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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 This Week's Paper
Smoke + Cedar will close this weekend

Smoke + Cedar will go dark after next weekend, owner Gordon Naccarato announced, via Facebook. His statement reads as follows"

“To all my friends--it is with great sadness that I want to let you know that we have decided to close Smoke + Cedar. 

We will remain open the rest of this week for lunch, dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch. Our last meal service will be Brunch, Sunday November 1st. [We will not be open for dinner Sunday].

We are very proud of the restaurant we…

CenturyLink passes 36,000 connections in area

CenturyLink, Inc.  is continuing to expand its broadband service with speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) in Tacoma, recently surpassing 36,000 households in the area.

“Reaching 36,000 homes marks a positive milestone in CenturyLink’s progress to become the next-generation technology provider for the South Sound,” said Sue Anderson, CenturyLink vice president of operations for Washington state. “This milestone builds on our ongoing commitment to provide this thriving city with the latest technology for communication, innovation and entertainment. We’re invested…

Tacoma Fire installs smoke detectors around Lincoln

On Saturday Oct. 24, 12 Tacoma Firefighters and 20 volunteers from the Mount Rainier Chapter of the American Red Cross teamed up to install smoke alarms and distribute emergency management information to residents and businesses in Tacoma’s Lincoln district.

In all, 153 smoke alarms were installed in 65 homes, and 300 emergency management packets were given to businesses and residents during the outreach event.  

WSDOT to host blood, marrow drive in Tacoma to help find match for trooper

Washington State Department of Transportation is holding a blood and marrow Drive in Tacoma in  honor of Washington State Patrol Trooper Renee Padgett.

In 2012, Padgett was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, which is a cancer of plasma cells. After a stem-cell transplant in 2013, Padgett went into remission. But it didn’t last long. In January of this year,  the cancer returned and was more aggressive than before. Padgett’s best chance of survival now is a stem-cell donor. The odds of finding a matching stem-cell donor are one-in-a-million but Padgett’s family, including…

Statewide economic rebound brings congestion

Delay on state highways mirrored economic growth and increased 4.6 percent from 2012 to 2014, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation’s 2015 Corridor Capacity Report. The report notes that although statewide traffic congestion has been on an upward trajectory for the past five years, the average statewide congestion in 2014 was 8 percent below the 2007 pre-recession levels.

“As the report shows, transit and HOV lanes play a big role in creating more capacity on state highways and help us manage growing congestion,” said Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson.…

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