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DEvElOpErs pull THE pluG On prOpOsED mETHanOl planT

EFFOrTs mOvE FOrwarD Family, Friends win support From taComa City CounCil

By Steve Dunkelberger

statements. By the end, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland expressed sympathy for Salyers’ family and pledged that a thorough and fair investigation would be conducted. Salyers was a Puyallup Tribal member and 33-year-old mother of four who was pregnant at the time of her death. She was shot and killed by Tacoma police officers Scott Campbell and Aaron Joseph while they were

Backers of what would have been the largest natural gas-to-methanol plant on the planet have canceled their plans as they faced an increasingly energized and organized opposition as well as a growing number of skeptical elected officials. Northwest Innovation Works officials made the announcement on Tuesday to end development options at Port of Tacoma, saying that the reason for killing the plans for a $3.4 billion plant on the Tacoma Tideflats had little to do with protestors or critical lawmakers, but of the “regulatory uncertainty” the project faced. NWIW will pay the port $1.4 million to terminate the lease, which will be paid on April 29. The Port of Tacoma meeting set for April 25 regarding the plant’s lease has been cancelled since NWIW ended its plans. “While we do not see a way forward with the Port of Tacoma to realize this vision at this location, we remain committed to building facilities that offer a cleaner way to make products necessary for daily life, and to investing billions in local communities in the Pacific Northwest,” said NWIW President Vee Godley. “We thank the Port of Tacoma Commissioners and staff for their consideration and interest, as well as the many business and community members who demonstrated their support for our project. We also want to thank the people of Tacoma for their consideration of our project.” As a key reason for the company ending the lease, the announcement on Tuesday cited the fact that the location for the proposed plant was a Superfund site and therefore faced a higher environmental review process. The company also said the lack of time to conduct due diligence and environmental analysis under the lease phasing periods was proving unattainable. “Given what we now know about the site and the process going forward, we estimate that we would need at least three more years of development

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THE GOOD FIGHT. Despite the pouring rain, Justice for Jackie organizers stood outside Tacoma City Hall on April 12 with signs to help bring attention to their work. By Matt Nagle


t appears that the efforts of the Justice for Jackie committee are having an effect. After first organizing a public march and rally through downtown Tacoma on March 16 to bring attention to the Tacoma police shooting that took Jacqueline Salyers’ life on Jan. 28, mem-

bers of the Justice for Jackie committee, her family and friends attended the April 12 Tacoma City Council meeting to address city leaders in person. Given five minutes each at the microphone to have their say, speaker after speaker, which included a range of people from average citizens to union members and community activists, approached the podium for nearly two hours of emotional and compelling

rusTOn runnEr HEaDs FOr sOuTH aFrIca maraTHOn COMRADES ULTRA MARATHON AIMS TO TACKLE POVERTY By Michael Sherman Special to Tacoma Weekly

Going the extra mile has been a lifelong mantra for marathon runner Amber Walker, whose steps, having taken her across the U.S., will soon cross the hills of South Africa in the famous Comrades ultra marathon. The Vermont native moved around the nation during her lifetime before finding, as many other transplants have, that Washington makes for excellent opportunities and a scenic lifestyle. “There’s a little bit of everything here, you know,” she says. “We’re right on the water, the mountains are only an hour or so away – it’s just beautiful. I’m very outdoorsy, so it just has a lot to offer.” Walker has had a long love affair with running and climbing, having started in her early 20s and having completed 8 marathons so far. “I started small, maybe a couple 5- and 10-Ks here and there, and I enjoyed it, and over the years I’ve progressively started adding mileage to the distance.” Her immersion in running doesn’t end at work, where she’s employed at the South Sound Running store in Ruston – just a short jog away from both the Ruston shoreline and the paths of Point Defiance Park. The store is chock full of brightly colored running apparel and various aids for the aspiring marathoner and the casual jogger alike, and clients walking in are treated to a warm welcome from the staff on site. u See RUNNER / page A6


Comment period on proposed transit plan arrives next week By Steve Dunkelberger

The next stop in the planned Sound Transit 3 package that is bound for the November ballot comes on April 29. That’s the deadline for public comment on draft roster of mass transit projects that includes Sounder rail service between Federal Way and Tacoma and a light rail extension from downtown Tacoma to Tacoma Community College. Sound Transit released the draft list of possible Sound Transit 3 projects earlier this year and have been gathering comments from around Puget Sound as they finalize the timelines and projects

that will eventually make their way to the final bond packages voters will consider at the ballot annual vehicle registration tabs and an added .025 percent property taxes. The average resident would pay about $200 a year, or $17 per month if the package passes. Likely the most impactful projects slated for Tacoma include the light rail extension from Federal Way to Tacoma and rail service from downtown to the city’s west side. The 9.7 mile, Federal Way-to-Tacoma rail service would connect transit hubs in both cities as well as have stations along the route for commuters on their way to their jobs on the tide-


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flats or entertainment options like the Emerald Queen Casino and the Tacoma Dome. The route would finally provide a rail connection between Tacoma and SeaTac International Airport by the year 2033. As many as 39,000 commuters are projected to ride this route daily. It is projected to cost about $2.5 billion. The Link light rail extension from downtown Tacoma to Tacoma Community College would have six new stations along its 4.4 mile route and have a daily ridership of up to 17,000 when it begins operation in 2041. The Sounder trains currently running from Tacoma to King County would be extended to south Pierce County’s DuPont u See SOUND TRANSIT / page A8


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Section A • Page 2 • • Friday, April 22, 2016

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41st and S. M St. Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the residents know it. During the past couple of years, the city has acknowledged this issue by spending millions of dollars in major arterial repairs with the council’s “pothole initiative.� In 2010, routine maintenance by Tacoma’s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of roads riddled with holes, and continue those efforts. While that may sound like a lot of ground, new holes pop up – or return – each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma. With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the city’s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Town’s most unnerving attributes. Help the Pothole Pig by e-mailing your worst pothole suggestions to Potholes in need of repair can be reported to the City of Tacoma by calling (253) 591-5495.


Latino youth from across Washington state are coming together to encourage and support one another, and to chart a path for an engaged Latino citizenry and vibrant communities. Proyecto MoLE will host the 12th annual Latino Youth Summit, engaging more than 300 youth in meaningful dialogue and thoughtful inquiry, on Friday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. The summit will begin in Kilworth Memorial Chapel on campus, followed by workshops at various campus venues. See below for contacts for more information and a map of campus. The media are invited to attend. “We are incredibly honored and excited to host this year’s Latino Youth Summit,� said Michael Benitez, University of Puget Sound’s Chief Diversity Officer and Dean of Diversity and Inclusion. “As our university continues to be engaged with and serve as a resource to our local community, and at a time when we see continued growth among Latinos nationally and within the state of Washington, I can think of no more important work right now than to make connections, collaborate with and lift up the voices of young Latinos. Hosting the summit is an important step in demonstrating to Latinos across the state that University of Puget Sound values and welcomes their presence and voice.� Launched in 2006 by the Northwest Leadership Foundation in Tacoma, Proyecto MoLE seeks to inspire, prepare, and mobilize Latino youth as leaders in their communities. The initiative aims to develop a new generation of Latino leaders by:

• promoting confidence and a positive self-concept • increasing Latino attainment of post-secondary education representation in professional career paths

• challenging Latinos to be a catalyst for change through lifelong civic engagement

Proyecto MoLE has impacted more than 5,000 Latino youth across the state of Washington over the past 11 years of hosting the annual summit. With this year’s theme as “Stronger than the Struggle,� the summit will encourage participants in their pursuit of post-secondary education, professional career paths, leadership, political activism, and community investment. Through workshops, inspirational speakers, and the Opportunities Fair summit, participants will recognize that they have the power to positively impact their community, both locally and nationally. “Proyecto MoLE is leading the way, both in Tacoma and across the state, of lifting the voices of our Latino youth and seeing their own role for community change and action,� said community leader and activist Liesl Santkuyl. “MoLE builds leadership within our Latino community, and students are change agents for themselves, their families, the Latino community, and the wider communities they live in. I have seen MoLE change the very fabric of our community – steady change that improves the lives of so many from within. It is a model of real community development.�




The City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office recently awarded $50,000 in 2016 Heritage Project Grant funding to eight Tacoma organizations in support of projects that increase public awareness and access to Tacoma’s history. The grants were awarded on Wednesday, April 13, to the following recipients:

• Fort Nisqually Foundation: Awarded $3,900 for the

“Saving Fort Nisqually� exhibit that illustrates the significance of the preservation and relocation of the Fort’s historic buildings.

• Job Carr Cabin Museum: Awarded $1,250 for the Bookkeeping Services for Small Businesses

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annual Pioneer Days Festival, which highlights Job Carr and Tacoma’s pioneer history.

• Buffalo Soldiers Museum: Awarded $5,000 for the

Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future event to increase awareness of the Buffalo Soldiers and Tuskegee Airmen, as well as honor Pierce County’s military history.

• Urban Grace Church: Awarded $4,050 for a Historic Structures Report, by Artifacts Consulting, to guide future upgrades and maintenance decisions.

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• Tacoma Historical Society: Awarded $14,737 for

the development and installation of three exhibits:

“Mapping Tacoma,� “Tacoma’s Dry Goods and Wet Goods: Nineteenth Century Jewish Pioneers,� and “City of Creation�— and a companion book on Tacoma’s Jewish history.

• Northwest Leadership Foundation: Awarded $5,176

for the development of the Tacoma Back Stage Pass, a bus tour of historical sites related to social justice in Tacoma.

• Foss Waterway Seaport: Awarded $13,887 for the

development and installation of new exhibit, “First Navigators: Native Americans of the South Sound Waterfront,� focusing on the life of the Puyallup People along the waterfront.

• Shanaman Sports Museum: Awarded $2,000 for the transferring of archival material into an online Sports Museum Flipbook.

“We’re really pleased to be able to financially support local heritage projects and organizations,� said Historic Preservation Officer Reuben McKnight. “I look forward to seeing the outcomes of these projects.� For more information on the Heritage Project Grant, visit or contact Historic Preservation Coordinator Lauren Hoogkamer at or call (253) 591-5254.


Postponing the most important decisions can be disastrous. It can tear families apart and destroy what took a lifetime to establish. Three final decisions are the most important and come into play at the most stressful time of life – when death occurs. “Three Final Decisions� will be offered on three Saturdays during the month of May:

• May 7 at Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial

Park and Crematory, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW in Tacoma

• May 14 at Powers Funeral Home, 320 W. Pioneer Ave. in Puyallup

• May 21 at New Tacoma Cemeteries, Funeral Home and Crematory, 9212 Chambers Creek Rd. W. in University Place

Each of the workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a complimentary lunch. This is an information-only event; no sales allowed. RSVP is required in advance by calling (253) 798-8787. Participants will receive valuable materials and information to assist with personal planning and to discuss with other family members and friends. Topics include wills, advance directives, powers of attorney for finances and health care, funeral home services, cemetery offerings, options for funerals and memorials, pre-planning arrangements, obituaries and more. In addition, participants will learn about “ethical wills� and receive guidance in writing their own document. “Failure to plan is a plan to fail,� said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources manager. “Nobody wants to fail their loved ones. In our day and age that means completing essential documents and pre-arranging services. Failure to do so can lead to family stress, ongoing confusion and financial mistakes.� The workshop is an information-only presentation sponsored by the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources in collaboration with area funeral homes and other community partners. For more information about the event please call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600.


