Peter Callaghan HEADLINES
It was kind of discouraging that just as we were solving one plaque-related mystery, a second emerged.
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.
I guess the solution made too much sense to pass on its first try.
There’s something about Washington’s 2014 election that isn’t quite right.
The committee of Tacoma residents who spent four months examining city government did yeoman’s work, by most accounts.
This year and last weren’t the first times Tacoma held a civic debate over the origins of its totem pole.
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.
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.
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.
Many cities tear down historic buildings to make way for modern buildings.
The state of Washington has all but privatized tourism and visitor promotion.
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.
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.
That the book finally arrived just a week after Tacoma’s regional convention center was in the news again was coincidental but fortuitous.
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.
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.
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.
The most important thing about Senate Bill 5064 isn’t that it passed the Washington Legislature, but that it passed with large, bipartisan majorities.
Near the start of Wednesday’s public hearing, chairman Bill Baarsma asked members of “your” charter review committee to introduce themselves.
I don’t know why I hadn’t made this road trip before now.
Its 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.
Legislative Democratic leaders have a new myth to go along with their longtime favorite, the Loophole Fairy.
I was pretty excited by the state of Washingtons decision last year to relocate Tacomas passenger rail station from Puyallup Avenue to Freighthouse Square.
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.
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.
Kathy Ludders isn’t the first person to stumble across the story of Walter Sutter and want more.
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