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Fear not citizens. It is only a drill.

A number of local, state and federal agencies will participate in a simulated improvised explosive device exercise at the Port of Tacoma on Friday. There will be two scenarios along the Blair Waterway where IEDs will be "discovered" and disposed of.

The purpose of the exercise is to demonstrate how agencies and companies will respond together to a potential terrorism threat within the Port of Tacoma. It will also evaluate the improved interoperable communications between the agencies. Along with emergency responder agencies, several Port of…

It’s lights out for some Tacoma landmarks during ‘Earth Hour’ on March 23

The Tacoma Dome, Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Murray Morgan Bridge and Cheney Stadium will turn off their non-essential lights for Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.

Tacoma is one of more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide that pledge to shut off their lights in support of the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour, which aims to raise awareness about climate change.

“Earth Hour is a great opportunity for Tacoma residents to join the City in demonstrating how we are working together to reduce the risk of climate change and to showcase individual…

Man attacks daycare worker along Pacific Avenue

Tacoma police officers are investigating a brutal attack of a woman as she opened a daycare center this morning.

The victim was reportedly opening the Tender Heart Learning Center along the 8200 block of Pacific Avenue South, when a man entered the building under the guise of wanting to enroll his child in the center. He then attacked her before fleeing the scene.

The woman was taken to the hospital for serious injuries from the assault that left her unable to talk to investigators before she was treated for her injuries.

The suspect is described as a thin, black male in…

Barenaked Ladies will reprise their Last Summer On Earth tour this year with a June 29 stop scheduled for Auburn's White River Amphitheatre. In 2012, the quirky Canadian pop group teamed up with Blues Traveler, Cracker and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. This time around, they've enlisted support from Ben Folds Five and Guster.

Tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m.…

Port set to take over the Swiss

Come join some great folks for a great cause at the Swiss on Wednesday, March 20 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The Port of Tacoma is hosting a takeover night to support the United Way.

All tips to our celebrity "port" bartenders go to support the community through the United Way!

Remember… the Swiss is now family friendly every night until 8:00, so bring the entire family for some fun and support of the Port of Tacoma and United Way of Pierce County.

Check it out online.

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