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

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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3 March 2016

Tacoma Fresh Now Open

On March 1, the ribbon was cut and the doors officially opened to Tacoma Fresh at 6210 29th St. NE. This grand opening celebration went on throughout the day, as customers ventured in to taste free samples and see what this new source for healthy living is all about.
Owner and entrepreneur William Manzanares transformed…

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4 February 2016

Hoopin’ 4 Heroes

Hoopin’ 4 Heroes” at Fife High School is less than two weeks away and things are shaping up nicely for this first-time charity basketball game. On the court will be two opposing teams: the Fife Police Department and first responders on one side and Fife School District staff on the other. Doors to the gymnasium open at…

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3 December 2015

Laughs abound in TLT’s ‘A Christmas Story’

With a cherished holiday film like “A Christmas Story” so firmly engrained in the American psyche, it might seem a risk to present the story in a stage play. After all, this film is known about as widely as the lyrics to “Jingle Bells,” and it wasn’t introduced to the world on the stage, but rather on the silver…

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19 November 2015

UWT begins American Indian Studies minor this winter

Starting this winter, University of Washington-Tacoma will officially offer an American Indian Studies minor. Developed by Assistant Professors Michelle Montgomery and Danica Sterud Miller and grounded by a strong commitment to the histories, representations and political struggles of indigenous peoples, the intellectual…

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5 November 2015

Veterans Memorial Wall ready for dedication

 With the final pieces all now in place, the Puyallup Tribe’s Veterans Memorial Wall is set for its dedication ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11. It will take place at the memorial site in front of the Takopid Health Center, 2209 E. 32nd St in Tacoma, at 10 a.m. Afterward, a lunch will be served at the Emerald Queen Casino…

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22 October 2015

Native American Youth Leadership Academy is back in session

Now that the new school year is fully underway, the Native American Youth Leadership Academy (NAYLA) commenced on Oct. 8 at the Puyallup Tribe’s Youth and Community Center. Meeting every other month through May, this year the academy is enjoying the involvement of 22 area school districts, up from 15 last year, and two…

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8 October 2015

‘A History of Puyallup Tribal Sovereignty: A Puyallup’s Perspective’

On Oct. 15, University of Washington-Tacoma Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies Danica Sterud Miller, a member of the Puyallup Tribe, will give a free presentation on the experiences of the Puyallup people as they have protected their sovereignty beginning from the point of first contact with settlers and continuing…

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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

Note: You can find Ismail's articles in the Tacoma Weekly on these pages:

8 December 2016

Nightlife

Friday, Dec. 9

B SHARP COFFEE: Greta Matassa (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA
JAZZBONES: Kim Archer Band and The Paula Boggs Band (blues, rock, soul) 6 p.m., $10-$12
CULTURA: “Azul Fridays” with DJ Mauro (DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10
G. DONNALSON'S:

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8 December 2016

Mark Your Calendars: Frank Ocean at Sasquatch Festival

Frank Ocean is the first artist to be announced for Sasquatch 2017. The popular music and comedy festival will return to Grant County's Gorge Amphitheatre from May 26 to 28, and Ocean (born Christopher Breaux) will be there performing songs from his new, critically acclaimed album, “Blonde.”
Promoter Live Nation…

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8 December 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to Cultural Organizations

Events of the Week:

‘The Nutcracker & The Tale of The Hard Nut’
Dec. 9 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 3 p.m.
Tacoma City Ballet
Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma
Box Office: (253) 591-5894
www.broadwaycenter.org

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8 December 2016

The Things We Like

JAZZY CHRISTMAS

Seattle guitarist Michael Powers will return to Marine View Church on Sunday, Dec. 11, for his eighth annual Christmas show, billed as “Frosty's Funky Holiday.” Describing his own style, Powers said it is “rooted in the jazz tradition that keeps pace stylistically with pop, R&B…

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8 December 2016

Excitement on the flat track

The flat track was the place to be Dec. 3 as the Dockyard Derby Dames, Tacoma's Roller derby league, held its third bout of its 11 season. Dubbed “Wreck the Halls,” the event was a double header.
The evening's first match-up saw the DYDD's own Marauding Mollys square up against the Rodeo City Rollergirls from Ellensburg.…

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8 December 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS DEC. 9 - 18

THURSDAY, DEC. 8 - BASKETBALL
Girls - Lindbergh vs. Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce HS - 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, DEC. 8 - BASKETBALL
Girls - Puyallup vs. Curtis
Curtis HS - 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, DEC. 9 - BASKETBALL
Boys - Evergreen vs. Washington Read More

8 December 2016

Find apocalyptic ales at Dystopian State Brewery Co.

