The News Tribune's Matt Driscoll answers his hate mail. This month, Driscoll discusses his 'white guilt,' his desire to 'socially engineer' readers out of their cars, and —once again — reminds folks that being a columnist means sharing opinions.
The multimillion dollar Lincoln District Revitalization Project will transform the neighborhood into a destination friendly to businesses and pedestrians alike. But surviving the construction hasn't been easy, local shop owners say.
The Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce's new head-tax video is desperate. I can’t help but dream of a day when Tacoma doesn’t come off like a forlorn city begging for any piece of the action it can get in situations like this.
The inclusionary zoning provision the Tacoma City Council passed this week is unlikely to produce a single unit of affordable housing in the Tacoma Mall neighborhood – at least anytime soon. It's still good policy.
The story of Lincoln High School's Logic Amen was one worth reporting. Rap had little to do with it, in the beginning. But the collective maelstrom that ensued? That, on the other hand, feels like it has a lot to do with rap. Because rap is black.
Lakewood will soon install 'Keep the change' signs to discourage panhandling at busy interactions. The effort is designed to urge people to donate to charities instead, but the city's messaging feeds into hurtful stereotypes and stigmas.
The Tacoma Refugee Choir will perform "Refugee Stories: Hope in a Divided World" at Stewart Middle School on Saturday. The program relates "some of the heartache of being a refugee and their courage and hope for the future," according to Erin Guinup.
The Tacoma Refugee Choir will present "Refugee Stories" on Saturday, May 12 at Stewart Middle School — featuring songs, poems, stories and dance "that relate some of the heartache of being a refugee and their courage and hope for the future."
Tacoma's Japantown was one of the largest in the country. In the fervor of war, it was lost in 'a bat of an eye,' according to local historian Michael Sullivan. On Wednesday, a walk organized by Downtown on the Go will help participants remember.
News Tribune columnist Matt Driscoll answers his hate mail. In this month's 'You rip, I respond,' Driscoll discusses prison overpopulation and the attempted robbery of a Girl Scout in Tacoma, responds to an Evergreen State College joke, and more.