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

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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24 September 2015

‘Out of the Darkness Community Walk’

In partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the Puyallup Tribe’s Kwawachee Counseling Center and the South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA) are joining forces to participate in Tacoma’s very first Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Wright Park. This Walk,…

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17 September 2015

Business Spotlight: Bio Green Tacoma

With fall quickly approaching, now is the key time to prepare outdoor areas for springtime, and no one can do it better than Bio Green Tacoma. Utilizing all-natural fertilizer products that are non-toxic and safe for children and pets, Bio Green Tacoma treats lawns, trees, shrubs, plants, flowers and gardens as well…

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17 September 2015

Team walks to honor beloved tribal member

When the Tacoma Free to Breathe 5K and 1-mile run/walk kicks off at Wright Park on Saturday, Sept. 19, one group of walkers will be there in honor of a beloved member of the Puyallup Indian Tribe who passed away from lung cancer in 2013. Judy Wright was a brilliant tribal historian and director of the tribe’s historic preservation…

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1 September 2015

Make a Scene: Discover the musical treasures of Mackintosh Braun

If you have yet to discover the truly beautiful music of Mackintosh Braun, you’ll have the opportunity to do so on Saturday, Sept. 5, when they play a free live show at The Harmon Taproom. While this multi-talented duo, hailing from just miles away in Portland, receives nowhere near the press and accolades they deserve,…

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25 August 2015

Cool cars, great people on tap for Busch’s 64th annual reunion

The public is invited out for a day of family fun and fellowship and to enjoy the finest group of hot-rodders and their families at Busch’s 64th annual reunion, Aug. 30 at Griot’s Garage. Featuring an amazing collection of sweet rides from the fabulous ’50s and car makes and models from later years, this reunion is…

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18 August 2015

Puyallup tribal youth journey to D.C. for first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering

 A group of Puyallup tribal youth had a once in a lifetime experience last month when they attended the first ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering and the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Council’s National Conference in Washington, D.C., July 7-13. Accompanied by chaperones Sarah Bryant and Puyallup…

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4 August 2015

Local teacher offers solutions for children with dyslexia

For a lot of children, back-to-school is a time for excitement, learning new things and experiencing what it means to succeed. Getting an “A” on a test, a pat on the back from a teacher for a job well done and seeing the pride in their parents’ eyes not only boosts children’s self-confidence but also the feeling within…

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22 July 2015

Hilltop Santa faces uncertain future

For the past five years, Tom Reynolds, a.k.a. the Hilltop Santa, has made Christmas bright for children who otherwise may have little to nothing at this special time of year. Starting at least 10 months before Christmas, Reynolds secures donations of toys and candy and reaches out to business owners and the like to host him.…

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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:

23 June 2016

CRIME STOPPERS: Pierce County detectives seek bike-riding credit card crooks

Pierce County detectives are trying to identify two young men who tried to use credit cards at Walmart stolen during a burglary in Puyallup. The thieves broke into an attached garage and stole a wallet, keys and other valuables while a family with five children were asleep in the home.
With her hands full with five…

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23 June 2016

Kitsap Bank names 2016 scholarship recipients

Kitsap Bank has presented eight scholarships to the graduating children of Kitsap Bank employees. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are Bellarmine Preparatory School graduate Alexis Bryson, daughter of Mary Kay Bryson; Olympic High School graduate MacKenzie Benson, daughter of Kimberley Webster; South Kitsap High…

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23 June 2016

Be well - Inside & out

At Lifetime Massage Therapy, founder Grace Oswald takes great pride in mak­ing sure that when you walk in the door there is someone to take good care of you. In business for over 25 years, Lifetime Massage Therapy opened in 1992, with Katie Underwood join­ing the team in 2001. Together, they and Lifetime’s four additional…

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23 June 2016

The Things We Like

KUNG FU ACTION

The Grand Cinema will be showing “Dragon Inn” this weekend as part of its Weird Elephant series, which celebrates cult horror, sci-fi and fantasy films. “Dragon Inn,” released in 1967 and directed by King Hu, is widely consider one of the most influential wuxia films, martial…

