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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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Over Tacoma Then & Now: Wapato Lake

October 29th, 2008 · 7 Comments

In this series, the Sun explores the city from a thousand feet up.
This week: Wapato Lake

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Over Tacoma: The Tacoma Mall

May 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

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In this series, the Sun explores the city from a thousand feet up. Drawing inspiration from a combination of the cheesy public television “Over..” series, Paul Dorpat’s long running Now & Then column in the Seattle Times, and the Aerial Photography layer of the City of Tacoma’s govME mapping website, we look at different landmarks and neighborhoods to see how land use decisions have impacted our built environment and our community.

This week: The Tacoma Mall

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Over Tacoma Then & Now: Old Town Dock

April 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

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A familiar landmark to generations of Tacoman’s, the Johnny‚Äôs Ocean Fish Co. at the Old Town Dock closed earlier this year after Johnny’s was purchased by the nations’ largest seafood company, Pacific Seafood.

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Over Tacoma Then & Now: South Tacoma Railyards

April 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments

In this series, the Sun explores the city from a thousand feet up. Drawing inspiration from a combination of the cheesy public television “Over..” series, Paul Dorpat’s long running Now & Then column in the Seattle Times, and the newly added Aerial Photography layer of the City of Tacoma’s govME mapping website, we look at […]

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Over Tacoma Then & Now: Trolley Court

March 21st, 2008 · 10 Comments


In this series, the Sun explores the city from a thousand feet up. Drawing inspiration from a combination of the cheesy public television “Over..” series, Paul Dorpat’s long running Now & Then column in the Seattle Times, and the newly added Aerial Photography layer of the City of Tacoma’s govME mapping website, we look at different landmarks and neighborhoods to see how land use decisions have impacted our built environment and our community.

This week: Trolley Court

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Over Tacoma Then & Now: ASARCO/Point Ruston

March 7th, 2008 · 14 Comments

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In this new feature, the Sun explores the city from a thousand feet off the ground. Drawing inspiration from a combination of the cheesy public television “Over..” series and Paul Dorpat’s Now & Then column in the Seattle Times, and using the newly added Aerial Photography feature of the City of Tacoma’s award winning govME mapping website, we will be looking at how land use decisions over the years have impacted our built environment – for better and worse.

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