Matt Nagle

was born and raised in Little Rock, Ark. and moved to the Pacific Northwest upon graduating from college 25 years ago. He has been a community journalist his entire adult life, starting out as a cub reporter in his youth and working his way up to editorship at various Seattle-area publications. He loves his job because he can use his talents to help bring people and communities together.

Email: mnagle@tacomaweekly.com

4 August 2016

Lushootseed Language Institute officially begins at UWT

Under the guidance of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, the University of Washington-Tacoma has launched the Lushootseed Language Institute, a two-week immersion program to help revitalize the Lushootseed native language spoken by several indigenous Coast Salish tribes including the Puyallup. The first day of class on Aug. 1…

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28 July 2016

Biotech accelerator consortium tours Salish Cancer Center

The Puyallup Tribe’s Salish Cancer Center and Puyallup Tribal Chairman Bill Sterud hosted a group tour of the center on July 22 with representatives from the City of Tacoma, University of Washington-Tacoma, MultiCare and Madigan Army Medical Center. The group is part of a consortium that has come together to grow the biotech…

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30 June 2016

UWT graduate heads for Oxford

 It may be unusual for a 13-year-old to discover her calling in life, but it happened for Bronwyn Clarke. Now all grown up and focusing on her vocation, this fall she will be heading to Oxford University to continue pursuing her dreams of working in the world of politics.
“Knowing what I wanted to do at an early…

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9 June 2016

MultiCare, CHI Franciscan unite for behavioral health hospital

A $42 million project is underway to bring an acute psychiatric care hospital to Tacoma. Being planned to serve Pierce County and South King County, the 120-bed behavioral health hospital is a joint venture between MultiCare Health System and CHI Franciscan Health, which have joined forces to form The Alliance for South Sound…

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19 May 2016

Prosecutor finds officer’s use of deadly force lawful

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office announced that Tacoma Police officers Scott Campbell and Aaron Joseph were justified in the shooting death of Puyallup Tribal member Jacqueline Salyers.
According to a news release issued today by the county Prosecutor’s Office, independent and concurrent investigations were…

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28 April 2016

Be Well - Inside and out

Beauregard’s Salon at 4117 Bridgeport Way W. in University Place is unique for numerous reasons but perhaps their most attractive aspect is that each stylist plies her trade in a private studio rather than out on an open floor as is the case with most salons. Offering clients privacy and a more intimate experience with…

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28 April 2016

‘Teepee’ app puts tribes at your fingertips

Puyallup tribal member Miguel Douglas has developed a one-of-a-kind app for use with iPhones and iPads, available now from the Apple Store. Called “Teepee,” the app provides a wealth of information for all 566 federally recognized tribes in the United States. With this information at their fingertips, Teepee users can…

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14 April 2016

CLEAN OUR REZ

Anyone who lives on the Puyallup Reservation – and even those who drive through on occasion – has witnessed the sprawling landscape of refuse that has piled up over the years, generated by senseless littering, illegal dumping and homeless encampments. The Puyallup Tribal Council has retaliated by authorizing a massive…

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The Daily MashUp

30 December 2015

Tacoma Singing Society holds auditions

Tacoma Singing Society, with the emphasis on society, is an auditioned choir…Read More

4 August 2015

Pink Lung Brigade hosts Awareness Wednesday at Health Dept.

Once a month, the Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health allows concerned citizens…Read More

Favorite Articles

4 August 2011

The Art of Hip Hop

With the fourth annual Hip Hop in the Park just a week away – Aug. 13 starting at noon in People’s Park – the young students in Darren “Scooter” Spencer’s The Art of Hip Hop course at D.A.S.H. Center for the Performing Arts are busy pulling together last minute details before the big day. This is their event –…

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14 July 2011

History is made as pride flag flies over city hall

With a jubilant crowd surrounding them on a sunny July 7 afternoon, Mayor Marilyn Strickland and City Councilmember Ryan Mello led the countdown for the first-ever raising of the pride flag over city hall. The event marked the kick-off Tacoma’s LGBT pride festivities, which were extended to 10 days this year.

