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Fiscal Home Rule for Tacoma?

September 16, 2014 - 14:49

There's a conversation going on at the City about the ways Tacoma receives revenue. With a significant structural imbalance to address in Tacoma's budget, City staff are considering not only short-term adjustments to fix the budget for the next biennium, they're also looking at ways that long-term

Now Reading: TWOKOI: Outstanding Sake Program Led by Level One Certified Sake Sommelier

September 16, 2014 - 14:21

For years now Twokoi has been serving quality sushi from their little corner on South 17th across from UWT and Tollefson Plaza. Their expert sushi chefs put together some pretty stunning rolls, both traditional, and more creative concoctions. 

They've got a pretty good sake selection too - the

Conversations Re:Tacoma 2014: Destiny Realized

September 16, 2014 - 14:02

Re:Tacoma is back with their annual urban design conversation series. Every year they invite you to join in thoughtful conversations focused on design issues relevant to Tacoma's urban neighborhoods and downtown core. It's an ongoing conversation meant to lead to thoughtful action. 

Each of the

Cleaning Up Schuster Slope

September 15, 2014 - 15:05

The City of Tacoma and Metro Parks have begun to discuss what to do about the Schuster Slope, and how to best manage it for both positive environmental impacts and pubic access. The Schuster Slope is 16-acres of open space above Schuster Parkway, running from the I-705 off-ramp to the south, north

Tacoma City Business Preview - Week of September 16, 2014

September 15, 2014 - 14:17

Undergrounding Power Lines

If you're interested in getting rid of overhead power lines in Tacoma, you might want to tune in to this Tuesday's joint study session between Tacoma City Council and the Tacoma Public Utility Board. The main topic of discussion will be undergrounding of power utilities.

Now Reading: Coast to Coast Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run

September 12, 2014 - 11:31

Watch out Tacoma, a group of pretty hardcore bikers are headed your way. The annual Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run stretches nearly 4,000 miles from the start in Daytona Beach, Florida to the finish right here in Tacoma.

The motorcyclists participating make the run in 17 days. They left

Help Fix Tacoma’s Residential Parking Permit Program

September 12, 2014 - 10:09

The City's Parking Technical Advisory Group is a group of citizens that reviews City parking policy and recommendation improvements to the City Manager. The group has been working on improving Tacoma's Residential Parking Permit program, which a press release this week calls "broken." Now they're

Secretary Peterson appoints Lynne Griffith

September 11, 2014 - 22:26

OLYMPIA – Today, Lynn Peterson, Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation, announced the appointment of Lynne Griffith as Assistant Secretary for the Washington State Ferries Division

She officially begins her leadership role next month with responsibilities including,

Now Reading: When Adding Bike Lanes Actually Reduces Traffic Delays

September 11, 2014 - 11:32

As multimodal transportation options become a regular part of planning conversations, the animosity between (some) drivers and (some) cyclists and pedestrians means many debates come down to dogma, rather than actual facts - drivers don't want to be slowed down by sharing the road with cyclists,

Downtown to Defiance Returns With a Duathlon

September 11, 2014 - 10:20

A pair of events coming up on September 28 will give you a number of ways to enjoy Tacoma's waterfront between Point Defiance and downtown Tacoma free from cars.

Downtown to Defiance Sunday Parkways

This is the second year of this free event. On September 28 the seven miles of roads and paths

Black Bear Captured Near Puyallup Avenue & Dock Street in Tacoma

September 11, 2014 - 09:27

The black bear spotted in north Tacoma and Point Defiance over the last few days has been captured. Word on the street is that Fish and Wildlife caught up with the bear down near Puyallup Avenue and Dock Street.

The adult male female black bear will be relocated to a new home, probably somewhere

Now Reading: Onetime Italian grocery store to get a new touch of Italian

September 10, 2014 - 13:41

As the UWT section of the Prairie Line Trail nears completion this fall, work is also moving forward on Elemental Pizza, which will replace Grassi's in the wedge-shaped Pagni and Lenti building at the north corner of the UWT campus at 17th and Pacific.

The University chose the Pagni and Lenti

Tacoma City Council Meeting - September 9, 2014

September 10, 2014 - 09:31



Resolution No. 38996 A resolution setting Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at approximately 5:30 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council to declare surplus and approve the negotiated sale of approximately 0.85 of an acre of surplus land located near the

Nitty Gritty Tacoma Salvage & Industrial Art Show

September 9, 2014 - 14:44

Earthwise Architectural Salvage is teaming up with the City of Tacoma's Historic Preservation Department on a unique event focused on Tacoma, its history, and its artists for Tacoma Art Month this October.

Earthwise Architectural Salvage is pleased to announce our joint effort with City of Tacoma

Tacoma City Business Preview - Week of September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014 - 13:07

Legislative Policy Statement

At this week's Tacoma City Council study session, the Council will hear a presentation from staff on the City's proposed Legislative Policy Statement for 2015 through 2016. The policy statement outlines issues of interest to Tacoma that may come up in state legislative

Now Reading: Culture is identity

September 8, 2014 - 11:34

Spokane, like Tacoma, is working to earn a seat as a prosperous second city. 

our business dudes and ladies are trying to crack that problem, working tirelessly to incubate sectors here that, once they reach a certain mass, will begin drawing talent to them like neutron stars, becoming hubs of

Paid Sick Leave Will Be a Conversation at Citizens’ Forum This Week

September 8, 2014 - 10:02

Citizens' Forum is a monthly opportunity for members of the public to speak at a Tacoma City Council meeting on any topic over which the Council has jurisdiction. Some months only a few speakers show up, some months there are more.

It falls on the second Tuesday of the month, making tomorrow the

Alternatives to the Craft Beer Festival

September 5, 2014 - 12:08

A Facebook post last weekend from the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival account drew quite a few comments.

Just so everyone knows , there will not be a beer fest this year, unfortunately, we were under attended and so many people refused to toss their tokens in the bins, the fest lost a fortune, maybe

Help With the 2014 Washington Bicycle & Pedestrian Count

September 5, 2014 - 11:38

The 2014 Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Count is coming up, and they could use your help. For three days this fall volunteers will take a census of cyclists and pedestrians using the streets and sidewalks at specific intersections all over Washington.

The count tells state and local

10 Ways Tacoma Can Improve Its Economic Outlook

September 5, 2014 - 08:53

We all remember where we were the day TheDailyMeal.com declared Tacoma’s Farmer’s Markets to be 10th best out of 101 farmers markets across the nation. European diplomats raised their eyebrows and the abrupt squeaking of chair legs on Wall Street ...