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Thursday, February 11, 2016 This Week's Paper
Fort Nisqually possibilities to be unveiled Feb. 11

A new visitor center, refurbished structures, better restroom access, improved parking, innovative interpretation techniques and more capital improvement possibilities at Fort Nisqually over the next 20 years will be unveiled in a public meeting at 6 pm. Feb. 11 in the Metro Parks Board Room, 4702 S. 19th St.

The ideas have been gathered for months through public meetings and extensive research, all to create a more immersive visitor experience that will engage families as well as individual history enthusiasts to Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Metro Parks wants to hear citizens’…

Tacoma Police Department Invites Residents to Project PEACE Culminating Event

The Project PEACE (Partnering for Equity and Community Engagement) Community Conversation Series, which kicked off in September, will wrap up with a culminating event on Feb. 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center in the Main Ballroom located on the third floor. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The event, which is hosted by the Tacoma Police Department and the City of Tacoma, will include a review of the information collected during the community conversations; the Tacoma Police Department will present its proposed action items in response to the feedback;…

Applicants Sought for the Human Rights Commission

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill nine positions on the Human Rights Commission.

The Human Rights Commission consists of fifteen members who serve three year terms and is comprised of representatives of the general public.

The Commission brings together diverse perspectives within our community from a variety of backgrounds including, but not limited to, persons with disabilities, youth, labor, religious, racial, ethnic, LGBTQ, gender and gender identity groups in the city.

For additional information on the Human Rights Commission, please visit their website or…

Artists Wanted for Mural Artist Roster

The City of Tacoma is now accepting applications from experienced artists or artist teams, working in any artistic style, to lead or assist with the design and implementation of outdoor painted murals in Tacoma in 2016 – 2018. Artists selected through this call to artists will be added to the 2016-18 Mural Artist Roster and may be selected for one of several projects, including murals with the Tacoma Murals Project and other mural opportunities.

Community groups approved for a mural in their neighborhood through the Tacoma Murals Project will select an artist for their site from the…

Woman apparently drove toward officers before police shooting

At approximately 11:46 p.m. on Jan. 28, Tacoma Police officers were in the 3300 block of South Sawyer Street looking for a male who had two outstanding felony warrants.  The warrants were for Robbery 1, Unlawful possession of a firearm and Unlawful Delivery of a controlled substance.

The two officers observed a vehicle parked on the side of the road.  The wanted suspect was seated in the front passenger seat and an unknown female was in the driver’s seat.  The officers exited their patrol vehicle and approached on foot.  As they walked toward the vehicle, the driver…

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