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Road work ahead could reconnect city, streamline commutes

The current round of construction along Interstate 5 hit its midpoint this year, so there is only another four years left of local construction cones and lane closures along that strip. But that won’t end work crews and detours. Those will continue for years to come as work then focuses of port-related off ramps, interchanges as well as State Route 167.
WSDOT is set to reopen Pacific Avenue’s bridge over I-5 this week and close the McKinley Avenue bridge next week as crews march north into Fife to take on the truck-related traffic to and from the tideflats.
The next major ramp… Read More


A muskox calf with personality, Hudson is the future at Point Defiance

Hudson the muskox was born three months and one week ago, and was immediately rejected by his mother, who ignored him.
He hasn’t had a bad day since.
The keepers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Large Animal Research Station stepped in and began hand-feeding him, and he was raised with three other young muskox.
Hudson preferred the company of humans – and still does. Especially… Read More

Be well - Inside and out

Tacoma residents looking to lower stress and develop healthy habits are invited to attend “From Sickness to Health,” a ten-week program hosted by Tacoma Central Church.
The program begins on Aug. 24-28 with a four-day introduction to healthy activities. Citizens are invited from 7- 8 p.m.… Read More

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Return of the King

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

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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More than the Rainiers will rock Cheney Stadium this summer

Tacoma Rainiers president Aaron Artman has been losing sleep; but strangely, his stress doesn't stem from fending off the Reno Aces as the summer pennant race heats up or nightmare visions of the AAA All-Star Game being rained out at Cheney Stadium next year. The thing that has Artman tossing and turning into the wee hours is rock n' roll.
Cheney has been the site of a few concerts in recent… Read More

Neverland Theater presents ‘Princess Whatsername’

After weeks of diligently working to craft a stage play sure to be a bona fide audience pleaser, the young students of Neverland Theater are excited to present “Princess Whatsername,” opening July 29, 7 p.m. at the Columbia Junior High Performing Arts Center.
Since June 28 the budding theater… Read More