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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 This Week's Paper

Tax Freedom Day will arrive on April 18 this year, the 108th day of 2013, according to the Tax Foundation’s annual calculation.

Washington taxpayers, however, get to work a few extra days to pay off their tax bill. Washington's Tax Freedom day is April 22. The Tax Freedom Days of neighboring states are: Idaho, April 10; Oregon, April 17; and Alaska, April 8.

Americans will work more than three and a half months of the year before they have earned enough money to pay this year’s tax obligations at the federal, state and local levels. Both higher federal taxes and rebounding…

Zip Line Challenge Season opens at PDZA

The zip line/challenge adventure called ZOOM reopens Saturday, April 6, at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

ZOOM is more than a zip line; it’s an aerial activity course that includes a number of challenges such as a swinging log bridge strung between trees; a high wire to walk; and a fishermen’s net strung between trees to climb through. And lots more.

And, yes, there are sections of zip line to put some zing into the adventure experience.

ZOOM will be open weekends through June 14. It opens daily for the summer season on June 15. Cost is $19.95 for the children's…

KLAY radio announces shuffle

KLAY 1180 AM is tweaking its lineup with Stephanie Miller taking over the news desk from Craig Thorne during the 6 to 9 a.m. time slot on weekdays.

Dr. Joy Browne is set to return to KLAY at her old time slot, 9 a.m. to noon.

The change starts tomorrow.

Downtown Tacoma is poised for a bustling summer as the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts announces two new additions to the current schedule: first, pop superstar Cyndi Lauper celebrates the 30th anniversary of her landmark album “She’s So Unusual” with a stop at the Pantages Theater on Sunday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. Then, in conjunction with The Rainbow Center and Tacoma Pride Festival, comedienne Paula Poundstone brings her self-depreciating humor to the stage on Friday, July 12. Both shows are adding to the full summer event schedule that also includes “Tony… members and immigration-reform supporters will visit the Tacoma offices of Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell offices at 2 p.m. April 3 to deliver a petition calling for fair, comprehensive immigration reform measures that provide a path to citizenship for undocumented, but otherwise law-abiding, people who have been living in this country for some time.

The rally will gather outside the Tacoma offices, at the corner of South 11th Street. and Pacific Avenue.

The petition, signed by some 150 state residents, urges the senators to support comprehensive immigration…

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