Submitted by Chas. Ames Growing up in Afghanistan, Safi Zamir loved his country, but was troubled at the unrest. Children would play on the burnt-out rusting Russian tanks. Warlords maneuvered poppy farmers in increasingly more dangerous campaigns. Safi heard that Osama bin Laden struck out against the world’s largest superpower.
TACOMA – The opening of the new northbound Interstate 5 ramp to northbound State Route 167 has been delayed for a third weekend due to weather. If the forecast holds true, the work, which involves closing the existing northbound I-5 exit to northbound SR 167 for an entire weekend, will be rescheduled for 10 p.m. […]
Submitted by Darcy Nelson, The Grand Cinema The Grand Cinema invites the community to celebrate our 20th anniversary as Pierce County’s only nonprofit art house cinema Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Festivities will occur throughout the day culminating with an evening reception.
Rhein Haus, the beloved independent, Bavarian-inspired Seattle restaurant, will open the doors to its second location in Washington on Saturday, Feb. 18. Located at 649 Division Ave., Rhein Haus Tacoma’s scratch kitchen will bring house-made brats, pretzels and more; a carefully curated selection of German and Austrian lagers; and indoor bocce courts to Tacoma’s Stadium […]
Tacoma Little Theatre represents the Puget Sound at the Washington State Community Theatre Association (WSCTA) Kaleidoscope festival with their performance of last season’s production of “Second Samuel,” written by Pamela Parker. And there is nothing more “small town” than post-WW II Georgia. Things were a lot slower then – as were people – they hold […]
Submitted by Linda Nguyen, WorkForce Central CEO Think the days are over when a young adult could buy a home two years out of high school? Think again. It’s happening right here in Pierce County for the lucky handful of students in select programs—like Aerospace—at the Pierce County Skills Center.
Tacoma, Wash. – The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has re-affirmed Tacoma Community College’s accreditation status. The notification this week from the NWCCU immediately removes TCC from probationary status. The action took place at their Board of Commissioners meeting on Jan. 11-13, 2017.
TACOMA, Wash. – Madagascar, a “treasure island” of bizarre plants and exotic animals, is so impoverished that for decades farmers ravaged its rainforests to plant crops—and left 95 percent of the trees burned to the ground. Animals, too, suffered as local habitat was lost, so that today more than 90 percent of the dozens of […]
Submitted by Washington Traffic Safety Commission The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) released the results today of a first-ever statewide observational survey of distracted drivers. The survey found that cell phone use is the most common type of distraction, with 71 percent of distracted drivers engaged with their phones while operating their vehicles. Statewide, nearly […]
Tacoma Musical Playhouse announces its fourth musical of its six show Mainstage 2016/17 season, Monty Python’s Spamalot. The King’s entourage gallops onto the Tacoma Musical Playhouse stage on Friday, March 17th, 2017.