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“Escucha Obama, don’t deport my mama!”

February 27th, 2014 | by Ryan Coleman

Just as dawn broke over Tacoma on Monday, 40-50 rain-soaked activists, lawyers, students, immigrants, allies, mothers, children, and parted lovers gathered outside the Northwest Detention Center at 1623 East J Street on the tideflats in protest. Their chants were a mix of English and Spanish, calling for a fast and fundamental transformation of the way our nation does immigration


A Tacoma Valentine: Joe

February 14th, 2014 | by Rachel Ervin

I haven’t always loved Tacoma. I would get off work from Seattle or Spokane or San Francisco and make my


Tacoma, Shoot the T

February 12th, 2014 | by Michael Fitzgerald

Are you one of the Tacoma Instagram faithful? Always stopping to smell and then photograph the roses? Then Shoot the


No Rain on the Parade

February 4th, 2014 | by Daniel Rahe

Of all the frothy word collections that inevitably followed the Seahawks Super Bowl vcitory, there was one particular article that stood out -- not because it had any deeper insight into the end of our long professional sports nightmares, but because it suggested that the Seahawks victory (supplemented by Macklemore’s Grammys, etc) may have affected our personal sense of identity


Raymond Lucas: Monkeyshines Smasher

January 20th, 2014 | by Daniel Rahe

Someone in Tacoma is not happy about Monkeyshines. We talked to him. “Daniel, listen. I haven’t told anyone this, but I’m telling you. Every year, I go out and I try to find every last one of those Monkeyshines balls, and then I take them to the nearest sidewalk and stomp on them. Smash them to bits,” he said


Eight Years of MLK Ballet

December 14th, 2013 | by Brian Hagenbuch

It’s Tuesday evening at a spacious, well-equipped dance studio on the third floor of Urban Grace Church, and Lennon Burgess



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