Dystopian State Brewing Company is the new kid on the block of Tacoma's continuously growing beer scene. The historic building that used to be home to the Arctic Bottling Company, and Wagner Motors, has now been overhauled to be a Dystopian-themed microbrewery and 10,000 sq. ft. tap room – yet keeper of the old world charm.…

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8 December 2016

Business Spotlight: Diamond Green opens new glass shop

Diamond Green, one of Tacoma’s premier marijuana shops located at 4002 S. 12th St., continues to grow, opening up a new glass shop right next door last month.
Diamond Green has been operating since early last year, and has become a favorite in the Tacoma area for their knowledgeable staff and wide open floor space. Read More

8 December 2016

Neighbors scared after shots fired

Detectives are trying to identify whoever fired shots at the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department's Foothills Detachment building in the Bonney Lake area last Saturday while two deputies were inside.
"It’s somebody we want to get caught right away because obviously they have a grudge against us personally or…

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8 December 2016

Bulletin Board

CITY ANNOUNCES PLANS TO RENOVATE TACOMA DOME

Mayor Marilyn Strickland and the Tacoma City Council recently approved $21.3 million to renovate the iconic Tacoma Dome in the 2017-18 Biennial Budget presented by City Manager T.C. Broadnax. The City- owned facility will be revitalized with new seating,…

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5 December 2016

Evergreen’s Master in Teaching makes a difference for area children

Many Tacoma-area teachers, including Christina Vernon, have something in common. They earned their teaching degrees in a social justice-focused Master in Teaching (MiT) program offered by The Evergreen State College. Evergreen is currently accepting applications for its fall 2017 MiT program, which will be offered at the…

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1 December 2016

Make a Scene: Annual Countdown show brings rock and holiday cheer to New Frontier

Tacomans will have plenty of reminders this month that Christmas is almost here: The shimmery spectacle of “Zoolights” at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium; the heart-warming sounds of Tacoma boy Bing Crosby's 1942 classic, “White Christmas,” dusted off for its yearly spin on the turntable; local weeklies that dedicate…

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1 December 2016

Mystery grows as Pothole Pig remains MIA

Perceval, the Tacoma Weekly’s beloved pothole purveying pig, remains missing.
Folks, we are worried.
The swift, yet often sweaty, swine of the streets was last seen the morning of Nov. 9 in the Stadium District. A nearby surveillance video captured a clip of the three-legged wonder strutting toward a particularly…

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1 December 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to Cultural Organizations

Events of the Week:

A 19th Century Christmas 2016
Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fort Nisqually, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
www.metroparkstacoma.org/fort-nisqually-living-history-museum

Take…

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1 December 2016

Bulletin Board

CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER TO BETTER MEET NEEDS

The City of Tacoma’s Customer Support Center – which provides a “one-stop shop” for City services, and offers a concierge feel in the way of reception, face-to-face interaction, 311 telephone support, online resources and mobile app connectivity…

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1 December 2016

The Things We Like

IT'S ‘A MIRACLE’

Tacoma Little Theatre brings to life the classic story of “Miracle on 34th Street,” directed by Maria Valenzuela. It's the story of Kris Kringle, a retirement home resident who gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. He ends up in a court competency hearing, putting at stake…

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1 December 2016

“A Big Band Christmas” returns to TCC

Rich Wetzel and his Groovin' Higher Orchestra have moved their Big Band Christmas show back to Tacoma Community College after last year's dinner show at the Temple Theatre. This year's event is slated for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Tacoma Community College's Building 2 Auditorium.
Over the last decade and a half, the event…

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1 December 2016

Mark your calendars: Blake Shelton

Country superstar Blake Shelton will return to Tacoma in 2017. The singer – best known for NBC-TV's “The Voice” and hits that include “Hillybilly Bone,” “Boys Round Here” and “Ol Red” - will headline the Tacoma Dome, where he last performed in 2014, on Feb. 25. The show – billed as the “Doing it to Country…

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1 December 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS DEC. 1 - 10

THURSDAY, DEC. 1 – BASKETBALL
Girls – Gig Harbor vs. Lincoln
Lincoln HS – 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2 – 2B FOOTBALL
Napavine vs. Liberty
Tacoma Dome – 4 p.m.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2 – BASKETBALL
Girls – Bellarmine vs. Curtis