One…

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11 May 2010

Puyallup Tribe mourns the passing of Lena Landry

May 4, 2010, was a sad day for the Puyallup Indian Tribe, as beloved elder and former tribal leader Lena (Davis) Landry passed away quietly with her family by her side. Even though she lived a full life until age 91, her death was still a blow to people inside and outside the tribe. After more than 60 years working for the…

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18 August 2011

Student travels from Pakistan to study journalism at Pierce College

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29 September 2016

Talk outlines possible review of tideflats zoning rules

A roundtable talk on Sept. 19 that included many of the major players on Tacoma’s tideflats provided a glimpse of city efforts that could lead to a lengthy review of zoning rules of the largely industrial waterfront at a time when no public meeting about the tideflats goes without community protests. This Monday afternoon…

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29 September 2016

Mark your calendars: Kamasi Washington

Jazz musician Kamasi Washington made a big splash at this year's Bumbershoot festival, and now fans will have another chance to catch him live on Dec. 2 at Seattle's Moore Theatre. Washington has recorded with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Broken Bells and George Duke, and last year released his solo debut, “The Epic.” Read More

29 September 2016

Nightlife

Friday, Sept. 30

B SHARP COFFEE: Frank Kohl Trio (jazz) 8 p.m., $10, AA
CULTURA: Sizzla's “Back in the USA Tour” (reggae) 9:30 p.m., $35-$95
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC
JAZZBONES: Erotic City (Prince…

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29 September 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Cultural Events of Tacoma

Museums of the Week

Museum of Glass
1801 Dock St., Tacoma WA
Wed. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. noon to 5 p.m.

museumofglass.org

New Show: “Into the Deep”
Sept. 24 through Sept. 2017

“Into the…

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29 September 2016

Bulletin Board

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS IMPROVEMENT ALMOST COMPLETE

The City Council Chambers Improvement Project is in the final stages of the construction timeline. The first City Council meeting held in the renovated chambers at the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St., 1st Floor) will be on Tuesday, Oct. 4,…

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29 September 2016

The Things We Like

LOOK, UP THERE!

Kris “Sonics Guy” Brannon did it on Thursday. So did Tacoma Rainiers mascot, Rhubarb. Look toward Tacoma's skyline at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and you'll see dozens more rappelling down the side of Hotel Murano. No, a team of fun-loving robbers aren't taking over the building (and…

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29 September 2016

Join the South Sound Heart and Stroke Walk on Oct. 8

South Sound walkers take steps to improve heart and brain health, support American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

One of every three Americans will succumb to heart disease and stroke. That’s why on Saturday, Oct. 8, South Sound residents will walk to raise awareness about prevention and to…

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29 September 2016

Make a Scene: Tacoma Film Festival to showcase virtual reality, local films and more

The 11th annual Tacoma Film Festival will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 6 and run through Oct. 13, bringing more than 145 independent films and 13 special events to be held at the Grand Cinema, Proctor's Blue Mouse Theatre and other Tacoma venues. Ticket information and a digital version of the festival program is available…

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29 September 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS SEPT. 29 – OCT. 8

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 – SOCCER
Girls – Wilson vs. Lincoln
Lincoln Bowl – 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 – SOCCER
Girls – Bethel vs. Stadium
Stadium Bowl – 7:15 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 – VOLLEYBALL
Rogers vs. Curtis
Curtis…

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29 September 2016

Tacoma man turns himself in to face a murder charge

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s office arraigned Yancy Wade Ray, 50, on Sept. 22 on one count of second degree murder for the death of Hyson Sabb, 41. Ray is also charged with one count of first degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
“The defendant decided to solve an argument with a handgun,” said Prosecutor…

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29 September 2016

Dr. John to perform at Pantages Oct. 7

Mac Rebennack – the man many know as Dr. John – is asked what keeps him excited about performing six decades into his musical career. “I feel like the best way for a musician to die is to fall over on the last song of the show,” he responds, speaking with a thick, Creole patois. “The band gets paid, and you don't…

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28 September 2016

SPORTSWATCH

PLU’S EDDIE NA GARNERS SECOND NWC AWARD OF THE SEASON

Pacific Lutheran University forward Eddie Na was named the Northwest Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, Sept. 26, earning the honor for the second time this season.

