Posted by KATE MARTIN on December 5, 2013
With the votes from November’s election tallied and certified, the city of Tacoma is dusting itself off and moving on.
Voters chose last month to not pass Tacoma Proposition 1, a measure that would have raised $11 million per year from utility companies by taxing their earnings another 2 percentage points. The proposition failed 43 percent in favor to 57 percent against.
Tacoma voters along Pacific Avenue, in the Hilltop, into the Tideflats and some of the North End favored Proposition 1, as you can see from the map below. Voters near University of Puget Sound particularly liked the measure, while the “no” camp encircled the “yes” voters like a doughnut. Zoom in on the map to see specific precincts and click for more information.
Posted by Kim Bradford on December 3, 2013
Kate Martin's Q&A of Elizabeth Conner , the Vashon Island artist whose round sculptures grace the new rain gardens on Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma, was missing one key detail that we would have liked to include for readers: The cost.
Posted by Peter Callaghan on November 27, 2013
Tuesday's announcement that Tacoma City Councilman Anders Ibsen is taking a leave of absence to enter officer training in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves came as something of a surprise.
Posted by MELISSA SANTOS on November 22, 2013
Democrats in the state Senate said Friday that leaders of the Republican-dominated Senate majority have unfairly pushed out two top nonpartisan committee staffers.