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23 June 2016

Nightlife

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TACOMA COMEDY: Brad Upton (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $16-$22, 18+ early show
B SHARP COFFEE: King Kom Beaux (blues) 8 p.m., $7, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: Johnaye Kendrick…

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23 June 2016

Mark your calendars: Kanye West

Rapper, producer and reality TV star Kanye West recently released dates for his 32-stop “Saint Pablo Tour,” which will kick off on Aug. 29 in Indianapolis and include an Oct. 19 stop at Seattle's KeyArena. West is among America's most divisive pop stars, celebrated for “Through the Wire,” “Jesus Walk,” “Gold…

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23 June 2016

Study shows Sheriff’s Department seriously understaffed

Representatives from Public Safety Strategies Group (PSSG) have presented a study to the Pierce County Council that shows the Sheriff’s Department is seriously understaffed. PSSG recommends the Sheriff’s Department hire between 72 and 82 employees in order to improve service delivery, increase community engagement and…

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23 June 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JUNE 25 – JULY

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 – SCOT GAMES
Tacoma Highland Games
Froniter Park, Graham – 8 a.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 – FOOTBALL
Puget Sound vs. Puyallup Nation Kings
Chief Leschi Stadium – 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 – FOOTBALL
Cowlitz…

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23 June 2016

SPORTSWATCH

TACOMA RAINIERS ANNOUNCE OPEN AUDITIONS FOR NEW RHUBARBS

Have you ever dreamt about becoming a part of one of the best minor league baseball organizations in the United States? If so, this just might be your summer. The Tacoma Rainiers are looking for Grit City’s wildest, craziest party animal. The…

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23 June 2016

Jury finds caregiver guilty of murder for death of man in his care

A jury found Larry Lee, 51, guilty of murder in the second degree on June 15 for the death of Philip Carter, 59. The jury also found Lee guilty of manslaughter in the first degree and returned a special verdict finding that the victim was particularly vulnerable. The jury delivered their verdicts following a 6-day trial.…

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23 June 2016

Montgomery, Old Foals and more headed to MAWP festival

Organizers have released the lineup for this year's Music and Art in Wright Park, the local punk and indie-rock festival that will take over Wright Park - 501 S. I St. - on Aug. 13.
“We've still got a couple of spaces left, but I'm waiting on a couple of exciting call backs,” said Jayme Fisher, who booked the bands…

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23 June 2016

High priority offender arraigned for burglary ending with crashed U-Haul

High priority offender Jeremy Russell Nichols, 32, was arraigned on June 21 on charges of residential burglary, theft in the first degree, attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and malicious mischief in the first degree. Bail was set at $50,000.
“The goal of the High Priority Offender Program is to make our…

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23 June 2016

Bulletin Board

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LINCOLN DISTRICT PROJECTS

The Tacoma Arts Commission is offering a workshop and $500-$5,000 grants for creative community projects in the Lincoln District. The workshop will be held Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln District Project Office (750 S. 38th St.…

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23 June 2016

Weekly Rewind

"With our recurring Weekly Rewind feature, Bill Bungard and other staff photographers capture some of the biggest community happenings that you may have missed. Here is our latest batch of photos."

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22 June 2016

League rules may harm South Sound FC

Under normal circumstances, a weekend that includes a win and a tie in two soccer matches would be considered a positive outcome for most teams. When the weekend’s battles were over for the South Sound FC women’s team, the very same outcome may have proven to be a deathblow for the Shock’s championship hopes in the…

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20 June 2016

Jury finds caregiver guilty of murder for death of man in his care

A jury found Larry Lee, 51, guilty of murder in the second degree on June 15 for the death of Philip Carter, 59. The jury also found Lee guilty of manslaughter in the first degree and returned a special verdict finding that the victim was particularly vulnerable. The jury delivered their verdicts following a 6-day trial. Read More

16 June 2016

Tacoma Rainiers come home clinging to first place

The month of June hasn’t exactly been a delight for the Tacoma Rainiers’ record, but with all of the other great things going on around the organization, the current 6-7 mark by the ball club doesn’t really look so bad overall. With a team still sitting in first place in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Northern…

