Exit133 is about Tacoma
The City of Tacoma is in the process of developing a plan for the future of the area around the Tacoma Mall. Much of the second half of last year was spent gathering input from stakeholders and the general public on the project, which is now ready to move to a new phase - with a new round of publicRead more
We're looking at a streets and driving-themed agenda for this first week of City business in February. Items up for discussion this week include a few business items related to the passage of Prop A and Prop 3 last fall, as well as one related to improving how DUIs are dealt with.
Free parking at the Tacoma Dome is great. We can drive down there and catch the bus to Seattle for the day. Visitors to Tacoma can park there and take the Link into the heart of downtown without the hassle of looking for on-street parking. Downtown employees and students can park and not worryRead more
Defining "livability" may be a bit like defining pornography: " I know it when I see it." Despite that lack of a consistent agreement on a definition (or maybe because of it?), it is worth examining our understanding of the concept of livability.
If you know it when you see it, who gets to do theRead more
Resolution No. 39363 A resolution setting Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., as the date for a hearing by the Hearing Examiner on the request to vacate the unimproved alley lying east and abutting Norpoint Way Northeast, and lying between 28th and 29th StreetsRead more
The biggest topic of conversation in Tacoma right now is the proposal by NW Innovation Works to build a methanol refinery in the Tide Flats. You can't get away from the dicussion - in coffee shops, break rooms, and on the sidewalk, everyone seems to be talking about it. So many people showed up toRead more
Nathan Gibbs-Bowling is a teacher at Tacoma's Lincoln High School and the 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year. A recent post on his blog is getting a lot of attention - even appearing reprinted by the Washington Post.
"I want to tell you a secret," the post begins...
Robin Spielberg is among the most beloved pianists and composers touring today. Well known for her expressive, lyrical performances, she thrills audiences as she brings traditional, classic, original, and popular music to life. Her talents create a visceral musical experience. With an impressiveRead more
Put your racing skills to the test every second Thursday of the month in the Speed Zone at ACM!Our CXC racing simulators are linked together to provide a realistic racing experience against other drivers. Compete on famous tracks such as: Darlington, Daytona, Dover and more!Race Nights are open toRead more
You’re invited to view and comment on proposals for programs and long-range capital construction projects for Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in Point Defiance Park. This is the second in a series of three public meetings to gather public input on a proposed 20-year plan. Tentative plans callRead more
Stroll through a romantically lit conservatory, sip on wine or champagne, nibble on decadent truffles and savory treats.
Enjoy live music, beautiful floral and art displays.
Show Times are 2:00pm & 4:30pm
Freedom Train tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She let hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad. An amazing musical using dance, dialogue, and music of the
Invite your favorite dance partner or find one there! Put on swishy skirts and tall hats, and come dance with The Lucky Shots Stringband. Charmaine Slaven (of Squirrel Butter, The Tallboys, and A Prairie Home Companion fame) will teach and call the dancing as the band provides an evening of greatRead more
Enjoy the Party this Valentine’s Day with Tacoma Opera’s Die Fledermaus at the Rialto Theater. Friday February 12, 7:30 pm or Sunday, February 14, 2:00pm. Visit www.TacomaOperaTix.com for more information and tickets.OverviewConductor: Bernard KwiramStage Director: Christopher NardineEccentricRead more
Enjoy the Party this Valentine’s Day with Tacoma Opera’s Die Fledermaus at the Rialto Theater. Friday February 12, 7:30 pm or Sunday, February 14, 2:00pm. Visit www.TacomaOperaTix.com for more information and tickets.OverviewConductor: Bernard KwiramStage Director: ChristopherRead more
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.Read more at The News Tribune
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!Read more at Pierce County Auditor
We knew UW Tacoma has made a huge difference in the fabric of life in downtown Tacoma, and in the lives of the thousands of students who have earned their diplomas there.
Now a new study shows the Tacoma campus of the University of Washington is doing particularly good things for low-income students. Priceonomics ran the numbers on schools that are accessible to low income students in terms of admission rates and cost, while also producing good outcomes in terms of graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and future earnings. UW Tacoma ranks second best on that list, with only Texas A&M ranking better.
This means that Tacoma's UW campus is a particularly good deal in terms of bang for the buck and what really matters to students in the long run - life after college. Way to go UWT.Read more at Priceonomics
If you're a Tacoma voter, you have one week to decide how to vote on the minimum wage issue on the ballot this year. $15 now? $12 over a couple years? Neither?
While you ponder that, you may also be pondering how to navigate the ballot to make sure you cast the vote you actually mean to. Regardless of your choice, be sure to vote on both parts of the ballot item: Should either of these be enacted? (yes or no) AND if the yes votes prevail, which should it be? ($12 or $15). Even if you vote no on the first question, your choice on the second could still be relevant if most voters vote yes.
An article in The Seattle Times this week takes an outsider's look at the Tacoma minimum wage debate from a city that has already made its own $15 decision, giving some context to the question now before voters in Tacoma.Read more at The Seattle Times
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As the South Sound’s home of independent film, The Grand Cinema proudly invites movie lovers toRead more
-- Submissions Deadline is March 14 --
In support of the City of Tacoma’s ongoing efforts to strategically revitalize and beautify Tacoma, the Tacoma Murals Project is seeking applications fromRead more
This February the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office is inviting residents to show their love for Historic Preservation by competing in the #IHeartTacoma2016 Design Contest.
The Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill the District 4 position, and two At-Large positions, on the City Events and Recognitions Committee (CERC).
The nine-member committeeRead more
The City of Tacoma is now accepting applications from experienced artists or artist teams, working in any artistic style, to lead or assist with the design and implementation of outdoor paintedRead more