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USS Tiger served at Pearl Harbor, used as floating hull at Tyee Marina

The Pearl Harbor attack of 1941 had unique consequences for Tacoma, both immediately and in forms still around the city today.

Elections 2016

Trump voters say they’re doing fine but government is lying about economy’s health

There’s a disconnect between economic data suggesting a good and growing economy, and a groundswell of voters who think those numbers are rigged. Interviews with several dozen voters in Western Pennsylvania who support Republican Donald Trump reveal a deeply held distrust of government statistics and programs, a fear that their own relative prosperity is threatened and the strong sense that change is critical in the White House.

National

Army Corps blocks route for Dakota Access oil pipeline

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota. The decision is a victory for the several thousand camped near the construction site, who’ve said for months that the four-state, $3.8 billion project would threaten a water source and cultural sites.

National

Dave Barry’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Dave Barry shares his 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Christmas presents include gag gifts like a cockroach pool float, Poop Like a Champion Cereal, and the Oktoberfist Drinking Glove. What will Santa Claus bring you?

Nation & World

Will Trump reinstate ban on women in combat? Army secretary says he shouldn’t

As Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet, advocates for women in uniform are watching closely to see if he plans to overturn Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s December 2015 order that officially opened all military positions to female applicants. Outgoing Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning believes Trump would have trouble undoing Obama-era orders enabling women to serve in military positions that had long been barred to them.

National

What’s wrong with these shoulders? This art student flunked her assignment over them

Waverly Giles tweeted four photos on Nov. 29 — three of them featuring a bare-shouldered woman dabbed in swirls of colorful paint, and the fourth showing a grading rubric for a Foundations of the Humanities course featuring handwritten comments: “Did not meet criteria for assignment. I have no idea what to do with these. They’re artistic but ... .” The rubric shows no entry for points earned.

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USS Tiger served at Pearl Harbor, used as floating hull at Tyee Marina

The Pearl Harbor attack of 1941 had unique consequences for Tacoma, both immediately and in forms still around the city today.
Lui Kit Wong lwong@thenewstribune.com
USS Tiger served at Pearl Harbor, used as floating hull at Tyee Marina 1:55

USS Tiger served at Pearl Harbor, used as floating hull at Tyee Marina

Memorial for slain officer 1:19

Memorial for slain officer

Procession of slain officer begins 2:03

Procession of slain officer begins

Candlelight vigil for fallen officer at Sheridan Elementary 1:40

Candlelight vigil for fallen officer at Sheridan Elementary