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In honor of National Poetry Month, former Poet Laureate of Tacoma Tammy Robacker and local writer/columnist Maria Gudaitis are throwing a party and special poetry reading in downtown Tacoma. The public is invited to celebrate with local poets on Friday, April 5, at 6 p.m., at Anthem Coffee & Tea (1911 Pacific Ave.).
The two poets sponsored last year’s much-talked-about, unique history + poetry event in partnership with the Washington State History Museum. This year, Robacker and Gudaitis spent two months soliciting poetry and guest editing an unofficial “official”…

There are some performers who you know are going to put on a killer show, and that’s Rihanna. On April 3, she took over KeyArena with her “Diamonds” tour and she shined bright like the very gem she sings of on her hit song of the same title. Tacoma Weekly concert photographer Bill Bungard was there to capture her moves in a collection of photos that can be viewed at www.billbungard.com. Meanwhile, at her home in Cali, TMZ is reporting that Rhianna is the newest victim of “swatting” while she’s here on the West Coast. It seems someone called the LAPD yesterday and said armed gunmen…

News Haiku: Boe knows

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku.

David Boe slams Trib;
State Farm deal at risk, hey right?;
Haters gotta hate.

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five "on" respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this isn’t quite right since syllables and “on” are not the same, but this…

What’s one of the first steps required to get 150,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce to local food banks? Plowing the soil, of course.
But who best to plow the soil, a team of draft horses, or a team of Lutes basketball players and their coaches?
This Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., teams of drivers and plow horses from Hames & Tugs Draft Horse Club will compete against the PLU Lutes basketball team to see which group can plow the most land at Mother Earth Farm. Their competition will have the added benefit of helping to ready the field for spring planting.

Want to buy a police substation?

The City of Tacoma is soliciting proposals from persons or entities interested in purchasing the Former Sector Four Police Substation located at 3524 McKinley Ave.

A Request for Proposal has been published seeking proposals for the acquisition of the former Sector Four Police Substation.

This sale does not impact the operations of the current Sector Four Police Substation located at Stewart Heights at 400 E. 56th St.

To be considered, proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements and no later than June 4.

For a copy of the RFP, go to:

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