The University Place, Washington native lands…

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22 September 2016

Nightlife

Friday, Sept. 23

B SHARP COFFEE: CD Woodbury Trio (blues) 8 p.m., $7, AA
CULTURA: Héctor Tricoche (salsa) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: Jonaye Kendrick (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC

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22 September 2016

SPORTSWATCH

LADY LUTES RISE SIX SPOTS IN NATIONAL SOCCER POLL

The Pacific Lutheran University women's soccer team continues to ascend in the NCAA Division III Top 25 Poll, climbing to 16th in the second regular season installment of the rankings, released on Tuesday, Sept. 20 by the National Soccer Coaches Association…

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22 September 2016

City councilman fights to improve property crime investigations

"Only eight to 11 percent of property crimes in Tacoma being investigated," says Tacoma City Councilman Robert Thoms.

Nothing in this world is more precious to LeShaun Alexander than his two little girls. The single dad works as a carpenter so when thieves stole his tools, which he left at a work site overnight…

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22 September 2016

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

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 power, feminism,…

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22 September 2016

Mark your calendars: Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are headed back to Seattle. The legendary funk-rock band will play songs from their new album, “The Getaway,” at KeyArena on St. Patrick's Day. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will warm the crowd up first, though, at 8 p.m.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, with prices…

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22 September 2016

Pair arraigned for thefts from senior community

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 to protecting…

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22 September 2016

CLICK PLANS TO FACE TPU VOTE NEXT WEEK

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 to finance the upgrades…

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22 September 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Cultural Events of Tacoma

Tacoma Arts Month

Tacoma Arts Month is dedicated to showing off the very best about our community. October is brimming with hundreds of arts and culture events, exhibits, and workshops for all ages. There is something for everyone to enjoy: music, dance and theater performances; hands-on experiences; visual art exhibits;…

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22 September 2016

Suspect charged in murder of homeless man

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 and services to…

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22 September 2016

Bulletin Board

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…

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22 September 2016

The Things We Like

AMOCAT AWARDS

Recipients for this year’s AMOCAT Arts Awards include Metro Parks Tacoma (for Arts Patron), Tacoma Youth Symphony Association (Community Outreach by an Organization, shown), and Christopher Paul Jordan (Community Outreach by an Individual). Tacoma Arts Commission presents the awards…

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21 September 2016

Lancers, Tigers and Crusaders shine in week 3

The Wilson Rams brought their early season undefeated record into Harry E. Lang Stadium on Friday, Sept. 16 looking to keep things rolling against the Lakes Lancers in their first conference game as part of the newly formed 3A Pierce County League. One big problem the Rams would run into was a Lakes team still stinging…

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21 September 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS SEPT. 23 - 30

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 – FOOTBALL
Winlock vs. Chief Leschi
Chief Leschi Stadium – 4 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 – VOLLEYBALL
Lincoln vs. Life Christian
Life Christian HS – 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 – FOOTBALL
Lakes vs. Lincoln

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15 September 2016

Mark your calendars: Chris Botti and Eric Church

Two big shows just went on sale for 2017. Trumpeter Chris Botti will headline the Tacoma Dome at 8 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day; and by the time his crew tears down and clears out, country star Eric Church will be ready to set up for his “Holdin' My Own Tour” stop, with that show set to kick off at 8 p.m. the next day, on…

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15 September 2016

Bulletin Board

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…

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15 September 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS SEPT. 15 - 23

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15 – SOCCER
Girls – Curtis vs. Bellarmine
Bellarmine HS – 4 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15 – VOLLEYBALL
Mt. Tahoma vs. Stadium
Stadium HS – 7:15 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15 – VOLLEYBALL
Lincoln vs. Wilson

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15 September 2016

City’s budget begins taking shape for fall vote

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 to library…

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15 September 2016

The McKenzie Method: Empowering patients to take part in their own care

I’m deranged. And I need extension.
That’s what I learned after visiting Sharon Ebelt, a physical therapist at downtown Tacoma’s Group Health. I’d lost a month of training to what my physician’s assistant had tentatively diagnosed as an oblique strain, and I was ready to do whatever needed doing in order to…

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15 September 2016

Local Restuarants

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 delicacies of fresh…

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15 September 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Cultural Events of Tacoma

Tacoma Arts Month is just around the corner

October 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of Tacoma Arts Month – a community celebration of the arts that includes hundreds of community-hosted arts and culture events, exhibits and workshops for all ages, taking place every day throughout the month. Programming…

