Some critics believe the Tacoma City Council ignored science this month by banning single-use plastic bags. Is it also possible that environmentalists who pushed for the ban ignored their own self-interests?
New rule will ensure children 13 or younger are seated next to a parent, guardian or older sibling. The single business traveler sitting next to someone else’s screaming child should be as excited as anyone.
It’s not just amateur and professional marine biologists, or wide-eyed youngsters, who will make their way to Point Defiance Park. New projects also could help spur much wider interest in the waterfront.
The Tacoma Narrows marks a clear break from the mainland Puget Sound region not only by geography, but also by ideology. Few places vote more solidly blue than the urban Tacoma-area 27th and 29th legislative districts. A short trip west across the Narrows bridge, however, leads to the heart of a traditional swing district, the 26th, which pumps with increasingly red blood.