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16 June 2016

Local Restaurants

{body_image_1} Since first being established in August 2011 by Charles and Rebecca Marbas, Northwest Lumpia has been serving Tacoma locals this unique and appetizing delicacy. If you are not familiar with this choice food called lumpia, it is a Filipino cuisine stemming from the Filipino word “Lumpiang Prito,” which translates…

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16 June 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Museums of Tacoma

Museum of the Week:

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St.
Everyday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Info: FortNisqually.org

Located in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration…

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16 June 2016

Bulletin Board

FREEDOM FAIR AND AIR SHOW WILL GO ON

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Tacoma’s 4th of July extravaganza will be back to thrill the masses again this year. The volunteers who are part of the non-profit organization that presents the annual Freedom Fair that features the air show and fireworks over Commencement…

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16 June 2016

Hiking 101: Take a hike This summer

Summer’s almost here. Time to dust off those old hiking boots, whip up a batch of homemade trail mix and head for the back country. If you’re a nature lover or just someone who appreciates clean air and wide open space, this time of year can only mean one thing: it’s hiking season.
If you’re trying to get fit,…

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16 June 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS June 17 – July 3

FRIDAY, JUNE 17 – BASEBALL
Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 17 – SOCCER
Kitsap Pumas vs. Sounders U23
Sunset Stadium, Sumner – 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 – BASEBALL
Fresno vs. Tacoma…

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16 June 2016

253 Draft Punk festival this Saturday.

The Swiss Tavern's 253 Draft Punk festival will be back for another round on Saturday, June 18.
From 2 p.m. until the pub closes, the event will again showcase tasty concoctions that local brew masters have been whipping up this spring while some of the region's hardest rocking bands provide the soundtrack.
Granted,…

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16 June 2016

Prosecutors present on elder abuse to seven groups

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Sven Nelson presented on the subject of elder abuse to seven different ethnic groups over the past five days. The presentations focused on how members of the community can identify and protect against elder abuse.
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16 June 2016

Mark your calendars: X Ambassadors with Rachel Platten

New York's X Ambassadors are headed to the Puyallup. The band – known for hits “Unconsolable,” “Jungle” and “Renegades” – will headline the Washington State Fair Event Center's 11,000-seat grandstand on Sept. 15 with support from singer-songwriter Rachel Platten.

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16 June 2016

Nightlife

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Friday, June 17

THE SWISS: The Hipsters (rock covers) 9 p.m., $5-$10 
B SHARP COFFEE: The Frank Kohl Trio (jazz) 8 p.m., $10, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ)…

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15 June 2016

CRIME STOPPERS: Detectives try to identify mom using stolen credit card

Pierce County detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify a woman using a stolen credit card at the South Hill Walmart on May 12 while she pushed her child in the shopping basket.
“In the video you can clearly see that she’s using the credit card, doing a self-checkout with the groceries,” says Pierce…

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9 June 2016

More state championships for Tacoma’s preps

It was an exciting, and sometimes heartbreaking year in sports for Tacoma high school athletes, and when it came down to the final weekend of the year, several of our cities finest saved their best for last. After a thrilling weekend of state track and field performances, including an historic 3A team title by the Lincoln…

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9 June 2016

CRIME STOPPERS: Parkland homicide suspect on the run

Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives need your help to find homicide suspect James Mapp. A felony warrant has been issued for Mapp’s arrest for murder in the first degree. Detectives say he and six other teens shot and killed Lorenzo Parks on May 18 during an attempted armed robbery in the 12700 block of Pacific Avenue…

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9 June 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Museums of Tacoma

Museums of the Week:

Collins Memorial Library
1500 N. Warner St. #1021
Mon. and Thur., 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tues., Wed., Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Sun.
Info: tinyurl.com/zqsbjxt

This week at Collins…

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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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9 June 2016

Eyes turn to Tacoma for development, business relocation

Investors, developers and business boosters saw a snapshot last week of things to come in Tacoma at a city-sponsored showcase that highlighted the $1 billion worth of construction projects in the works around the city.
The “Downtown Tacoma Economic Development Showcase” at LeMay: America’s Car Museum drew about…

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9 June 2016

Nightlife

Friday, June 10

B SHARP COFFEE: Squirrel Butter and special guests (country, blues, jug band) 8 p.m., $5, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: Paul Green with Mark Riley (blues) 8 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO:

