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Sunday, January 22, 2017 This Week's Paper

City gathers for Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

CELEBRATE. Tacoma's first African American mayor Harold Moss fought back tears when he spoke of the early days of civil rights struggles in Tacoma as keynote speaker for the city's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center on Monday. Myles King Terry-Williams sang the "Star Spangled Banner" to open the event. The South Sound MLK Mass Chorus performed a selection of inspirational songs as well.

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EDITOR'S CHOICE
Emergency food network announces new deputy director

Emergency Food Network is proud to announce that Michelle Douglas is their new deputy director.
Douglas brings 16 years of leadership experience with her to the position. She most recently served as executive director at the Rainbow Center in Tacoma and also served as operations manager at the Center for Dialogue and Resolution.
In addition to her leadership experience, Douglas also has an extensive background in the food industry, including catering, hospitality, and service. Her longtime desire to provide food for people and her commitment to making a difference in the community makes her a perfect addition to help Emergency Food… Read Full Story

WEEKLY STORIES
Even cancer couldn’t slow Theresa Pan Hosley’s passion for Tacoma

When Theresa Pan Hosley was told last March that she had breast cancer, she had one question for her doctor.
“I had a trip to Taiwan planned, leading a group of clients and friends,” she said, “so I asked if being gone for two weeks would make a huge difference. The doctor told me we’d start chemotherapy as soon as I got back.”
It is Hosley’s nature, if not her signature trait, not to let anything stop her – not in business (she has run Seasons Travel in Tacoma since… Read Full Story

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‘The New Yorker’ cartoonist to speak at University of Puget Sound
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

The New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is bringing to Tacoma her love of the absurd, her passion for pictures and words, and her precise sense of the fine line between humor and gravitas. The acclaimed humorist and best-selling author will appear at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 in Schneebeck…

Bulletin Board
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

TRAIN TESTING COMING TO TACOMA Residents living along the Point Defiance Bypass train tracks between Tacoma and DuPont will soon see more – and faster – trains passing as testing of new tracks and signals begins next week. Trains traveling at various speeds will test the new section that runs…

City gathers for Martin Luther King Jr. celebration
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

CELEBRATE. Tacoma's first African American mayor Harold Moss fought back tears when he spoke of the early days of civil rights struggles in Tacoma as keynote speaker for the city's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center on Monday. Myles King Terry-Williams…

Fife settles costly fight over pot ban
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

The City of Fife has settled its longstanding legal battles with Greybeard Holdings over the city’s moratorium on marijuana businesses. This comes after more than two years of hearings and appeals that have proven costly in attorneys’ fees and the loss of potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars…

New business signals long-awaited improvements
By Matt Nagle

For many years the East Portland Avenue corridor has been left pretty much the same, with no new major building developments or beautification projects in the works. Home to many Tacoma residents and small businesses, the avenue is a busy thoroughfare with a long and storied history among the Puyallup…

Deputies try to ID trio of women stealing from small businesses
By David Rose

Pierce County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for help identifying three women caught on surveillance video stealing from a bike shop in Puyallup’s South Hill area. Deputies say they may be suspects in other retail thefts as well. Owner Nier Brittain at Inspired Ride Bicycles at 14712 Meridian…

Search on for accused child rapist Gilbert Greenwood
By David Rose

Pierce County Sheriff's deputies are searching for Gilbert M. Greenwood. The 51-year-old is charged with four counts of rape of a child in the first degree (aggravated) and one count of child molestation in the 1st degree (aggravated). He was arrested on May 17, 2013 and was out on bail when his trial…

Bay watchers call foul on process to restart gravel mining
By Steve Dunkelberger

Citizens for a Healthy Bay (CHB), the non-profit environmental group tasked with monitoring the health of Commencement Bay, wants the city to conduct a full environmental review of a plan to restart surface mining at the former Coski Sand and Gravel Mine facility on the Hylebos Waterway, particularly…

Business Spotlight: Vape-O-Rama
By Derek Shuck

University Place residents looking for a one-stop vape shop can visit Vape-O-Rama, located at 7406 27th St. W., which offers a large selection of products for all your vaping needs. Vape-O-Rama is a shop dedicated to newcomers and veteran vapers alike. Those unfamiliar with vaping can count on the…

Inmate charged with possession of meth-soaked letters
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Rickey Claude Yandell, 49, on Jan. 6 with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Letters sent to him in the mail had been soaked in methamphetamine. “This is a new take on an old problem - smuggling drugs into jail,” said Prosecutor…