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Published May 25th, 2014 - 12:05AM
It was kind of discouraging that just as we were solving one plaque-related mystery, a second emerged.
Published May 22nd, 2014 - 12:05AM
The springtime ritual of campus crusades against commencement speakers is less about disregard for free speech and more about the sense that graduation is about the graduates and the graduates only.
Published May 20th, 2014 - 12:05AM
I guess the solution made too much sense to pass on its first try.
Published May 18th, 2014 - 12:05AM
There’s something about Washington’s 2014 election that isn’t quite right.
Published May 15th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The committee of Tacoma residents who spent four months examining city government did yeoman’s work, by most accounts.
Published May 13th, 2014 - 12:05AM
This year and last weren’t the first times Tacoma held a civic debate over the origins of its totem pole.
Published May 11th, 2014 - 12:05AM
It’s filing week in Washington state, the time when candidates put their name on the line for a shot at being underpaid and under-appreciated — and that’s if they win.
Published May 8th, 2014 - 12:05AM
It follows the issuance of the Legislature’s education funding reports to the state Supreme Court just as naturally as May showers follow April showers.
Published May 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
In most of the press coverage about Gov. Jay Inslee’s first appointment to the Washington state Supreme Court, we learned Mary Yu is female and will become the sixth woman on the current court.
Published May 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Many cities tear down historic buildings to make way for modern buildings.
Published May 1st, 2014 - 12:05AM
The state of Washington has all but privatized tourism and visitor promotion.
Published April 29th, 2014 - 12:05AM
I’m prepared to argue that the toughest job award goes to whichever poor soul is assigned to negotiate with the railroad formerly known as the Northern Pacific.
Published April 27th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The fight over keeping the state’s waiver under the flawed No Child Left Behind was a big battle over a small issue. Too bad it has massive consequences.
Published April 24th, 2014 - 12:05AM
That the book finally arrived just a week after Tacoma’s regional convention center was in the news again was coincidental but fortuitous.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 12:05AM
It’s not easy moving an 80-foot, 104-year-old dining car that was never meant to fly. But that was the mission Monday for crews from Ness & Campbell Crane and V. Van Dyke Trucking.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 12:05AM
In his 1973 doctoral dissertation on the history of battles over the form of Tacoma city government – what one political scientist dubbed “regime conflict” — Bill Baarsma described the groups and factions that lined up on either side of the question.
Published April 17th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Rodney Tom is an unlikely political leader. That’s because unlike the caricature that was created by opponents as the man who would be king, Tom isn’t all that political — at least not in a partisan political sense.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The most important thing about Senate Bill 5064 isn’t that it passed the Washington Legislature, but that it passed with large, bipartisan majorities.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Near the start of Wednesday’s public hearing, chairman Bill Baarsma asked members of “your” charter review committee to introduce themselves.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 12:05AM
I don’t know why I hadn’t made this road trip before now.
Published March 5th, 2014 - 8:44PM
It’s just one line in a 74-page bill but it is enough to thrill the people who have been working on a dream called The Prairie Line Trail.
Published January 21st, 2014 - 6:38AM
Legislative Democratic leaders have a new myth to go along with their longtime favorite, the Loophole Fairy.
Published December 11th, 2013 - 10:16PM
I was pretty excited by the state of Washington’s decision last year to relocate Tacoma’s passenger rail station from Puyallup Avenue to Freighthouse Square.
Published November 12th, 2013 - 7:01AM
The latest special session of the Washington state Legislature was so short that the best way to cover it was in Twitter’s 140-character maximum posts from my account, @CallaghanPeter.
Published October 7th, 2013 - 9:09AM
Up here in our remote corner of the contiguous 48 it’s easy to believe that the sordid culture that is Washington, D.C., is not our culture.
Published August 13th, 2013 - 6:29AM
Kathy Ludders isn’t the first person to stumble across the story of Walter Sutter and want more.
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