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Friday, July 29, 2016 This Week's Paper
News Haiku: hail yes

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.

*Hail in April? yep;
Gotta love the weather here;
Yet no one has hoods.

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five "on" respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this isn’t quite right since syllables and “on”… Read More

Country duo American Young will headline the KMPS-FM (94.1) showcase at the Spring Fair in Puyallup. Their performance is schedule for 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Western Washington Fairgrounds, 110 Ninth Ave., SW, in Puyallup, organizers announced today.

Comprised of Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson, the duo had written songs for Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and others before branching out with their own band.

The show is free with fair admission. Tickets are available at at participating Fred Meyer stores, Safeway stores, and South Hill Mall for $7.50 for adults and… Read More

Kid Rock headed to Puyallup

Kid Rock will close out the Washington State Fair concert series, organizers announced today. On Sept. 22, Rock - the rap-rocker known for “Cowboy,” “All Summer Long” and other hits - will headline the grandstand at the Washington State Fair Events Center, formerly the Puyallup Fair & Event Center, 110 Ninth Ave., SW, Puyallup. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. April 20, with prices ranging from $45 to $95.

Find more concert info on the fair website.

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The Tacoma City Council will consider a resolution in support of Tacoma's preferred Sound Transit expansion route during the April 30 City Council meeting.

On April 16, Council will hear Sound Transit's evaluation of a hybrid corridor option discussed in March 2013, which would combine portions of the proposed North End Central, Eastside, and North Downtown Central corridors. They will also receive information from Sound Transit on a different hybrid option that was discussed in stakeholder roundtable meetings.

Sound Transit staff first briefed Council in January 2013 on an analysis… Read More

Got an awesome kid? Prove it.

Every parent believes, or at least should believe, their children are the most brilliant and adorable creatures on the planet. They are all wrong, since mine are the actually the most brilliant. But I can’t participate in this contest. But you can.

I’m announcing another contest to win more Tacoma swag.

The contest is simple: Send us a photo (yes, just one) of your child (or children) with no more than 100 words about why he or she (or they) are awesome. The deadline is April 18. The images will be posted on April 19. The most “likes” on Facebook or votes on our contest… Read More

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