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15 September 2016

Tacoma man sentenced for the murder of ex-girlfriend’s mother

On Sept. 9, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist accepted guilty pleas from Austin Richard Moores Nelson, 20, for first degree murder, first degree burglary and first degree animal cruelty. Moores Nelson shot and killed Teresa Ann Ryan, 46, last January.
“Teresa was part of our family,” said Lindquist. “She…

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15 September 2016

Correction

The editorial in the Sept. 11 edition contained incorrect calculations. The feasibility rent Puget Sound Energy pays to the Port of Tacoma for the proposed liquefied natural gas site is $146,000 a month when factored for the $49,735 per month for the land plus the $7,000 added each month during the second year of the feasibility…

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15 September 2016

The Things We Like

THEIR ‘UNDERPANTS’ IS SHOWING

From the hilarious mind of Steve Martin, “The Underpants” will open on Friday, Sept. 16, and run through Oct. 2 at Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St. This wild satire, directed by Jennifer York, is adapted from a classic German play about Louise and Theo Maske,…

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15 September 2016

Weekly Rewind

"With our recurring Weekly Rewind feature, our staff photographers capture some of the biggest community happenings that you may have missed. Click on this week's gallery to relive the fun.”

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15 September 2016

Nightlife

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Friday, Sept. 16

B SHARP COFFEE: 322 Jazz Collective (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: Chris Burchett Band (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Notorious…

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15 September 2016

SPORTSWATCH

PLU EDGES CAL LUTHERAN IN FOOTBALL OPENER

It took every second of the Lutes’ season opener at Sparks Stadium for Pacific Lutheran University to secure a 17-14 win over California Lutheran University on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Jon Schaub got the start at quarterback for PLU (1-0) and took advantage…

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15 September 2016

Correction

Tacoma Weekly did not properly credit a photo of comedian Tom Green, taken by photographer Michel Grenier that ran on the front page of our City Life of our Sept. 16 edition.
Tacoma Weekly apologizes for the error.

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15 September 2016

Zombie punk duo Wastedeads to infect Tacoma

Legions of shambling undead have already invaded some of our favorite movies, TV shows and comic books, and now the Zombie Apocalypse threatens to overrun Tacoma's rock scene thanks to the Bay Area's Wastedeads.
The rotting and ravenous rock duo is the braaaaaaaaains-child of singer-guitarist Beth Allen – a.k.a. Beth…

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15 September 2016

Safety information of PSE planned gas plant could come this fall

A Washington State Court of Appeals commissioner has merged two appeals of a lower court decision on the disclosure of fire and emergency response information involving the proposed 8 million gallon liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility Puget Sound Energy wants to build on the tideflats.
Port watchdog Arthur West and…

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11 September 2016

Prophets of Rage rekindle ‘80s, ‘90s angst at Auburn tour stop

Public Enemy injected new life into a civil rights movement that had stalled by the tail end of the Reagan Era. Rap-rock provocateurs Rage Against the Machine railed against the military-industrial complex and corporate greed during the merger-happy '90s. But inevitably, both groups faded in popularity (Rage broke up in 2000)…

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8 September 2016

Red Green brings the lodge to the Pantages

Like many kids growing up in America, PBS entered my life at a young age with shows like “Sesame Street” and “The Electric Company.” As I grew a little older, “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood,” “Reading Rainbow” and “3-2-1 Contact” became part of my regular television regimen. This was also the place where…

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8 September 2016

Curtis comes up short in battle of Vikings

It was just about the perfect night to kick off the high school football season. Mild temperatures welcomed fans to Puyallup’s Sparks Stadium on Friday, Sept. 2 for a showdown between the Curtis Vikings and the Puyallup Vikings. With the smells and sounds of the Washington State Fair wafting down the street from just a…

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8 September 2016

Tumwater too much for upstart Franklin Pierce

Hope springs eternal at the start of every new season, and both Franklin Pierce and Tumwater had hopes of something bigger as they met on Friday, Sept.2 at Franklin Pierce Stadium to start the high school football season. The Franklin Pierce Cardinals were hoping to erase the memory of their last game, a 55-14 defeat in the…

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8 September 2016

Link expansion takes shape, works to preserve station parking

Plans for the expansion of Sound Transit’s light rail line to Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood took a bit of a turn from previous plans by shifting designs for a few of the stations from the side of the roadway to the center of the streets. The changes come with the blessing of the Tacoma City Council because center-placed…

