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Gadfly may not be a word we use every day, but it's the most common one we've heard used to describe Tacoma's John Hathaway. Hathaway passed away last week at age 69.
He came onto the public stage around the tragic events surrounding Police Chief David Brame's high-profile shooting of his wife, Crystal, and himself in 2003. Hathaway scooped the story of the couple's divorce, and allegations that the police chief was an abusive husband.
sIn later years Hathaway continued to challenge local government, fostering lively... discussion via his regular email and later on his blog, The New Takhoman. We sat next to him at public meetings - a fedora nearly always on his head. He would occasionally call us late at night to discuss something happening in the city. Hathaway's tagline for the New Takhoman was "the publication that never sleeps."
CBS News published a tribute to Hathaway calling him "one of the most colorful characters ever to appear on '48 Hours'" Read it at CBSNews.com.
The Tacoma Daily Index is digging into its archives and finding treasure. Read about Hathaway at TacomaDailyIndex.com.Read more at