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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 This Week's Paper

Tacoma Weekly sales reps tackle Innovative Fitness

Working out becomes much easier when you have a goal to achieve, and this is the basis for Innovative Fitness, located at 1105 Regents Blvd., Ste. C, in Fircrest. Innovative Fitness provides personal training that strives to motivate, educate and inspire people to reach their optimal health and fitness goals.
Tacoma Weekly sales reps Rose Thiele and Andrea Jay are participating in the Innovative Fitness six-week fitness challenge as a team.
The challenge includes a three-day a week class with about a dozen other ladies that focuses on abdomen and core workouts.
The program is not simply one-hour sessions three days a week, as proper exercise and nutrition is a 24/7 activity. Innovative Fitness understands this and through their Facebook page provides supports for its clients at all hours.
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EDITOR'S CHOICE
Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill and YouthBuild team up to construct new house in Midland

A collaboration among Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill and its construction training program YouthBuild will result in three houses built in the Pierce County area over the next two years, starting with a three-bedroom home near Midland, which had a ceremonial wall raising on Sept. 14.
The raising included not only leaders from Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity, but about a dozen YouthBuild students who had already spent hours constructing the frame of the house. The youth, aged between 16 and 24, are undergoing a six-month program that will teach them valuable construction skills and assist them in getting their GEDs and college credit.Read Full Story

WEEKLY STORIES
Save Tacoma Water effort seeks reconsideration on ballot measures

A Court of Appeals commissioner’s decision on a seemingly unrelated issue could re-spark local efforts to get a vote in front of voters on large-water-consuming projects.
Court Commissioner Aurora Bearse ruled earlier this month that a ballot measure in Olympia seeking a 1.5 percent tax on households earning more than $200,000 could face voters. The revenue from the tax would establish a fund that residents there could use for public college expenses through a grant program. The City of… Read Full Story

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Tacoma Weekly sales reps tackle Innovative Fitness
By Derek Shuck

Working out becomes much easier when you have a goal to achieve, and this is the basis for Innovative Fitness, located at 1105 Regents Blvd., Ste. C, in Fircrest. Innovative Fitness provides personal training that strives to motivate, educate and inspire people to reach their optimal health and fitness…

Product of the ‘60s, professor’s life one of activism, history and music
By Larry LaRue

It’s no coincidence that a CNN documentary series on the decades of the American 20th century drew its highest ratings when dealing with the 1960s and 1970s. Michael Honey remembers them – they shaped his life. “It was an amazing time in this country – you had the fight for civil rights, black…

Pair arraigned for thefts from senior community
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s office arraigned Russell Glen Grover, 33, and Adrienne L. Van Arsdale, 33, on Sept. 15 on charges related to multiple thefts from The Lakes senior community. “Cases like this are why we started our Elder Abuse Unit,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “We are committed…

CLICK PLANS TO FACE TPU VOTE NEXT WEEK
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

The Tacoma Public Utilities Board will vote on Sept. 28 on which of the three “all in” proposals to recommend to the Tacoma City Council that could ultimately expand the municipally owned Click Network into a phone, Internet and cable provider. The difference between the proposals involves how…

Suspect charged in murder of homeless man
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Douglas Reid Murray, 42, on Sept. 19 with second-degree murder for the death of Thomas James Fite in Parkland. “Increasingly we are seeing serious crimes among the growing homeless population,” said Lindquist. “There needs to be both accountability…

Bulletin Board
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

TECHNOLOGY SURVEY SEEKS TO BRIDGE DIGITAL DIVIDE To better understand how Tacoma residents use technology to retrieve and communicate information – as well as any related areas of need that may exist – the City of Tacoma is in the process of conducting its first Community Technology Survey. Piloted…

Tacoma Sister Cities to celebrate 20 years with George, South Africa
By Carolin Jones

Although it might take you a couple of days of travel to George, South Africa, the city is closer than you think. George is Tacoma's Sister City, and both cities are eager to kick off their 20th anniversary of building international relationships. When Tacoma was looking for a Sister City 20 years…

Bulletin Board
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

TRAFFIC FLOW, PARKING IMPROVED AT POINT DEFIANCE PARK With more than 3 million visits to Point Defiance Park each year and numbers expected to increase as new attractions take shape, it’s no wonder the park’s 2015 master plan update highlighted the need for improved traffic circulation and additional…

City’s budget begins taking shape for fall vote
By Steve Dunkelberger

The march toward a biannual budget is picking up pace with community meetings and study sessions slated this fall. A City Council vote on the 2017-2018 budget is scheduled for Nov. 15. The nutshell if that the city’s general fund budget, one that pays for city services from the police and fire departments…

Local Restuarants
By Eric Cooley Special to Tacoma Weekly

Since opening in 2015 at 1948 Pacific Ave. in downtown Tacoma, Senergo has been serving delicious and nutritious smoothies and wraps to locals throughout the area. Owner and founder Joseph Nguyen, originally from Vancouver, BC founded Senergo in the hopes of bringing popularized Canadian health conscious…