Give some life to Mason Gulch

Published on May 13th, 2016 | by M. Morford

Who wouldn’t want a new, pristine park walking distance from their home? Who wouldn’t want visibly  eroding slopes below a major arterial monitored and stabilized? What neighbors wouldn’t want their local elementary school to have a ... Read More


future of post defiance

What’s next for Post Defiance? You tell us!

Published on March 14th, 2016 | by Editorial Staff

Editors Rachel and Katy want to hear from you: Is Post Defiance still a needed and useful corner of the internet? Do you want to help shape where Post Defiance goes next? Have great stories and ... Read More


No Methanol

It’s not over until it’s over: #NoMethanol253

Published on March 14th, 2016 | by M. Morford

Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW) president Murray V. Godley in a recent public statement observed, “The Pacific Northwest’s dedication to environmental protection is one of the reasons NWIW chose this region for its facilities. Given these objectives, ... Read More



M. Morford on the methanol plant scoping session

Published on February 16th, 2016 | by M. Morford

It was Tacoma’s off-with-their-heads moment. For a project the size and scale of the proposed methanol plant – the largest on the planet – layers and layers of permits, requirements and authorizations must be approved and ... Read More



Route 45163

Published on January 19th, 2016 | by Hanna Broback

I turn the radio to 90.1 The Sound. Driving down Sprague from 6th to 19th, the beats and words like punches propel me into the night. An opossum skitters across the street like a creature from ... Read More



David Bowie, musical messiah

Published on January 13th, 2016 | by Troy Kehm-Goins

“Heaven’s in here / among the twilight and stars / you’ll dance to my tongue / well dance on the sun.” —from “Heaven’s in Here” as found on Tin Machine by Tin Machine It took four ... Read More


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How to First Night

Published on December 30th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

In Tacoma, all parties fade in the gleaming light of our annual downtown revelry known as First Night. This family friendly New Years celebration does everything right: it activates, it welcomes, it shows off how cool ... Read More

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