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.


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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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

The Daily MashUp

24 August 2016

Advisory committee helps guide Link route improvements to Hilltop, dowtown

 As Sound Transit continues its work to expand the Tacoma Link, the City…Read More

23 August 2016

Public invited to Sept. 8 open house about Chambers Bay plans

At a study session on Aug. 23, Pierce County Councilmembers had their first…Read More