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1 December 2016

Nightlife

Friday, Dec. 2

CULTURA: “Azul Fridays” with DJ Mauro (DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10
G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelhart and Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
JAZZBONES: Norm, Baba B. and Unified Culture (reggae) 7 p.m., $10-$15
KEYS ON…

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1 December 2016

SPORTSWATCH

TACOMA STARS WELCOME BACK TY HALL; WALTMAN AND KEITZ HONORED

The Tacoma Stars acquired forward Ty Hall as part of a trade with the Harrisburg Heat, the club announced Monday, Nov. 28. Full details of the trade will be announced at a later time.
Hall, 27, returns to Tacoma after logging time in…

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1 December 2016

Procession of Stars spreads message of peace

Peace is in the stars this Season and you are invited to be part of the festivities as a message of peace spreads all over Tacoma and the South Puget Sound. Fun, uplifting and light hearted, Tacoma’s Procession of Stars takes a new direction this year as it expands to include a span of time stretching from the 6th Avenue…

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1 December 2016

Dance Theatre Northwest features artists in ‘Nutcracker’

Dance Theatre Northwest’s “The Nutcracker” was designed to offer a warm and inviting community feeling and generous holiday spirit. The company wanted it to be both an excellent first-time dance experience and also one that is different and fresh each year with lots of dynamic dance.
The intention is for each…

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1 December 2016

Prosecutor finds use of deadly force lawful

Independent and concurrent investigations have been completed by the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, the Lakewood Police Department, the Steilacoom Police Department and the Cooperative Cities/Metro Crime Response Unit regarding…

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1 December 2016

Right to carry guns comes with responsibility

(Editor’s Note: Staff writer Steve Dunkelberger has been attending the University Place Public Safety and Criminal Justice Community Academy class that highlights the issues facing law enforcement officers and communities along the way. Tacoma has a similar program every fall as well.)

America is a “gun nation.”…

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30 November 2016

Hunt on for shooter using BB gun to shatter car windows

Somebody is shooting out the windows of cars with a pellet or BB gun in Tacoma and the Midland area of Pierce County. That has neighbors angry and concerned for their safety.
Kim Dezelak says her car got hit last Sunday night near the Hilltop neighborhood. “I went to go unlock my car and my window looked funky. So,…

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28 November 2016

Suspect sought after assault turns to murder

Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives need your help to identify the suspect responsible for the murder of 54-year-old Thomas Jefferson.
He was driving a white minivan, possibly a mid-2000’s Chrysler Town and Country. At 2:24 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, Jefferson was found lying unconscious on the sidewalk in front…

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23 November 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS NOV. 29 – DEC. 3

SATURDAY, NOV. 26 – BASKETBALL
Boys – Bellarmine Jamboree
Bellarmine HS – 2:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOV. 29 – BASKETBALL
Girls – Cleveland vs. Lincoln
Lincoln HS – 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOV. 29 – BASKETBALL
Boys – Timberline…

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23 November 2016

Title chase ends for TBS Crusaders

It was a wild ride for the Tacoma Baptist football team this season. After the school dropped down to the 1B classification following the most recent realignment by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, it was going to be a new start for the Crusaders. While they would now play against a new batch of foes,…

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23 November 2016

Tacoma’s Gavronski and Keys claim ring victories

The latest installment of the long running Battle at the Boat series took place on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Emerald Queen Casino I-5 Showroom. There was a good crowd and the room felt very electric as they awaited the undercard, and more importantly, the return of hometown favorite Mike Gavronski in the main event.

The…

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23 November 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to Cultural Organizations

Museum of the Week: Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402
Tue. through Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
www.washingtonhistory.org

This week at WSHM
Nov. 29, noon
Washington's Wolves

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23 November 2016

‘Singing Christmas Tree’ returns with seasonal extravaganza

Tacoma Life Center's “Singing Christmas Tree” returns for the 54th time this year, with a new story called “The Christmas Key” to warm hearts and lift spirits.
“It's a light-hearted and whimsical play,” says lead Pastor Dean Curry.
In a “Singing Christmas Tree” production, church choirs perform…

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23 November 2016

Mark your calendars: Point-counterpoint tours?

