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Abes in China: Travel plans taking shape for Lincoln High tour

On Thursday night, the Tacoma School Board formally approved a trip to China by 99 Lincoln High School students. It grew out of last year’s visit to Lincoln by Chinese President Xi Jinping. During his speech at the school in September 2015, Xi extended the invitation for the Lincoln kids to visit his country, compliments of the Chinese government.

Education

Puyallup High’s lip dub video goes viral

It took nearly 2,000 people to pull off Puyallup High School’s 2016 Lip Dub. Essentially all of the 1,846 students and 128 staff members at the school were in the annual lip sync video, filmed and released Sept. 15, which follows a series of “singers” through the school’s halls, grounds and swimming pool. And nobody misbehaved.

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Auburn Medical Center doctors working to unionize physicians

Washington State will have its first union for private physicians if doctors at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center vote this month to join the Union of American Physicians and Dentists. Some of the 170 physicians at the hospital have formed a bargaining unit and filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board. Voting is to begin Wednesday (Sept. 28.)

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Sunday — the 21st birthday Adre’Anna Jackson never lived to see

Sunday marks the day Adre’anna Jackson would have turned 21 — 10 years after her skeletal remains were discovered in a vacant lot in Lakewood. Whoever killed her remains a mystery. “After all this time, I wonder if we’ll ever figure this out,” her mother, Yvette Gervais, said in an interview last week.

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Big businesses pouring money into the Sound Transit 3 ‘yes’ campaign

Big business, from Microsoft to Vulcan Inc., is pouring lots of money into the campaign to pass Sound Transit 3, the $54 billion measure that would expand light rail in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties, including to Tacoma. ST3 opponents are calling foul, but one political science expert questions whether all that money will make a difference.

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Ice rink closure saddens occupants

On Oct. 2, Tacoma's only ice rink will close. Owners of the building located on Stewart Street in the Tideflats have sold to a local businessman, leaving the Puget Sound Hockey Center, which for years has nourished hockey players and Olympic speed skaters, without a home.

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Women military veterans gather for the 2016 Women Veterans Summit

Women veterans gathered in Tacoma on Sept. 24 to share in the sisterhood that military service can create and to learn more about benefits available to them.
Debbie Cafazzo dcafazzo@thenewstribune.com
Women military veterans gather for the 2016 Women Veterans Summit 0:56

Women military veterans gather for the 2016 Women Veterans Summit

Ice rink closure saddens occupants 2:16

Ice rink closure saddens occupants

Trap shooting event raises money for Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation 0:45

Trap shooting event raises money for Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation

Move-in day Milestone: UWT students at Court 17 Apartments 2:18

Move-in day Milestone: UWT students at Court 17 Apartments