue in the Pacific Northwest, and on Oct.15, Danica Miller of the Puyallup Tribe will share the experiences of the Puyallup as they have protected their sovereignty from the point of first contact with settlers.

The presentation, “A History of Puyallup Tribal Sovereignty: A Puyallup’s Perspective,” looks at how the Puyallup have historically constructed sovereignty and how that construction has shaped, and been shaped by, United States colonialism. Miller will examine the Puyallup pre-contact and their understandings of themselves…

Schuster Parkway Bridge Closure to Begin Oct. 6

The City of Tacoma will close the Schuster Parkway Bridge, located near North 30th and McCarver streets, starting Tuesday, Oct. 6.

This closure is necessary to perform rehabilitation to the bridge that includes a deck overlay and expansion joint repair. The bridge will remain closed for approximately one month to all vehicular and bicycle traffic with detours in place. The project schedule is weather dependent and subject to change, updates will be posted on pre-construction signs posted in the area. 

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