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Sunday, October 04, 2015 This Week's Paper

The Murray Morgan Bridge will open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic at noon on Friday, Feb. 1. Final work on the bridge will continue through February.

The Murray Morgan Bridge has been closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic since November 2007, when a Washington State Department of Transportation inspection deemed the bridge structurally deficient. In January 2011, the City of Tacoma kicked off the almost two-year project of rehabilitating the bridge and restoring it to its original color.

The Murray Morgan Bridge serves as a vital link between downtown Tacoma and both the…

Fire damages vacant house

The first arriving company reported significant fire showing from both the front and back of a vacant house at the corner of 48th and J streets. Operationally, crews mounted an aggressive interior attack on the well entrenched fire, protected nearby exposures from fire damage, searched the home, and ventilated the structure.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and there were no injuries to report.

Are you a poet and know it?

The press release as told in a haiku:

T-town seeks poet;
Apply online if you dare;
Get chills from the fame.

And now for real-real, not for play-play.

The Tacoma Arts Commission is accepting applications for the fifth annual Tacoma Poet Laureate program until March 8.

The individual selected as Tacoma Poet Laureate will hold the title for two years – from May 2013 to April 2015 – and receive a $2,000 stipend for advancing and actively contributing to Tacoma’s literary community in meaningful ways through readings, performances,…

RR Anderson has a new venture. His Tikertopia is seeking to partner with the community by salvaging any safe “throw-aways” they may have that can be used in art works. Donations from businesses will be honored Friends of the Creative Reuse Strategic Treasure-Saving Alliance.

Founded by two Tacoma artists (one a preschool art teacher, the other the political cartoonist), Tinkertopia promotes a definitive sense of planetary resource conservation working with local industries to divert safe+clean remnants, seconds, scraps, off-cuts, discards, misprints and overstock from the waste stream,…

Jobs float in, SR 520 pontoons float out: Tacoma pontoon construction boosts local economy

Six more pontoons are complete for the new State Route 520 floating bridge. U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer of Gig Harbor joined state and local leaders in Tacoma today, as Washington State Department of Transportation crews began float-out of the second cycle of supplemental pontoons.

This float-out follows six months of construction at the Concrete Tech Corporation site, wrapping up the second of six pontoon construction cycles in Tacoma. Crews completed 12 of 44 pontoons to be built in Tacoma and towed from Commencement Bay to Lake Washington.

“Growing our economy requires making smart…

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