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Thursday, July 28, 2016 This Week's Paper
Smiraldo selected as Tacoma’s poet laureate

The Tacoma Arts Commission has announced the selection of Lucas Smiraldo as Tacoma's 2013-2015 poet laureate.

During the next two years, Smiraldo will participate in and host public poetry readings, workshops and other community events. He will also participate in Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month each November, and will help produce the 2015 Tacoma Poet Laureate Ceremony to announce the next poet laureate.

“My Tacoma experience has introduced me to a marvelous, rich community of grassroots, literary, academic, bilingual, hip hop, socially engaged, irreverent and compelling poets… Read More

At 2:30 p.m. yesterday, Tacoma firefighters from stations 1,2,4,8,11,16 and 17 responded to a reported commercial structure fire at 2920 S. Cushman Ave.

The first arriving company found heavy smoke showing from the large commercial plywood manufacturing facility. Crews made an aggressive interior attack with a 2 1/2 inch hose line, and knocked the fire down that had erupted in a plywood laminating machine. Firefighters also extinguished hot spots, ventilated the building and confirmed that no one was trapped inside. There were no injuries to report.

The immediate cause of the… Read More

SR-167 Completion Coalition Endorses Funding Plan for SR-167, SR-509

The bipartisan SR-167 Completion Coalition fully endorses the funding proposal for the Puget Sound Gateway Project, saying “we can’t wait another year or another day.”

To demonstrate commitment, SR-167 stakeholders have pledged to bring their own funds to the table to complement the large effort made by the state. Together, those funding streams are sufficient to complete SR-167 in appropriate phases that will create jobs, meet freight mobility needs, achieve congestion relief goals, and create the best possible environment for the Port of Tacoma to remain competitive.

The… Read More

Jack Dimmer, a senior at Charles Wright Academy, recently was honored for his outstanding work at the annual Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) in Boston. Dimmer is the son of John and Diane Dimmer of Tacoma.
Founded in 1955, only a decade after the creation of the United Nations, the Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) is the largest, oldest, and most prestigious conference of its kind. HNMUN brings over 3,000 students and faculty together from high schools around the world to simulate the activities of the United Nations. HNMUN offers a unique opportunity to… Read More

Happy “Louie Louie” Day!

Technically, it's tomorrow since the Washington State Senate declared April 12 "Louie Louie" Day back in 1985. But many fans celebrate early since today is the birthday of the late, great Richard Berry, the guy who wrote the original doo-wop version of the song in 1957.

The Kingsmen may have ridden the song to international stardomRead More

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