Peter Callaghan HEADLINES
Unlike some bigger cities, Tacoma isn’t so jaded — or hyperpolitical — that it’s afraid to treat a visit by a president of the United States as a big deal.
We might be overthinking this whole thing about what to do with Tacoma’s 110-year-old totem pole.
It’s sometimes called the “real” unemployment rate and it’s always the number preferred by out-of-power politicians who use it as proof that the economy isn’t as good as the incumbent president or governor says it is.
Everyone knows that if Gov. Jay Inslee really wanted the state Legislature to finish its work quickly – especially passing a two-year budget that boosts funding for public education – he should have brought them back into special session immediately.
Here’s something to contemplate during the Legislature’s version of spring break: the difficult job of finding $1 billion-plus in additional state money for public schools might be the easy part of meeting the state Supreme Court’s mandate in the McCleary decision.
State Farm insurance has committed to moving hundreds of workers into vacant downtown Tacoma office buildings, and nearly everyone is thrilled.
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With the 2013 regular session of the Legislature finishing without finishing, there are plenty of questions about what happened, what didn’t happen and how the Senate found time to commemorate National Day of the Cowboy and to honor Margaret Thatcher.
It’s a question nearly, but not entirely, as bizarre as it sounds:
I guess I hadn’t driven by the newly restored Murray Morgan Bridge for awhile, at least not since the most-recent weekend closure to finish up the work. So I was surprised — not drive-into-the-jersey-barrier surprised — but surprised still at what was painted on the concrete counterweight facing the city. "PORT OF TACOMA."
Back in January when it was first discussed, Senate Bill 5329 was labeled as another attempt to blame and shame public schools.
Everyone around the table had some connection to cancer, to the annual Relay for Life or both.
Much of the coverage and commentary about Marv Harshman focused, quite appropriately, on his career as a great college basketball coach.
A white tent marked something of a milestone for the long process of expanding the reach of Sound Transit’s Link light rail line in Tacoma.
Legislators got to legislate, governors got to govern.
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