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9 June 2016

Make a Scene: Meeker Days to usher in summer in Puyallup

Tacoma's biggest festivals – Freedom Fair, Taste of Tacoma, Art on the Ave – are still weeks away. Right now, all eyes are turned towards Puyallup in search of a little fun in the sun.
Next week, Meeker Days will take over several blocks of the city's downtown – a section bordered on two sides by Main Street and…

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9 June 2016

SPORTSWATCH

4A NARROWS ALL-LEAGUE BASEBALL

Most valuable player: Mike Toglia, Gig Harbor, sr. Pitcher of the year: Austin Whalen, Timberline, sr. Coach of the year: Pete Jansen, Gig Harbor

FIRST TEAM

Pitchers: Lucas Reid, Timberline,…

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9 June 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JUNE 9 – JULY 3

THURSDAY, JUNE 9 – BASEBALL
Reno vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 – BASEBALL
Reno vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 – SOCCER
Crossfire vs. Sounders U23
Sunset…

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9 June 2016

Man sentenced to 47 years for Lincoln District murder

Vernon Curry, Jr., 34, was sentenced June 3 to more than 47 years in prison for the murder of Michael Ward in the Lincoln District of Tacoma in September of 2014. Following a three weeklong trial in May, a jury convicted Vernon Curry, Jr. of first degree murder. The judge heard statements in court by the family of Michael…

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9 June 2016

Bulletin Board

CITY OF TACOMA SURVEYING 9,200 LOCAL BUSINESSES

In support of the City Council’s continued efforts to help Tacoma’s businesses succeed, the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department is conducting an online survey of all local businesses to learn what's working, what isn't,…

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9 June 2016

Slipknot delays local appearance

Medical issues have caused alt-metal band Slipknot to postpone its scheduled June 11 appearance at Auburn's White River Amphitheatre. The band announced that leader Corey Taylor had recently undergone “unplanned spinal surgery” leading to the delay in launching their tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice and Men.   Read More

9 June 2016

Mark your calendars: Prophets of Rage

Prophets of Rage will stir things up in Auburn this summer. The new super-group – which features members of Public Enemy, Rage Against the Machine and Cypress Hill – was unveiled last month, and Monday the band announced it's first headlining tour which will include a Sept. 10 stop at White River Amphitheatre.
It…

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2 June 2016

Lincoln Abes capture state track title

It’s been a rough school year for Tacoma public schools on the fields, courts and diamonds. While Tacoma rightfully boasts some of the finest athletes in the state of Washington, the winning combination hasn’t been coming together for Grit City’s best when it comes to getting their hands on a state championship trophy. Read More

2 June 2016

CRIME STOPPERS: Deputies searching for convicted rapist in Pierce County

Pierce County deputies are asking for the public's help to find convicted rapist Marvin Lee Easley. The Level III sex offender has a warrant for his arrest for failure to register as a sex offender. The 53-year-old was convicted for rape in the third degree in King County in 2011. Court documents show…

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2 June 2016

Bulletin Board

FOUR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CANDIDATES TO SPEAK

There are four Republican candidates for lieutenant governor in Washington State, and they will be together and speaking about their campaigns at the next regular meeting of the 28th District Republican Club, which will be held at the Cloverleaf at 11 a.m.…

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2 June 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS June 2 – June 26

THURSDAY, JUNE 2 – BASEBALL
Salt Lake vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 – BASEBALL
Salt Lake vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 – SOCCER
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2 June 2016

The Things We Like

PRE-TALKIES TACOMA

Catch a screening of the formerly lost silent film, “Eyes of the Totem,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at the Washington State History Museum downtown. The movie was filmed in Tacoma in 1926 by H.C. Weaver Studios, a production company that was located on Titlow Beach; but it was…

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2 June 2016

Nightlife

Friday, June 3

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JAZZBONES: Too Slim & The Taildraggers CD release (blues, rock) 8 p.m., $18
B SHARP COFFEE: Ted Dortch Quartet (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S:

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2 June 2016

Mark your calendars: Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony – the chart-topping girl group behind “Sledgehammer,” “Worth It” and “Work From Home” – is headed to Auburn. The quintet – featuring Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Camilla Cabello and Dinah Jane – will bring its 7/27 tour to the White River Amphitheatre on Sept. 13. The show…

