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Sunday, March 26, 2017 This Week's Paper
Youth design ‘dream park’ during national 4-H experiment

More than 600 Pierce County youth will join millions of students across the country during the week of Oct. 7 to participate in the 4-H Maps & Apps experiment.

Youth become community planners, working in teams and using geographic information systems (GIS) and mapping techniques to plan and design a park. Each member designs certain features and draws it on a sheet protector. This simulates GIS technology as they stack the clear layers of their maps to create their park.

Students brainstorm what they’d like in their “dream” park. The most common answer is, of course,… Read More

Tacoma’s Vicci Martinez was a fan favorite and critical darling on “The Voice” in 2011, going on to finish second on the debut season of NBC-TV’s hit talent search. But could one of her Stadium High School classmates go one step further and take top honors on this year’s season five?

Tacoma singer-songwriter Stephanie Anne Johnson’s fans knew she had tried out for the show, and social media was abuzz with speculation… Read More

Film and Panel Discussion bring Internment to Light

Join the Fife History Museum for the second free event in a series related to the latest exhibit Rights, Rations, Remembrance: Fife in World War II taking place on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. The event includes a showing of the controversial World War II documentary by director Frank Abe, Conscience and the Constitution, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and local historian.

Conscience and the Constitution reveals the long-untold story of the organized draft resistance at the American concentration camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the suppression of that resistance by Japanese… Read More

Latino Film Festival hosts event at History Museum

The Seattle Latino Film Festival Educational Outreach Program, in partnership with the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, will present a special night with Leon Ichaso at the Washington State History Museum on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Ichaso will show his production of "El Cantante" starring Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, follow by a Q&A session and after party at Encore Night Club in Tacoma. The biographical drama has Anthony as salsa superstar Hector Lavoe, who started the salsa movement in 1975. This biopic, told from the point of view of his wife and muse, Puchi, (Lopez)… Read More

City settles EPA violation claim

According to EPA, the City of Tacoma shipped 750 gallons of used oil contaminated with PCBs from the city’s landfill to Emerald Services, an oil recycling and reuse company. The city did not know that the used oil was contaminated with PCBs before they shipped the oil. Emerald Services found the problem during their routine oil testing and was able to trace the PCB-contaminated oil to the City’s shipment.

But the oversight cost the city $40,000 in a settlement.

“Today’s settlement should serve as a reminder that handling used oil requires attention to the requirements designed… Read More

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