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8 September 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS SEPT. 8 - 15

THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 – SOCCER
Bonney Lake vs. Mt. Tahoma
Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 – SOCCER
Spanaway Lake vs. Wilson
Stadium Bowl – 7:15 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 – SOCCER
Women – Whittier vs. UPS

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8 September 2016

Bulletin Board

PORT QUIETLY EXTENDS FEASIBILITY PERIOD OF PSE

The Port of Tacoma, under CEO John Wolfe’s signing authority, extended the feasibility period of Puget Sound Energy’s lease by two months.
Puget Sound Energy proposes to build a liquefied natural gas facility at the Port of Tacoma to support…

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8 September 2016

Nightlife

Friday, Sept. 9

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CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: Cara Francis (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Radio 80 (dance) 9 p.m., NC
JAZZBONES: Jeff Angell's Staticland, Ten Miles…

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8 September 2016

Mark your calendars: Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders

Two legendary rock acts, Fleewood Mac's Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders, are teaming up for what's sure to be one of the biggest tours this winter. Their “24 Karat Gold Tour” will drop by Seattle's KeyArena on Dec. 11. The show will kick off at 7 p.m. that day, and tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12,…

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8 September 2016

The Things We Like

CLEAR STREETS

Locals can experience Tacoma's beautiful waterfront, sans cars, during the fourth annual Downtown to Defiance event on Sunday, Sept. 11. From 9 p.m. to 1 p.m., seven miles of Ruston Way, Schuster Parkway, Dock Street and the Esplanade will be closed to motorized traffic, freeing the streets…

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8 September 2016

Annual Stadium Art Wine and Beer Walk to take place Sept. 17

Hey, Tacoma residents! Get your taste buds ready for the eighth Annual Stadium District Art, Wine and Beer Walk happening Saturday, Sept. 17, from 4-8 p.m. The tour offers Tacomans the opportunity to tour the historic Stadium District while enjoying wine tastings and craft beers, local artists and live music.
During…

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8 September 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Museums of Tacoma

Museum of the Week:

Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock St.
Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Info: www.fosswaterwayseaport.org

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8 September 2016

SPORTSWATCH

PLU LOOKS TO BOUNCE BACK ON THE GRIDIRON THIS SEASON
The Pacific Lutheran University football team is anxious to return to the gridiron in 2016 with a more experienced and veteran squad.
The Lutes had a daunting task of replacing 12 All-Northwest Conference players last season, and the squad's inexperience showed…

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6 September 2016

Gig Harbor Police seek ID of armed robber who held up gas station with sawed off shotgun

Gig Harbor Police are asking for the public’s help to identify an armed robber and the woman who drove the getaway vehicle. 
At 5:15 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, the gunman robbed a Chevron gas station located at Stinson Avenue and Wollochet Drive NW. 
"He walked into the Chevron with a sawed off…

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6 September 2016

Wanted sex offender’s crimes involved children

Pierce County deputies are asking for the public’s help to find convicted sex offender Christopher Sterling Jones. He was convicted of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14-years-old and now is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender.
“He needs to register for his lifetime as it's been put on there…

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5 September 2016

Uke rocker

Most associate the ukulele with the halcyon sounds of traditional, Hawaiian music; and while that may be the foundation for 39-year-old virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, he has forged a career out of dashing preconceived notions of how the instrument can be played.

Shimabukuro will…

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1 September 2016

Lakewood Police hope new DNA profile will identify suspect in Seeley Park murder

Visiting her son’s gravesite hasn’t gotten easier for Vicky Jordan. It’s been one year since her son, Danny Guerin, was found stabbed to death near his pickup truck in the parking lot of Seeley Lake Park in Lakewood.
“You’ll never have closure when you have your child is murdered in such a violent way,”…

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1 September 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS SEPT. 1 – SEPT. 11

THURSDAY, SEPT. 1 – BASEBALL
Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 2 – VOLLEYBALL
Vassar vs. Puget Sound
UPS Fieldhouse – 11 a.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 2 – VOLLEYBALL
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1 September 2016

