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Friday, October 09, 2015 This Week's Paper
Vote for the 253’s cutest couple

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, we promoters of all things lovey dovey in the 253 would like to celebrate all cute with a cutest couple contest.

Readers e-mailed photos of their love muffins. The collection of photos will be posted at and on Facebook until Monday. Voting will run until noon on Monday, Feb. 11.

Either comment on the photo with your vote or “like” it. The winner will be announced Feb. 12.

The couple with the most votes will receive a bouquet of roses from Fife Flowers and dinner for two at Fife Bar and Grill.

TAM taps Haub collection curator

Tacoma Art Museum has named Laura F. Fry as the Haub Curator of Western American Art. She will join the museum in April 2013. Fry will create, articulate, and implement a vision for the newly acquired Haub Collection of Western American Art. She will play a central role in the planning and preparation for the opening of the new Haub Galleries, and will shape a new collecting and educational focus for the museum and community.

“We are delighted to welcome Laura to the museum,” said Stephanie A. Stebich, Director of Tacoma Art Museum. “This is a critical position for our museum as…

“Drive sober or get pulled over” Super Bowl weekend

Be sure to plan a safe ride home this weekend. The Target Zero Teams in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties will be out this Super Bowl weekend looking for impaired drivers.

“Football fans look forward to spending the day with family and friends watching the game, the commercials, and the half-time show” said Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas. “Part of everyone’s game plan should also include a safe ride home.”

Traffic crashes kill and seriously injure thousands of people in Washington State each year, and impaired driving is a leading cause of these crashes. The Target Zero…

The University of Washington-Tacoma's Net Impact club has started a student challenge called Penny Wars.

Visitors simply drop pennies into the jug of their favorite charity... just pennies. Quarters, dimes and bills go into another jug.

The winning charity gets a donation during this two-week challenge. On deck are the Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Teen Challenge International and FISH Food Bank.

The Penny Wars battle station is in the Dougan Building on campus and the challenge ends on Feb 7.

At 9:56 a.m. firefighters from stations 1,2,4,7,9,13,16,& 17 responded to a reported apartment fire at 14th and Emerson streets in Fircrest.

The first arriving engine company reported heavy flames and smoke showing from a second floor apartment in the four-unit, multi-family building. Crews mounted an aggressive interior attack in the vacant unit, contained the fire, and found no occupants inside. The fire temporarily displaced five tenants from two of the neighboring apartments.

Fire investigators determined that a cardboard box left on the kitchen stove by new tenants that…

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