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Back From the Brink: Walker Apartments in Downtown Renovated and Ready for Leasing

November 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment

The historic Walker Building came close to adding it’s name to the list of vacant and neglected buildings in Tacoma.  Real close. A long time apartment building, the Walker became dated and worn.     A few years ago, the condo boom hit Tacoma.   The plan was that the units at the Walker would be […]

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City Council Candidate Robert Thoms Gives His Position on Critical Issues in Tacoma

September 16th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Questions and responses sent to Robert Thoms candidate for Tacoma City Council Position 2, formally held by Washington State Legislator Jake Fey

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City Council Candidate Patricia Lecy-Davis Gives Her Position on Critical Issues in Tacoma

September 5th, 2013 · 5 Comments

The questions being asked to city council candidates this year from the Tacoma Sun are very specific and address such issues as parking, feather sign regulation/ban, and the barriers to rebuilding 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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Mayor Strickland to Deliver Tacoma’s Third State of the City Speech Tonight at 6:15

January 28th, 2013 · 1 Comment

For just the third time in Tacoma’s history, the mayor will deliver a State of the City speech.  Tonight’s speech by Strickland will likely be designed to rouse and inspire Tacoma’s citizenry to action to work to rebuild the City of Destiny. . . The speech will be delivered at the Shift Happens event tonight […]

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Election 2009 Tacoma Mayoral/City Council Transportation and Land-Use Forum

September 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Puget Sound Regional Council predicts that the City of Tacoma is expected to grow by 127,000 people in the next 30 years. Earlier this year the City proactively planned for this growth by passing the Mixed-Use Centers update, fulfilling this vision of creating vibrant mixed use centers is an exciting opportunity with many challenges. […]

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Following the Money at Pierce County

February 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

In 2005, Washington State lawmakers responded to a long-time request from county auditors throughout the state – namely, a need for more money to archive documents for historic posterity. Whether that has happened in Pierce County is uncertain.

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Lonergan on Term Limits

October 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Earlier this year, the Tacoma City Council voted to put the question of throwing out term limits to voters. With elections around the corner, we thought it would be interesting to learn more about how the council and mayor came to their decision. Here is what Councilman Mike Lonergan had to say.

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Mayor Bill Baarsma Shares Thoughts on Term Limits

October 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Earlier this year, the Tacoma City Council voted to put the question of throwing out term limits to voters. Now, with elections right around the corner, we thought it would be interesting to learn more about how the council (and mayor) came to their decision. Here is Mayor Bill Baarsma’s response…

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Lonergan Answers The Tacoma Sun On Crime, Streetcars, Pollution

October 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Editors Note: Below is Mike Lonergan’s responses sent to him from the Tacoma Sun.  All of the candidates were sent questionnaires.  Candidates Goings and Lonergan responded. 1) Jail releases The media has reported that the Pierce County Jail currently releases nearly all of the people who have been arrested in Pierce county into downtown Tacoma even […]

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Candidate Tim Farrell Q&A From the Tacoma Sun

October 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Pierce County Council Member Tim Farrell Answers Questions on Tacoma and Pierce County.   Editors Note: November elections are almost upon us.  Today, the Tacoma Sun posts questions submitted to Tim Farrell as well as his answers.   Questions to Tim Farrell, Candidate for Pierce County Council District No 4.   1) Jail releases Question: […]

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Candidate Calvin Goings Answers Question From the Tacoma Sun

September 25th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Pierce County Executive Candidate Calvin Goings Answers Questions on Tacoma and Pierce County. Editors Note: November elections are almost upon us.  Today, the Tacoma Sun posts questions submitted to Calvin Goings as well as his answers.    There are three other candidates in the Pierce County Executive race. 1) Jail releases The media has reported that […]

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Pierce County Candidate Ken Paulson Answers Questions

September 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Editors Note: November elections are almost upon us.  Today, the Tacoma Sun posts questions submitted to Ken Paulson who is running for Pierce County District No. 4.  His opponent is Tim Farrell, the incumbent. Pierce County District No. 4 is especially important for Tacoma as it includes downtown Tacoma. 1) Jail releases The media has […]

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Which Pierce County Candidates Can Help Tacoma?

August 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments

In November, Pierce County Candidates will be asking you to vote for them. But what do we know about them? Will they do anything to help the many needs Tacoma has?

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