Tacoma Community Boat Builders Hosts Launch the Future Fundraiser

Tacoma Community Boat Builders (TCBB) began in 2012 as a commitment by a few dedicated boat builders and sailors of the South Puget Sound to share their passion for the unique experience of building and sailing wooden boats. Four years later these dedicated community members continue to give their time to a great cause of…

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1 September 2016

Nightlife

Friday, Sept. 2

CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelhart and Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Afrodisiacs (dance) 9 p.m., NC
JAZZBONES: DJ Minus (DJ dance) 10…

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1 September 2016

Joan Jett dazzles while Heart and Cheap Trick deliver

Every once in a while, there is an opportunity that pops up in front of you and you must immediately say yes to it. Details such as when and where really don’t matter when a golden moment appears before you. It’s time for a command decision and you need to just go with it.
This is where I found myself when asked…

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1 September 2016

Bulletin Board

WALK TACOMA VISITS HILLTOP SEPT. 7

Walk through the revitalizing Hilltop neighborhood on Wednesday, Sept. 7 with Downtown On the Go’s second to last Walk Tacoma event of 2016. City of Tacoma Councilmember Keith Blocker will lead the group along a 1.5-mile route, emphasizing the valuable new community…

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1 September 2016

High priority offender convicted on drug charges

Michael Walter Wood, 56, identified as a High Priority Offender (HPO), has been convicted on four counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of a firearm. Wood’s criminal history includes drug offenses, weapon offenses, as well as an assault and violation on a…

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1 September 2016

Court, again, orders release of planned PSE gas plant’s safety information

Environmental activists and members of RedLine Tacoma, a group that opposes the planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on the tideflats, scored a win of sorts last week when Superior Court Judge Frank E. Cuthbertson ordered the release of safety response studies that Puget Sound Energy submitted as part of the facility’s…

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1 September 2016

Correction

The article “Click committee differs on ways to pay for ‘all in’ expansion” in the Aug. 26 issue misidentified Mitchell Shook. He is the CEO of Advance Stream, a local Internet Service Provider.

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1 September 2016

The Things We Like

CAFFEINE & GASOLINE

Where can you find exotic cars, street rods, tuner cars, and race machines all in the same place? The first Saturday of every month, you'll find those and more at Griot's Garage Caffeine & Gasoline cruise-in car shows. Each installment has a different theme, but all kinds…

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1 September 2016

Make a Scene: Comedian Caparulo no fair weather fan

Local sports teams that become world champions after years spent in the middle of the pack inevitably pick up legions of new, bandwagon fans. Comedian John Caparulo refuses to be one of those. 
Caparulo, who will be the main attraction at Tacoma Comedy Club from Sept. 8 to 11, often jokes about his plight as a…

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1 September 2016

Mark your calendars: Neko Case

Singer-songwriter Neko Case has seldom performed in Tacoma since she lived here in the '80s and '90s. But fresh off her recent tour dates with case/lang/veirs – her super-group with K.D. Lang and Laura Viers – she'll make a rare appearance at the Pantages Theater on Nov. 9. The show will start at 8 p.m. that night. Tickets…

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1 September 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Museums of Tacoma

Museum of the Week:

LeMay America's Car Museum
2702 E. D St., Tacoma, WA 98421
Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Info: www.lemaymuseum.org

America's Car Museum (ACM) spotlights America's love affair with the automobile. Featuring a nine-acre…

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1 September 2016

The Washington State Fair

The Washington State Fair kicks off today at the Washington State Event Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, in Puyallup. Here is a list of this year's grandstand headliners, with more details available online at www.thefair.com.
J. Cole with Bas (hip-hop): 7:30 p.m. Sept.…

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1 September 2016

Deputies shoot Graham man armed with running chainsaw

Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man on the morning of Aug. 30 in Graham after he charged at them with a running chainsaw.
At 7:13 a.m., a woman called 911 to report that her 36-year-old son, who had previously assaulted her and her husband, was at their home armed with a chainsaw. According to the…

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31 August 2016

2016 Tacoma Area High School Volleyball Schedules

4A SOUTH PUGET SOUND LEAGUE

Bellarmine Lions

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29 August 2016

Tacoma loved the ‘90s (photos)

Tacoma's Gen-Xers took a stroll down memory lane Friday night as the I Love the '90s tour took over the Tacoma Dome. They “Pushed It” with Salt-N-Pepa. They “Busted a Move” with Young MC, and they did the “Wild Thing” with Tone Lōc. (Well, not literally, presumably.) Click the gallery to revisit some of what…

