Tacoma’s paid leave law, which went into effect last February, can be used for more than just sick time. Paid leave hours can also be used for absences that improve an employee’s safety or wellbeing following incidents of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, the City of Tacoma’s Employment Standards Office is working to increase awareness of the “safe time” uses for paid leave. As part of this effort, it is partnering with the YWCA to share information with social service providers and domestic violence survivors at various… Read More
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Everyone’s invited to enjoy the warm, sparkling water of the newly opened indoor swimming pool at the People’s Community Center in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood.
Saturday’s grand opening celebration and open house attracted about 400 people to see the new pool at People's Community Center, 1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
Erik Hanberg, president of the Metro Parks Board of Commissioners; Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland; City Council Member Victoria Woodards and former City Council Member Lauren Walker all heralded the pool as the kind of community treasure the… Read More
Recognizing and encouraging excellence in community service activities, the city's Events and Recognition Committee is now accepting nominations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award. The committee is particularly interested in receiving nominations highlighting youth, or individuals, organizations or groups serving youth.
Nominations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 14, to be considered by the committee. Nominations can be submitted by email at MLK@cityoftacoma.org, fax at (253) 591-5232, or mail… Read More
The Foss Waterway Seaport, Puget Sound’s maritime heritage, education and event center, will officially welcome and host the historic schooner Adventuress. Entry to the ship will be free for all visitors with paid admission to the Foss Waterway Seaport.
“We are delighted to welcome visitors to the schooner Adventuress and give them the opportunity to re-connect with the Tacoma waterfront, Puget Sound and the maritime history of our region, in anticipation of the 2017 Festival of Sail (Tall Ships) in Tacoma, scheduled for June… Read More
The Tacoma Police Department is preparing to release its first sets of data in support of the White House Police Data Initiative. These data sets – on officer-involved shootings since 2012 and complaint allegations with findings since 2015 – will be available for first preview during a public event on Oct. 5, from 6 - 8 p.m., at the Tacoma campus of Evergreen State College, 1210 6th Ave. The event follows a successful series of Project PEACE conversations designed to build trust, relationships and understanding between community members and Tacoma Police Department officers.
"The… Read More