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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 This Week's Paper

Here's another outtake from our interview with comedian Craig Gass, who will headline Tacoma's Pantages Theater on Jan. 18. Here, he explains how Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons became one of his most hilarious go to impressions and how he got in trouble on the Kiss Kruise a few weeks ago. Check it out, but be warned that there's some PG-13 language in there in case you're listening at work or grandma is in the room.

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Homeless Coalition seeks volunteers

For those of us living in the northwest, the cold, damp winter seems endless by this time of the year. Imagine being one of the 670 homeless individuals who slept outside or in an emergency shelter in your neighborhood last night. To understand the challenges facing our homeless, local organizations will conduct the annual survey of homeless people this month in Pierce County. Completing this survey is a monumental task that requires the help of community volunteers and donations.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness seeks 100 volunteers to conduct the annual homeless… Read More

Firefighters respond to house fire on 43rd Street NE

At 11:18 a.m. Wednesday, Firefighters from stations 2, 3, 4, 9, 11 and 12 responded to a reported house fire at 4587 43rd St. NE.

The first arriving engine company found smoke showing from the second floor of the two-story house. Crews attacked the fire with handlines and conducted a search of the building to confirm that no one was trapped inside.

No occupants were home at the time of the incident and there are no injuries to report. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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Crews douse house fire on South Verde

At 10:04 p.m. Wednesday, Firefighters from stations 2,7,8,10,16 and 17 responded to a reported residential house fire at 5909 S. Verde St.

The first arriving company found flames and smoke showing from the a two-story house. Crews attacked the fire that started in a bedroom of a mother-in-law apartment above the garage of the house and searched the structure to confirm no occupants were trapped.

All occupants escaped without harm and their no injuries to report. The cause of the fire was undetermined and resulted in an estimated $19,000 damage to the building and its contents.… Read More

Coming up on the cover of City Life we have comedian Craig Gass who will headline the Pantages Theater on Jan. 18. The print story covers the reasons Seattle Seahawks fans should be especially stoked for his appearance. Hey, you never know who might show up.

But Gass is best known for his uncanny ability to mimic Gene Simmons, Christopher Walken and other celebs, as heard… Read More

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