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How safe is natural gas? Judge set to decide what public can know

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Frank E. Cuthbertson is set to decide today, April 29, whether his previous temporary decision will become permanent to keep the City of Tacoma from releasing the city’s hazardous response plans for a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.

Puget Sound Energy wants the information to remain secret out of fear that releasing details about the proposed plant’s safety assessment would make it a potential target for terrorist attacks as well as disclose confidential company plans. Red Line Tacoma activist John Carlton sought the details so the environmental… Read More

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Transit plan moves toward November ballot

The planned Sound Transit 3 package that is bound for the November ballot passed on April 29. Today is the deadline for public comment on a draft roster of mass transit projects that includes Sounder rail service between Federal Way and Tacoma and a light rail extension from downtown Tacoma to Tacoma Community College.

Sound Transit released the draft list of possible Sound Transit 3… Read More

It’s Just Business: Local entrepreneur talks about the quandary of hiring

As a lifelong entrepreneur, William Manzanares always has his mind on his business and his business on his mind. “Business is my hobby and my obsession,” as he puts it, and he has achieved a lot of success with this attitude. As owner of numerous start-ups, like his Smokin’ Willy’s smoke shops… Read More

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Playoff picture still a puzzle in 2A SPSL

Winning a league championship is pretty difficult. Hanging onto a first-place lead for all, or most of, the season seems even tougher sometimes. Not only is every team gunning for you because you’re team is the best, they’re also giving it their all, because if they’re a decent squad, chances… Read More

Trojans celebrate Homecoming with win over FP

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

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Neverland Theater summer camp now enrolling students

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

TMP’s ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ flies high

“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

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