Whenever our conversations turn to the Emergency Food Network’s “brand” in the community, we discuss the “Emergency” in our name.
Why does Tacoma exist?
Recently environmentalists have been claiming that coal dust poses an environmental risk to the region because coal transits the Northwest by rail. But there is no credible study to support this assertion, and I wonder what the true motivation for making such a claim might be.
Imagine waking up one morning and there were no coffee, bananas or chocolate in your local grocery store.
Municipal bonds finance three-quarters of all infrastructure investment in the U.S.: the building of schools, drinking water facilities, hospitals, roads, bridges, as well as energy generation, transmission and distribution projects — the very infrastructure we depend on to maintain our quality of life and promote local commerce and job creation.
As the state Legislature again grapples with a budget deficit, there is talk in Olympia of tax increases on small businesses to fund education.
Last week I painted my dining room a color called Shaded Spruce. I walked into Home Depot after dinner and hovered over paint chips until I found just the right hue.
Families are suffering, and opportunities for our most vulnerable and low-income families have been slowly diminishing in Washington. For the past few years, WorkFirst, the state’s initiative for helping low-income parents find and keep jobs, has suffered round after round of crippling cuts.
I’m a writer. Of poetry, essays, fiction and advertising copy. I’m especially fond of poetry, because it tells me: stop writing. Write less.
Our world changed once again on April 15 in Boston. In another senseless act of terror, three innocent people were killed and more than 180 others were injured.
Construction projects to improve public health and protect the environment could be put on hold or cost Pierce County residents a lot more if the Legislature passes a bill to strip funding from the Public Works Trust Fund.
With all 2013-15 state budget proposals released, there is one common budget loser: the skilled care nursing homes provide.
The Port of Tacoma has played an important role in our community for almost a century. Our natural deep-water port is a magnet for global trade and a significant economic driver within our state. The port is one of the pillars by which we have built our city and county. Our state receives enormous economic benefits that come from being a big-time center for cargo logistics.
State legislators will soon dive straight in to the principal assignment before us in Olympia. I speak of our state’s operating, capital and transportation budgets.
I applaud the Tacoma School Board for signaling an interest in becoming a public charter school authorizer. It’s time that our community learned more about public charter schools.
- Morning links: Thomas only No. 66 on the NFL Network’s top 100 players of 2013? Child, please!
- Bruce Irvin suspended 4 games for violating NFL policy on performance enhancing substances
- Tacoma firefighters pay tribute to fallen comrade
- The world of lumpia – from trucks to take-out
- Let Tacoma Totem Pole decay publicly, committee says