Puget Sound Energy wants its proposed liquefied natural gas plant to be run by a wholly owned shell company as a way to sell the gas on the unregulated market, while also storing it under regulated utility terms.
Critics fear the proposal puts customers at risk of subsidizing the facility through higher utility rates. The UTC and two utility consumer organizations, Industrial Customers of Northwest Utilities and Northwest Industrial Gas Users, voiced their opposition for that very reason. More opinions are likely as the plan plays out.
It’s a seemingly complex financial structure… Read More
When Jerry Darling founded a Tacoma company based on water-resistant paper in 1916, he wasn’t thinking 100 years ahead – he was too busy creating his product in his home garage.
The party that starts this week, however, will raise a toast or two to Darling, who owned at least half the company until 1991, and might be stunned by how much his little business has grown as it celebrates its… Read More
The Pierce County Sheriff's Department's Sex and Kidnap Offender Registration Unit is asking for the public's to find Jeffrey Craig Owens. The 50-year-old sex offender as convicted of raping an 80-year-old woman and is not checking in with deputies as he is required by law to do.… Read More
Occasionally, the City of Destiny will play host to dignitaries from other countries. In the last year or so, Tacoma has welcomed King Harald V of Norway, as well as Xi Jinping, the President of China. The Puget Sound traffic fiasco that coincided with President Jinping’s visit last September was… Read More
Homecoming is one of the great fall traditions at high schools and universities. Alumni are invited back to campus and encouraged to interact with their old school, just not in that creepy “Dazed and Confused”, Matthew McConaughey way of interacting. On October 9, Fife High School had their homecoming… Read More
With summertime just around the corner, Fife Schools’ drama teachers Hayley and Emily Rathburn are busy lining up students to take part in the sisters’ Neverland Theater musical theater camp experience.
Now in its third year, the camp runs from June 28 to July 28, Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students 10 to 18 years old from any school district are welcome to sign… Read More
“If you get to like them and understand them, if you are kind to them and don’t scratch their paint or bang their doors, if you fill them up and pump them up when they need it, if you keep them clean and polished and out of the rain and snow as much as possible, you will find, you MAY find, that… Read More