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25 August 2016

I Love the ‘90s quiz answers

Spoiler alert! Below are the answers to the "I Love the '90s trivia challange" that's running in our Aug. 26 edition. But here ya go, if you've already tested how much you know about the performers playing…

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25 August 2016

Puyallup Nation Kings bring home national hardware

The sport of semi-pro football, at its best, is just as exciting and well played as other levels of the sport. On the flip side, there is really no national organizational structure that oversees all of the leagues from coast to coast, so when the seasons wrap up, there seems to be a handful of “National Championship”…

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25 August 2016

Pierce County deputies search for convicted child rapist

The Pierce County Sex and Kidnap Offender Registration Unit is searching for convicted child rapist Santana Cartwright. The 30-year-old level 2 sex offender was convicted of two counts of rape of a child in the first degree when he was in his early teens.
“His victims were between 7 and 9 years old so if this guy…

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25 August 2016

The Things We Like

FILM FEST

The third annual Destiny City Film Festival will take over the Blue Mouse Theatre, 2611 N. Proctor St., on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27. Among the films being shown this year are “It Had to Be You,” “Brides to Be,” “The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere” and “Buddymoon”…

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25 August 2016

Boutique-Style Learning: Northwest Beauty Academy

This new kid on the block knows it all. The Northwest Beauty Academy is aiming to teach beauty enthusiasts all about hair, nails and skincare in a boutique-style way tailored to every student's personal situation and goals.

While the Northwest Beauty Academy in Lakewood just opened its doors four months ago,…

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25 August 2016

Rock the Rim 2016 poised to be the best ever

The annual Rock the Rim basketball tournament and back to school giveaway will be returning to the city on Sept. 4 at Mt. Tahoma High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is sponsored by a variety of barbershops across the city, including Goodfellas, Legends, Razor Sharp, Lakewood Barbershop, Shea’s, Sam and Terry’s,…

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25 August 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Cultural Events of Tacoma

Art Gallery of the Week:

Retro Colby, a Bill Colby Retrospective and “Under Construction”
Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound
Opens Aug. 29 and runs through Sept. 24
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk Aug. 31, 5-7 p.m.

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On one side of the…

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25 August 2016

SPORTSWATCH

PT. DEFIANCE UNVEILS NEW FIELD GUIDE AND INTERACTIVE GAME

A fun, prize-filled adventure awaits individuals and families alike at Point Defiance Park. Metro Parks Tacoma has a cool new way to discover the Park through its “That's the Point” interactive game. To join in the fun, pick up a free park…

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25 August 2016

Puyallup Tribe and Marine View Ventures acquire North Shore Golf Course

North Shore Golf Course, a celebrated public golf course in northeast Tacoma, announces its acquisition by the Puyallup Tribe and Marine View Ventures (MVV), the economic development arm of the Puyallup Tribe, one of the largest Indian Tribes in the Pacific Northwest. Michael Moore, CEO of Ryan Moore Golf (RMG), partnered…

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25 August 2016

Mark your calendars: Freak Night

Seattle's USC Events will bring its popular, Halloween-themed EDM fest Freak Night back to the Tacoma Dome on Oct. 28 and 29. This year's lineup includes Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Zedd, Jamie Jones, 3 Lau, Galantis, Getter, Flux Pavilion and Tchami with more to be announced.
Two-day passes are on…

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25 August 2016

Bulletin Board

SOUTHBOUND I-5 REDUCED TO TWO LANES IN TACOMA

Drivers who use southbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma are encouraged to prepare for potential big weekend backups and slowdowns.
Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce…

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25 August 2016

University Place student catches ‘em all in Pokémon GO

“Gotta catch ‘em all” has been the creed of Pokémon for more than 20 years, and earlier this month 15-year-old Sam Valadez of University Place became one of the first people in Washington State to rise to the challenge, catching all 145 Pokémon currently available in Pokémon GO.
“I started to catch a few…

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25 August 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS AUG. 29 – SEPT. 10

MONDAY, AUG. 29 – BASEBALL
Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUG. 30 – BASEBALL
Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31 – BASEBALL
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25 August 2016

