100 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 25, 1913
Gov. Lister’s veto of the 11/2-mill levy for good roads was sustained by the House of Representatives this morning. Five votes were lacking to carry it over the executive disapproval, the count showing 60 to 34 in favor of passage. When the bill appeared on the calendar this morning the impression prevailed that enough votes could be obtained to override the veto. The vote showed, however, that the roads committee was merely taking a chance, believing it better to dispose of the bill one way or the other at once.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 25, 1963
Tacoma is among 213 more cities the Post Office Department has selected for its four-hour downtown delivery program. The additional cities will bring to 273 the number of municipal areas in the new “ABCD” program by the end of the year. Short for “accelerated business collection and delivery,” the plan is aimed at delivering by 3 p.m. any first-class local mail going to addresses in the downtown area and deposited by 11 a.m. in special mailboxes in the area. The boxes bear “ABCD” labels. Postmaster John McMonagle expects the system to begin here “soon.”
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 25, 1988
Seeking to expand the state’s stake of the Union Station rehabilitation project, Pierce County legislators want to add $2.9 million to the renovation of the historic building in downtown Tacoma. “We want to put our money where our mouth is,” said Rep. Ruth Fisher, D-Tacoma, one of the key movers behind the project. The entire renovation project will cost more than $30 million. Most of the new money would be spent to rehabilitate the downtown Tacoma station’s rotunda and would firm up the state’s intention to make at least part of the rotunda into a new home for the Washington State Historical Museum.