Two shows heading to Tacoma early next year may unintentionally highlight this country's political divide: Left-leaning comedian Lewis Black will return to Broadway Center's Pantages Theatre on March 18, followed by Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly who will be at the Tacoma Dome with comedian Dennis Miller and correspondent…

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23 November 2016

Brilliant designs

One of the more challenging feats of painters, draftsmen and printmakers is the pictorial representation of textiles. Fabrics, covered with geometrical, floral or other complex patterns, present the artist with difficulty – especially when that busy pattern is further complicated by its being wrapped around the volumes…

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23 November 2016

Nightlife

Friday, Nov. 25

B SHARP COFFEE: The Tonic (blues) 8 p.m., $7, AA
CULTURA: “Azul Fridays” with DJ Mauro (DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10
G. DONNALSON'S: Ed Taylor (smooth jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9…

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23 November 2016

The Things We Like

SANTA IN PUYALLUP

Kids can share their Christmas wishes with Santa without going all the way to the North Pole. North Pole at the Fair will offer families the opportunity to take photos with Santa, visit his house and hang out in the elf village, which have all been magically transported to the Washington…

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23 November 2016

Bulletin Board

SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN AT TACOMA MALL

Children and their families are invited to experience the joy and excitement of the holiday season with a visit to Santa at Tacoma Mall, a Simon center, along with many wonderful events in November and December.
Children can visit Santa daily to capture…

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21 November 2016

Police on the hunt for identity theft suspect

Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives need your help to identify the suspect responsible for a theft and credit card fraud.
On the morning of Friday, Oct. 4, a vehicle was prowled on 133rd St. E. in Puyallup. A window of the vehicle was smashed in by an unidentified suspect and a purse containing several credit cards,…

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17 November 2016

Nightlife

Friday, Nov. 18

GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Old School Fellas (funk, hip-hop, R&B) 9 p.m., NC
B SHARP COFFEE: Dmitri Matheny (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA
CULTURA: “Azul Fridays” with DJ Mauro (DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10
G. DONNALSON'S: Kim…

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17 November 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS NOV. 17 – DEC. 3

THURSDAY, NOV. 17 – FOOTBALL
Neah Bay vs. Tacoma Baptist
Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, NOV. 18 – STATE 3A SOCCER
Girls – Southridge vs. Blanchet
Sparks Stadium – 2 p.m.

FRIDAY, NOV. 18 – STATE B SOCCER
Girls –…

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17 November 2016

SPORTSWATCH

TCC TITANS CLAIM FIRST NWAC MEN'S SOCCER TITLE IN 16 SEASONS

Ranked second in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) West Region, Tacoma Community College’s Men’s Soccer team pulled off a stunning upset this weekend, defeating NWAC East Region first place team Spokane to win the championship…

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17 November 2016

Magic ride ends for Franklin Pierce

High school football at this time of the year is a fun thing to watch. As teams move through the playoffs, the cream rises to the top and the matchups get very interesting. There is more at stake every weekend. Saturday, Nov. 12, marked the first weekend of the state playoffs and brought the West Valley Eagles from the Spokane…

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17 November 2016

Mark your calendars: Eric Church

Many of country star Eric Church's biggest fans snagged tickets for his March 18 appearance at the Tacoma Dome when “pre-sale” started several weeks ago; but starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, tickets go on sale to the general public with prices ranging from $55 to $86.
Visit www.ticketmaster.com

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17 November 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to Cultural Organizations

Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Tacoma Community College Orchestra

Tacoma Community College, Building 2
6501 S. 12th St., Tacoma WA 98466
(Building is on the TCC campus, close to the intersections of South 12th and Mildred)

Clarinetist, Cindy Renander joins the Tacoma Community College Orchestra…

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17 November 2016

Sobottka’s menagerie of cybernetic animal totems on display at TCC

In Tacoma, fine art galleries come and go like the tides that wash in and out along the rocky fringes of Commencement Bay. Lately, however, it seems that there is more going and than coming in the art gallery universe. The art scene in Tacoma currently seems limited to the big museums and to a handful of show spaces maintained…

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17 November 2016

The Things We Like

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE

Freely mixing brass band tradition with generous doses of hip hop, soul and funk, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble creates an intoxicating and boisterous sound that will be on display 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Tacoma's Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St. These seven real-life brothers…

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17 November 2016

Masonic outreach seeks to help anyone facing ‘life events’

University Place-based Washington Masonic Charities, the umbrella entity for the fraternal organization’s charity and community service efforts, is hosting a workshop to help families take on the difficult discussion about elder care, wills and estate planning.
“It’s about education and taking that step toward…

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17 November 2016

Bulletin Board

TACOMA KICKS OFF RESIDENTIAL INFILL PILOT PROGRAM

The City of Tacoma is launching a Residential Infill Pilot Program. This program invites developers and property owners to propose designs for four infill-housing types, as part of a competitive design review process. The results of the Pilot Program…

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17 November 2016

So ugly they are awesome? Send us your sweater pics!