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2 June 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Museums of Tacoma

Museum of the Week:

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
407 S. G St.
Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Weekends, Mondays and Holidays
Info: www.rain.org/~karpeles/taqfrm.html

The Karpeles Library is the world's…

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2 June 2016

$5 million lawsuit against county dismissed

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office secured a major victory May 31 when a $5 million lawsuit claiming false arrest and malicious prosecution was dismissed.
The lawsuit was filed by Lynn Dalsing, a woman previously charged with sexual crimes against children. The Prosecutor’s Office and Pierce County stood by their…

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2 June 2016

WCTNW - Theater experience off the beaten path - ‘The Sluts of Sutton Drive’

If you’re looking for something completely different from the usual category of community theater fare, then the Working Class Theatre Northwest (WCTNW) might just have what you’re looking for. This gritty, energetic, local theatrical troupe is currently running a production of a play called “The Sluts of Sutton Drive,”…

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2 June 2016

19 arrested in undercover prostitution sting

An undercover prostitution sting conducted last night in Pierce County led to the arrests of 6 men and 13 women. In this multi-agency operation, led by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, undercover officers posed as “johns,” and set up “dates” with prostitutes through multiple websites.
“In operations…

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2 June 2016

Summertime – and the livin’ is easy

If your kids get bored this summer – or if you parents need to get out of the house for a while – there’s plenty to do in T-Town. Below we’ve compiled a list of activities for you to choose from and a lot of them are free. Mark you calendars, slip on those flip-flops and don’t miss out on the lazy, hazy, crazy days…

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2 June 2016

SPORTSWATCH

TACOMA STARS GEAR UP FOR YOUTH ACADEMY CAMP AT SERA

School's out soon and it's time to start planning a great summer for the children. The Tacoma Stars Youth Academy has partnered with Metro Parks Tacoma to deliver a series of summer camps for young Stars fans at the South End Recreation Area (SERA).…

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26 May 2016

CORRECTION

(Re: “Community gets first look at future Eastside rec hub,” TW May 20) This story included erroneous speculation about the center’s future name. A Metro Parks Tacoma spokesperson said the process for naming the center has not begun. Tacoma Weekly apologizes for the error.

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26 May 2016

Be Well - Inside and out

Since establishing Breo International LLC in October of 2015, Yevgeny Gil, CEO and founder, has worked tirelessly to develop a skin care product that will outshine all others like it on the market today. Next week Breo International LLC will launch its first product, Vivacity Calendula Foaming Facial Wash with Ginkgo Biloba.…

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26 May 2016

Bulletin Board

ECONOMIC SHOWCASE EXPECTS BIG DRAW

Highlighting recent and planned developments, as well as opportunities for developers and investors, the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department will host an Economic Showcase on June 1, from 8-11 a.m. at LeMay: America’s Car Museum (2702…

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26 May 2016

Nightlife

Friday, May 27

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B SHARP COFFEE: 322 Jazz Collective (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: James Haye (blues) 8 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite…

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26 May 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 26 – JUNE 12

THURSDAY, MAY 26 - TRACK & FIELD
State 2A, 3A & 4A Track & Field Meet
Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 3:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 27 – TRACK & FIELD
State 2A, 3A & 4A Track & Field Meet
Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 11 a.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 28…

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26 May 2016

‘Buckle Up! Your Family is Waiting for You!’

What would you do if you knew that some of your friends were carelessly putting themselves at the risk of dying?
When Stanzi Hay, a senior at Asotin High School, conducted an observational survey, she found that nearly nine out of every ten students and adults arrived at school buckled up; but she was concerned about…

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26 May 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Cultural Life of Tacoma

Gallery of the Week:

B2 Fine Art Gallery
711 St Helens Ave, Ste 100
Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Info: (253) 238-5065 or www.B2FineArts.com

Current Exhibit:

Symbiosis in Black & White
Work by master artist…

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26 May 2016

Mark your calendars: Florida Georgia Line

Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard – a.k.a. popular country duo Florida Georgia Line – is headed for Tacoma. Fans can expect to hear “This is How We Roll,” “Round Here,” “Cruise” and other hits when they take over the Tacoma Dome on Nov. 11. The show will kick off at 7 p.m., with Granger Smith and Chris Lane adding…