If your school wants to tackle some of the health issues among its students, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department can help. For the sixth year, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will offer Healthy Youth Grants to all schools – up to $5,000 for schools and up to $10,000 for school districts. It’s part of the Health Department’s effort to promote better health and improved academic success. Our local youth face some significant health threats. Obesity and tobacco use are two of the worst offenders. According to the 2014 State Healthy Youth Survey, 29 percent of Pierce County 12th grade students were overweight and obese because of too few and too many calories consumed. When it comes to tobacco use, 23 percent of Pierce County 12th graders used e-cigarettes, 11 percent used candy flavored tobacco products, 12 percent smoked cigarettes, and 10 percent used hookah. “Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and see more bulletin boArd items on PAGe A3


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mother-daughter duo wanted in multiple cities By David Rose

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Detectives in Pierce and King counties are searching for a mother-daughter duo who have felony warrants for their arrest. “Right now we’re looking for Lora McKay. She also goes DAVID ROSE by Lora Contor,” says Normandy Park Police Det. Jeremy Hedrick. “Basically, her hustle is to wait outside daycares and as parents run their kids inside she breaks into the car and steals the purse and then is off using bank cards immediately.” He says Lora has about 50 aliases she's using to fly under the radar and is hitting in Renton, Kent, Tukwila and Pierce County.

She's often with her daughter, Sonya, who has a felony warrant for rendering criminal assistance and driving with a suspended license in Pierce County. Det. Hedrick believes if they can find one, they'll find the other. “I want them really bad at this point. The problem with her is that every day she’s not in custody, she’s out doing this exact same crime over and over and we’re seeing it throughout King County and Pierce County. She’s definitely wanted by multiple agencies at this point, so I personally want her in custody very much.” If you can tell police where to find them, call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-TIPS. You never have to give your name and there is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to their arrests.

Bulletin Board continued From PAGe A2 safety of students and helping them to establish lifelong healthy behaviors,” said Linda Graves, school health specialist with the Health Department’s Physical Nutrition, Activity, and Tobacco program. Graves said. “We’re pleased to offer grants so schools can implement strategies that can improve student health – and their academic success.” Multiple schools from the same school district may apply for the grants, but each school must submit a separate application. Applications are available at healthyschools. The deadline to submit applications for the 2016-2018 school year is 4 p.m. Friday, May 6. The Health Department will give priority to applicants working with underserved student populations, which include those eligible for the free and reduced meal program, ethnically diverse students, and rural communities. If you have questions about the Healthy Youth Grant program, contact Graves at (253) 686-3716 or lgraves@

tacoma employees’ retirement system board accepting applications

The Board of Administration of the Tacoma Employees’ Retirement System is accepting applications for appointment to the board. Applicants must be a resident of Tacoma, but not employed by the city.

The resident member is a volunteer position and must be able to attend board meetings, which are held on the second Thursday of each month during business hours. The term of appointment for this position is three years, beginning Friday, July 1, 2016 through Sunday, June 30, 2019. The Tacoma Employees’ Retirement System is a defined benefit plan providing retirement benefits to City of Tacoma employees. It serves about 3,000 active and 2,000 retired members, with invested assets of approximately $1.4 billion. Board members contribute to the sustainability of the plan through oversight of investments and plan administration. Applications for this position can be obtained at cbcapplication, in the City Clerk’s Office located at 733 Market Street, Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402, or by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at (253) 591-5178. Applications must be submitted to, or to the address listed above by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 6. The Board will review applications and finalists will be interviewed on Thursday, June 9. If you have any questions regarding the application, appointment process, or would like additional information, please contact Retirement Director Tim Allen, at (253) 502-8605.



man sentenced to 34 years in 2006 cold-case murder Brandon Lee Farmer, 30, was sentenced on April 14 to 407 months in prison for the 2006 shooting death of Velma Tirado, 45. In 2014, Tacoma Police Department cold-case detectives received a tip that led to Farmer’s arrest. Earlier this month, a jury convicted Farmer of murder in the first degree. “Our cold-case project continues its string of successes,” said Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “Justice was delayed, but not denied. Collaboration between the Tacoma Police Department, Pierce County Sheriff ’s Department, and our office has resulted in several convictions with more to come.” On Aug. 27, 2006 Farmer and his friend, Dusty Titus, picked up Tirado, who was working as a prostitute in downtown Tacoma. They drove to a nearby alley, where Tirado performed oral sex on Farmer in the front seat of the vehicle. At some point, Farmer and Tirado transitioned to the open doorway of the truck. When they finished the sex act, Farmer drew a revolver and shot Tirado in the head. Farmer and Titus fled the scene. No suspects were identified in the initial investigation and the case was referred to the Tacoma Police Department’s Cold Case Unit. In October 2014, TPD Detective Gene Miller received a phone call from investigators in California. Titus told them he was the driver of the truck involved in Tirado’s murder. Miller and FBI Special Agent Terry Postma interviewed Titus, who identified Farmer as the shooter. Farmer then admitted to Miller that he was present during the murder. Farmer was extradited back to Washington from West Virginia, where he was in custody on unrelated charges.




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Section A • Page 4 • • Friday, April 22, 2016

Our View

Onward, TacOma, Onward With news this week that backers have seen fit to walk away from the ill-conceived, ill-marketed and ill-managed proposal to build the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol conversion plant on our tideflats, work is not done. The most immediate concern is the developing effort by Puget Sound Energy to build an 8 million gallon liquefied natural gas facility elsewhere on the tideflats. Sure, the Northwest Innovation Works proposal was much different than what PSE wants as a way to fuel container ships and store fuel for emergency weather conditions. Liquefied natural gas isn’t methanol. But there are enough overlaps of concern that remain even after the environmental review process has published its findings and the energy giant seeks construction permits. Much like the now-dead methanol plant, the lack of information has prompted skeptics to fear the worst and seek detailed answers. One pending court case that is set to be decided next week, for example, pits an environmental activist against the energy company about the disclosure of Tacoma Fire Department’s safety assessment and emergency response plan regarding the plant’s “blast zone.� A judge has so far sided with PSE’s argument that disclosing those details would put a bull’s eye on the facility when terrorists seek potential “soft targets� to attack. Another concern for some includes the risks and logistics of running a four-mile natural gas pipleline from the tideflats along Taylor Way to Fife before then connecting to existing pipes along Interstate 5, Tacoma’s Eastside and then onto facilities in East Pierce County with another mile-long pipe that could allow natural gas to flow from a site in Frederickson. The project demands more review than it has received, and activists have already begun their data diving. But the larger question is what role the will of the people should have in the fate of potentially mega projects. Developments from manufacturing facilities to gas plants to large retailers to condominium projects to the potential leasing of an arm of our public utility have sparked controversy in recent years. While a requirement for a public vote of “affected parties� for any community addition would be unwieldy, simply requiring some tick on a permitting checklist that addresses community support or opposition could at least considered. Whatever the outcome, city and port officials are now on notice that the community – that which hired them – wants a discussion about the future of Tacoma, its waterfront and its role in the environment. But community members also have to pay attention to issues and developments and pending decisions rather than opting out of daily civic discourse only to then say they were never told. Far too many City Council meetings, Port Commission meetings and public hearings involve more empty chairs than filled ones. That has to change.

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PReSident obAMA’S PRoLifeRAtion of new ReguLAtionS

By Don C. Brunell

Even though President Barack Obama has less than a year remaining in office, his administration is cranking out new government regulations at record pace. The rush reflects the President‘s plan to use his final months to cement his domestic-policy legacy. Unfortunately, that process circumvents Congress, which is constitutionally charged with writing our laws. The new rules are sweeping and cut across labor, health, finance and the environment. They range from setting overtime pay for white-collar workers to more obscure matters such as requiring food makers to disclose added sugar on cartons of flavored milk. Many stem from major health-care and financial regulatory legislation passed hastily in 2010, which unconventionally instructed regulators to fill in the specifics later. The later has arrived. For example, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), i.e., Obamacare, is responsible for one in four major new regulations. Unfortunately, the ACA was unwisely jammed through Congress with major policy-setting provisions left to be written by staff and bureaucrats who are not directly accountable to the voters. George Washington University’s (GWU) Regulatory Studies Center analyzes federal rulemaking and found that in his first seven years, President Obama issued 392 major regulations. They were deemed “major,� meaning each carries an expected economic effect exceeding

$100 million annually. Forty-seven more sit on the drawing board. Obama’s tally already tops the totals during the eight-year tenures of George W. Bush, (358) and Bill Clinton (361). Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter Nick Timiraos wrote: “Raw tallies can be imprecise because they obscure particularly consequential regulations. The Environmental Protection Agency’s clean power plant rules issued last year, for example, would require a 32 percent cut in power plant carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 from 2005 levels. Such a bid to address climate change aims to reshape how energy is produced in America.� Business leaders are calling for regulatory reforms. “Without systemic reform, we will continue to see agencies like EPA roll out massive new regulations with little concern for costs, practicality, or even legality, and with real consequences for U.S. jobs, economic growth, and personal and economic freedoms,� Tom Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, wrote recently. Even before the President’s recent regulatory surge, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) reported federal government regulations cost an estimated $2.028 trillion in 2012; an amount equal to 12 percent of GDP. NAM found regulatory expenses were distributed across major business types and among firms of different sizes. It determined that compliance costs fall disproportionately on small businesses. In 2012, a manufacturer employing fewer than 50 people, faced

$12,000 a year in regulatory costs for each employee. Neither GWU nor NAM added in the financial impact of state and local regulations, but they are substantial. For example, Gov. Jay Inslee is considering new air quality rules dubbed “cap and trade.� Even though stymied by the legislature, his regulations under development at the Dept. of Ecology would cap carbon dioxide emissions and force those exceeding the cap to pay stiff fines. Utah-based Energy Strategies found that Inslee’s “cap and trade� rule increased gas, heat and electricity costs by $56 a month for the average family and over the next 20 years our state will have 56,000 fewer jobs. Overturning these precedent-setting executive regulations too often leads those impacted to challenge them in court. That is time consuming and expensive. Members of legislatures and Congress are also fighting back by cutting funding to enforce them. Hopefully, many of the far-reaching rules on the drawing boards will get sidetracked. They will hurt workers and their families, result in job losses and put America at a further competitive disadvantage. Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at

the PAnAMA PAPeRS And the 1 PeRcent

By Mel Gurtov

One of the many tools at the disposal of multinational corporations (MNCs) for maximizing profits and undermining state sovereignty is moving operations to low-tax countries. Global companies do not simply “go abroad� – they shift capital, as well as labor and technology, to wherever the advantages are greatest. This reality of globalization is well known, and it is matched by the similar behavior of powerful, wealthy individuals, including present and former top government officials. Like the MNCs, wealthy individuals are not content to make tons of money at home if they can make even more by finding tax shelters abroad, where their money is completely hidden from public view. It’s what the One Percent do. Thus, the revelations of the so-called Panama Papers are hardly surprising. The Papers, leaked by a consortium of investigative journalists from the records of the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama City, merely expose standard operating procedures for multinationals and the super-wealthy. (More than 200,000 corporations and 14,000 clients of the law firm are mentioned in the documents.) As explained by Max Bearak of the Washington Post (April 8, 2016) in one of the few articles that goes to the heart of this largescale deceit, corporate investments are driven at least as much by the lure of “offshore� tax havens as by revenue from production. Foreign direct investment (FDI) is always touted as being a boon to the receiving country’s economy – and, for developing countries, a savior – but the Panama Papers remind us that FDI is often meant to evade tax collection of both the home and host

countries, to the tune of hundreds of billions (perhaps trillions) of dollars. Mainstream media have had little to say about the tax evasions of global corporations, choosing instead to focus on world leaders who, personally or via family and cronies, have moved funds into companies abroad to avoid paying taxes – for instance, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, David Cameron, Nawaz Sharif, and Iceland’s Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson (the only one to step down). Naturally, they all reject criticism, saying that what they did isn’t illegal (Britain, Pakistan and Iceland), or the leaks are a Western attempt to undermine their rule (Russia), or the news isn’t fit to print (China). Largely missing from the discussion is the consequences of tax avoidance: it robs the poor – countries and people – to further enrich the wealthy. Unpaid taxes skew government budgets, reduce spending on social wellbeing, and, for a poor country, force reliance on foreign loans that typically come with strings attached. In countries with widespread official corruption, the poor are doubly cheated. The European Union may soon vote on a proposal to force MNCs based in Europe, such as Apple and Starbucks, to report their tax information – their pre-tax profits, taxes paid, and transactions between branch plants. The presumption is that this information would shed light on shell companies and other tax shelters. As critics are already charging, the EU proposal would leave untouched the activities of these same MNCs in countries outside the EU – all those developing countries that lack the legal and political punch of the EU. What the Panama Papers really do is to buttress the argument on the urgent

need to reduce the stark and growing inequality within and between countries – “An Economy for the 1%� (www. as an Oxfam study puts it. Closing tax loopholes is just one element; compelling tax payments by corporations that pay little or nothing is another; and preventing government officials, celebrities, and others among the super-rich from hiding their money in offshore accounts is a third. For even as reduction of extreme poverty worldwide has made some progress, Oxfam reports, “just 62 individuals had the same wealth as 3.6 billion people – the bottom half of humanity;� and “since the turn of the century, the poorest half of the world’s population has received just 1 percent of the total increase in global wealth, while half of that increase has gone to the top 1 percent.� The distortions of the global distribution of wealth are, in a word, obscene. Even the One-Percenters who meet annually at Davos recognize that growing inequality is one of the leading threats to the global order that overwhelmingly benefits them. But how many of them would be willing to end tax havens, secret overseas accounts, and corporate tax evasion practices? How many would acknowledge that tax evasion by the super-rich is a tax on the poor? Very few, of course; those who attend the Davos meetings are concerned about economic “growth,� not social equity. Gandhi’s words are worth remembering: “There is enough for every person’s need, but not enough for every person’s greed.� Mel Gurtov, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Portland State University and blogs at In the Human Interest.