The holiday season will soon be here in all its festive glory, with the sights, smells and sounds of the season – so we might as well have a little fun since there will be plenty of stress to go along with the blessings, right?

And what’s more fun than an ugly sweater contest?

We want your photos. Send…

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17 November 2016

Tacoma area man found guilty of 2013 drug cartel murder

A jury found William Alvarez Calo, 30, guilty of first degree murder on Nov. 9 for the shooting death of Jamie Diaz-Solis, who was not the intended target. 
In July co-defendant Mazzar Robinson, 41, was found guilty of murder in the first degree, conspiracy to commit murder, burglary, attempted robbery and unlawful…

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17 November 2016

Supervisor at Rainier State School charged with rape

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Terry Wayne Shepard, 60, on Nov. 14 with one count of rape in the second degree for allegedly having sex with an autistic, non-verbal, female adult client inside the facility. 
“Protecting the vulnerable is one of our top priorities,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.  Read More

17 November 2016

Cultura Event Center to host Thanksgiving eve feed

While many Tacomans are preparing for Thanksgiving on Nov.24, many other families are wondering if they can find food for the night. On Nov. 23, Cultura Event Center, located at 5602 S. Washington St., will be hosting an event for people that may not have a Thanksgiving.
The 11,000 square foot facility will be packed…

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16 November 2016

Police search for armed robbery suspect

Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives need your help to identify the suspect responsible for an armed robbery at a gas station.
"This is somebody who was pretty agitated," said Det. Ed Troyer.
The suspect walked into the store on Pacific Avenue South on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10:14 p.m. and immediately…

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14 November 2016

From Neko Case to trippy EDM, Tacomans enjoyed some killer shows last week (photos)

From Neko Case's homecoming show at Broadway Center's Pantages Theater to the trippy EDM dancetravaganza held at the Tacoma Dome a few days later, Tacoma Weekly staff photographer Bill Bungard was a busy man last week. Click on this gallery above to flip through some of the images he captured, and find more on his site, Read More

10 November 2016

Florida Georgia Line quiz answers

Here are answers for Florida Georgia Line trivia challenge from our Nov. 11 edition.

1. Florida Georgia Line is a duo comprised of _____________________.

D) Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard

But you probably wouldn't be taking this quiz if you didn't know that.

2. The duo met at Nashville's __________________.

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10 November 2016

Get ready for the Thanksgiving Turkey Stampede

The air grows brisk. The ground is dappled with autumn leaves. The Thanksgiving feast is just around the corner. For many folks, it is a Thanksgiving tradition to get a bit of exercise before settling down for a day of football, family and feasting. Whether to work up an appetite or to burn off some caleries in advance of…

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10 November 2016

There will be blood

On Saturday, Nov. 5, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown and more invaded the Tacoma Dome, and staff photographer Bill Bungard has the wounds to prove it. Click through our latest gallery to relive the rock mayhem. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 November 2016

The Things We LIke

WORK TRUCKS

Americans have relied on work trucks to get their jobs done for more than 100 years, which is why LeMay – America’s Car Museum is paying homage to them with its new exhibit, “Tools of the Trade: Powering the Working Class.” Among the vintage work vehicles on display are a 1907 Kennett,…

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10 November 2016

Make a Scene: Tacoma Dome to host Christian pop showcase

One of America's most popular Christian pop showcases will take over the Tacoma Dome next week. Winter Jam West Coast will kick off at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19 with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriters Matthew West and Crowder headlining. Admission is $10 at the door. No tickets are available beforehand.
West – known for…

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10 November 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to Cultural Organizations

Culture Spot of the Week:

King's Books
218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402
Open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – open later for events
www.kingsbookstore.com

King's Books is a community-centered bookstore with new and used books in…

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10 November 2016

Nightlife

Friday, Nov. 11

B SHARP COFFEE: T-Town Blues Revue with Michael Wilde (blues) 8 p.m., $7, AA
CULTURA: “Azul Fridays” with DJ Mauro (DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10
G. DONNALSON'S: Johnaye Kendrick (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO:

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10 November 2016

Mark your calendars: The Weeknd

The Weeknd (born Abél Makonnen Tefaye) is headed to Seattle. The Canadian pop star – known for “Can't Feel My Face,” “The Hills” and other hits – will bring his “Starboy: Legend of the Fall” tour to KeyArena on April 26. The music will start at 7:30 p.m. that day, and tickets are on sale now with prices ranging…

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10 November 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS NOV. 11 - 19

FRIDAY, NOV. 11 – SWIMMING
State Swim and Dive Meet
King County Aquatic Center – 8 a.m.

