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Thursday, August 27, 2015 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Link to run on extended hours Friday

Sound Transit will operate extended hours for Tacoma Link Friday, July 23 to accommodate crowds leaving the Motley Crue with Alice Cooper concert at the Tacoma Dome.

The last northbound train will depart the Tacoma Dome Station at 11:48 p.m.

The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Sound Transit buses and Link light rail trains will operate on a weekday schedule.

Complete train and bus schedules are available at

East Pierce Fire raises $12k for MDA

More than 20 members of the East Pierce Fire Fighters IAFF Local #3520 raised $12,930 during the annual Fill the Boot drive on June 12th, June 18th, June 19th and June 26th to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Western Washington area.

“For six decades, firefighters have fueled MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases, and this year’s Fill the Boot results are a perfect example of the true dedication the East Pierce Fire Fighters IAFF Local #3520 has toward supporting the families we serve,” said MDA Fundraising Coordinator, Danahé. “We’re grateful for the support of these inspiring, selfless individuals who provide life-saving help that will fund research, advocate for children and adults affected by muscle disease, and rally our community to fight back.”

Funds raised through 2015 the East Pierce Fill the Boot event will help support MDA's programs of worldwide research, specialized health care services, and day-to-day support – which includes sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related muscle diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp at Camp Seymour in Gig Harbor.

As the Muscular Dystrophy Association's largest national sponsor, the IAFF fuels MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases. To date, the IAFF has raised $530 million for MDA.

Rocky Sandoval celebrates new single “Just Like Stevie”

Rocky Sandoval will celebrate the release of a new single this weekend. The Tacoma R&B singer will commemorate the release of “Just Like Stevie” with a performance at the Stone Lounge, 1020 Bellevue Way NE, in Bellevue on Friday, July 24. Music starts at 9 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge with VIP seating available for $25. Meanwhile, the new single is available through iTunes.

City of Tacoma Seeks For and Against Committees, interest letters are due July 21

The City Clerk's Office seeks volunteers to serve on committees to prepare statements "for" and "against" the following measures in order to comply with the requirements for RCW 29A.32.280:
City of Tacoma Initiative Measure No.1B Initiative Measure No. 1B is an alternative the City Council has proposed to the Citizen Petition Initiative No. 1 regarding minimum wage in the City of Tacoma.
Citizen Petition Initiative Measure No.2 Initiative Measure No. 2 is an amendment to the City Charter relating to a change in the form of government and other organizational changes.
City of Tacoma Proposition No. 3 Proposition No. 3 is a property tax levy rate and gross earnings tax increase for street improvements.
Governing Board of the Tacoma Transportation Benefit District Proposition No. 4 Proposition No. 4 imposes a sales and use tax to fund street improvements.

The ballot titles, petition language, and resolutions transmitting the measures to the Pierce County Auditor can be viewed at Each of the measures will be on the Nov. 3 General Election ballot. The statements prepared by these committees will appear in the Voters' Pamphlet.

Statements are due to the Pierce County Auditor on or before Aug. 7 and rebuttal statements are due Aug. 11.

To be considered for appointment to a committee, interested individuals should submit a letter of interest indicating whether they are advocating "for" or "against" one of the measure(s), which measure(s) they would like to be considered for, their place of residence and why they would like to serve on a committee.

Letters must be received in the City Clerk's Office at 733 Market St., Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402, or via email at, by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21.

The Government Performance and Finance Committee will hold a special meeting on Thursday, July 23 at 10 Tacoma Municipal Building North, Room 16 (733 Market St.), to consider appointments to these committees.

General questions regarding the ballot measures can be directed to the City Clerk's Office at (253) 591-5505.

Special Olympics Golf Tournament at Meadow Park Golf Course on July 26

Between 200 and 300 players from throughout Southwest Washington are expected to turn out for the Southwest Regional Special Olympics Golf Tournament on July 26 at Meadow Park Golf Course in Tacoma.

This is Metro Parks’ 10th outing as host of the regional tournament, a daylong event. As many as 30 Special Olympics golfers, regular participants in Metro Parks’ specialized recreation program, are expected to take part in this year’s regional tournament. Those who perform well may have the opportunity to enter the statewide tournament Aug. 15 at the Walter E. Hall Golf Course in Everett.

Golf has been a staple of Metro Parks programs for people with disabilities since 2003.

“It’s great way to get exercise, build endurance and socialize,” said Kodi Smith Doty, Metro Parks senior recreation coordinator.

The golf program is part of Metro Parks’ longstanding commitment to provide recreation especially for people with disabilities, an effort that extends back to the 1950s. Metro Parks plans to celebrate the 60th anniversary with a party Oct. 10, scheduled to coincide with Disability Awareness Month.

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