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Sunday, February 14, 2016 This Week's Paper
City recognized for its work to preserve the Murray Morgan Bridge

The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has recognized the City of Tacoma for its outstanding rehabilitation of the Murray Morgan Bridge. The City is one of just 10 honorees receiving a State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation this year. The awards program is in its 23rd year and recognizes persons, organizations and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation.

"It’s an incredible honor for our organization," said City of Tacoma Historic Preservation Officer…

Sprinker center cuts energy use in half after remodel

Sprinker Recreation Center, which serves thousands of visitors every year, has won Pierce County’s “Biggest Energy Loser” award for 2012 by cutting its energy use in half.

The 35-year-old ice rink was remodeled in 2011. The remodel consisted of upgrading mechanical systems, improving the building envelope and changing out the lighting, which led to a 49.8 percent reduction in energy used last year.

The result: the facility is saving more than $98,000 per year in energy, water and sewer costs.

“The Sprinker project is a great example of how we can save resources while…

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.

T-town's kids are great;
It's adults are less awesome;

A gaggle of movers and shakers in the middle school theater scene have formed their own theater troupe, Propbox Theatre Group, as an effort to stage “Beauty IS a Beast” by DM Larson, with special arrangement by as a way to raise money for cancer research.

All of the founders of the troupe are too young to drive, but that hasn’t stop them from trying to help their community. I credit their parents. (Oh yeah, that would be me. You are welcome, Tacoma.)

Auditions for male and…

Paula Henry thought her nightmare was over when her husband’s killer was convicted of the murder, six years after the man shot her husband in the face with a shotgun. She was wrong. Now the killer is suing her and she's determined to change state law to defend grieving families against convicts seeking to sue their victims.

Her nightmare started on Sept. 11, 1995, when a masked man approached Henry’s husband Robert in the parking lot of the North Coast Electric Company and shot his car window before executing him with a shotgun blast to his head. Robert Henry was just 33. Witnesses…

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