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.


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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11 February 2016

Draft scope of environmental study released for planned methanol plant

City of Tacoma planners released a 17-page draft of what environmental, safety and economic issues the environmental study for a planned methanol plant has to address to allow the project to move forward. This draft “scoping” document comes as opponents to the facility began gathering signatures to call for a vote of…

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4 February 2016

Last of Tacoma’s superfund sites inch toward cleanup

The cleanup plan for the last, and most contaminated, sites on Tacoma’s tideflats is entering its final review process with a roster of questions about the scope of the planned cleanup.
The Occidental Chemical site on the Hylebos Waterway has been vacant for years, but the environmental cleanup from its years of operation…

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28 January 2016

UWT plots future after turning 25

University of Washington Tacoma turned 25 last year and is preparing to build on that history to plan its future as an urban-serving university.
The “Big Question” people are being asked is “As an Urban-Serving University, what positive role can University of Washington Tacoma play in achieving your aspirations?” Read More

14 January 2016

City approves moratorium on marijuana shops

Tacoma City Council unanimously approved a moratorium on new marijuana shops within the city to allow for state lawmakers to develop new rules for the booming pot industry.
The moratorium means the city will not issue new business permits for marijuana businesses for as long as the next six months. Current pot shops…

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14 January 2016

Signature drive seeks to put methanol plant to a vote

The first public hearing for people to learn details about – and voice their concerns over – a methanol-conversion plant slated for Tacoma’s waterfront is set for next week, but opponents to the plans are already lining up in hopes of blocking the project.
A group called RedLine Tacoma Coalition filed paperwork…

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The Daily MashUp

26 May 2016

State Farm Awards $20,000 Grant to City’s Summer Jobs 253 Program

  For the second consecutive year, State Farm has awarded a $20,000 grant…Read More

25 May 2016

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation names Alexander as Art Award Winner

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has announced artist Sean Alexander…Read More