Under a deal recently finalized between Tacoma Housing Authority, Tacoma Community College and the local developer who bought the Tiki earlier this year, Highland Flats — as it will now be known — will become part of THA’s College Housing Assistance Program.
In the Puyallup River watershed, 62 flood-risk management and salmon habitat restoration projects were completed between 2000 and 2016. Currently, 13 similar projects are either underway or in design. That’s good for residents, farmers, fish and orcas.
By 2022, A Way Home Washington — a two-year old nonprofit — wants to end youth homelessness in four counties across the state. That includes Pierce County, which was recently selected as one of four anchor communities.
This week, the Tacoma City Council is poised to do what Seattle, Spokane, Olympia and dozens of other jurisdictions across the country have already done – honor Native Americans and indigenous populations by officially creating Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Matt Driscoll, columnist for The News Tribune in Tacoma, answers his hate mail each month in a column called ‘You rip, I respond.’ This month, he discusses needle exchange programs and public safety, among other things.
If Puyallup’s elected leaders continue with their brazen, unapologetic refusal to respond to homelessness with anything but tough guy bravado and pointless provocations, the lawsuit filed last week against the city will not be the last.
Cindy Bergee is one of the first people to take advantage of a new program from Sound Outreach and Harborstone Credit Union designed to help people who depend on their vehicles get out from underneath predatory car loans.
Tacoma’s Dome District stability site for individuals experiencing homelessness has cost millions of dollars and moved very few people into permanent or temporary housing. Still, City Manager Elizabeth Pauli considers the effort a success.
Earlier this month, pedestrian safety arms – designed to prevent people from crossing the pair of tracks when a train is approaching - were installed near Old Town. They will “save lives,” according to attorney Phil deMaine.