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Councilmember Ryan Mello Speaks in Support of Ridesharing Services Uber and Lyft on KIRO Radio

March 17th, 2014 · No Comments

After years of waiting, it appear that the ridesharing services Uber and Lyft are finally going to be coming to Tacoma. In fact, Lyft is already operating in Tacoma.

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Bringing Ridesharing Services Such as Lyft in Tacoma, Could Solve Some Transportation Needs

March 3rd, 2014 · 6 Comments

Cities around the country and world are increasing taking advantage of new technologies and new ridesharing companies such as Lyft, Uber and Sidecar. So should Tacoma.

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Justin Camarata Joins Tacoma Sun as a Political Analyst for 2013 Elections

July 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments

There will be come some excitement in November as two Tacoma City Council races are in play as well as a Tacoma School Board race:

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A Conversation with Candidate Jeannie Darneille on Critical Issues

August 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Below are the questions and responses sent to Jeannie Darneille candidate for Washington State Sendate District #27. The questions being asked to Washington State Legislative candidates this year from the Tacoma Sun are very specific and address such issues as the best method rebuilding Tacoma Streetcars, digital billboards, pollution in Tacoma and addressing the Felon […]

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Laurie Jinkins Takes a Stand on the Issues in the Tacoma Sun

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Below are the questions and responses sent to Laurie Jinkins candidate for Washington State Legislature District #27. The questions being asked to Washington State Legislative candidates this year from the Tacoma Sun are very specific and address such issues as the best method rebuilding Tacoma Streetcars, digital billboards, pollution in Tacoma and addressing the Felon […]

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Jack Connelly Takes a Stand on the Issues in the Tacoma Sun

July 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Below are the questions and responses sent to Jack Connelly, candidate for Washington State Senate District #27. The questions being asked to Washington State Legislative candidates this year from the Tacoma Sun are very specific and address such issues as the best method rebuilding Tacoma Streetcars, digital billboards, pollution in Tacoma and addressing the Felon […]

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Tacoma City Council Candidate Michael Hardy Answers Tough Urban Questions From the Tacoma Sun

July 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Answer: No, I support bus routes over streetcars. Streetcars create more noise and traffic confusion. Streetcars are so much more expensive initially and have to be dedicated to a particular route. Overhead conductors are ugly, and require more poles to be placed. The system as a whole makes me think of a jumbled birds nest. The infrastructure is already in place for buses, and when needs change, or streets are blocked by accidents or emergency vehicles, buses are easily rerouted.

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Tacoma City Council Candidate David Boe Answers Tough Urban Questions From the Tacoma Sun

July 7th, 2011 · No Comments

“As for digital itself, I am not a fan of internally illuminated signs at all because they produce glare (i.e. you are seeing the light coming at you instead of reflected light off the surface of the sign). If only indirect lighting is incorporated as a standard, I do not see how internally lit digital signs could be in compliance.”

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Tacoma City Council Candidate Joe Atkinson Answers Tough Urban Questions From the Tacoma Sun

June 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Introduction: . Below are the questions and responses sent to Realtor Joe Atkinson, candidate for Tacoma City Council District #1. This district is current represented by  councilmember Spiro Manthou who is retiring from the council.  Thus, this is an open position. . Atkinson is running against Karen Smitherman and Anders Ibsen. . The questions being […]

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Tacoma City Council Candidate Karen Smitherman Answers Tough Urban Questions From the Tacoma Sun

May 5th, 2011 · No Comments

. Introduction: . Below are the questions and responses sent to Karen Smitherman, candidate for Tacoma City Council District #1. This district is current represented by  councilmember Spiro Manthou who is retiring from the council.  Thus, this is an open position. . The questions being asked to Tacoma City Council candidates this year from the […]

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City Council Candidate Anders Ibsen Answers Tough Urban Questions From the Tacoma Sun

April 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Introduction: Below are the questions and responses sent to Anders Ibsen, candidate for Tacoma City Council District #1. This district is current represented by  councilmember Spiro Manthou who is retiring from the council.  Thus, this is an open position.The questions being asked to Tacoma City Council candidates this year from the Tacoma Sun are very […]

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Tacoma Weekly Op-Ed: Mayoral leadership critical for Tacoma’s success

February 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Yesterday, the Tacoma Weekly published an article I wrote on Mayoral leadership emphasizing the importance of leadership is for the success of a city.  Enjoy.  The article discusses the challenges Mayor Strickland has in relation to former mayor Giuliani of New York and Cory Booker of Newark. Special thanks to journalist Heather Robinson for her […]

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Mayoral Candidate Jim Merritt Answers Tough Urban Questions From the Tacoma Sun

October 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Jim Merritt, Candidate for Mayor of Tacoma Introduction: Below are the questions and responses sent  Jim Merritt, candidate for Mayor of Tacoma. The questions being asked to Tacoma City Council candidates this year from the Tacoma Sun are very specific and address such issues as the Winthrop Hotel, Parking Requirements, Tacoma Streetcars, and Felon Dumping […]

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Candidate Joe Lonergan Answers Tough Urban Questions From the Tacoma Sun

August 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Introduction: Below are the questions and responses sent to Joe Lonergan, candidate for Tacoma City Council position. The questions being asked to Tacoma City Council candidates this year from the Tacoma Sun are very specific and address such issues as the Winthrop Hotel, Parking Requirements, Tacoma Streetcars, and Felon Dumping Ground Issue 1) Jail releases […]

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Candidate Marty Campbell Answers Tough Urban Questions From the Tacoma Sun

August 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Introduction Below are the questions and responses sent to Marty Campbell, candidate for Tacoma City Council position. The questions being asked to Tacoma City Council candidates this year from the Tacoma Sun are very specific and address such issues as the Winthrop Hotel, Parking Requirements, Tacoma Streetcars, and Felon Dumping Ground Issues. 1) Jail releases […]

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About Us

October 18th, 2007 · No Comments

~ Our Mission ~ The Tacoma Sun is monthly community newspaper published by local Tacoma volunteers to promote: – Livable Neighborhoods and Downtown – Local Political Issues – Community Building – Tacoma’s Public Realm and Civic Life – Environmental Issues – Tacoma’s Image Our goal is to take an in depth look at these issues […]

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