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Learning to love the Cross Orbweaver Spider

Published on September 1st, 2015 | by Katy Evans

As commonplace in Northwest fall as clouds, the Cross Orbweaver spider (Araneus diadematus) takes up residence for the season, their pervasive webs stringing across windows, from tree to tree, from dahlia to chrysanthemum. But what are these guys really about? Is there more to this web spinner than meets the eye... Read More


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A kid’s guide to summer

Published on July 20th, 2015 | by Jennifer Adams

It’s SUMMERTIME! The days are long, the nights are short. School is out and your schedule is wide open. By now, you’ve probably run out of ideas. Don’t despair! Below is every kids perfect guide to ... Read More


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Pablove Shutterbugs helps kids be kids

Published on July 20th, 2015 | by Joanna Sappenfield

Seventeen-year-old Taylor squats down next to her photo hanging on a wall and smiles as a photographer snaps a picture. Her photo is among 25 others at The Pablove Foundation art show, a culmination of the ... Read More



Today on the bus: eye candy

Published on July 13th, 2015 | by Patricia Sully

In one hand she held a small mirror, the gold plastic lid hiding the small reflective surface. In the other, a brush. I couldn’t see the bag on her lap, but I could tell it was ... Read More



Finding gay-friendly churches in Tacoma

Published on July 10th, 2015 | by Joanna Sappenfield

Inclusive, LGBTQA-affirming church congregations in Tacoma are not afraid to be public about their doctrine. They are intentional and unapologetic. When I asked if the gay community is accepted in their congregation almost every voice on ... Read More


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So much Pride: Out in the Park and beyond

Published on July 9th, 2015 | by Lili Nimlo

The Tacoma Pride Festival has expanded steadily over the years beyond the one-day celebration “Out In the Park” put on by the Rainbow Center. With organizers expecting around 25,000 guests this year, it’s no small deal. ... Read More

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