Broken water main at Portland Ave. and East 11th St.

Approximately 12 businesses in the Tideflats area, including Tacoma Water’s largest customer, Rock Tenn, are without water service because of a large water main that broke at about 8:45 p.m. last night. Tacoma Water crews are working to fix the pipe and restore service as soon as possible.

A plug, where another pipe could connect to the main, failed, allowing water to be released at very high pressure from the pipe.
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Request for no-bail hold extension on Lakewood shooting suspect

TACOMA, WA – Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist will request that a judge order an extension of a no-bail hold for Skylar Nikolas Bear Nemetz, 20, while the investigation into the death of his wife continues. On Oct. 17, 2014, a judge found probable cause to order Nemetz held without bail for 72 hours. He is scheduled to appear today at 1:30 p.m. in room 270 of the County-City Building. [Read more...]

‘Views on the Pacific’ foreign policy seminar at UW Tacoma, Oct 21

TACOMA, WASH. — The U.S. shift in foreign policy focus to the Asia Pacific region is the subject of a seminar series at UW Tacoma called “Views on the Pacific.” The third installment in the series, held Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at William W. Philip Hall on the UW Tacoma campus, is entitled “Delivering Humanitarian Assistance and Supporting Regional Stability.” [Read more...]

Ron Sims to give talk on transportation, Oct. 17

Tacoma, Wash. – Ron Sims, Former Deputy Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Former King County Executive, will be speaking in Tacoma this Friday about how transportation affects our daily lives and determines the opportunities available to us. The presentation, “Transportation Is a Life Determinant” will be held at University of Washington Tacoma (BHS 106) on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. [Read more...]

Craft Fair in Tacoma, Oct. 18

By Debra Christnacht

WHEN: Saturday, October 18th, 10am-3pm

WHERE: Peoples Retirement Community, 1720 E. 67th Street, Tacoma, WA 98404 (253) 474-1741.

Vendors include: Sentsy, Avon, homemade birdhouses, jewelry, Perfectly Posh, Pampered Chef and More! Get a start on your Christmas shopping!

Kensington Gardens announces expansion

By Jackie Flaten

GIG HARBOR, WASHINGTON – Oct. 14, 2014 – Kensington Gardens Estate Senior Living, one of the region’s most luxurious and individually oriented yet affordable skilled assisted care homes, announced today it has expanded its facility and is accepting applications for residency and its wait list. The newly renovated Manor Garden Suite, on the main floor of the opulent privately owned and operated Georgian mansion, offers six beautifully equipped rooms supported by a 24-hour fully licensed dedicated care staff.

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Three tiger cubs born at Point Defiance Zoo

Jaya and cubs Oct. 14, 2014

TACOMA, Wash. – The three rare Sumatran tiger cubs born at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium last week are all females, zoo General Curator Karen Goodrowe Beck announced this morning.The 6-day-old cubs are nursing eagerly, and tiger mom Jaya is taking excellent care of them, Goodrowe Beck added. As the days go by, they’re also becoming more mobile and moving around their den box a bit. [Read more...]