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Help Pierce Transit Design a New Route System

Pierce Transit is in the process of updating its route system - and they want your help.

HELP US DESIGN OUR ROUTE SYSTEM!

Pierce Transit is in a time of transition from a route system designed four decades ago to one that better meets the traveling needs of the region today and into the future.

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Tacoma City Council Meeting - May 10, 2016

CONSENT AGENDA

RESOLUTIONS

Resolution No. 39439 A resolution setting Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at approximately 5:30 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the proposed Six-Year Comprehensive Transportation Improvement Program amended for the years 2015-2016 and 2017-2022.

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Eastside Community Center: #ImagineEastside

Eastside leaders, Metro Parks, and the Boys and Girls Club are asking the public to join them in envisioning a new community center for the currently underserved part of Tacoma.

Imagine a place where youth and families can safely gather to play, learn and grow. #ImagineEastside

The vision is

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UPDATED: New Development: Stadium Apartments

A new mixed-use development is in the works to bring retail and residential space to the Stadium district. 

The planned 220,000 square foot market rate apartment project would replace the (currently completely under-utilized) surface parking lot at 102 North G Street. That's across the street from Stadium Thriftway and the old Titus Will space that is on its way to becoming ...

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Free Ride on Tacoma Link Continues

In case you missed it last week, here's some good news for downtown Tacoma: It will continue to be free to ride the Tacoma Link light rail for at least another six years.

Last week the Sound Transit Board of Directors voted to put off its plans to charge a fare until the yet-to-be-built Link

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Broadway Farmers’ Market Opens Today

Today the Broadway Farmers' Market kicks off its 2016 season. They're setting up their booths as we write, laying out crates of spring veggies, buckets of fresh flowers, and arrays of hand-crafted wares. 

The Tacoma Farmers' Market opening day announcement invites you to stop by for lunch, shop

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Tacoma City Council Meeting - April 26, 2016

CONSENT AGENDA

RESOLUTIONS

Resolution No. 39428 A resolution authorizing the execution of a grant agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation, in the amount of $270,000; accepting and depositing said sum into the General Fund, to develop trip reduction programs in the

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Eat Good, Do Good With Dining Out for Life 2016

So you want to do something good, but you don't have a lot of time or energy? Great, Dining Out for Life is the perfect event for you. All you have to do is show up at one of 50 participating restaurants, order food, and automatically the restaurant will donate 25% of the cost of your meal to

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Business Killers Workshop

Summit Law Group May 24, 2018 at 9:00 am

Join us for an exclusive intimate workshop to help you avoid the seven most crucial legal, tax and business operations mistakes that young companies make.
At this workshop you’ll learn from Summit Law and Bader Martin, firms with the bandwidth to help address the most significant threats these

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How To Transform Your Life

Meditate in Tacoma May 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Our life is in a constant state of change. We are always growing as people, one way or another. In this series, inspired by the teachings of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we will look at how to direct our growth in the most meaningful ways.“We can transform our life from a state of misery into

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Old Places, New Spaces: Preservation Month Ride

7 Seas Brewery May 25, 2018 at 5:15 pm

A bike ride of Tacoma’s adaptively reused bike trails, including the Prairie Line Trail, Foss Esplanade, and the Water Flume Line Trail. Ride leaders will provide background on the history of these places, as well as information on their transformation into new public spaces. The event starts

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Joytribe, Velocity, & Martial Law at The Swiss

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub May 25, 2018 at 9:00 pm

RLM Entertainment presents 3 great bands at The Swiss! 9pm Marshall Law 10pm Velocity 11pm JoyTribe $8 coverAbout: World Infused Funk rises out of JoyTribe, a 5 piece band hailing from Portland, OR. Led by frontwoman and multi-instrumentalist Chelsea Luker, the band has been rocking the NW for 4

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Port of Tacoma Bike Tour

May 26, 2018 at 11:00 am

Feel the sea breeze, smell the tar on the railroad ties, and hear the osprey calling overhead as we bicycle a casino tour in the Port of Tacoma. We’ll start at the Puyallup Tribe’s current Emerald Queen Hotel and Casino, ride out to the original paddle boat casino, and learn about current local

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80s Costume Ball with Hairstorm!

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub May 26, 2018 at 9:00 pm

HAIRSTORM and The Swiss are at it again! The 80’s was such a fun and rocking decade. The clothes, the hairstyle, and the music! IT ROCKED! Enjoy another rocking 80’s night with HAIRSTORM at the SWISS in Tacoma and be in your best 80’s outfit to play for more great prizes from The Swiss. Then rock

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Full Moon Ride (VeloFemmes)

Goddesses in Wright Park (Yakima and Division) May 29, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Tacoma Women. Riding Bikes. Having Fun. Meet us at the goddesses at Wright Park (where Yakima and Division meet) for a spooky 10 mile ride around Tacoma while the moon shines.