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film. MediaLab at PLU filmmakers Evan Heringer (left) and Jasper Sortun

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It’s once again that time of year when many high school seniors, along with their parents, are weighing future prospects, including the possibility of attending a college or university. A new documentary film produced by MediaLab at Pacific Lutheran University aims to help students and parents in that decision-making process. Through interviews with high school and college students, as well as parents, educators, and researchers from across the United States and Canada, the film, titled “These Four Years,” investigates the value and challenges associated with higher education. Natalie DeFord, who served as the film’s chief editor, assistant producer and narrator, said that she and her fellow filmmakers sought to make the film relevant to the roughly 1.4 million students who annually enter college for the first time. “The film is helpful for parents of students, or recent college graduates,” said DeFord, a senior German and communication double major at PLU. “But I think who we wanted to help the most were prospective students.” DeFord’s colleagues on the project were: Jasper Sortun, a senior art and graphic design major who served as a senior producer; Grace Takehara, a senior business major, who shared the senior producer duties; and Evan Heringer, a senior communication major who was the film’s director of photography. Based on their research, the filmmakers concluded that prospective students should consider more than the typical societal pressures to attend college. “College should be about enriching your life, getting a good education, and continuing your learning,” said DeFord. Daniel Chambliss, a professor of sociology at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. and author of the book “How College Works,” said attending college is a serious undertaking that is not for everyone. “The biggest threat to higher education today is the really powerful sense that a lot of people have that college is all about getting a first entry level job,” Chambliss said, “and that the whole point of college is to place you in a good starting position somewhere. That’s not the point of college. The point of college is to prepare you for the rest of your life.”

Katie Hogan, a junior at the University of Southern California who is featured in the film, said she has felt pressured since high school, and continues to struggle with expectations, both internal and external. “I was told that you need to get into a really good college because that is going to guarantee you a good future,” said Hogan. “And so I finally got somewhere where I’m really happy, but now I’m being told, ‘you have to get a master’s, or you’re not going to get a job.’ It is so stressful.” In addition to the school selection process, and the stress related to academic performance, These Four Years tackles many issues that college students face – the cost of higher education and subsequent longterm debt experienced by many. “We wanted to do something that was personal and relevant to us,” said Sortun. “We wanted to pass down information that we wish had gotten passed down to us.” Established in 2006, MediaLab at PLU, an applied multimedia and research program, produces at least one documentary each year. For “These Four Years,” the filmmakers traveled to more than 20 locations across North America, including Boston, New Orleans, Montreal, Portland, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and many others. The team interviewed students, educators and researchers from a broad spectrum of institutions, including Harvard University, historically black Dillard University in New Orleans, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C and UCLA, just to name a few. Research on the project began in Fall 2014, with the filmmakers accumulating more than 50 interviews and 70 hours of original video footage along the way. Since then, “These Four Years” had an initial premiere in Seattle last November, and received a Grand Prize in the documentary category from the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) Electronic Media Competition, which was announced last month at a Hollywood awards ceremony. The South Sound premiere of “These Four Years” will occur at PLU on Thursday, April 28, 2016. With local high school and college graduations now just around the corner, the MediaLab filmmakers say they hope “These Four Years” will prompt discussion and encourage students to think critically about their decisions and motivations for going to college.

lAb. Natalie DeFord (left) of MediaLab at PLU interviews engineer and former astronaut Julie Payette (right) a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Plu. MediaLab at PLU members Natalie DeFord (left) and Evan Heringer (right) interview Will Berman (center), a student at Riverdale Country School, an independent pre-K through 12 institution in New York City.

“Many students feel trapped or pressured,” said Sortun. “No matter where you end up going, you can have a positive experience.” For her part, DeFord said she has learned that it’s important for students to reflect, take the time to figure out what they want from life, and then, for those who choose to attend a college or university, make the most of those experiences. “You should be building relationships,” said DeFord. “You should have friends. You should have fun.” More information about the film, the

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The biggest pull of her focus and energy recently is Walker’s upcoming run, which aims to tackle the issue of poverty in Africa. As a six-year veteran of Team World Vision, Walker has worked with the organization extensively, putting in time racing, coaching, and fundraising, and money raised by team members normally goes to clean water projects in Africa, but this year there’s a twist. “Instead of asking for cash donations, we’re getting child sponsorships,” she says. “So my goal is, since it’s a 56 mile race, I’m looking for 56 kids to get sponsored.” Sponsorship through World Vision allows a child access to education, clean water, food, and healthcare, among other community advocacy efforts. Walker is currently a sponsor, but hopes that her efforts on the track will attract others who may be on the fence or have never gotten around to formally starting the sponsorship process. The ultra marathon itself, focal point to the whole operation, is a monster in its own right. “It’s definitely a different beast altogether,” says Walker, comparing it to a regular marathon – an effort that clocks in at less than half the length, at just over 26 miles. “I enjoy training for it, because I like seeing the progress over time, but as far as the actual race, there’s a lot going on mentally. I think there are more mental barriers than physical.” She says success comes down to a few key mental efforts: “Knowing your body, and being able to handle the pain, and knowing that, ‘okay, it hurts now, but once I get through it, you know, I’m gonna be


The new design includes elements from the earlier design options that community members said they liked, such as a new domed display space. “Most people preferred the round feel of the dome because it’s similar to the original building,” Evans said. Much of the additional space would be below ground, hidden from view, and includes mechanical, public restroom, office, storage and potting areas. The Conservatory would get a new entry, while the gift shop would be moved out of the original building so the historic structure could be used nearly entirely for displays and programs. To reduce the project’s scale, fine.’” “My rule has always been been ‘if it’s pain, you need to stop because that means something’s wrong; if it’s discomfort, you can probably power through it and you’ll be fine.” In addition to the grueling length of the race, runners are required to keep a solid pace. Participants have 12 hours to complete the run with nothing more than an aide along the course who may hand out food or water. The qualifier alone, the Seattle Marathon at the end of last November, was capped at five hours to be able to enter Comrades – though World Vision enacted an even tighter sub-4:30 time for its team members. “They want to make sure the people they’re take overseas are gonna be able to finish the race, so they upped the ante on us a little bit,” says Walker. The payoff, however, will be good not just for the children she gets sponsored, but for herself as well. World Vision says that if Walker can hit the 56 sponsorships, they will cover part of her trip costs, which can amount to a significant expense between travel, accommodation, and equipment. Overall, Walker is confident in herself. A few years ago she went up with five other mountaineers and summited Mt. Rainier as an additional test of her skills, and she said it’s not something for beginners to attempt. “It’s a lot of technical skills, because Mt Rainier is very glaciated, so you have to be pretty proficient in crevasse rescue. You have to be able to carry all your gear.” The perpetual drive to push herself onward and upward is something coworker David Williford can attest to as spilling over into every area of Walker’s life. “She seems conscientious, focused, articulate and has a good work ethic,” he says.

Metro Parks removed a display house and cut the square footage of many behind-thescenes areas. Evans cautioned that drawings of the additions are schematic, meaning they show only general layouts and not exact dimensions or materials. The new dome’s exact appearance and shape, for example, won’t be determined until a later stage. “We’re asking people to look at the layout, not the materials or shapes,” she said. Renovations of the existing building remain a priority, and will be included in the first phase of construction; Metro Parks will give more details in the April 28 meeting. After the meeting, Metro


rAdiAnt. Amber Walker stops by her workplace after a short run through

Point Defiance Park in Tacoma on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Walker, who is employed at the South Sound Running store in Ruston, is an avid marathoner, and is currently training for the Comrades Ultra-Marathon in South Africa, where she will run for team World Vision.

“Being a parent myself, I also admire her commitment to her daughter. My sense is that Amber's life decisions are always viewed through the prism of what is best for [her daughter].” Walker lights up when she talks about her daughter. “She’s great. She’s pretty interested in climbing also, so we do rock climbing together, and then she does track and field and cross-country. That’s why I work the schedule that I do and have my days off during the week, so I can go to her events.” She points out a tongue-in-cheek challenge to parenting a teenage as well: “She requires a lot more transportation than she used to,” she says with a laugh. The future holds, undoubtedly, more

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Parks will take feedback into consideration and host an open house in June to show final schematic designs. The 2014 capital improvement bond is funding the schematic design work. Schematic designs are an early step in the process and needed to determine costs and future fundraising needs. The bond, however, also included funding that could be used for construction, and Evans anticipated that some improvements could be undertaken in the next two years. Completion of the entire design package would depend on additional funding. The building is one of three public Victorian-style conservatories on the West Coast and is listed on city, state and national historic registers. In all, over 3,000 glass panes cover its 12-sided dome and three wings. The conservatory houses more than 250 species of plants, including more than 200 orchids in addition to seasonal floral displays and specialty exhibits. The botanical collections and seasonal displays and exhibits support the Conservatory mission to connect people with nature. The conservatory is named for its original benefactor, W.W. Seymour. Seymour was a prominent Tacoma banker and businessman, served briefly as Tacoma’s mayor and was president of the Metropolitan Park District Board of Commissioners from 1909 until 1911. Anyone with questions or comments who is unable to attend the April 28 meeting may call Project Manager Kristi Evans at (253) 305-1054 or send a message to Drawings and other information will be posted to after the meeting.

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Metro Parks Tacoma staff will show the latest plans for improvements to the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in a public meeting at 6 p.m. April 28 at Metro Parks headquarters. The conservatory is a historic treasure that has graced the east side of Wright Park since 1908. After more than a century of use, the Victorian-style structure needs system and structural upgrades and additional space for botanical displays and interpretation. In late 2015 and earlier this year, Metro Parks unveiled schematic design options to restore and expand the conservatory. The plans included restoration of facades, replacement of the aging heating and cooling systems and structural upgrades as well as an addition to the original building that would allow for more display space, workshop space, public restrooms and other needs identified in Wright Park’s 2005 master plan. Metro Parks collected more than 300 surveys from community members and took note of comments in public meetings and presentations to groups in Tacoma. Citizens voiced support for many of the ideas, as well as concern about the scale of the additions and their impact on Wright Park. Staff had additional discussions about the scale, visitor needs, delivery of the Conservatory’s mission and the park’s master plan and decided to create a revised design with a smaller footprint that still supports the conservatory’s growing needs. “We listened to what people said through the public process, and we’re bringing back an updated schematic design,” Project Manager Kristi Evans said.

