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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 This Week's Paper

Tacoma singer-songwriter turned reality TV star Vicci Martinez is shooting a music video in Seattle this weekend, and she put a related call for extras on her Facebook page today. Here's what she's looking for:

Vicci is inviting a small group of her fans to help her out. She is looking for 20 - 25 men and women, between the ages of 18 and 35 to come make her video a successful one. The filming will be between the hours of 11am and 8pm on Sunday, 3/10 in Seattle,…
You shop, lives change this weekend at RAGS sale

The 19th annual RAGS Wearable Art Sale and Gallery starts this evening with a ticketed gala preview and continues through the weekend at Larson's Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma in Fife. The juried sale of handmade jewelry, clothing and accessories supports the domestic violence prevention and intervention programs of the YWCA Pierce County.

This weekend's schedule:
Thursday, March 7: Gala Preview, 6 - 9 pm (still a few tickets available at Tickets not available at the door.)
Friday, March 8: Sale and gallery viewing, open to public, 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday, March…

Karol Brown, a Tacoma-based storyteller and author, is honoring Harriet Tubman with free Kindle downloads of her book,“30 Lessons in Love, Leadership, and Legacy from Harriet Tubman”, for three days, March 9, 10 and 11.

March 10 is the 100th anniversary of Tubman’s death in 1913.

Tubman, known as "the woman called Moses" was born a slave in 1821. She is known best as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and for freeing herself, and 300 others from slavery.

When Tubman told stories in her simple language, people learned how God guided her, how she found support…

Campbell announces campaign for City Council re-election

Marty Campbell, who was elected to represent District 4 on the Tacoma City Council in 2009, officially announced today that he is running for re-election.

“We’ve accomplished much in the past three years to support livable neighborhoods, create jobs and improve public safety but there’s still much more to do in District 4.”

Setting his second term goals Campbell said “We need to continue to drive down unemployment and crime by creating jobs and focusing on improving public safety. We also need to continue improving…

As everyone already knows, March 3 has been declared national “If Pets Had Thumbs Day.” So that seems as good a reason as any to have a pet-themed photo contest.

The rules are simple. Just send in a photo of you and your pet, or one just of your pet, with a caption of what you think the pet is thinking and what it would likely do if it had thumbs. Only submit one photo of your pet, although you can submit multiple photos if you have more than one animal in your care.

The deadline to send in your photo(s) is March 8. The photos will then be posted online and on Facebook. The…

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