Can child-friendly Leeds, England, become a model for Tacoma?

Just seven years ago, government inspectors told the city of Leeds, England, that their community was failing its most vulnerable children. Leaders, families — and kids — came together, and today, Leeds is recognized for its transformation into a child-friendly city.

New residents pour in: Pierce County tops the nation

Of the more than 3,100 counties in the nation, none gained more people from other counties last year than Pierce and Snohomish. They ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, for net gains in the number of people moving in domestically.

Hope, purpose for women in state prison

Washington should be proud to be one of eight states where female prisoners can live with and bond with their babies. It’s just one of the progressive ways Washington looks out for the wellbeing of families caught up in the justice system, while trying to curtail the revolving-door effect.

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Symposium on Our Youngest Citizens

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma hosted a “Symposium on Our Youngest Citizens” on Tuesday. After the event, participants were invited to take a walking tour of downtown Tacoma and were told to watch for child-friendly elements along with way.
Debbie Cafazzo dcafazzo@thenewstribune.com
Symposium on Our Youngest Citizens 2:23

Symposium on Our Youngest Citizens

Proposed cuts threaten AmeriCorps program at Mary Lyon Elementary 1:38

Proposed cuts threaten AmeriCorps program at Mary Lyon Elementary

3-year-old killed in DUI wreck remembered 0:41

3-year-old killed in DUI wreck remembered

A new American flag flies over Purdy 1:59

A new American flag flies over Purdy