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26 May 2016

Make a Scene: Track 01 to showcase new videos, future multi-use arts space

A new event, called Track 01, will showcase music videos created by some of the area's hottest bands and filmmakers on June 1 and 2 at the Grand Cinema. Then afterward, a related concert will give many their first glimpse at the soon-to-be-renovated Carpenters Building before it officially opens as a multiple-use arts space…

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26 May 2016

Business Spotlight: Emerald Leaves

With the passing of Initiative I-502 in 2012, many medical marijuana shop owners decided to close their doors and try their hand at the new recreational business. One of these early adopters was Thomas Kaapana, general manager of Emerald Leaves, a recreational marijuana shop located at 2702 6th Ave.

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26 May 2016

SPORTSWATCH

PACIFIC LUTHERAN’S WILD RIDE ENDS IN WEST REGION FINALS

The 2016 Pacific Lutheran baseball season has come to a close, but not after the Lutes advanced to the NCAA Division III West Regional championship game. The Lutes finished the season 29-19 after dropping the regional final game to Trinity University…

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26 May 2016

The Things We Like

ARSENIO DATE MOVED

The date for Arsenio Hall's upcoming appearance at the Pantages Theatre has been moved. Organizers at Broadway Center say the original June 4 date had to be rescheduled to accommodate Hall's duties as co-host of ABC-TV's “Greatest Hits” with Kelsea Ballerini. The show has been…

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24 May 2016

Burglars rob the home of ‘Sonics Guy’

Kris Brannon, otherwise known as the "Sonics Guy," said he confronted a burglar at his home Monday who got away with priceless collectibles and one item he can never replace. The burglary happened in the central Tacoma neighborhood on Monday morning.
Brannon gold Q13 News Reporter Steve Kiggins that…

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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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19 May 2016

Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival Canceled

This year's Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival has been canceled. Organizer Rich Wetzel issued a press release over the weekend outlining a drop in sponsorship for the event, which was scheduled to take place on July 30 in South Tacoma.
“Based on the sponsorship minimum it takes to produce the festival, sadly I have…

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19 May 2016

Can’t make the trek to Sasquatch Festival?

253 Draft Punk Fest
2 p.m, June 18
The Swiss Tavern, 1904 Jefferson Ave.

The concept is pretty straightforward. “It's kind of a showcase of music and 253 breweries,” Swiss owner Jack McQuade explained before the events's inaugural run last year. “We're gonna close off the…

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19 May 2016

Make a Scene: Comedian Holcomb talks ‘Black Jesus,’

Women of Tacoma, consider this your “trigger warning” for Corey Holcomb’s upcoming shows at Tacoma Comedy Club, six sets scheduled for May 27 to 29; www.tacomacomedyclub.com for details. The 47-year-old comedian revels in stirring up the battle of the sexes, whether he’s…

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19 May 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 19 - 28

THURSDAY, MAY 19 – TRACK & FIELD
3A & 4A District Meet
French Field, Kent – 3:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 19 – BASEBALL
Iowa vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 20 – TENNIS
Girls’ 3A District…

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19 May 2016

University Place celebrates Duck Daze on June 4

University Place residents can get ready to welcome the summer with the annual Duck Daze celebration on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. The classic community event rolls in with a parade, a car show and a fire station 31 open house.
“What the Duck Daze and specifically the Duck Parade has always provided, is a family-gathering…

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19 May 2016

Fitness Column

I love to exercise. I don’t feel right if I don’t get out for my daily run, preferably in the woods or on the track. I also do daily pushups and a whole regimen of dynamic stretches. Lifting weights? Sure. I’ll even exercise on a stationary cycle if you put a TV in front of me. When I’m feeling cheeky, I’ll join…

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19 May 2016

The Things We Like

DOES SIZE MATTER?