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Weed," a store that attracts shoppers due to hands-on customer service and a high level of professionalism. By Derek Shuck

The legalization of marijuana has given entrepreneurs an opportunity they hadn’t had previously: the ability to have a legal, professional business selling cannabis products. This is something the staff at Urban Bud, located at 112 S. 24th St., is trying to take advantage of by running a store that focuses on high quality customer service. “We’re trying to do what Starbucks has done for coffee, but for weed. We really want to create a rich experience for the customer, a really hands on experience,� manager Dana Donovick said. Donovick and the rest of the staff hope to accomplish this with a friendly atmosphere and a wide selection. Urban Bud has two years of service underneath its belt, one year as a medical marijuana store and an additional year as a retail store. This has given them time to train their budtenders to not only be knowledgeable about product, but to be good customer service representatives for the industry.

Customers can view a wide selection of product in an environment that doesn’t make them feel uncomfortable. “All of our budtenders are very trained. They have the knowledge base, but also the protocol for greeting, trying to provide people with exactly what they’re looking for, and they’re able to recommend superior products,� Donovick said. Customers can also expect low prices that Urban Bud hopes will make you leave with a smile on your face. “We keep things very competitive with pricing. We literally strive to have people leaving with a better attitude than when they came, and typically they do that. This place is kind of the adult candy store,� Donovick said. Urban Bud is invested in their location, and giving back to their neighborhood. “It’s a huge priority for us to help revamp this area. We’re working with other neighborhood businesses to clean up the block and establish an appropriate setting for people,� Donovick said. The location, right next to the Tacoma

Dome, also allows for some high-level clientele. Last week, members of Iron Maiden stopped by prior to their big show that night, and what they received was Urban Bud’s telltale high-quality service. “We’re trying to add a certain level of professionalism in this industry,� Donovick said, “primarily through our customer experience and overall deals.� Donovick hopes the professional atmo-

sphere and dedication to the area will show people how serious the business is. “A lot of people think that just stoners operate these ventures and that’s not entirely the case. Our owners come from Microsoft backgrounds,� Donovick said, “so we really want to bring that professionalism here.� Urban Bud is open from 8 a.m. to10 p.m. daily, for more information visit “Urban Bud� on Facebook.

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station, which would provide train service to and for workers in Thurston County and Joint Base Lewis

McChord by 2036. The tri-county Sound Transit District is home to more than 40 percent of Washington's population, more than 70 percent of its economic activity and 97 percent of its congestion. By the year 2040, the region is expected to grow by about a million people, a 32

percent increase. Details about the projects as well as an online survey, can be found at Comments can be sent to Sound Transit 3, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, Wash. 98104 or emailed to soundtransit3@soundtransit. org. Voice comments can be left at (206) 903-7000.


The Sound Transit 3 package would add rail service from Federal Way to Tacoma as well as light rail service between downtown Tacoma and Tacoma Community College.

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activities to perform the necessary due diligence, public process, and environmental analysis,” Godley said. “Accountability and transparency are important. Given sufficient time, we believe we would have been able to satisfy most of the local citizens’ concerns and questions through the public participation process and correct a lot of the misinformation swirling about regarding potential impacts of our project.” One of the most vocal entities opposing the methanol plant has been the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, especially since the plant was slated to be built on the Tribe’s reservation that tribal members have worked decades to make into a wonderful place to live for everyone that calls it home. Puyallup Chairman Bill Sterud was delighted to hear the news of the plant’s demise. “We were going to stop it no matter what,” he said. “We’ve spent a lot of money to make Tacoma a very livable place and it is a livable place. This area has come a long way. What was exhilarating to me was not only that the Tribe’s treaty rights came to the forefront but the entire community felt the same way about a quality of life that exists in this area and on the Puyallup reservation. It’s a good quality of life – it includes fish and air and all that Mother Earth gave us. The days of the Superfund sites are gone forever and the powers that be realize that now and take that into consideration when looking at projects

like this.” The Chairman praised the Puyallup Tribal Council for their strong leadership in opposing the methanol plant. “The Tribal Council did an outstanding job holding the line and defending treaty rights. The entire council is to be commended for the tough stance they took at this time. They deserve a lot of credit.” Chairman Sterud said he’s ready to move on from the methanol issue now. “Yesterday was an important move toward the future and I feel great about it. We don’t have to use our resources on it now so we can have our staff work on positives for the future.” NWIW still plans to develop two conversion plants in the Pacific Northwest, one in Kalama and one in St. Helens, Oregon. While the Tacoma plant might be dead, not all critics aret declaring victory just yet. “I don’t believe them,” Save Tacoma Water organizer Sherry Bockwinkel said. “They haven’t been believable before, so I don’t believe them now. I think they may just try to come back when no one is watching.” Save Tacoma Water and Redline Tacoma will continue to gather signatures for two citizen initiatives that would require a public vote on all developments that would use more than a million gallons of water a day. The proposed plant would have used 10.4 million gallons a day and burn through enough electricity to otherwise power 320,000 homes. Environmental watchers are now strengthening their stares at Puget Sound Energy’s planned liquefied natural gas facility that would also be built on the Blair-Hylebos peninsula.

That $275 million facility would turn natural gas into a liquid that would then be used to power Totem Ocean Trailer Express container ships leaving the Port of Tacoma as well as provide an to 8 million gallon storage facility PSE could draw from during cold snaps. The Tacoma City Council greenlighted the plant last year, before opposition against the methanol plant formed. The plant has cleared the environmental review process last fall, but permits have yet to be issued. Permit applications are expected later this year, followed by a review from Tacoma Fire Department and City of Tacoma. The United States Coast Guard is conducting a Waterway Suitability Study for the proposed project as well. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission must also review the facility’s design. PSE plans to have the plant operational by 2019. Critics of the PSE facility, including Redline Tacoma, the Puyallup Tribe and the environmental policy think tank Sightline, fear the storage tanks could leak or explode, prompting the circulation of “blast zone” maps on social media that shows much of the tideflats and downtown Tacoma could be impacted by a disaster. “The Tacoma Fire Department does not endorse the graphic circulating on social media that depicts ‘blast zones’ of one, two and three mile radii centered at the site of the proposed facility,” according to the city’s fact page about the planned facility. “Such zones might be appropriate for LNG import/export terminals served by LNG cargo ships carry-

Want more information? s Northwest Innovation Works posts announcements at s Puget Sound Energy produced a website of frequently asked questions about its planned LNG facility at Tacomacleanlng. com/resources. s The City of Tacoma Planning and Development services has its own dedicated webpage for the proposed facility that can be found through s The Port of Tacoma posts updates and meeting notices on

ing 35 million or more gallons of LNG. They are based on worst-case scenarios involving a terrorist attack on an LNG cargo ship resulting in an uncontrolled spill of LNG over the water. There will be no cargo ships calling on the proposed facility capable of carrying those amounts of LNG, and they will not be permitted to operate as an import/export facility.” PSE used the potential of a terrorist attack as grounds to block the city from releasing details about the plant to Redline Tacoma organizer John Carlton. Specifically Carlton wanted Tacoma Fire’s risk assessment of the plant. PSE argued that releasing those details would make the plant a potential terrorist target and so the city should not disclose the information. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Frank E. Cuthbertson has so far agreed. He issued a temporary order barring their release last week, but will hear more arguments April 29, on whether to make that order permanent.


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JUSTICE FOR JACKIE – UPCOMING EVENTS The public is invited to join in on two upcoming Justice for Jackie actions in Tacoma. There will be a candlelight vigil on Saturday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. at Sawyer Park, 3315 S. Sawyer St., and a march and rally the next day, May 1, at 2:30 p.m., starting at Sawyer Park and marching to the Tacoma Police Department.

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attempting to apprehend Kenneth Wright Jr., who was in the car with her. Wright escaped and was caught two weeks later. “Some words jumped out to me,� Strickland said to those who spoke. “You felt stereotyped, you felt disrespected. You want facts, you want a fair and thorough investigation. Not only do we owe that to the Tribe, we owe that to the entire community.� Currently, Pierce County is conducting an ongoing investigation into the shooting, and the Tacoma Police Department has its own internal investigation going as well. “The current (county) investigation is ongoing and we are fully cooperating, as is the (Tacoma) police department and the city with the county prosecutor’s office and any other law enforcement agency that has an interest in looking at this particular incident,� said Tacoma City Manager T.C. Broadnax. “We will be turning over our own internal investigation to the prosecutor’s office and they will make the decision as to whether an independent investigation should be undertaken. We do look at this as a very serious issue, and again, they will make that decision along with the medical examiner about the next steps.� “I want to reiterate that we want to do a thorough and fair investigation,� Strickland said. “It does us no good to hide anything, ever, so we want to make sure this is something that’s thorough. As some of you said earlier, 95 percent of the police force are good people who want to do good things, and I was not there (at Salyers’ shooting), so I cannot cast dispersions, but what we can do is make sure there is a thorough and fair investigation.� “Thank you for coming out and sharing this evening,� said Council Member Marty Campbell. “You’ve said you want a dialog and you respectfully came out and had a dialog with us and we listened.� The city is in the process of working with members of the Puyallup Tribal Council to set up a meeting with Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell, Puyallup Tribal Police, Mayor Strickland and Tacoma City Council members to further discuss what happened to Salyers and the many questions that have still gone unanswered for her family. Those seeking justice for Jackie also want to see reforms made in how these types of police shootings are investigated. In addition, Puyallup Tribal Council Member Tim Reynon said that a task force has been approved by state Governor Jay Inslee regarding the use of excessive force by law enforcement. “One of the positions is for a tribal representative. We’ve asked that one from our council be appointed to that position and council is recommending that it be me. Hopefully we’ll know in next couple of weeks,� he said. Reynon said he was shocked to learn that law enforcement departments regularly investigate themselves in these types of situations. “That doesn’t make sense to me. I want to see that changed. Our (Tribal) law enforcement doesn’t investigate itself – we call an outside agency and bring them in. Even if law enforcement did a perfect investigation on themselves and the evidence came back that nothing should be done with the officer, the problem is the perception that they swept it under the rug.� Reynon clarified that he is not attacking the Tacoma Police Department, but rather the process – the internal investigation conflict of interest that would apply to any agency. “In order for there to be transparency and trust amongst communities, you need to have that independent type of investigation done,� he said. Reynon was one of the speakers at city council. “It sounds like the mayor and council got the message pretty loud and clear,� he said after the meeting. “We want an independent investigation, we want transparency and we want answers. The mayor said some very nice words that made it sound like she heard us, same with Marty Campbell.� Tim Reynon noted how well-spoken those were who testified, which seemed to make a difference in how the city council reacted to the testimony. “Everybody that testified represented the family and Tribe with honor and dignity, and the mayor recognized that,� he said. “Everybody was very gracious, honorable – and in the face of a very difficult situation, everybody presented with the upmost dignity. It was powerful. The fact that we were able to do that spoke louder than if people had been up there yelling and screaming. It shows the mindset of family and community that we’re serious about this – we want to get to bottom of this and see changes in the laws, process and all of that so that hopefully we can prevent this from happening again, but if it does happen, there will be a more transparent process in place.� At the end of the testimony, Strickland commended all the speakers. “I want to thank the family for their courage to

share their stories, because I don’t know if I could get up and speak if there had been a death in my family regardless of the circumstances. I also just want to thank you for your grace. You are in a hard situation – you are angry and you have every right to be angry and you come here with respect‌ and we want you to know that really means a lot to us.â€? Reynon said the Tribe is putting itself out there on this issue to benefit everyone who lives in Tacoma. “If we can somehow establish more credible processes for these things, it makes it better for everybody. We definitely need to get the law changed for when it’s justifiable for law enforcement to shoot to kill. (Jackie’s) family and the community are ready and willing to put the work into it to see that those changes are made. We can’t let her death be in vain.â€? Puyallup Tribal Council Member David Bean addressed the council as well, calling for the city to join the Tribe to bring the Department of Justice in to investigate Salyers’ death. Citing the 2010 police shooting death of First Nations carver John T. Williams in Seattle and the March 27 police shooting of 27-year-old Loreal Tsingine, Navajo, in Arizona, Bean said “these examples are indicators of a greater problem symptomatic of a police culture that is aggressive toward Native Americans.â€? He stated, “Our seemingly localized anecdote is an unacceptable trend that deserves the attention of the Department of Justice. Without outside review, the Tribe, the community and family will not know for certain why this young woman was killed and why her unborn child was killed. Nothing will bring Ms. Salyers back, but we owe it to her to better understand what systematic underpinnings led to this kind of senseless tragedy to prevent them in the future. A Department of Justice intervention is necessary for this kind of examination.â€?