FRIDAY, NOV. 11 – SOCCER
Men – Pierce College vs. TCC
Starfire Stadium, Tukwila – 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, NOV. 11 – FOOTBALL
Lynnwood vs.…

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10 November 2016

SPORTSWATCH

PLU WOMEN TO FACE CLAREMONT-MUDD IN NCAA D-III SOCCER TOURNEY

Southern California is the destination for the Northwest Conference Champion Pacific Lutheran University women's soccer team as the NCAA unveiled the 64-team bracket for the NCAA Division III Tournament on Monday, Nov. 7.

The Lutes…

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10 November 2016

Local Restuarants

Hidden deep in the heart of Fife is the Warthog Barbeque Pit, a long-standing restaurant that has been bringing home-style cooking to the city for years. With the opening of another location in Parkland, the team led by owner Gary Kurashima shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Warthog Barbeque cooks up to 300…

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10 November 2016

Calls for health assessment won’t spark review of LNG proposal

Redline Tacoma, a grassroots environmental group against the planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant proposed by Puget Sound Energy, had hoped that the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department would call for a health impact assessment for the project. The board had, after all, passed three resolutions last year that called…

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10 November 2016

So ugly they are awesome? Send us your sweater pics!

The holiday season will soon be here in all its festive glory, with the sights, scents and sounds of the season – so we might as well have a little fun since there will be plenty of stress to go along with the blessings, right?
And what’s more fun than an ugly sweater contest?
We want your photos. Send us…

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10 November 2016

Bulletin Board

TACOMA OBSERVES VETERANS DAY

Tacoma Historical Society is pleased to announce the 2016 Veterans Day Observance, to be held on Friday, Nov. 11, at Tacoma’s War Memorial Park. The ceremony, an opportunity to honor those who served, starts at 11 a.m. Tacoma Historical Society partners with American…

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10 November 2016

Bonney Lake man charged in the stray bullet killing of neighbor

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Tobin Panton, 40, on Nov. 7 with one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree for the death of Linda Green, 61. Panton fired his gun at a car thief who was driving away in his Jeep. A stray bullet traveled two blocks and struck Green inside her home. She died a short time later. Read More

10 November 2016

Business Spotlight: High Society

Citizens of Tacoma looking for cannabis have a new spot to visit: High Society at 3906 12th St. The shop was originally located on Center Street, but a rezoning found High Society a new home with plenty of parking and a wide open space for products. Owners Jason and Maria Kitzman, as well as CEO Dustin Settle, are will be…

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10 November 2016

Nightside Distillery creates fruit punch vodka for a cause

Nightside Distillery in Edgewood is not only introducing a new fruit punch-flavored vodka flavor this week, but donating a substantial amount of sales of the product to the East Pierce Fire and Rescue Foundation.
Nightside has been a part of the community for nearly four years, and after an avalanche of support, want…

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3 November 2016

Nightlife

Friday, Nov. 4

LOUIE G'S: Andrew Landers & Mainstreet Struggleville (Americana, folk) 8 p.m., $10, AA
B SHARP COFFEE: Marc Harper and Friends (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA
CULTURA: “Azul Fridays” with DJ Mauro (DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10
G. DONNALSON'S:

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3 November 2016

Pierce county deputies searching for accused home burglar

If not for an alert neighbor, an accused burglar in Parkland might have gone unidentified. Pierce County detectives say that sharp-eyed citizen on 117th Street South foiled Bounme Xaiyavong’s home break-in.
“Fortunately for us, the neighbor saw him carrying some pillow cases and knew he didn’t belong where…

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3 November 2016

Tacoma mother accused of injecting her young children with heroin

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Ashlee Rose Hutt, 24, on Nov. 1 with three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance to a person under age 18 for injecting her own children with heroin. She’s also charged with three counts of criminal mistreatment in the second degree and three counts of assault…

