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Prairie Line Trail UWT Station: Time Lapse Video

A week ago UW Tacoma celebrated the completion of the section of the Prairie Line Trail that runs through the campus, from South 21st Street, north to the corner of South 17th and Pacific.

The University has released a time-lapse video of the construction of the trail. The video begins with some

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Tacoma City Council Meeting - September 30, 2014



Resolution No. 39015 A resolution setting Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at approximately 5:30 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the surplus and proposed conveyance of approximately 3.2 acres of property located on Hood Canal in Mason County to

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Celebrate the Arts in Tacoma this October With Tacoma Arts Month

Tacoma Arts Month officially begins tomorrow; it will be a month of arts-focused activities of all sorts - performances, exhibits, studio and gallery tours, workshops and classes, and more.

Tacoma's month-long celebration of the arts comes a month early this year, and it's got a new name. Tacoma

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GTCF Spark Grant Applications Due Tomorrow

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation does a lot of good in Tacoma, working with individuals, nonprofits, businesses and community partners to promote effective philanthropy and to connect people who care with causes that matter. The Foundation works with individuals and organizations on the

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Share Your Thoughts on Freighthouse Square Amtrak Station Design Options

Every once in a while something slips past us in the in-box that we really wish we'd caught. This is one of those times.

The good news is you still have time to share your thoughts on the latest design options for the new Amtrak station at Freighthouse Square. Not a long time - the online survey

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Tacoma City Business Preview - Week of September 30, 2014

International Economic Development

Last week the City Council passed a resolution allowing for the creation of a Commission on International Relations to be composed of representatives of Tacoma businesses, organizations, and other local stakeholders. The purpose of the Commission will be to

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Latest On Plans for Chambers Bay Resort

The News Tribune has the latest on plans for Chambers Bay Resort, and the 370,000 square-foot resort sounds kind of swanky...

  • 5-story, 258-room hotel
  • Conference center with 17 meeting rooms and full food and beverage service (in what is now the Pierce County Environmental Services building,
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Tacoma City Council Meeting - September 23, 2014

This week the City Council voted to express support for Initiative 594, requiring background checks for all gun sales. The Council also heard public concerns related to two ordinances it will decide on next week, related to regulation of marijuana and for-hire transportation companies.


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Rainbow Center Craft & Cookie Day

Rainbow Center October 2, 2014 at 4:00 am

Rainbow Center Craft & Cookie Day Join us, every Thursday from 1 - 5 pm for Craft & Cookie Day at the Rainbow Center! Each week we highlight a new craft and a new treat! All ages welcome! Basic supplies are provided.


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Play to Learn

Portland Avenue Community Center & Asia Pacific Cultural Center October 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Children’s Museum of Tacoma Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under.

Thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together.

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Tacoma Link Expansion Drop-In

Community Healthcare October 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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 Transit updated potential station

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Educator Night at the Museum

LeMay - America's Car Museum October 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Educators, you’re invited! Join us for a fun, FREE evening at LeMay America’s Car Museum

Educator Night at the Museum is an exciting opportunity for educators to relax and mingle with other educators. Learn more about educational resources and programs offered by Sound Puget Sound area

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King’s Books Author Event with Nikki van Schyndel & Dianne Whelan

King's Books October 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm

We welcome two authors at this event. Nikki’s book ‘Becoming Wild’ chronicles living in the wild on Canada’s Raincoast for 19 months. Dianne’s book ‘Base Camp’ chronicles her 40 days spent on Everest.


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21st Annual Globe Awards

Hotel Murano October 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm

The Globe Awards is the largest annual trade gathering in Washington State organized by World Trade Center Tacoma. Come and join roughly 400 of “Who’s Who in the Washington Trade Community.” The evening will include dinner, awards, a raffle and wine tasting. Register online today.

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Tacoma Arts Month Opening Party and AMOCAT Awards

Tacoma Post Office Building October 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Help us kick off Tacoma Arts Month in style at one of Tacoma’s creative epicenters, Tacoma Post Office Building. Enjoy a stellar line-up of entertainment and exhibitions including:

  • Music by Speed Queen
  • Exhibits of work by Jessica Spring and The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s
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80s Theme Run from Dorky’s

Dorky's Arcade October 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm

It’s October, and time for our first costume run of Halloween Month. Let’s kick everything off on Oct. 2 with an 80s theme run from Dorky’s Arcade in Downtown Tacoma. Three easy miles, friends, adult beverages, costumes that flash back to the icons of the 1980s and video and pinball games

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Tacoma’s gain is loss to Port of Seattle

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A recent report shows that Tacoma's Port traffic is growing, to the point that it has surpassed Seattle in terms of volume handled and significance of economic impact, but it's not all good news.

The moves of several major shipping lines to Tacoma have contributed to growth here, pushing Tacoma past our neighbors to the north, but larger trends in shipping are worrisome for both ports. Increasingly shippers are skipping West Coast ports and heading straight for the other half of the country via the Suez Canal or soon-to-be-even-larger Panama Canal. Increasing warehouse costs and decreasing developable land also mean that much of the freight that does come in to the Port of Tacoma is finding its way out of the Port to warehouses in places like Sumner and Kent.

The ports of Tacoma and Seattle are both described as "peaking markets," losing market share over recent years, but they're not going without a fight. We'd love to know what's being said in those private meetings between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma...

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London Skaters Fought Gentrification, and Won

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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.

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2014 Women of Influence named

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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.

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TWOKOI: Outstanding Sake Program Led by Level One Certified Sake Sommelier

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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.

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CPTC Awarded $2.5 Million Federal Grant for Mechatronics Program

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Labor announced Clover Park Technical College will receive nearly $2.5 million in the latest round of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and

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Celebrating Lino Tagliapietra

Museum of Glass Honors Italian Maestro with Grand Hall Display, Hot Shop Live!

Show and Public Activities for his 80th Birthday

Tacoma, Wash. — Museum of Glass has unveiled its latest glass art

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Endangered Oregon Spotted Frogs Released into Pierce County Wetlands

Through cooperative, multy-agency program to save the amphibians  

EATONVILLE, Wash. – More than 150 Oregon spotted frogs slid quietly into marshy, Pierce County wetlands Thursday morning, some

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2014 Coney Awards Announced

Artists Win Prized Residencies at Museum of Glass

Tacoma, Wash.—Museum of Glass announced the 2014 winners of the annual Coney Awards this past Saturday, September 20. Each year three prizes are

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City of Tacoma Awarded With New COPS Grant by U.S. Department of Justice

The City of Tacoma was awarded a $3,409,753 federal grant to fund 10 police officer salaries and benefits for three years, the Attorney General's Office announced today. The U.S. Department of

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