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As the city council meeting opened on April 12, everyone in the council chambers remained standing after the flag salute as members of the Tribe led a Chief Dan George prayer song, after which the mayor asked for a moment of silence. Then Jackie’s mother, Lisa Earl, was first to speak even though it was difficult to hold back tears, as it was for other speakers who followed. “It’s been a hard time for me to deal with this because my daughter was a special person. She was in a relationship with a man who took advantage of her kind heart and it got to be a domestic situation where he threatened my life whenever she tried to get away from him, as well as threatening her life which caused me to move away from a home that I lived in for 20-some years because I was fearful of this man – not for myself, but for my family,� she said. “My daughter was a beautiful person and I always had hope for her. My hope was that he was going to be arrested and taken away so that she could move on with her life and we could move on with her.� Jackie’s cousin Nicholas Gilman said the family hasn’t even been able to grieve properly. “In our ways, we’re supposed to put her pictures away and not speak her name for a year. This tragedy has stricken not just this family but this Tribe, this community and Native people all over the country. This cannot happen again. We should be able to feel safe outside of our own reservation.� Many of the speakers called for reforms to the Tacoma Police Department, including dash and body cams, accountability and an end to excessive force. “I don’t understand how the Tacoma police, according to all the statistics and all the evidence and the witnesses, how they could shoot her in the head and not stop her in some other way,� said Salyer’s great-aunt Dorothy Earl. “Why didn’t they go after Kenneth Wright instead? That’s the person they recognized to be in the car at the time. Why was he allowed to run off? I don’t understand.� Earl later recounted how no authorities called to let her know that her daughter had been shot. Instead, she learned of it when people began calling her expressing their condolences. “During that time I was never contacted,� she said. “People were sending me e-mails of condolence and I’m like what are you talking about? I didn’t know it was even my daughter.� Lisa Earl said the family also wasn’t notified that an autopsy would be performed on Jackie, and her mother and family discovered that the young woman was pregnant only when it showed up on the autopsy report. “We’ve been through so much trying to be heard and seen,� said Salyers’ aunt Tammy Rideout. “We’ve been stereotyped, disrespected and judged. We’re a family oriented people and for something like this to happen is just devastating and heartbreaking.� “People were also calling me to tell me different versions of what was told by the police department,� Lisa Earl said. “These police need to be held accountable. It’s not done until the truth comes out.�

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RAM TOUGH. (top) Wilson junior Ethan

Streun bolts down the Stadium Bowl sideline. (middle) Junior Jaden Remaly punches the ball with his noggin. (bottom) Senior Hasan Altameemi mixes it up with a North Thurston defender, as well as goalkeeper Diego Rodriguez for a spectacular collision.

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nder clear skies, the Stadium Tiger boys’ soccer team hosted the Gig Harbor Tides in what could prove to be a pivotal battle in the 4A Narrows League race between the first place team from across the water and the third place Tigers on Friday, April 15. An early goal by the Tigers proved to be all the difference in a hard-fought match and showed the rest of the league that Stadium was definitely a team to be reckoned with both in the regular season, as well as a possible post-season run. Stadium entered the game in third place, which if the regular season were to end, would secure them a spot in the playoffs, but would put them on the road against a first or second place team from another league. If the Tigers could sneak their way up the standings and leap-frog Bellarmine, or even Gig Harbor, for a second-place finish, Stadium would find themselves hosting a playoff game against a team further down in their own league standings. Gig Harbor entered the game on a four-game winning streak, following their only defeat of the season, a 3-0 loss to Bellarmine in Tacoma. Meanwhile, Stadium entered the game battle-tested, having played a host of tough teams so far, and found themselves within winning distance of each and every match. In their previous meeting in Gig Harbor, the Tides edged Stadium 2-1 and the memory was fresh with the Tigers. At first blush, this matchup was a very one-sided affair. Not only did Stadium control the tempo and flow of the game, but they also clearly knocked Gig Harbor off-balance enough to render their own game plan null and void on their way to their shocking 1-0 victory. Stadium came out of the gates blasting away at the Gig Harbor goal. In the first 10 minutes the Tigers had nearly missed on several goal opportunities, while the Tides were immediately stuck in defensive mode, unable to muster any threat on the opposite side of the field. The first 10 minutes would end in a preview of Stadium’s biggest bit of fireworks. Junior midfielder Paul Wadsworth crossed a pass toward the left side of the box to senior Anthony Clyde. The big Stadium defender leaped into the air, hammering the ball with his head toward the goal, only to see the ball sail just outside of the left post. It was clear that Gig Harbor had dodged one and it took less than a minute for Stadium to give it another try at the Tides’ net. Stadium senior forward Erik Silva won the ball about 30

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LOFTY GOALS. (top) Stadium senior Erik Silva

(7) battles for control of the ball. (mid-left) Senior Franco Corral gets a toe on it. (mid-right) Sophomore Kendall Burks goes skyward to get a head on the ball. (bottom) Junior Jack Worden gets some serious air as he gets his head into the ball game.

Two seasons ago, the Wilson Ram boys’ soccer team was the toast of the town as they ran away with the 3A Narrows League crown. The next season saw the Rams slip a little with potent newcomers Central Kitsap and Capital joining the league. While the Rams made the playoffs both seasons, one-point losses bounced them from advancing toward the state tournament. Sometimes, one-point losses are the hardest thing to deal with as a player and a coach, because it shows a team just how close they were to equaling, if not outright defeating their opponent. In the end, it’s a loss in the standings, and at this time of the season, with teams jockeying to solidify their spot in the playoffs, it can become even more difficult to swallow. Wilson hosted North Thurston on Tuesday, April 19 at historic Stadium Bowl. Both teams entered the game with equal 5-3-0 records in Narrows League play. Something was going to have to give. While Wilson had won their previous meeting on March 22 by a score of 2-1, a North Thurston victory would even the two teams out in a tie-breaker situation, and also give the visitors a one-game cushion. Meanwhile, Capital would be lurking in the wings in fourth place, waiting for an opening to nudge past the losing team to take over third place. While four teams from the 3A Narrows will advance to the playoffs, things get rough for the third and fourth-place teams. Both finishes put the team on the road against strong opponents. In the case of a fourth-place finish, it usually means visiting another league champion on their own turf. It’s not the sort of scenario one wants to create when putting together a playoff run. North Thurston struck gold first against Wilson 12 minutes into the first half, only to have the goal called back on an offside call. It would be one of a series of runs by both teams that would be nullified by offside calls throughout the game. While North Thurston maintained a steady attack on the Wilson defense and junior goalkeeper Alek Greenleaf, the visitors were unable to get a shot past the two-time Tacoma Weekly All-City

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BIG NAMES RETURNING TO SOUNDERS U23 AFTER STELLAR 2015 CAMPAIGN Guillermo Delgado and Michael Bajza will return to play for the Sounders U23 team in 2016. Delgado, who plays college soccer at the University of Delaware, led the Sounders U23 team in scoring in 2015 as the team went on to claim the 2015 PDL Western Conference Championship for the second time in four years. Bajza returns after transferring to the University of South Florida from North Carolina State. Delgado finished the 2015 Sounders U23 campaign with five goals and one assist logging 32 shots in only 11 games played. A professional prospect, Delgado sits on many MLS scout short lists as a player with pace and scoring ability. At Delaware, Delgado was on the 2015 MAC Herman Watch List, finished 2015 as one of the nation’s leading scorers, and he was named as an All American for the third year in a row. “Last season challenged me to really improve as a player, I am very excited to come back to the Sounders family,” Delgado said, “I look forward to this new season which will represent the start of the road to a championship.” Bajza will start his third PDL season with the Sounders U23 this summer after transferring to the University of South Florida for the 2015 campaign. Bajza played in 17 games for the Bulls after leading NC State in scoring in the 2014 season. Bajza was ranked in the top 100 recruits nationally by Top Drawer Soccer and ESPN Rise. “I am very excited to be coming back to play for one, if not the best, PDL teams in the country,” says Bajza, “This team continues to produce professional players every year and I look forward to winning championships with this team.” Both Delgado and Bajza have worked with Sounders U23 Head Coach Darren Sawatzky before. “Guillermo scored some important goals for us last year and he is feisty and productive in the 18-yard box,” says Sawatzky, “I would expect to see him making money after his next college season. Bajza’s passing range is already at the professional level and as with each day we work here, we hope his talent continues to improve so we can help him get to that next level. We are happy to have both of them here with us this summer.” The Sounders U23 will also return goalkeepers Paul Christensen and Jeff Caldwell for another summer in the rave green. Both players have served important roles for the Sounders U23 team over the past two seasons. Christensen is a former Sounders FC Academy player and current starting goalkeeper at the University of Portland. The 6’1”, 190 lb. goalkeeper was part of the U17 US National Team and attended residency in Bradenton, Florida. A former member of Washington State and Region IV ODP, Christensen was named the 2011 Generation Adidas Golden Glove Winner. Caldwell played every minute of the University of Virginia’s 2015 season after starting for the Sounders U23 in the 2015 PDL semi-finals. A member of the U17 and U18 US National Teams, Caldwell was a 2015 All-ACC pick. At 6-3, 185 pounds, he will look to man the nets again for the Sounders U23 in 2016. Caldwell will reunite with Christensen as a formidable goalkeeping core with the competition for playing time decided with each session. Tickets and information for the Sounders U23 can be found at The Sounders U23 kick of the 2016 season with a U.S. Open Cup match on Wednesday, May 11 at Panther Stadium at Bonney Lake high school at 7:30pm. UPS’ SHIPLEY AND WHITEHALL EARN NWC ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS Senior distance runner Tyler Shipley earned Northwest Conference Men’s Track Student-Athlete of the Week after running the third-best 5,000-m in Puget Sound history during the Mt. SAC Relays on Friday, April 15. Shipley crossed the finish line 14:22.47, which is tops in the Northwest Conference by 39 seconds. His time also ranks seventh in NCAA Division-III this season. Puget Sound senior sprinter Allanah Whitehall has been named the Northwest Conference Women’s Track Student-Athlete of the Week after she set the school record in the 100-m dash during the Pacific Invitational on Saturday, April 16. Whitehall crossed the finish line in 11.98 seconds, besting her own Puget Sound record of 12.01 seconds. Her time is also the best mark in NCAA Division-III this season. During the Pacific Invitational, Whitehall teamed up with Logan Bays, Mara Cummings, and Anna Joseph to place second in the 4x100-m relay (49.24).