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3 November 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS NOV. 3 - 12

THURSDAY, NOV. 3 – SOCCER
Girls – Evergreen vs. Stadium
Ingersoll Stadium, Olympia – 5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, NOV. 3 – SOCCER
Girls – Beamer vs. Bellarmine
French Field, Kent – 5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, NOV. 3 – FOOTBALL
White…

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3 November 2016

Mark your calendars: Smokey Robinson

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Smokey Robinson, aka “The Poet Laureat of Soul,” will return to the Emerald Queen Casino to perform “Tears of a Clown,” “Ooo Baby Baby” and other Motown hits on Jan. 13. The show will start at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are on sale now with prices ranging from $70 to $170.
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3 November 2016

Man sentenced to more than 26 years in prison for 2015 murder

Jonathan Daniel Harris, 30, was sentenced to 316 months in prison on Oct. 31 for the murder of Nichole White in June of 2015. The sentence is the high end of the sentencing range.
Harris pleaded guilty to second degree murder on July 28, 2016. He subsequently made a motion to withdraw his plea of guilty, which the court…

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3 November 2016

Council seeks second look at Click finances

The Tacoma City Council has asked for an outside audit of Tacoma Public Utilities’ cost allocation methods regarding Click Network as a step to moves forward with plans to upgrade the system so it can directly compete with commercial Internet, cable and phone  providers.
Councilmember Conor McCarthy first pitched…

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3 November 2016

Make a Scene: Peaks & Pints brings craft beer craze to Proctor

Ron Swarner is best known as a local media mogul. He founded Tacoma City Paper in 1997 followed by the Weekly Volcano which he ran with his brother, Ken, until he sold his stake early last year.
While he was covering the local arts and dining scenes with those publications, the seeds of another passion were germinating.…

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3 November 2016

Clean Energy opens LNG station in Fife

FIFE, Wash. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Clean Energy Fuels Corp., (NASDAQ: CLNE) announced the opening of a new state of the art, public natural gas station along Interstate 5 in Fife. The station adds to Clean Energy’s “America’s Natural Gas Highway,” allowing fleets to operate from state to state utilizing natural gas…

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3 November 2016

UP Veterans to hold Flapjack Fundraiser for memorial plaza

The UP Veterans Plaza Committee would like to invite one and all to attend a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Applebees, located at 3819 Bridgeport Way.
The price is $10 and includes two pancakes with syrup and butter, scrambled eggs, two strips of bacon, two sausages, with a choice of milk, juice or coffee.…

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3 November 2016

Weekly Rewind

Sir Mix-A-Lot – a.k.a. the Godfather of Northwest Hip-Hop (right) – returned to Tacoma to rile up fans with “Posse on Broadway,” “My Hooptie,” “Baby Got Back” and even snippets of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Saturday night at the Temple Theatre. With Halloween just around the corner, witches, Care Bears,…

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3 November 2016

Bulletin Board

HEALTH DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING TWO TB CASES AT UWT

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is investigating two cases of tuberculosis (TB) at University of Washington Tacoma.
The Health Department learned of the first case – a Pierce County resident – in April. In the second case, Seattle…

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3 November 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to Cultural Organizations

Museum of the Week:

About Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave
Tue. through Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Third Thurs. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Third Thursdays free from 5 to 8 p.m.)
www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

Tacoma Art Museum is an anchor in the…

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3 November 2016

Mni Wiconi ~ Water is life!

When: Saturday, Nov. 12
Time: 12-3 p.m.
12-12:45 p.m. – March from 21st St. and Pacific Ave.
12:45-3 p.m. – Rally at Tollefson Plaza

In response to Standing Rock‘s call for solidarity, Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes of Washington State are asking for all of you…

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3 November 2016

Art Gallery Round-up

Jason Sobottka
The Gallery at Tacoma Community College

Building 4, TCC campus, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma, WA
Nov. 9 to Dec. 16. Opening Reception Nov. 10, 4-6 p.m.

