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Sound Transit has some updated information on potential station locations to share with you.
The transit agency has been moving forward with conceptual engineering and environmental review for the possible future expansion of Tacoma's Link up to the Stadium District, then on to the Hilltop. HavingRead more
There have been whispers and emails about changes afoot at Tacoma's Simpson Lumber Company for a while now - word of the sale of one or more Simpson Lumber properties. It appears that there's more than a little truth in the rumors: Simpson Lumber Company is up for sale.
This comes just sixRead more
Sound Transit is considering a change to its fare system that could implement a low-income rider fare, while raising other rates.
The low-income fare program would bring Sound Transit into alignment with a King County Metro low-income fare scheduled to go into effect next March.
The MetroRead more
Affordable housing will be the main topic of conversation at this week's City Council study session. Community and Economic Development Department and Planning and Development Services staff will update the Council on housing affordability in Tacoma and current City programs toRead more
The Tacoma City Council is scheduled to take up what could be a pretty controversial topic. A resolution in support of Washington State Initiative 594 appears on the agenda for next week's Council meeting.
A resolution expressing support for the passage of Initiative Measure No. 594 submitted for
Park(ing) Day 2014 is going on right now. A couple dozen parking spots around downtown Tacoma have been transformed into activated parklets for your enjoyment, so if you have a couple minutes, head out and find one (or a bunch) near you.
There's a lot to see this year... Which was your favorite?Read more
The moment many of you have been waiting for is finally here. Or at least it's so close you can almost taste it...
Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. will finally open its doors in the old City Hall Annex space (the smaller white building next to Old City Hall) tomorrow, Saturday, September 20. That'sRead more
A community working group has been assembled to develop regulatory alternatives, for Planning Commission and City Council consideration, regarding billboards in the City of Tacoma.
It's the next phase in a fight between the City and advertising giant Clear Channel that has been going on for whatRead more
Early Learning Symposium - Join us for a Symposium on Our Youngest Citizens: Building a Child-Centered Community
Book talk and signing with Dean Owen, Author of November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy
As the fiftieth anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination draws near, the events of that fateful day will undoubtedly be on the minds of many
That’s right, it’s Elysian Great Pumpkin Night at the Parkway!
The Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Festival is sold out, but you can get the beers right here at the Parkway!
Boo! We have a fun night planned for you. Join us at The Parkway for a night of great pumpkin beers featured fromRead more
Theater District Station
Learn about progress on the potential Tacoma Link Expansion
Sound Transit is moving forward with conceptual engineering and environmental review for the potential expansion of Tacoma Link. After gathering feedback from the public and City Council in May, Sound TransitRead more
Sound Transit is moving forward with conceptual engineering and environmental review for the potential expansion of Tacoma Link. After gathering feedback from the public and City Council in May, Sound Transit updated potential station locations and would like to share these with you.
Please joinRead more
Join us as we open the Prairie Line Trail - UWT Station.
The Prairie Line Trail is an approximately one-mile segment of the historic rail corridor, beginning at the south end of downtown, running through the Brewery District, University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) campus, crossing Tollefson PlazaRead more
Join us for a group ride with Tacoma City Councilmembers on Thursday, Sept. 25, 6pm.
Meet at the UWT central stairs (1900 Commerce) for the grand opening of the Prairie Line Trail (ribbon-cutting event starts at 5pm). The route will follow the PLT, “Embrace the Hill” on Jefferson/Delin, and
Join Tacoma Runners September 25 as we do our first-ever run from the brand-new Two Town Pub at Point Ruston. Water views, some flat running, sure to be a hill or two, and then great friends and adult beverages back at the bar after the easy 3 mile run. What more could you ask for on a lateRead more
If you've been to London, and if, while there, you happened to stroll along the south bank of the Thames near the Southbank Centre, you may have noticed a gritty little pocket decorated with graffiti and filled with skateboarders.
That vibrant, gritty pocket in the undercroft of the Southbank Centre has been a place for British skaters to practice since the 70s. In the decades since, it has also attracted other urban arts and activities - graffiti artists, street performers, and BMX bike riders - so much so that it now appears in some London tourist brochures.
In 2013 a plan was announced to develop the undercroft into shops and cafes, but the skateboard community and others banded together to save their space. Last week they announced that the space would be preserved as-is, and allowed to continue as a venue for skaters, performance artists, and others. It probably didn't hurt that they had Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, on their side.Read more at GOOD
Every year the Business Examiner names a short list of South Sound Women of Influence. The list recognizes
This year the Women of Influence awards go to five women from around the South Sound region. Two special awards go to two Tacoma women: the Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Lois Bernstein from Multicare, and the Rising Star Award goes to Rosie Martinson of the TacomaWorkingMom.com blog and Sound Physicians.
See the full list of Women of Influence, and watch for their stories from the Business Examiner in coming weeks.Read more at Business Examiner
For years now Twokoi has been serving quality sushi from their little corner on South 17th across from UWT and Tollefson Plaza. Their expert sushi chefs put together some pretty stunning rolls, both traditional, and more creative concoctions.
They've got a pretty good sake selection too - the largest in the Northwest, and one of the top two sake tasting programs in the US, according to at least one magazine.
A sake tasting at Twokoi can take you through the different kinds of sake - hot, cold, and butty - with more than 40 different sakes to choose from. And if you're looking for something special, they offer sake dinners called omakase, which pair multiple courses with the perfect sake.Read more at FSR Magazine
Watch out Tacoma, a group of pretty hardcore bikers are headed your way. The annual Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run stretches nearly 4,000 miles from the start in Daytona Beach, Florida to the finish right here in Tacoma.
The motorcyclists participating make the run in 17 days. They left Daytona Beach on September 5. They'll see some of America's most beautiful scenery on their trip, before finding their way to the finish at the LeMay America's Car Museum, where you can welcome them to Tacoma. Expect them to roll into town sometime mid-afternoon next Sunday, September 21.
We won't claim to be endurance motorcycle riders, but we're guessing they'll be ready for a cold drink and a hot meal when they get here.Read more at MotorcycleCannonball.com
Each October, during one of Tacoma’s biggest service days of the year, volunteers come together to restore urban green space across the city of Tacoma. Residents, businesses, community groups andRead more
The City of Tacoma is now accepting Arts Projects funding applications from eligible organizations producing publicly accessible arts programming within Tacoma city limits in 2015. Arts ProjectsRead more
Excitement builds as Tacoma prepares to walk, run, bike or roll the Downtown to Defiance, a free Sunday Parkways event on Sept.28. This open streets event will close portions of waterfrontRead more
Commitment to Tacoma Public Schools will cover the full financial need of eligible students, effective fall 2015
TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound is offering a new financial aid programRead more
TACOMA, WASH. — The University of Washington Tacoma’s Center for the Study of Community and Society will host a one-day workshop entitled “Restoring the American Dream: A Community Conversation onRead more