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Shops offer ‘drip and drive’ checks

Auto shops throughout Pierce County have joined the fight to cut down on runoff pollution by participating in the Don’t Drip and Drive program, designed to educate Washington drivers about the importance of checking for vehicle leaks and of regular vehicle inspections.
Don’t Drip and Drive was created by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology in an effort to quell the pollution in local waterways. Partnering with the Automotive Services Association (ASA), AAA, and Envirostars, auto shops that are participating in the campaign offer a free leak inspection, a free estimate… Read More



The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade wound its way through the four Pierce County cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting on April 8, as it has done every spring for the past 84 years.
And while the sunny yellow celebration may have been overtaken by cloudy skies at some points along its route – as it has plenty of years before – it was hard to rain on this particular parade,… Read More

Small business job creation continued in March

NFIB report: Strong month for hiring despite a tight labor market
Small business owners continued to hire in March, and they are having to increase compensation to remain competitive in a tight labor market, according to the March Jobs Report released April 6 by the National… Read More

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Rainiers bats come alive in opener

With nearly a week in the books for the Tacoma Rainiers, the season has had a different start than their Pacific Coast League Pacific Northern Division championship run of last season. After leading the division from opening day, and all the way through the season until the final out of game 142,… Read More


Rabbit Wilde to bring infectious folk to First Night

Between 10,000 to 20,000 are expected to turn out for First Night, Tacoma's all-ages New Year's Eve celebration, which will bring an army of bands, “the World's Shortest Parade” and other spectacle to downtown starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
Among the buzz-worthy musical acts on display will be Rabbit Wilde, a Bellingham and now partly Tacoma-based outfit that will play the Pantages… Read More

Neverland Theater presents ‘Princess Whatsername’

After weeks of diligently working to craft a stage play sure to be a bona fide audience pleaser, the young students of Neverland Theater are excited to present “Princess Whatsername,” opening July 29, 7 p.m. at the Columbia Junior High Performing Arts Center.
Since June 28 the budding theater… Read More