Steve Dunkelberger

has been a journalist in Washington for more than 15 years. He is a historian and book author. He is also a media contest judge for Sigma Delta Chi, the national fraternity for journalists.

Email: stevedunkel@tacomaweekly.com

20 July 2017

City passes ban on public ‘camping,’ limits sleeping in cars

Tacoma City Council has passed two ordinances meant to curb the public safety concerns of homelessness. Both ordinances went into effect immediately.
The first ordinance is the “public camping” law, intended to address the public health and safety conditions that are caused by unauthorized encampments on public…

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13 July 2017

Curtain opens on history of Tacoma’s theater district exhibit

Tacoma Historical Society’s summer exhibit dives into the heritage and history of the Theater District with “Showtime in Tacoma: Theaters and Performers.”
Developed by curators Deb Freedman and Brendan Balaam and designed by Chris Fiala Erlich, the exhibit runs through Sept. 9.
The anchor feature of the…

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22 June 2017

Developer preps for grocery store in Fife

A full-service grocery store could be coming to Fife sooner rather than later.
Fife City Council has authorized the $1.25 million sale of about four acres of unused city land at the southwest corner of 70th Avenue East and 20th Street East to a developer who has plans for a grocery store on the property.
Jeffrey…

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1 June 2017

United Way honors youth doing good deeds

United Way of Pierce County recognized some of the best and brightest youth from Pierce County schools on May 24 at Puyallup Park Pavilion for their volunteerism in their community and around the world.
The 150 students from around the county were honored for tallying at least 145 hours of volunteer activities during…

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25 May 2017

Tideflats take center stage on several fronts

The six protesters who were arrested last week after they reportedly chained themselves to construction equipment at the construction site of Puget Sound Energy’s 8 million-gallon liquefied natural gas facility at the corner of East 11th and Alexander Avenue East on the Tideflats have been released.
The protesters…

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25 July 2017

Tacoma restaurant group announces endorsements

Tacoma restaurants of the Washington Hospitality Association have endorsed Victoria…Read More

24 July 2017

Man charged with arson following house fire

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Kenneth Lewis Massey, 47,…Read More