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

3 November 2016

Council seeks second look at Click finances

The Tacoma City Council has asked for an outside audit of Tacoma Public Utilities’ cost allocation methods regarding Click Network as a step to moves forward with plans to upgrade the system so it can directly compete with commercial Internet, cable and phone  providers.
Councilmember Conor McCarthy first pitched…

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20 October 2016

‘VOLUNTOURISM’

A half dozen of Tacoma top business women and Tacoma top business man are just shy of 10,000 miles from home to spend two weeks in the Republic of Seychelles, a collection of 115 islands off the East Coast of Africa, to share their wisdom about the world of commerce with young women of the little known island nation.

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20 October 2016

Use of force: A cop’s perspective

Editor’s Note: Staff writer Steve Dunkelberger is attending the seven-week University Place Public Safety and Criminal Justice Community Academy class and will highlight the issues facing law enforcement officers and communities along the way. Tacoma has a similar program every fall as well.)
After his first year…

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13 October 2016

ST3 package heads to November ballot

Puget Sound residents will vote on a $54 billion transit package in November that will raise property taxes, sales taxes and vehicle tabs to fund mass transit projects around the region.
The Sound Transit 3 package, known on the ballot as Proposition 1, includes several key projects in Pierce County, including the routing…

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6 October 2016

Law enforcement involves everyone as it evolves with communities

Editor’s Note: Staff writer Steve Dunkelberger is attending the seven-week University Place Public Safety and Criminal Justice Community Academy class and will highlight the issues facing law enforcement officers and communities along the way.

Pierce County has changed a lot since University Place Police…

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29 September 2016

Talk outlines possible review of tideflats zoning rules

A roundtable talk on Sept. 19 that included many of the major players on Tacoma’s tideflats provided a glimpse of city efforts that could lead to a lengthy review of zoning rules of the largely industrial waterfront at a time when no public meeting about the tideflats goes without community protests. This Monday afternoon…

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15 September 2016

City’s budget begins taking shape for fall vote

The march toward a biannual budget is picking up pace with community meetings and study sessions slated this fall. A City Council vote on the 2017-2018 budget is scheduled for Nov. 15.
The nutshell if that the city’s general fund budget, one that pays for city services from the police and fire departments to library…

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15 September 2016

Safety information of PSE planned gas plant could come this fall

A Washington State Court of Appeals commissioner has merged two appeals of a lower court decision on the disclosure of fire and emergency response information involving the proposed 8 million gallon liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility Puget Sound Energy wants to build on the tideflats.
Port watchdog Arthur West and…

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13 April 2017

Pythians sweep Tacoma Historical Society awards

Local historian Michael S. Sullivan and Tacoma’s Knights of Pythias Lodge…Read More

13 April 2017

Metro Parks Tacoma names assistant executive director

Peter Mayer, chief operating officer for the Snohomish Health District, has…Read More