Cold case suspect extradited from Mexico

On Aug. 19 the Pierce County Prosecutor’s office planned to arraign Gabriel Indelicio Nevarez, 28, on one count of first degree murder for the 2007 drive-by shooting of Kyle Grinnell, 46. Instead, the judge in the case ordered Nevarez undergo an evaluation at Western State Hospital to determine if he is competent to stand…

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25 August 2016

Local, statewide test results show mostly jumps in learning

University Place’s Curtis High School posted strong scores in all test areas during statewide tests last year. The results were recently released and are used by principals to improve student learning.
“I think we are quite proud of our results,” University Place School District Superintendent Jeff Chamberlin…

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25 August 2016

Nightlife

Friday, Aug. 26

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B SHARP COFFEE: Dmitri Matheney (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA
CHENEY STADIUM: Power Laces, Stay Grounded, Positive Rising (reggae, hip-hop, funk, dub) 6:30 p.m., NC, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G.…

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25 August 2016

Color Me Badd returns with ‘90’s pop tour

Sometime between the tail end of New Kids on the Block's initial run and the rise of the mega-boy bands in the late '90s, Color Me Badd were among the reigning harmonizers in pop.
The trio – Mark Calderon, Bryan Abrams and Kevin Thornton, and early member Sam Watters – will be back onstage delivering their biggest…

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19 August 2016

McKinley Hill Street Fair returns this weekend

The McKinley Hill Street Fair returns this weekend, with activities kicking off at 10 a.m. Saturday around the 3500 block of East McKinley Avenue. “Everything seems to be over on the other side of town,” remarked festival co-chairwoman Tara Scheidt. “So this is something we feel East Tacoma deserves.”
Here are…

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18 August 2016

Nightlife

Friday, Aug. 19

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B SHARP COFFEE: Kin Kom Beaux (blues) 8 p.m., $7, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
EMERALD QUEEN: Josh Turner (country) 8:30 p.m., $35-$55
G. DONNALSON'S: Steve Stefanowicz (jazz,blues)…

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18 August 2016

EN.DUB.MEXI, Chicano Rap and Tacoma

Hip hop has many sub-genres. There is old-school, boom-bap, Conscious, street, West Coast, Trap, Southern, international, Chicano Rap, and many others. Luckily we live in Tacoma and if we choose we can venture out and experience some of these diverse music styles. I was able to sit down with EN.DUB.MEXI (formerly known as…

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18 August 2016

Bulletin Board

CREATE YOUR OWN POP-UP PARK IN TACOMA

Calling all businesses, organizations, and persons interested in public space. Friday, Sept. 16 is Park(ing) Day, a global day in which parking spots temporarily become public parks.
Want a piece of this action? Create your own park(ing) space in downtown…

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18 August 2016

Mark your calendars: “Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience”

If you can't wait to see what's going to happen to Arya, Cersei and Jon Snow in the final season of HBO's “Game of Thrones,” you can at least get your fix of the show's music when “Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience” takes over Seattle's KeyArena on March 31. The show will feature music composed by Ramin Djawadi…

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18 August 2016

The Things We Like

JOSH TURNER

Country superstar Josh Turner will headline the Emerald Queen Casino's I-5 Tacoma Showroom on Friday, Aug. 19. With his rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music, and one of the youngest members of the…

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18 August 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Cultural Events of Tacoma

This Week in Theater:

“STOP KISS”
Presented by Found Space Productions
Aug. 19 & 20, 7:30 p.m.
Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N. I St., Tacoma, WA 98403

Tacoma Little Theatre is pleased to welcome Found Space Productions, and their production of “STOP…

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18 August 2016

AG files campaign finance complaint against Port of Tacoma officials, EDB, Chamber of Commerce

The Attorney General’s Office announced the filing of a complaint on Aug. 15 in Pierce County Superior Court alleging campaign finance violations by Port of Tacoma officials, the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce.
The complaint alleges that Port officials…

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18 August 2016

Community treasure Lois Zaroudny passes away

The city of Milton lost one of its brightest figures on Aug. 4 when Mayor Pro Tem Lois Zaroudny passed away peacefully at home. Zaroudny lived most of her life in Milton, and was not only dedicated to preserving its history, but ensuring the town had a bright future. She served on various boards and councils in the town and…

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