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Sunday, October 04, 2015 This Week's Paper
Second Annual Gun SafeT Awareness Week Starts Sept. 21 t

The Tacoma Gang Reduction Project announced that the second annual Gun SafeT Awareness Week will be Sept. 21-25 at the Sept. 15 City Council Meeting.

The week, which focuses on increasing gun safety awareness about education, storage and surrender will have a special focus this year on the impacts gun possession can have on youth lives.

The week will include the launch of the “Is It Worth It” Panels, which bring together a panel of professionals in the field of criminal justice, legal advocacy, employment and education to talk with youth about the impacts a single…

Tacoma teen charged in assault, kidnapping that triggered AMBER Alert

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Mickeal Anthony-Rene Gordon, 17, with two counts of assault in the first degree, kidnapping in the second degree, drive-by shooting and unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree for reportedly abducting his ex-girlfriend and their 5-month-old son, and shooting at the woman’s new boyfriend. 

“Fortunately, the young mother and her baby are home safe and reunited with their family,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “The prompt response by the Tacoma Police Department and the AMBER Alert contributed to a quick resolution.”

Federal Transit Administration awards $2 million grant for for Link expansion

The Federal Transit Administration has awarded a $2 million grant to Sound Transit in partnership with the City of Tacoma for transit-oriented development planning along the future Tacoma Link expansion route. The grant will help the city foster smart, affordable development along the expanded light rail line.

“Transit-oriented development is critical to the success of new projects and to the economy of the local communities they serve,” said FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan. “These grants will help communities like Tacoma develop a transportation system that encourages…

2015 AMOCAT Arts Award winners announced

The Tacoma Arts Commission has announced this year’s AMOCAT Arts Award winners as a way to honor those who provide distinctive contributions to the arts in Tacoma.
The Arts Patron award goes to University of Washington Tacoma for its ongoing commitment to serving and partnering with the greater Tacoma community. UW Tacoma’s contributions to the arts in Tacoma began 25 years ago at the campus’ founding, when 15 faculty members were hired to create an interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum. Since then, the university’s impact on the community can be measured by the work of its…

Fifth Harmony cancels Fair appearance, Bea Miller steps up

Fifth Harmony has called off its appearance at the Washington State Fair, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Fair grandstand. Two members of the girl group – alumni of “The X-Factor USA” - are suffering from bronchitis, according to a press release issued over the weekend. Opening act Bea Miller will now headline the 7:30 p.m. show, which will be free with Fair admission.

Fifth Harmony fans may either return their tickets for a refund at the Fair box office, which is located at 110 Ninth Ave. Southwest, in Puyallup, or they can…

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