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.


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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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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The Daily MashUp

22 June 2016

Pierce Transit to provide free rides to Freedom Fair

Pierce Transit will provide free express bus service for people visiting the…Read More

22 June 2016

Free Taste of Tacoma shuttle to help ease parking troubles

Organizers of the Emerald Queen Casino’s Taste of Tacoma presented by BECU…Read More