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Friday, October 09, 2015 This Week's Paper
Crews clean up tainted soil as part of ongoing project

Crews are digging up contaminated soil at 90 yards in Pierce and King counties as part of the continuing Tacoma Smelter Plume cleanup.

Five different contractors are removing dirt from 75 yards in Tacoma and 15 yards on south Vashon-Maury Island, and expect to finish work by late December. The soil is taken to approved landfills for disposal.

The yards are contaminated with arsenic and lead spread by air emissions from the former Asarco smelter in north Tacoma. The Tacoma Smelter Plume encompasses a 1,000-square-mile area in Pierce, King and Thurston counties.

The levels…

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber endorses $12 for Tacoma

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber endorses the “$12 for Tacoma” campaign in support of Measure 1B, calling it the minimum wage increase that works for Tacoma’s workers and its economy.

Measure 1B, a compromise proposal put on the Nov. 3 ballot by the Tacoma City Council, will raise the minimum wage by 27 percent over two years from $9.47 to $12 per hour.

“The Chamber represents hundreds of small business owners who make up the foundation of Tacoma’s economy,” said Tom Pierson, President and CEO of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber. “As the Chamber’s board…

Tacoma’s Pacific Brewing buys American Brewing Co.

Pacific Brewing & Malting Co, LLC, of Tacoma, Washington has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with American Brewing Co., of Edmonds, Washington to acquire its brewery and related business operations.  The transaction is subject to typical and customary conditions to closing, including approval by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board of PB&M’s application to assume American’s brewery license.

“We are excited about the opportunity to continue…

Year was record setting for forest fires, almost double previous record

The 2015 fire season was a record-setting one for Washington’s Fire Service Resource Mobilization Plan. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office coordinated assistance to local fire jurisdictions in an unprecedented 30 fires this summer, beginning on June 13 with the Cold Springs Fire in Douglas County. The most recent Mobilization fire was the Horsethief Butte Fire in Klickitat County, which started on September 13.  The previous record was 17 fires in 2012, capped by a mid-September lightning storm that ignited multiple fires across Chelan and Douglas Counties.  In 2014, the…

Tacoma Film Festival set to open Thursday

The 10th annual Tacoma Film Festival begins this week with TFF Opening Night on Thursday at The Grand Cinema and a West Coast Premiere of the dramedy "Tumbledown" on Friday night at the Blue Mouse Theatre.

Attendees can meet emerging filmmakers, watch more than 100 diverse and eclectic feature and short films, and win prizes when sharing posts on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #TFF2015. Watch for other ticket giveaways on TFF’s Facebook page.

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