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.


21 April 2016

Comment period on proposed Transit plan arrives next week

The next stop in the planned Sound Transit 3 package that is bound for the November ballot comes on April 29. That’s the deadline for public comment on draft roster of mass transit projects that includes Sounder rail service between Federal Way and Tacoma and a light rail extension from downtown Tacoma to Tacoma Community…

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14 April 2016

Troubles continue to mount for planned methanol plant

The president of Northwest Innovation Works, the company behind the controversial natural gas-to-methanol plant in the offing for Tacoma’s tideflats, was set to speak at the Fife-Milton-Edgewood Chamber of Commerce this week. He was set to talk about the benefits of what is planned to be the world’s largest plant of its…

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31 March 2016

Tacoma Schools continue to make strides in most areas

Spreadsheets and partnerships are doing what text books and class instruction couldn't do alone. Students in Tacoma Public Schools are largely learning more, passing more classes and increasingly looking at their educational options for after they graduate.
"The bottom line is that what gets measured gets done,…

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24 March 2016

Family, Tribe march for answers in woman’s death

Upward of 500 people marched two miles from Puyallup tribal land to the U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Tacoma on March 16 to raise awareness of their concerns about the death of Jacqueline D. Salyers, a 33-year-old Puyallup Tribal member and mother. Salyers was shot to death by Tacoma Police on Jan. 28 during an incident…

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10 March 2016

Save our Water files charter change to stop methanol plant

Save Our Water, the group that wants to stop the proposed methanol plant on the Tacoma tideflats, has filed a charter change amendment with the Tacoma City Clerk that is gathering signatures to be placed on the November ballot.
The initiative will amend Tacoma’s City Charter to enable Tacoma voters to express their…

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25 February 2016

Library wants your thoughts about future plans

The Pierce County Library System wants your thoughts about what you want from your libraries. Comments can be given through a short online survey, or at any of the meetings in the works.
“We can’t predict the future, but we can be ready for whatever it brings,” said Georgia Lomax, the library’s executive director.…

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The Daily MashUp

25 July 2016

Pierce Transit receives $2.55 million for electric buses

The Federal Transit Administration has awarded Pierce Transit a grant for $2.55…Read More

25 July 2016

Tacoma Area Commission on Disabilities seeks members

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill four positions on the Tacoma Area…Read More