Tacoma Little Theatre will present Neil LaBute's “Fat Pig” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26. In this funny yet poignant play directed by Ellen Peters, LaBute continues his exploration of body consciousness in contemporary America. Handsome Tom falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy…

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19 May 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Museums of Tacoma

Museum of the Week:

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St.
Everyday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Info: FortNisqually.org

Located in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration…

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19 May 2016

Bulletin Board

CELEBRATE BIKE TO WORK DAY

Half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace. We want to celebrate Tacomans who are choosing to commute those miles by bike! As a part of Bike Month, Downtown On the Go is hosting Bike to Work Day. Stop by Cosmonaut Coffee or True North Coffee House…

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19 May 2016

Defending champion Kings stop Bengals in opener

he Puyallup Nation Kings and their rival Pierce County Bengals of the Western Washington Football Alliance opened their season at Chief Leschi Stadium on Saturday, May 14, in a matchup of the previous two WWFA champs, the Kings being the defending champs and the Bengals having won in 2014.
The Kings didn’t wait long…

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19 May 2016

‘Buckle Up! Your Family is Waiting for You!’

What would you do if you knew that some of your friends were carelessly putting themselves at the risk of dying?
When Stanzi Hay, a senior at Asotin High School, conducted an observational survey, she found that nearly nine out of every ten students and adults arrived at school buckled up; but she was concerned about…

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19 May 2016

Munn feels the burn during fundraising roast

That smell of smoke wafting through Lakewood and University Place last Saturday wasn’t a community picnic or forest fire. It was Lakewood Playhouse’s Managing Artistic Director John Munn in the hot seat during a celebrity roast to mark the 50th birthday of the theater’s building and raise money for youth theater programs. Read More

19 May 2016

Nightlife

Friday, May 20

B SHARP COFFEE: David Deacon-Joyner Trio (jazz) 8 p.m., $5-$10, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: Kareem Kandi (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Harmonious Funk (dance) 9 p.m.,…

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19 May 2016

WSU seniors envision healthier future for Puyallup River watershed

If you want a diverse education in ecology, psychology, history, art, design, computer graphics, problem solving and policy, not to mention public speaking, a degree in landscape architecture from the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University is just the ticket.
Four WSU landscape architecture…

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19 May 2016

SPORTSWATCH

PACIFIC LUTHERAN BASEBALL BEGINS POSTSEASON JOURNEY IN SPOKANE

It has been three weeks since the Pacific Lutheran baseball team captured the Northwest Conference Tournament and earned their second consecutive bid to the NCAA Regionals. Late Sunday, May 15, the team learned they will travel to Spokane…

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12 May 2016

Prosecutor to request higher bail for convicted child molester

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist plans to request a higher bail amount for convicted child rapist Theodore Burnett who was caught thanks to tips from “Washington's Most Wanted” viewers.
Burnett was released from jail on $10,000 bond early Saturday morning after being arrested last Thursday. He pled…

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12 May 2016

Search for lead in water continues, spread to other areas

The trickle down effects of Tacoma Water finding lead in its water system in April that then prompted Tacoma Public Schools and Metro Parks Tacoma to test their facilities has rippled to surrounding school districts.
Tests of water at park water fountains and facilities have so far shown no lead contamination. Suburban…

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12 May 2016

Bulletin Board

WARM WEATHER PROMPTS OPENING OF SPRAYGROUNDS

Metro Parks staff usually use the month of May to prepare spraygrounds for summer, with normal operation only on weekends. This year, the parks maintenance team stepped up its testing in the hope of providing more service on hot days. Their work paid off…

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12 May 2016

Correction

The I Love the '90s tour will bring Salt-N-Pepa, All 4 One, Color Me Badd, Rob Base, Coolio, Tone Loc and Young MC to the Tacoma Dome on Aug. 26. Our Mark Your Calendars feature from May 6 included artists that will appear in other parts of the country but not in Tacoma. Tacoma Weekly apologizes for the error.