PLU COMEBACK FALLS SHORT FOR POSTSEASON BOUND LUTES Pacific Lutheran nearly overcame a large deficit for the second consecutive day but a late run gave Lewis & Clark a 6-5 victory on Sunday, April 17. The loss snapped the Lutes’ seven game conference win steak. The Lutes (15-9 NWC Conference, 23-15 overall) trailed 5-2 heading into the fifth inning when they began

to chip away at the Pioneers’ lead. Ben Welch walked and advanced to second on Drew Oord’s single. Tyler Thompson’s fielder’s choice erased Welch off the bases. Cole Johnson and Brett Johnson then followed with consecutive two-out singles to plate Oord and Thompson and bring the Lutes within one, 5-4. The game remained 5-4 until the top of the sixth inning when Sean Rehon led off the inning with a walk and scored on Welch’s two-out double to left field. The game remained tied until the bottom of the eighth inning when the Pioneers pushed across the winning run with an RBI single to left field. Welch, Oord and Landon Packard led the Lutes offensively with two hits each. “I was just trying to see the ball deep in the zone and stay inside the baseball,” Welch said. “It was nice to get a couple hits to fall today.” Cole Johnson got the start on the mound for the Lutes and gave the Lutes 7 1/3 innings despite early struggles. “Cole had a rough second inning,” PLU head coach Nolan Soete said. “Other than that he pitched pretty well.” Cory Nelson finished conference play with the lowest ERA (2.32) among qualified pitchers (min. one inning per team game). He also finished second in conference with six wins. Garrett Brown finished in a tie for most saves (6) with Willamette’s Jackson Watt. “We sit in second place,” Soete said. “We did a good job getting to this point after a rough 2-4 start to the NWC season. Our focus is on the post season. We are excited for this tournament” Whitworth (first), PLU (second), George Fox (third) and Pacific (fourth) earned spots in the Northwest Conference Tournament. The Lutes will play George Fox on Friday, April 22 at 3 p.m. – Christian Bond, PLU Sports. PLU AND UPS SOFTBALL SEASONS END WITH A LUTE SWEEP OF LOGGERS PLU Softball wrapped up its 2016 regular season Sunday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep against Puget Sound. The two wins gave the Lutes an even 14-14 NWC conference record for the season, as well as an overall record of 22-16. The Loggers finished the season 4-24 in NWC action and 10-28 overall. “Anytime you can win a series you have to feel pretty darn good,” said head coach Lance Glasoe. “UPS played really well all weekend, and thankfully we got some clutch hitting and dominant pitching when we needed it.” Kathryn Hatlen gave the Lutes a 1-0 lead in the top of the first with a single that sent Emily McConnell home. While the Lutes left two runners on base, they wouldn’t need much run support in the first game, as the defense was able to control the pace much like Saturday’s second game. A Logger throwing error in the top of the fourth gave the Lutes a 2-0 lead. UPS responded in the bottom to pull within a run, but they would never get closer, as Nichole Schroeder scored on a fielder’s choice in the fifth to give the Lutes a 3-1 lead, and ultimately the win. “It was great to have our seniors Kelli and Alison contribute all weekend,” Glasoe said. “Nichole and Kathryn did a great job all weekend, too, providing key RBIs.” Nichole Schroeder opened the second game with a home run in the top of the first inning to give the Lutes a 1-0 lead. The Loggers then finally solved the Lute defense for two runs in the second. Kathryn Hatlen evened things up in the third, but the Loggers then regained the lead with a homer in the fourth. Kelli Crawford tied the game again in the top of the sixth with a two-out single, but UPS fired back with an impressive sixth inning. The Loggers scored three runs on a throwing error and a single to go up 6-3 heading into the final inning. The Lutes weren’t willing to end their season on a loss, though. Becca Sorensen, Emily McConnell, and Nichole Schroeder loaded the bases, and Kathryn Hatlen delivered on a grand slam that gave the Lutes a 7-6 lead. The Lutes then retired three straight runners in the bottom of the seventh to finish the season with three straight wins. “It was really good to have such success today,” Hatlen said. “The team was behind me every at bat, and with the coaches’ confidence in me, I felt like I could do anything.” LUTES AIM HIGH GOING INTO FINAL NWC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS The Pacific Lutheran men’s golf team heads to the Northwest Conference Championship at Crosswater Golf Course in Sunriver, Ore. starting April 22. The Lutes are looking to continue the strong play that has them in hunt for the conference title. The Lutes come into the weekend in third place with 12 points, just three points behind leaders Whitworth and Willamette. With the NWC Championship worth double points, a strong finish could provide what the Lutes need to claim the conference title for the second time in three years. “This weekend is going to be a great test for our program,” said head coach Kris Swanson. “It will be nice to see how our younger players respond and how a couple of our seniors, who have been in this position before, handle the emotions.” Sophomore Mitchell Baldridge leads the team with a 73.75 average over 12 rounds this season. He has earned individual medalist honors finishing first at the UPS Tournament, finished second after losing in a playoff at the NWC Spring Classic and has three additional top-10 finishes this year. He is ranked first on the conference individual leaderboard with 18.5 combined points in the first two NWC major tournaments. “We have been waiting for this tournament all year,” said Baldridge.”We are prepared and ready. We have one last shot to prove ourselves.” “We have had a very nice season overall,” added Swanson. “We have two victories with the best fields and our scoring averages are the lowest they have been in years. Mitchell is arguably one of the best players in the country. This season has been a huge success regardless of the outcome. We still have a lot to play for and the team has worked so hard. This will be a fun weekend!” Kyle Drugge captured the Lutes second win at the PLU Invitational during the fall season. “I am extremely proud of the way our team has fought all spring,” said Drugge. “I feel like it is our time to get the win this weekend!” Justin Lee, Ryan Fenton and Ryan Sturdivan round out the roster competing this weekend for the title.


THURSDAY, APRIL 21 – SOCCER Wilson vs. Foss Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21 – SOCCER South Kitsap vs. Stadium Stadium Bowl – 7:15 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22 – SOCCER South Kitsap vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine HS – 4 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22 – FASTPITCH Foss vs. Lincoln Sera Fields – 4 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22 – BASEBALL Mt. Tahoma vs. Foss Foss HS – 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23 – SOCCER Capital vs. Foss Foss HS – 12 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23 – BASEBALL Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 5:05 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23 – FOOTBALL Arlington vs. Puget Sound Outlaws Orting HS – 7 p.m.

SUNDAY, APRIL 24 – BASEBALL Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 1:35 p.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 25 – BASEBALL Shelton vs. Lincoln Heidelberg Field – 4 p.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 25 – BASEBALL Foss vs. Wilson Wilson HS – 4 p.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 25 – BASEBALL Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 6:05 p.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 26 – BASEBALL Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 11:35 a.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 26 – SOCCER Yelm vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine HS – 4 p.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 26 – SOCCER Shelton vs. Foss Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 26 – SOCCER Wilson vs. Lincoln Lincoln Bowl – 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 – BASEBALL Cent. Kitsap vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma HS – 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 – BASEBALL Wilson vs. Foss Foss HS – 4 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28 – SOCCER Lincoln vs. Foss Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28 – SOCCER Shelton vs. Wilson Stadium Bowl – 7:15 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29 – BASEBALL Shelton vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma HS – 4 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29 – BASEBALL Wilson vs. Lincoln Heidelberg Field – 4 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29 – BASEBALL Captial vs. Foss Foss HS – 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 – FOOTBALL WWFA Jamboree Sunset Stadium, Sumner – 12 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 1 – SOCCER Women – Twin City Union vs. SSFC Harry Lang Stadium – 1 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 1 – SOCCER Men – Vancouver vs. South Sound FC Harry Lang Stadium – 4 p.m.

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eVerYWhere Sometimes it seems as though former Wilson Ram, Kristopher "Sonics Guy" Brannon, is everywhere around the Puget Sound. Whether he is representing the Supersonics faithful at a Seattle City Council meeting concerning a new arena, or speaking out against the now-defunct Tacoma methanol plant in front of the Tacoma City Council, local sports fans know he's got their backs. By Justin Gimse

There have been some interesting sports happenings around the Puget Sound recently and we thought we would touch on a few of them for a moment. On Tuesday, April 19, the Seattle City Council Sustainability and Transportation Committee passed a motion to vacate a one-block section of Occidental Ave. just south of Safeco Field by a vote of 4-1. The move puts the hopes and dreams of an NBA basketball return to the Emerald City one step closer to fruition as it was seen as one of the final steps on a path to build a new basketball and hockey arena. The final arena proposal will now go to the full Seattle City Council for a vote on Monday, May 2. Should it pass, the business coalition led by local billionaire Chris Hansen will now have an arena deal in place with a full green light. Boosters of the arena believe that an arena construction with a “shovel ready” status will be a big lure for the NBA to return to Seattle. Of course, skeptics of the arena proposal point to the NBA’s insistence that they have no near-future plans for expansion and that the league has seemed less than enthusiastic about the situation, almost bordering

on cold. Another possibility for a new team would be purchasing another ailing NBA franchise, but at the moment there doesn’t seem to be any teams that fit that bill. What would a return of the Seattle Supersonics mean to Tacoma? Any longterm fan will point to the years of excitement as the Sonics not only won an NBA title in 1979, but fielded some of the most exciting teams in the league in the 80’s and 90’s. The game night get-togethers at homes and watering holes took on near-religious qualities during the high times of the Sonics. The local business impact that would come along with an 82-game season, plus playoffs, would be significant on several fronts throughout Grit City. Personally, I miss the days of a packed Ale House on a Tuesday night watching Shawn Kemp and the boys square off against the likes of Karl Malone and the Utah Jazz, or even the Golden State Warriors when we used to beat them like an old rug. Sonics fans would be dealing with an entirely new bunch of players, and the fact of the matter is they would probably struggle for a while. I’ll take it in a heartbeat. On the flip side, Tacoma may very well have a problem with a new arena up the road in Seattle. One must simply look at the likes of Safeco Field, Century Link or even new Husky Stadium to see that we don’t skimp on technology or amenities up here

anymore. This could prove to be troubling for a Tacoma Dome that is not aging very well inside. Sometimes if you squint just right it feels as though you’re in 1987. I’m all for nostalgia, but this is not a good thing when it comes to modern day sports and entertainment arenas. As far as the Tacoma Dome is concerned, the Tacoma City Council had their little time in the sun this past year dealing with locals hoping to slap an Andy Warhol sticker on top of the dome. Let’s not get behind the gun like we did with the now-deceased methanol plant issue. If a new arena hits Seattle, the Tacoma Dome and local business is going to take a hit, as entertainment productions will inevitably look north to a new, more vibrant venue. Word has come down that the Tacoma Rainiers organization will be working with the Seattle Sounders organization to not only move the Sounders USL teams (S2) down to Tacoma, but plans to build a soccer-only stadium are in the early works. This bit of news has so many wins that it seems too good to be true. A possible new professional franchise in Grit City would be phenomenal. A new home for premier local clubs such as the Sounders U23 and the men and women’s South Sound Football Clubs of the Evergreen Premier League and the Northwest Premier League would not only be perfect for the teams, but a central location that could begin building a thriving soccer fan base in the South Sound. It could happen as early as 2019 according to the Rainiers. Cross your fingers and toes. The City of Destiny could soon become the “City of Destination.” There’s some big talk about Tacoma Rainiers’ catcher Mike Zunino this past week. Yes, we know he has been the catcher for the Seattle Mariners for a couple of seasons, but he’s ours right now, and he is currently destroying Pacific Coast League pitching. This week, Zunino was named PCL Player of the Week after putting on a hitting clinic for Tacoma. As of Tacoma Weekly press time, Zunino was leading the PCL in home runs with

six, runs batted in with 18, extra base hits with nine and total bases with 40. He was also first in slugging percentage at .952, second in batting average at .452, second in runs scored with 13 and third in hits with 19. In one stretch, Zunino hit six home runs in five games, only to end his streak with a three RBI performance the following night. So the press types have been gabbing about whether this is a sign that Zunino needs to be moved back up with the Mariners. The Rainiers are currently 9-3 and off to one of their best starts in a decade. Zunino is still a very young man, having just turned 25 in March. I say we let the Tacoma fans have a crack at the kid for most of, if not the entire, season and see if he can’t turn this promising season into pure dynamite for Tacoma. Otherwise, the only way I’m going to sign off on Zunino heading back up to the big club early is if he accomplishes one Herculean feat for us Tacomans. If he can crush a home run over the legendary center field wall at Cheney Stadium during a game, then he’s got my blessings to leave. Short of that, we’re keeping him as long as we can. While it’s not a local school, the word from the WIAA concerning rules violations by the Bellevue High School football program have been met with a resounding “we already knew that” by local sports fans. Of course the details, which are still forthcoming, next week from the WIAA, have not been available to sports buffs, but there has been a sense for a long time that something was going on with the Wolverines’ program. What looks to be possibly the most damaging piece of the Bellevue business is the falsification of records. This is the sort of thing that shows solid intent, and that could be a huge blow for one of the top football programs in the United States. Sources around the water cooler have informed us that there will be more devastating findings coming soon concerning other Seattle-area schools. We were also told that most local sports buffs won’t be surprised in this instance either. Stay tuned.