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Bike to a Business, Hub to Hub (VeloFemmes)

The Hub May 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Tacoma Women. Riding Bikes. Having Fun. We will do a ride across the bridge to The Hub-Gig Harbor (10% off food) and then back to The Hub-Tacoma for a $2.00 beer (Bike to business deal for a May). Mileage is about 20 miles with some hills. This is a no drop ride. We should return before it gets

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Tacoma History

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We like Tacoma, and we like stories about its history - the quirkier, the better - so a newly revamped Tacoma History website is a great place for us to spend some time when current events get to be just a bit too much.

Posted by local historian Michael Sullivan, each story features some episode of Tacoma's past - big and small - told in word and picture.

Sullivan recounts public episodes like the story behind the 40-foot red neon pegasus (complete with animated gold lightning bolts) that once graced the top of Tacoma's tallest building. He also tells more personal stories, like the one of an Oregon woman who followed her Army boyfriend to Tacoma, where she robbed a theater for the money to follow him on to Alaska. and of course, we get the history of that long-gone theater, too.

It's fun to dip into a story or two, and get a snapshot of moments in Tacoma's history - 

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Council Member Blocker’s March 2016 Newsletter

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Tacoma City Council Member Keith Blocker took his place representing the people of Tacoma's Ditrict 3 in January.

To communicate with members of his district and others, Council Member Blocker will be publishing a regular e-newsletter focusing on issues relevant to his constituents. This month's edition includes a look at the Safe Routes to School program, as well as a feature on a "youth of the month," and tidbits on a short list of "District 3's Top 3" individuals and organizations. And there's a good list of ways for Tacoma residents to get involved with their city.

If you're a resident of District 3, or if you just like to keep an eye on what's going on, it's worth a read. If you want to keep up with the newsletter, you can sign up to receive it in your inbox, or just read it online.

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Steve Prefontaine left mark on Tacoma running scene before his death

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Today we find ourselves thinking about the legendary distance runner Steve Prefontaine, who should have turned 65 this week, and enjoying re-reading a 2015 TNT article about Tacoma's (multiple) Prefontaine connections. 

You may know that the 1997 movie about his life was filmed, in part, here in Tacoma, on the track and around the campus at UPS. Fewer people know that Pre visited Tacoma back in 1974, just months before the car crash that cut his life short at age 24. While here, he ran with the locals, visited a few (pretty divey sounding) bars, and said of Point Defiance, "This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever run. You don’t know what you have here.”

Tacoma today has a pretty special running community. We'd like to think that if Pre was around, he would still enjoy running here.

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Pierce County Official Local Voters’ Pamphlet

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We're down to the wire, and it's time to cast those votes! If you haven't done so already, grab your ballot, your pen, and your voters' pamphlet, and get to work.

What's that you say? Your dog ate your voters' guide? Or maybe it disappeared into the pile of political mailers and other junk mail? That's not going to get you off the hook - the Pierce County Auditor has you covered with an online version.

So make your choices, and get that ballot in the mail on November 2, or to a ballot dropbox no later than November 3. Find locations for those on the Auditor's website as well.

Happy voting!

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Shoot the T: A Photo Competition to Highlight Tacoma

TACOMA, WA – Shoot The T is a photo contest created to showcase the beauty of Tacoma as well as promote art and creativity in the City of Destiny. The winning contestant is destined for a grand

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Museum of Glass Celebrates Art Museum Day on May 18, 2016, with 2-for-1 Admission

Museum of Glass to Join Association of Art Museum Directors’ Seventh Annual Celebration of Art Museum Day on May 18, 2016, with 2-for-1 Admission

Tacoma, Wash. — Museum of Glass (MOG) will offer

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Tacoma Selected to Receive $200,000 in Environmental Protection Agency Grant Dollars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that the City of Tacoma has been selected to receive $200,000 in Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grant

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Celebrate Bike to Work Day!

Tacoma, Wash. – Half of the U.S. population live within 5 miles of their workplace. We want to celebrate Tacomans who are choosing to commute those miles by bike! As a part of Bike Month, Downtown On

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Drinking water at Metro Parks passes tests

Metro Parks officials on Friday reported that more than 60 drinking water sources throughout the park district recorded either no lead or minute levels well below public health limits.

Staff members

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