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Parkland is (still) burning

June 13th, 2014 | by M. Morford

If you think the common attitude of most of the greater Puget Sound area (especially Seattle) towards Tacoma is a


Tacoma’s pastime

March 13th, 2014 | by Katy Evans

I have spent nearly all my life hating baseball, and not just a little. I am an active, verbal, rude,


Movember’s Tacoma-born Grandpa

November 25th, 2013 | by Kate Albert Ward

In August of 1953, the men of Tacoma threw away their razors to show their pioneer spirit in honor of the 100-year-anniversary the Northwest Territory. Those who did not comply had to pay a fine, the proceeds from which raised funds for Centennial celebrations


Historic Tacoma shines the spotlight on our Armory Building

November 6th, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe

Over the years, Tacoma’s Armory, completed in 1908, has served primarily as quarters for cavalry and infantry troops, though it has also been a sporting events center, a concert hall, a graduation ceremony hall, a venue for presidential speechmaking, and a roller derby rink.


Falling Back

November 5th, 2013 | by Rachel Ervin

It’s 4:57 p.m. on Sunday, November 3rd, and in approximately 15 minutes our city will be plunged into darkness. They say


A Brace for Tacoma’s Giant Totem and My Weak Spine

September 26th, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe

The City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, met on September 25th to vote on a design for the structural stabilization of the historic giant totem pole in Tacoma's Fireman’s Park. The plan was a good one, but was it the best?



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