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Friday, November 27, 2015 This Week's Paper
Strong Winds Expected Today

Very strong winds are scheduled for today, with sustained winds of 25 to 40 m.p.h. beginning in the morning and gusts of up to 60 m.p.h. predicted to hit at around 1 to 2 p.m. or as early as 11 a.m.

In addition, a second system of wind could hit this evening at approximately 5:30 and bring gusts of 55 mph.

The resulting saturated ground and high winds may cause downed trees and power outages. Tacoma Power is anticipating and planning for widespread outages and conditions that could delay restoration efforts.

Because of the nature of this storm, outages could last much…

Seattle radio station outlines plans to buy KUOW, switch to all-jazz format

Today, Seattle's KUOW-FM (94.9) announced plans to purchase the broadcast license of fellow National Public Radio Affiliate, KPLU-FM (88.5), which is currently owned by Pacific Lutheran University.
Both stations currently run NPR programming, but a Q & A page on KUOW-FM's web site outlined plans to rename KPLU and switch to an all jazz format. “There will be two stations: one for National Public Radio and Northwest news (94.9 FM) and…

HOME Canvassing Initiative will Launch in November

Last month, 68 Tacoma homes were scheduled for foreclosure auction. Foreclosures are still a reality for many homeowners in Tacoma. To help educate homeowners and tenants about resources and how to access them to avoid foreclosure, the City of Tacoma has partnered with Seattle University School of Law’s Foreclosure Mediation and Outreach Project to launch a canvassing effort HOME – Home Ownership Mediation and Education.

Trained canvassers will be knocking on Tacoma doors in neighborhoods where the foreclosure rate is high to provide resource packets and information to homeowners…

Tacoma Food Bank Giving Away Free Turkeys With All The Fixings

The Eloise Cooking Pot Food Bank has announced they will be helping disadvantaged families in the Pierce County – Tacoma area of Washington this year to celebrate Thanksgiving with over 500 complete turkey dinners.  These turkey dinners will be given away this Friday, November 20, 2015, from Noon until 5pm, from their location at 3543 E. Mckinley Avenue in Tacoma, Washington.

The Turkey Dinner Giveaway was made possible from the generous donations of sponsors such as Walmart. The Eloise Cooking Pot Food Bank program is a part of…

City of Tacoma observes Veterans Day on Nov. 11 with office closures

Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will be  closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

The Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center (3510 S. Mullen St.) will open as normally scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., and garbage, recycling and yard/food waste pick-ups will not be affected. Police and fire personnel will also be on duty on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Animal control personnel will be on duty from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

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