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Thursday, October 08, 2015 This Week's Paper

When it came to touring last year, no one raked in ducats quite like Madonna. The Material Cougar topped Pollstar's year end list of highest grossing tours after taking in $296.1 million on the road in 2012, with tickets averaging $140.38 a pop. In a related matter, I think we have a new slogan for former New York gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan: “The concerts are too damn high! Breakfast, lunch and dinner!”

Here's the top 10 tours, and you can see the top 50 on the Pollstar site here.…

Lakewood's KLAY-AM (1180) has picked up two popular syndicated hosts from Seattle's KFNQ-AM (1090), which will switch formats from political talk to sportson Jan. 2.

Beginning Jan. 7, the Stephanie Miller Show will air from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays, and the Thom Hartmann Program will air from 5 to 7 p.m., KLAY hosts Frank…

With the departure of Jake Fey for a chair in the House of Representatives, seven Tacomans have submitted their resume to fill his Tacoma City Council seat.

They will know if one of them gets the $41,269-a-year, part-time job during a council vote set for Jan. 29. The candidates for the position are:

Monica A. (Hunter) Alexander, a Washington state trooper who became the first African American woman to serve as state patrol sergeant.

Philip Cowan, the executive director of the Grand Cinema and a formerly a loan officer and assistant general manager of the Tacoma Rainiers.

The City of Tacoma’s Planning Commission has one opening for citizens in Council District 2 (North End, Downtown and Northeast). The position was vacated recently with the resignation of the incumbent. The appointee will be expected to serve through the rest of the three-year term which ends June 30, 2015.

The Planning Commission advises the City Council on issues related to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, land use and development regulations, neighborhood planning, transportation, capital facilities and other long- and short-range planning studies.

The Planning Commission meets…

Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will close Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas Day, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day.

The City's landfill, recycling center and household hazardous waste facility (3510 S. Mullen St.) will be closed all day on Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Tacoma residents and businesses in Tacoma may dispose of undecorated and unflocked Christmas trees for free by bringing them to the Tacoma Landfill between 8 a.m. and…

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