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Prepare to be dazzled, amazed, mystified and possibly befuddled by the wild, colorful and sparkly…

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3 November 2016

The Things We Like

RAILROAD DANCE

Tacoma Historic Preservation Society and City of Tacoma’s Planning and Development Services will host the third annual Holiday Heritage Swing Dance, “Remember the Railroad,” at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Freighthouse Square, 430 E. 25th St. The event commemorates Tacoma's railroad…

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3 November 2016

Harold Moss: Activist, five-time husband and Tacoma’s first black mayor

Harold Moss has never forgotten when his father took him to the Wayne County Fairgrounds outside Detroit during World War II.
From outside the fence, Moss watched as German POWs played soccer on a manicured athletic field.
“Prisoners of war could play there, but blacks weren’t allowed on the field,” Moss…

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3 November 2016

SPORTSWATCH

PLU ERASES LATE DEFICIT FOR WIN OVER RIVAL LOGGERS

The Pacific Lutheran University football team scored three touchdowns in the final four minutes of the Battle of the South Sound against the University of Puget Sound to emerge with the 31-20 victory over the crosstown rivals at Sparks Stadium on Saturday,…

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30 October 2016

Buck Ormsby of Fabulous Wailers, Bluenotes fame has died

Northwest rock legend John “Buck” Ormsby – best known as the bassist for Tacoma's Fabulous Wailers - has died.
According to friends, Ormsby was in Mexico where he had gone to undergo cancer treatment when, on Saturday, he fell and struck his head resulting in his death. The accident occurred on his 75th birthday. Read More

27 October 2016

Thief caught on camera smashing car window in Tacoma

It’s a crime that only takes seconds and it could impact you for the rest of your life. One victim is learning that the hard way after investigators say a thief stole personal information she’d left inside her in Tacoma.
Investigators say the man, caught on surveillance camera, broke out the back window of Jamie-Lee…

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27 October 2016

Brit folk-poppers Chad and Jeremy end touring with stop in Tacoma

Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde – the British folk-pop duo best known as Chad & Jeremy – are done with life on the road. Five decades after they invaded our shores as part of the British Invasion, their final tour stop - and possibly their final show ever - will take place on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Immanuel Presbyterian…

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27 October 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to Cultural Organizations

Theaters of the Week:

Dukesbay Theater
dukesbay.org

Dukesbay Theater seeks to present theatrical works that reflect and celebrate our diverse society in the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific Northwest, and more specifically, Pierce County, is a wonderful…

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27 October 2016

SPORTSWATCH

DESPITE WEEKEND SWEEP, LUTES DROP IN NATIONAL SOCCER POLL

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America unveiled its seventh installment of the NCAA Division III rankings on Tuesday, Oct. 25 with the Pacific Lutheran University women's soccer team sitting 23rd.

The Northwest Conference…

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27 October 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS OCT. 27 – NOV. 5

THURSDAY, OCT. 27 – SOCCER
Boys – Tac. Baptist vs. Evergreen Luth.
Washington Premier Soccer – 3 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCT. 27 – SOCCER
Girls – Bellarmine vs. Puyallup
Sparks Stadium – 3:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCT. 27 – SOCCER

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27 October 2016

Clinton retains lead in TW poll

The results for the fourth week of Tacoma Weekly’s presidential poll show Democrat Hilary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine retaining their lead over Republican Donald Trump and his vice presidential pick Mike Pence.
This week’s results has Clinton with 77 percent (1,472 votes) versus Trump’s 19.8 percent (381…

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27 October 2016

Bulletin Board

COME ONE, COME ALL TO ANNUAL HOLIDAY HERITAGE SWING DANCE

The public is invited to remember the railroad for the third annual Holiday Heritage Swing Dance on Friday, Nov. 4, from 6-9 p.m. at Freighthouse Square (2501 E. D St., Rainier Room).
The event will feature the Pierce County Community…

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27 October 2016

Nightlife

Friday, Oct. 28

B SHARP COFFEE: Port City Jazz (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA
CULTURA: Toby Love with DJ Mauro and DJ Leo (bachata) 9 p.m., $40-$60
G. DONNALSON'S: Maggie Laird (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance)…

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27 October 2016

Port of Olympia rally includes support for Standing Rock

On Saturday, Oct. 22 more than 200 protestors rallied at the Port of Olympia to protest the arrival of fracking sand at the facility. The protest not only rallied against the sand sitting just a few meters away, but touched upon larger issues such as the potential Oil shipping terminals in Gray’s Harbor and to show support…

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27 October 2016

PLU’s MediaLab looks back, looks ahead

MediaLab at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), the multimedia, applied research organization that celebrates 10 years of success this fall, counts more than 200 students as participants during its decade of existence.
Housed within the School of Arts and Communication’s Center for Media Studies at PLU, MediaLab is…

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