100 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 18, 1913
A Washington woman is to ride at the head of the delegations from the nine enfranchised states in the big suffrage parade March 3, which is to be the woman’s feature of the inaugural ceremonies at Washington, D.C. Dr. Cora Smith King, treasurer of the National Council of Women Voters, with headquarters in Tacoma, is the woman, and the horse she will ride is to be panoplied in banners announcing the fact that the voting women of the United States are organized and that the organization has its head in Tacoma.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 18, 1963
An $8,541,000 contract for construction at the Polaris missile submarine facility at Bangor was awarded today to two Los Angeles firms. Sens. Warren G. Magnuson and Henry M. Jackson, Washington Democrats, said the work at the naval ammunition depot will be done jointly by the George A. Fuller Co. and the Vinnell Corp. Fred Korth, secretary of the Navy, told the senators the major part of the work will be construction of 15 new buildings and remodeling of 45 existing buildings and magazines.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 18, 1988
About 20 state Department of Corrections workers lobbied in the street recently for a bill restoring some state control over violent criminals after their release from prison. They called for passage of the Post-Release Supervision Bill, a measure allowing state authorities to closely supervise murderers, sex offenders, armed robbers and other violent criminals for up to one year after they’re out from behind bars. “We are concerned about a flaw in state law that hinders our ability and our desire to protect the public,” said Laurie Merta, one of the protesting community corrections officers. They gathered at noon in front of their office at South Ninth Street and Tacoma Avenue South.