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Making Tacoma a skateable city

Published on July 1st, 2015 | by Bryce Smith

Tacoma Public Schools, Alchemy Skateboarding and Education, and the Grit City Grindhouse have completed the initial year of their innovative education partnership. This partnerhsip is the first in the nation to offer an accredited, public, comprehensive skateboarding ... Read More


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I love freedom and fireworks but…

Published on June 29th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

I really dislike Freedom Fair. Summer festivals are typically a bit more than I can handle but Freedom Fair always seems especially oppressive, grueling, and sticky. But can I find a better reason to hate an event than stickiness... Read More


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Praying the gay away

Published on June 24th, 2015 | by Nick Stillman

In the summer of 2005 I was a prayer warrior. It wasn’t an official title, as there’s no certification for that sort of thing, but that was the grand, romantic image I had of myself. I ... Read More


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Humble altars everywhere: 20 things to do to find Tacoma zen

Published on June 9th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

Our town is filled with secret and not so secret places where I can reliably make the mundane sacred; where I can, dare I say, transcendentally shake off the stress. (Which basically means I compiled a list of things I like to eat and look at.) Here are 20 places I go or things I do in Tacoma to feel less stressed; to shake off a pervasive headache; to reset; really, to just try to be a better, kinder, more considerate person... Read More



Who is that in the mirror?

Published on May 27th, 2015 | by Adrienne Ione

Have you ever questioned your own reflection? At what age did you first ask, “Who is that person in the mirror? Is it me? Would everyone agree?” I asked a Tacoma man, age 102, “Who do ... Read More

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