Homeless residents vacate "The Jungle" encampment underneath I-705 in downtown Tacoma on April 18, 2017. The Tacoma City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 12, extended its ban on public camping and agreed to spend $1.9 million more for a tent city in response to the city’s declared homelessness crisis.
Two protesters scaled a fence, chained themselves to a crane and unfurled a banner Monday at the site of a liquefied natural gas storage facility under construction at the Port of Tacoma. Outside the gates a group of protesters largely comprising Puyallup Tribal members and local residents said they are trying to halt construction of the Puget Sound Energy facility, which they believe will pose a danger to the region. A spokesman said the men who locked themselves to the crane plan to remain there for the rest of the day.