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yards out from the Gig Harbor goal and slipped a pass up field between two Tides’ defenders and right at the feet of Clyde. Without wasting much time, Clyde charged toward the goal and planted a left-footed cannon shot into the left side of the net, and the Tigers were up 1-0 with 29 minutes remaining in the first half. Gig Harbor attempted to ramp up their own offensive pressure following the goal, but the Stadium defense snuffed out anything the Tides’ attackers could put together. In fact, the biggest output of the first half for Gig Harbor was a cleared ball that ricocheted off a Tide attacker, sailed into the Stadium Bowl stands, bounced twice and landed square into a gar-

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selection until the waning moments of the first half when North Thurston’s Charles Jellison got behind the Wilson defense and blasted a shot past a diving Greenleaf for a 1-0 advantage that they would take into the locker rooms at halftime. Wilson answered quickly in the second half as junior Anei Yel beat his defender on the left side and slipped a low shot toward the North Thurston goal that seemed to squeak through the arms of goalkeeper Diego Rodriguez and slowly rolled across the goal line and into the goal for a 1-1 tie with 39 minutes remaining in the game. The intensity of the match seemed to amplify minute by minute after Yel’s goal. What was expected to be a physical, even emotional, match

bage can. Several fans in the crowd got to their feet and cheered what would prove to be Gig Harbor’s finest shot of the night. By the end of the first half, Stadium was in command with their 1-0 lead, although with the number of missed chances by the Tigers, they could have easily taken a 4-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. At the first whistle of the second half, Gig Harbor began an offensive surge that would see them get a couple of looks at the Stadium goal, but no clear shot emerged. Meanwhile, Stadium regained their own footing and continued to control the ball for the majority of the final 40 minutes. The final five minutes saw Gig Harbor pull out all the stops in an attempt to gain a tie, but the Stadium defense turned everything away without much nail-biting. Even though it was but a 1-0 victory, it was truly a dominating

effort by Stadium against one of the top 3A teams in the state, let alone the league leaders. Four days later, Stadium would suffer a letdown against Bellarmine Prep on the road, as the Lions handed the Tigers a 3-0 defeat. The win pushed Bellarmine (6-0-1 Narrows, 7-1-1 overall) into first place in the 4A Narrows, with 19 points and already a win over Gig Harbor (6-2-1, 9-2-1). With four games remaining, Stadium (4-3-1, 4-5-2) rests in third place with 14 points ahead of Olympia (3-3-1, 4-5-1) who has 10. While the top four teams advance to the playoffs, Stadium will have to regain the kind of fire and focus they displayed against Gig Harbor, if they want to maintain their third-place position, or if they hope to sneak up into second place, which is still possible. Stadium’s final home game is Monday, May 2 as they host Yelm (0-7-0, 4-7-0).

between the two second-place teams, became all that and more as bodies began flying and players began arguing with each other about the rough play. Cooler heads ended up prevailing in each instance, but it was clear that both of these teams wanted this win very badly. North Thurston would break the stalemate with 20 minutes remaining in the match as Jose Aguilar slipped past a young and understaffed Wilson defense to plant a one-on-one cannon shot past Greenleaf for a 2-1 lead. As the game entered the final 10 minutes, Wilson continued to ram up their pressure, pushing their defenders and midfield further and further up the field. It would cost the Rams with five minutes remaining as Tommy Johnson let loose with a blast from the right side of the box. The ball hit the top of the crossbar and bounced just across the line to give North Thurston a 3-1 lead with time running out on Wilson.

The Rams answered in the last minute of regulation as junior Burhan Saleh crushed a free kick from 40 yards out that somehow sailed past the offense, the defense, as well as Rodriguez in goal. Wilson had new life, trailing 3-2 while the referee added four minutes of extra/injury time to the clock. While the Rams continued to mount as much pressure as they could muster, the North Thurston defense held and time ran out on the hosts. With the loss, Wilson (5-4-0 3A Narrows, 5-5-0 overall) slipped behind Capital (5-1-2, 6-2-2) into fourth place in the standings with five games remaining in the regular season, including one more match on the road against Capital on Monday, May 2. First, the Rams return to action with a match at Lincoln (2-6-1, 2-6-1) on Tuesday, April 26, followed by a home game at Stadium Bowl on Thursday, April 28 against Shelton (3-4-2, 3-5-2).

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PUYALLUP TRIBAL IMPACT Supporting the Economic Growth of Our Community


Federal, regional, state and local leaders gathered with the Puyallup Tribal Council last spring to officially cut the ribbon on the Tribe’s new state-of-the-art Salish Cancer Center (SCC). Joining in on the event were (back row from left): Fife Mayor Tim Curtis; former Congressman Norm Dicks and Puyallup Tribal Council Vice-Chairman Larry LaPointe; (front row from left) Puyallup Tribal Council Members Marguerite Edwards and Sylvia Miller; Puyallup Vice-Chairwoman Roleen Hargrove; Senator Maria Cantwell; Puyallup Chairman Bill Sterud; Gov. Jay Inslee; Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen; Congressman Denny Heck; and Puyallup Tribal Council Members David Bean and Tim Reynon. Learn more about the cancer center on pg. 3.

The most urban of Native American tribes, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians continues to be a critical component of the South Sound economy. As Pierce County’s sixth largest employer, a donor to a broad range of charitable organizations, and a major funder of housing, roads, education and environmental projects, the Puyallup Tribe stands as a model for taking care of not only its own membership, but sharing its wealth

among the broader community as well. The Puyallup Tribe is one of the largest employers in Pierce County. With a payroll of more than 3,100 people that work in the Tribe’s businesses, government, economic development corporation, school, and health and housing authorities – approximately 70 percent of whom are non-Native – employees enjoy competitive wages and benefits.

In 2015 the Tribe spent over $491 million. This spending supports communities by providing good wages and generous benefits to individuals, and through purchases of goods and services from local suppliers, vendors, contractors, construction companies and more. From sponsoring local charities, non-profit organizations, social welfare projects and events that may otherwise

suffer or cease to exist, to protecting the environment, funding crime prevention, city improvement projects and healthcare, the Tribe maintains its commitment to honoring its destiny as “the generous people,” the meaning of the Tribe’s very name “Puyallup.” In the following pages, you’ll read more about what a valuable community partner the Puyallup Tribe of Indians is to the region and the state.


When Gov. Jay Inslee visited the Tribe’s Elders Center on Nov. 30, Puyallup Chairman Bill Sterud (right) and elder Len Ferro (left) wrapped him in a Puyallup Tribe Pendleton blanket as a token of thanks and respect.

To the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, the word “community” means more than its own membership circle. With more than 4,900 Puyallup tribal members locally and across the country, and an Indian population of over 24,000 in the tri-county area, the Puyallup Tribe takes great pride in continuing its ancestral ways by caring for Native American people across the board. HEALTHCARE Puyallup Tribal Health Authority (PTHA) has seen many accomplishments this past year. Below are just a few of the top news stories of 2015. Residency Program. PTHA’s residency program saw the first residents graduating in June. Graduates Brian Nelson and Aaron Rhyner began their residency three years prior and helped build PTHA’s residency program from the ground up. Since the graduation, Dr. Rhyner has been hired on as a full time physician. Accreditations. PTHA continues to prove commitment to quality and excellence in health care by receiving full three-year Accreditation from AAAHC and received additional recognition as an Accredited Medical Home. In addition to AAAHC, PTHA was reviewed by both the AOA (American Osteopathic Association) and COLA (Clinical Laboratory Accreditation) this year, and both received full accreditation with zero deficiencies. Zero Suicide Program. Puyallup Tribal Health Authority is committed to transforming health care and changing public perception of suicide to help reduce the number of suicide deaths. A team of people from several Puyallup Tribal entities implemented the Zero Suicide model in the Puyallup Tribe community. The Zero Suicide program sets a basis for prevention of all suicide deaths through improved care and a commitment to patient safety. Taking a continued quality improvement approach and providing long-term follow up are some of the ways this team continues to work

As PTHA resident doctors Brian Nelson and Aaron Rhyner prepared for the formal graduating ceremony the Tribe gave them, they were dressed in the traditional way.

toward moving the community to Zero Suicide deaths in the future. Smoke-free Campus. PTHA became a smoke-free campus, which has had many benefits not only in promoting wellness in the community, but also decreasing drug activity by removing smoking enclosures, modeling healthy behavior to our youth, improving campus appearance and encouraging patients to quit smoking. Puyallup Tribal Member Events. Puyallup tribal members enjoyed days dedicated specifically for them during “School Days, Healthy Ways” and the four “Honoring Our Elders” days throughout the year. ELDERS Elder care is a top priority for the Tribe, with nearly $4.4 million spent in 2015 on elder care services. The Tribe’s beautiful House of Respect Elders Center – a $13 million facility opened in 2009 – stands as testament to the Puyallups’ deeply held reverence for their elder membership. The center, located on a historically significant site above the Puyallup River, offers a variety of health and recreational options for Puyallup elders over 45 years old, and holds a monthly luncheon at which one elder is chosen for special honoring. YOUTH The Tribe works to proactively instill positive values in its young members as early as possible through several important means: s Puyallup Tribal Community Center. This 34,000square-foot facility includes a 15,000-square-foot gymnasium and other areas for youth activities. The facility also accommodates gatherings for meetings, weddings, funerals and cultural activities. The Tribe partners with Junior Achievement to offer financial education to the youth, which is now held at the Tribal Community Center for two weeks during the summer.

s Chief Leschi Schools. Providing a Native-focused academic environment for children in pre-kindergarten through high school, Chief Leschi Schools serves Native American students from more than 60 different tribes with current enrollment of approximately 950 pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students. As one of the largest Bureau of Indian Education (BIA) schools constructed in the nation, the 200,000square-foot school is intended to be a model for Native American programs around the country. s Grandview Early Learning Center. During 2015, Grandview Early Learning Center served 142 families and 247 children, providing quality and culturally appropriate early childhood care for Native children in the community. s Education Opportunities. For youth and adults wishing to seek higher education after high school, or earn their general equivalency degree (GED), the Puyallup Tribe ensures that funding is available for tuition assistance, books, tutoring and more. HOUSING The Puyallup Tribe and the Puyallup Nation Housing Authority (PNHA) strive to provide safe, sanitary, and comfortable homes for Puyallup Tribal members living in the Puyallup Nation’s service area. During 2015 PNHA provided housing assistance to more than 150 households. The families served represent 337 individuals. All units are kept fully occupied and few vacancies occurred during 2015. The PNHA owns and operates 135 housing units, which are a mix of single-family homes, apartments, and duplexes. In addition to the units owned by the Tribe, PNHA maintained 30 Rental Assistance Vouchers, formerly known as Section-8, where units are rented on behalf of eligible tribal members and the rental payments are made to the property owners.

