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The Grand Cinema released the schedule for its 24 Hour Movie Marathon this afternoon. Check the accompanying photo to see when the Tacoma movie house will show "Blazing Saddles," "Reefer Madness" and other flicks.

The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. April 20 to 10 a.m. April 21, is a fundraiser for the Grand's digital conversion efforts. The Grand must install digital projectors in all four of its theaters in the coming months to keep up with changes…

Revised State Transportation Package Released

After substantive discussions with members of both parties, a revised transportation investment package incorporating input from legislative leaders and the Governor’s office was unveiled today. The proposal has an increased emphasis on reform and targets the most immediate project needs to help Washington businesses.

At $8.4 billion, the revised Connecting Washington package is $1.4 billion less than the original proposal released earlier this session. Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island) one of the authors of the package says that changes focus on making the package more efficient…

City wants thoughts on live-work spaces for artists

Help the City of Tacoma make informed decisions by taking a few minutes to respond to an anonymous survey focused on your current living and working accommodations, as well as any possible desire for new accommodations. The survey can be found at and should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

The city is interested in gaining input from artists of all disciplines from Tacoma and beyond. Fill it out even if you are not currently looking to change your living/working…

Weekend closure of westbound SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge delayed

Drivers who were preparing for the April 26 weekend closure of the westbound State Route 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge can take a breather. A project to replace a problematic expansion joint has been delayed a few weeks.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and its contractor, Mowat Construction, learned last last week that the new expansion joint, which is being fabricated specifically for this bridge, will not be ready in time. The work and associated traffic restrictions will more likely occur in mid-May.

A new closure date will be announced once WSDOT can verify a…

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku. Follow the links for the back story.

*Boston bomb news blitz;
Be thankful for what you have;
Warm hearts, big huggles.

(Most people with kids will know that a "huggle" is one part hug, one part snuggle that is applied liberally to those they love.)

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three…

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