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

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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4 May 2017

Collaboration charts successes for Tacoma students

The Foundation for Tacoma Students and Graduate Tacoma released the 2017 Community Impact Report toward the community-defined goals for all grades and all Tacoma schools at an unveiling event that about 200 community boosters attended April28 at Metro Parks Tacoma’s STAR Center.
A collection of Gray Middle School…

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27 April 2017

SR 167 timeline, details taking shape

Plans are moving forward for the extension of State Route 167 as a way to better connect the warehouse and distribution hub of the Kent Valley to the Tacoma Tideflats and ease traffic through the region.
Washington State Department of Transportation staffers held a series of public meetings about the state of the plans…

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13 April 2017

Power rates increase under hybrid plan

Tacoma City Council has approved electricity rate hikes for the next two years after rejecting an earlier proposal that some members worried would not promote conservation. It was the first power rate increase since 2005.
The earlier plan put the entire rate increases of $5.75 in 2017 and 2018 onto the current $10.50…

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16 March 2017

Make a Scene: ‘Gypsy’ comes to Tacoma stage

Tacoma Little Theatre’s production of one of America’s musical greats has all the glamour of a hoodie and loafers, or maybe a straightjacket and slippers. But that’s the point.
“Gypsy,” directed by Chris Serface with choreography by Lexi Barnett and musical direction by Debra Leach, isn’t as much a play…

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25 May 2017

Possible changes to sick leave rules coming

In November 2016, voters approved Washington State Initiative 1433, changing…Read More

24 May 2017

Tacoma Water designated ‘Landowner of the Year’

Protecting the Green River Watershed to provide customers with safe, reliable…Read More