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Sunday, February 07, 2016 This Week's Paper
Phase I of Sprague enhancement project complete

Tacoma’s Sprague Avenue gateway has a new look with the completion of the first phase of the Sprague enhancement project. The Tacoma entry from Highway 16 has landscape improvements and better separation between South Sprague Avenue and the adjacent residential street known as residential Sprague.

Stormwater runoff from the 0.63 acres of arterial roadway will now be filtered with bio-retention rain gardens. Nearly half an acre is enhanced with landscaping that will improve the City’s tree canopy, adding more than 200 new trees and reducing rainwater runoff into the Thea Foss watershed.…

As everyone already knows, March 3 was 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. Readers emailed in photos of their pets with a caption of what they thought their pet was thinking at the time.

Now it is your turn to vote on the best photo and caption. The photos will then be posted online and on Facebook. The photo with the most votes, either through “likes” or comments, by March 15 will be the winner. The winners will be announced March 18.

The top winner will receive…

The City of Tacoma is selling the former Sector Four Police Substation, located at 3524 McKinley Avenue. This sale does not impact the operations of the current Stewart Heights Substation located at 400 E. 56th St.

The city is selling the property by a “Request for Proposal” to sell the site in a way that would will improve and enhance the McKinley Hill area and the Eastside Neighborhood as a whole by taking into account the future uses of the property with respect to the neighborhood and the city’s goals, as well as the monetary consideration offered.
The 26,000-square-foot…

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…

EDB meeting, Legislative overview highlighted on Pierce County News

Pierce County News, the weekly newscast that focuses on Pierce County government and South Sound communities highlights the EDB annual meeting last week as well as offers an overview of the Legislative session in Olympia in this week's episode.

Other topics include: Council shows support for 167 funding, Milgard Center to get 3D mammograms, Puget Sound Amateur ready for players and Family Bingo Night.

The weekly 15-minute newscast is produced by PCTV and can be seen on channel 22 Comcast and Click! Watch Pierce County News every day at 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., or online anytime…

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