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12 May 2016

Nightlife

Friday, May 13

THE SWISS: The M-80s ('80s covers) 9 p.m., $5-$10
B SHARP COFFEE: Rebecca Kilgore & Dave Tull Quartet (jazz) 8 p.m., $5-$10, AA
CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m.
G. DONNALSON'S: Johnaye Kendrick (jazz)…

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12 May 2016

The Things We Like

BIG FAIR ADDITIONS

Organizers at the Washington State Fair have announced two more shows for this year's Columbia Bank Concert Series. Fair regular Kid Rock will headline the 11,000-seat grandstand on Sept. 3, with support from Uncle Kracker, and rapper Flo Rida will perform on Sept. 24, with opening…

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12 May 2016

Make a Scene: Meet Red Heart Alarm

Seattle's Red Heart Alarm is headed to Jazzbones where the quartet will make its first Tacoma appearance with Everson Pines on Friday, May 13. And here's a breakdown of the Americana band that Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger once likened to “Soundgarden meets Willie Nelson.”
Personnel: Corey Allred…

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12 May 2016

Mark your calendars: Art Garfunkel

Legendary singer-songwriter Art Garfunkel will headline Broadway Center's Pantages Theater on Sept. 24. His shows this year have encompassed classic material from Simon & Garfunkel, his solo hits, and selections from some of his favorite songwriters, the likes of Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman and George Gershwin. Tickets are…

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12 May 2016

Playoff seeding a real burn for some league champs

As the high school athletic season enters the final phase, we’ll take a quick look at which area teams are still alive, and who looks like they could make a little noise at the state tournament level. It’s been an exciting year for several Tacoma-area teams, with a few trophies, as well as some heartache to show for it…

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12 May 2016

Culture Corner, A Guide to Cultural events

50th Anniversary Birthday of the Lakewood Playhouse and Celebrity Roast of Managing Artistic Director John Munn, Upon the Occasion of his 50th Birthday Year
May 14, 7 p.m.
5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood
Info: www.lakewoodplayhouse.org

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12 May 2016

Local Restaurants

Deep in South Tacoma at 8217 S. Hosmer St. sits one of Tacoma’s many treasures, the Great Wall Chinese Buffet. The restaurant has been a favorite in the community for many years and manager Nicholas Walker credits the restaurant’s dedication to finding the highest quality food for the cheapest prices.
“We’re…

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12 May 2016

Children’s Museum supports special needs families with ‘Play Days

On a recent Tuesday morning at the Tacoma Children’s Museum, children with special needs – as well as their siblings, classmates, parents and other caregivers – played with running water in a playscape, fed pieces of cloth into Airways, a pneumatic air system that looks like a giant plastic caterpillar, painted faces,…

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12 May 2016

Three men charged in shooting over a street sign

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged three men with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault in the shooting of a Lakewood woman during a dispute over a street sign.
On May 5, Lavell Dickey III, 22, Johnteese Walker, 21, and Riley Orak, 19, pleaded not guilty and each were ordered held on…

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12 May 2016

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 12-22

THURSDAY, MAY 12 – SOCCER
3A District Playoffs
Mt. Tahoma HS – 5 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 12 – SOCCER
2A District Playoffs
Franklin Pierce HS – 5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 12 – SOCCER
3A District Playoffs
Stadium HS – 5:30…

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12 May 2016

SPORTSWATCH

DOCKYARD DERBY DAMES CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT NIGHT ARRIVES

The tenth season of the Dockyard Derby Dames, Tacoma’s roller derby league, comes to its grand finale May 14 with the league’s championship bout. The night is a double header. The first bout will see the DYDD’s longtime champion Marauding Mollys…

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5 May 2016

UPS Seniors use traditional forms to create new meaning

There is a lot going on at University of Puget Sound’s “Senior Art Show,” which is currently running at UPS’s Kittredge Gallery, an understated space that almost never fails to deliver dynamic art shows.
The show features the work of nine art seniors, the majority of whom are painters. The art on the walls is…

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5 May 2016

Tacoma Police searching for woman accused of stabbing another in the face

Tacoma Police are asking for the public’s help to find a suspect accused of stabbing a woman in the face with a knife. Ka’Dora Princella Foster is charged with assault in the first degree. A bench warrant was issued for her arrest after she didn't show up in Pierce County court for her arraignment on May 2.
Tacoma…

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5 May 2016

Bulletin Board

UNSHELTERED HOMELESSNESS UP 37 PERCENT IN PIERCE COUNTY

On Jan. 29, 2016, nearly 2,000 people in Pierce County were homeless. Pierce County has seen a dramatic rise in homelessness over the last 12 months. Based on the 2016 Point in Time homelessness report released today, the number of people and…

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