Business Newsletter


How Tacoma hatched a plan to buy Old City Hall

After years of trying to hold together Tacoma’s Old City Hall with the duct tape of code enforcement, city officials decided several months...

The Tacoma City Council will consider buying Old City Hall for $4 million to save and restore the downtown icon. Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland said in a statement Thursday May 28, 2015, that the city have been working on this solution for a year.

Frank Lynott, former Tacoma Boat CEO, dies at 93

Lynott presided over Tacoma Boatbuilding Co. during its prolific midlife

Don’t assume hot housing market means there’s a bubble

A price bubble is not a marked rise in prices. Sharp price increases are common, and pose no threat to the stability of the economy, whereas price bubbles are rare and do pose a threat.

Tacoma wage task force vows to stick to facts, data

The members of Tacoma’s minimum wage task force began their work Thursday night by agreeing that their recommendations on raising the city’s wage will be “based on data and facts.”

Mayor to wage task force: Mind your p’s, q’s and tweets.

A good deal of Mayor Marilyn Strickland’s opening remarks at the first meeting of Tacoma’s minimum wage task force focused on warning the task force members to take care in their remarks and correspondence.