Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls Chris Gregoire, left, and Ron Sims, smile during a light moment before speaking at the Tacoma City Club luncheon on July 21, 2004. The Tacoma institution is at a crossroads after its executive director resigned.
Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls Chris Gregoire, left, and Ron Sims, smile during a light moment before speaking at the Tacoma City Club luncheon on July 21, 2004. The Tacoma institution is at a crossroads after its executive director resigned. John Froshauer AP file photo
Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls Chris Gregoire, left, and Ron Sims, smile during a light moment before speaking at the Tacoma City Club luncheon on July 21, 2004. The Tacoma institution is at a crossroads after its executive director resigned. John Froshauer AP file photo

Matt Driscoll has been The News Tribune’s metro news columnist since 2015. A McClatchy President’s Award winner, Driscoll lives in Central Tacoma with his wife Jennifer and three children. He’s passionate about the City of Destiny, and strives to tell stories that might otherwise go untold.