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'Noises Off!' at Lakewood Playhouse


FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016



TW: Are there possibly new songs you’re throwing on your set list? LYNCH: Yeah, there is a new song that I’ve thrown on my set already for the Luke shows. It’s called “Small Town Boy Like Me.” It’s obviously connecting. We’ve got people already posting about it online, and stuff. So it’s really cool to get to test a song like that for a live audience. I think as the summer goes on we’ll continue to throw in a song here or there and just see how it feels to us whenever we play it live.


ustin Lynch was a hit last May as he warmed up a packed Tacoma Dome for country superstar Luke Bryan. But expect him to really cut loose next Wednesday when he’ll have the spotlight to himself at the Emerald Queen Casino’s I-5 Showroom. “We only get to do that night once in our lives, so we’re gonna make it as much fun as we possibly can,” the singer promised, checking in from a recent tour stop in Nevada. “Our shows are all about dancin’ and singin’ together, makin’ new friends and makin’ great memories. That’s all we got whenever it’s all said and done.” Local fans should expect to hear “Hell of a Night,” “Cowboys and Angels” and other hits from his eponymous debut and 2014’s follow up, “Where It’s At.” The latter is still going strong with its latest single, “Mind Reader,” in heavy rotation on country radio. And who knows? Based on what he tells us, there’s a decent chance he and his band will preview a cut or two from album No. 3. TACOMA WEEKLY: You were here a few months ago with Luke Bryan. Was that your first visit to Tacoma, and does anything stand out? LYNCH: Oh, it’s definitely not our first visit, but it was our first time to play the Tacoma Dome, which was incredible. That was one of our favorite crowds to play to on the Kick the Dust Up Tour, no doubt about it. It was one of those things where you go, “Wow!” As an opening band, you’re used to people still walking in and stuff. But that particular show, it was rockin’ from the get go. TW: I seem to recall Luke bringing you back out for shots. Wasn’t it your birthday or something? LYNCH: (He laughs.) Well, it was definitely my birthday weekend. He always brought Randy (Houser) and myself back out to sing a medley of songs. I think that was the third night of celebrating my birthday. TW: Well, sometimes you’ve gotta draw that out. LYNCH: Exactly, no doubt. TW: Bryan has obviously been a big supporter as your profile has risen. How did you first become friends, and what has his support meant to you? LYNCH: I’ve always followed Luke, even before he knew I existed. I was playin’ around a lot of bars and doin’ a lot of frat parties and clubs and stuff in Nashville. This is right when Luke had a record deal, and I ended up roommates with his bass player and drummer at the time. They’re now no longer with him. This was forever ago, but that’s how I discovered Luke. I kind of started lookin’ and seein’ what he was up to and … I just started kind of puttin’ my feet where his footsteps had been, just kind of followin’ his blueprint. We kind of have the same background when it comes to comin’ up through the ranks. … So whenever I got the call that he wanted me to be a part of the tour, that was incredible.

TW: How many songs would you say you’re going into the studio with? And what are some of the other song titles? LYNCH: I don’t know what’s gonna make the final cut of the album. But gosh, I’ve been writing and listening for songs for, like you say, two years now. So there’s a humongous folder of songs that we’re likin’, you know. Now it’s just finding which 10 of those are gonna win the battle. You just kind of live with ‘em, see which ones get old. All of a sudden, you notice you’re not playing one as much as the other when you’re drivin’ around town or whatever. That’s kind of how I go about it. I just like to live with songs and ride around town, or when I’m out on the boat, play ‘em and see how people react without them even knowing what I’m doing. It’s fun to slip in an original song if you’re in the middle of a play list and seeing how people react. If the party continues or somebody asks about it, or if nobody reacts at all, then you know what you’ve got. PHOTO BY BILL BUNGARD

TROUBADOUR. Dustin Lynch in concert, 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tickets are $30 to $75, (253) 594-7777,

TW: Like him, you’ve started showing up on some of those sexiest country artist lists, and I’ve seen silly interview clips where people are asking if you shave your chest and stuff? What is it like to be at the center of that sort of attention? LYNCH: You’ve gotta roll with it, of course. I catch a lot of crap from my band guys whenever I wind up on one of those. In a way, it’s kind of motivating, too, because once you make a list you kind of want to stay on it. (He laughs.) It keeps you in check, man. It keeps you goin’ to the gym. It keeps you active in life and treatin’ yourself the way you ought to be treatin’ yourself. TW: I don’t feel like doin’ these curls, buuuuuuut … LYNCH: Exactly, one more pushup today. I gotta make the list. TW: Between stuff like that and the second album doing so well, I imagine it’s harder to be incognito than three or four years ago. LYNCH: The cowboy hat helps me out a lot.... Whenever I take that off, throw a ball cap on and pull it down over my eyes I can sneak around pretty good. There’s always that hesitation of “Is that him?” A lot of times I see people kind of Googling pictures of me, trying to find one of me with ball cap. It’s funny to watch it go down once they find it.

TW: You know, you’re not the first country artist I’ve talked to who has described it being like Clark Kent and Superman with the hat. Terry Clark once told me a shocking amount of people don’t recognize her if she just takes the hat off. LYNCH: Absolutely, it’s nice. I can’t imagine wearin’ a ball cap onstage or just having no cap at all and having to walk in public. It is nice to have a Superman hat. TW: The second album came out in 2014, but you’re obviously still doing well with that, and you just released the video for “Mind Reader” a few days ago. LYNCH: Yeah. TW: That said, I’ve seen references to you working on the next album as far back as 2014. So spill the beans. What have you been working on, and when can fans expect to hear it? LYNCH: Well, believe it or not, we just started two days ago (March 29) recording the third album. I’ve got a team of guys in Nashville right now working without me. While I’m gone – I’m out here in Reno and then Vegas for the ACMs over the weekend – they’re at the house goin’ to town and getting everything ready. I sang the first two songs yesterday, so they’re getting all that dialed in. It’s underway, and I’m really excited.

TW: I read somewhere that you do a cover of Drake. LYNCH: Yeah, we did Drake last year a lot, believe it or not. We’ve gotten away from that now. We like to switch it up every so often, especially if we do a whole lap and are comin’ back through the same areas. TW: It occurs to me that we’re at an interesting time in pop music when it comes to country in that more artists, such as yourself, are willing to channel non-traditional influences and do stuff like that. And, on the flip side, you also see magazines like Rolling Stone covering more country. What is it about this time that the barriers seem to be coming down between country, rock and hip-hop? LYNCH: I think your core pop listeners are discovering – especially with the help of Taylor Swift - country’s not all about crying in your beer any more. So I think that really helps. I think she did a lot of great things for the genre and introduced a whole new fan base for everybody. Everybody I know listens to every type of genre, seriously. That’s just how it is. But I think the barriers have come down, and I’m happy. It allows me as an artist to just go wherever the song takes me and wherever the inspiration takes me. With the success I’ve had on both ends of the spectrum, coming out with “Cowboys and Angels,” a very traditional song … then having a gold record with “Hell of a Night” which is as rock as rock can get, I’ve got this wide spectrum of color I can paint with now. Everybody’s gonna see that on this next album. I’m excited.

THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE LOVE FOR LOCKING On Sunday, April 24, Top of Tacoma will hold a benefit for Ta c o m a musician, chef and former employee Jason Locking who is undergoing treatment for late-stage pancreatic cancer. Locking – formerly of Tacoma band Pioneers West - has been unable to work as he has undergone treatment. So the bar, located at 3529 McKinley Ave. E., is donating 70 percent of its sales from 5 p.m. to midnight that night. Friends have also set up at account under the name “Love for Locking.”

TWO CALLING ALL PRINCESSES Dress in your best and enjoy a fun filled party with Miss Pierce County and some of her fairytale friends at the Princess Party, which will kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday, April

23, at the Star Center, 3873 S. 66th St. The event will feature music, stories, perfo rm a n c e s and more. Tickets are $20 each or $30 for a parent and one child. Proceeds will benefit the Miss Pierce County Scholarship Program. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required; www.

THREE RV GALA Sixteen local dealers will display all of the latest new RV models at the 42nd annual Puyallup RV Show which will be held from April 28, to May 1, at The

Washington State Fair Event Center. Many Americans are buying RVs and mobile homes to pursue more leisure options as the economy continues to rebound and this event will showcase everything from used tent and travel trailers, to luxury mobile homes. Tickets are $7 to $10 for adults, but kids get in free with gate admission; www.

FOUR TAM SYMPOSIUM Tacoma Art Museum’s even, “TAM Symposium: A r t i s t s Drawn West,” will address the evolving definition of the American West and its legacy in American arts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Guest speakers will include film historian Mark Harrison, artist Mian Situ, Native American scholar Scott Manning Stevens and architectural historian Richard Guy Wilson. Discover how travel through the American West captivated and inspired artists, changed the direction of film in the

1950s, and launched a new style of “parkitecture” in our National Parks. Tickets are $25 general admission, $15 for students and museum members;

FIVE PDZA CARES From the jungles on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, to the cold waters of Bristol Bay Alaska, money donated in Tacoma will promote animal welfare and scientific study this year. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium just awarded grants totaling $131,360 to 21 projects for 2016. The money is allocated from the Dr. Holly Reed Wildlife Conservation Fund, which is administered by The Zoo Society. The grants bring the total awarded through the program to more than $1.4 million since 2002. Donations from zoo visitors, community members and other sources provide money for the conservation fund, which is named in honor of longtime Point Defiance Zoo head veterinarian Dr. Holly Reed who died in 2012. Learn more at

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The week that was in local music







Tacoma has had a big run of shows this month including Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden headlining the Tacoma Dome on April 11 (top left) and R&B star Keith Sweat at the Emerald Casino on April 9. On April 16, Tacoma's Ex-Gods (mid-left) warmed up Real Art Tacoma for Portland buzz band Red Fang (mid-right). (Bottom row) Local favorite Nolan Garrett rocked the Valley on April 9, and the Memphis All Star Jam band closed out the Gray Sky Blues Festival at the Swiss Tavern earlier in the day.

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CULTURE CORNER A GUIDE TO THE MUSEUMS OF TACOMA Museum of the Week: Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St. Wed. through Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info:

Located in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson’s Bay Company outpost on Puget Sound. Guests experience life in Washington Territory during the 1850s. Nine buildings are open to the public, including the Granary and the Factors House, both National Historic Landmarks, and a Visitor Center with Museum Store. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum preserves, interprets and teaches the diverse mid19th century story of Fort Nisqually bound within the history of Puget Sound. This is accomplished through: Dedication to historic integrity through preservation and research; collection and care of artifacts and structures; living history interpretation and educational programs, both on and off site, including special events. APRIL 2016

This week’s events:

April 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sewing to Sowing 2016

Explore and Play at Fort Nisqually’s Living History Day. Experience springtime in the 1850s at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum during Sewing to Sowing. Throughout the day-long event, visitors can tour the Fort’s Heritage Gardens and sow seeds to take home. There is a large kitchen garden, native plant garden, a small orchard and a patch of wheat. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn hand sewing techniques from the Fort’s seamstresses, see a display of their masterful handiwork and watch demonstrations of one of the world’s earliest sewing machines, the Wheeler and Wilson. Families will enjoy playing 1800s games, churning butter and meeting the Fort’s chicks and chickens. There will be several dozen reenactors cheerfully cooking in the kitchen, spinning yarn in the Laborers’ Dwelling, and hammering in the blacksmith’s shop. Event admission is $5-$8, children 4 and younger admitted free. PHOTO COURTESY OF TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Edvard Munch (1863-1944), Neutralia (Girls Picking Apples), 1915. Color lithograph, 22½ × 2013/16 inches. Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester: Marion Stratton Gould Fund, 72.12. Š 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. By Dave R. Davison

Occasionally – though not nearly often enough – the Tacoma Art Museum comes up with a really good show: a one-person exhibit by a great artist, a show that is not trying to be preachy and that is not trying to make a tie-in to the Western art collection housed in TAM’s new Haub wing. TAM’s latest show, “Edvard Munch and the Sea,� is one of the better exhibits that TAM has had for a while. TAM seems to have fallen into this one almost by accident. The initiative came from Pacific Lutheran University, which is celebrating its 125th year. PLU reached out to TAM, as a fellow cultural institution, and asked TAM to help celebrate the 125 years of PLU’s Norwegian heritage and its contribution to the arts in our region. The resulting show of work by Munch seems a perfect fit for a Tacoma audience. Best known for “The Scream� (which I think distorts the more lyrical character of much of the rest of the man’s work), Munch was a prolific artist among the post-impressionists, following close on the heels of pioneers like Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh. During the course of a full life devoted to art, Munch cre-

ated hundreds of drawings, paintings and prints. “Edvard Munch and the Sea� consists mostly of prints – woodcuts, aquatints, etchings and lithographs – that depict figures in conjunction with the seashore. A large, colorful oil painting, however, greets visitors on their way into the show space. “Landscape, Kragero� is a sketchy painting of a row of trees at the foot of a hill, beyond which is a hint of the sea. The drawings and prints are seaside scenes featuring trees, beach rocks, stumps and people all done in expressive line that sometimes brings to mind the sinuous contortions often encountered in Van Gogh. Often the sun or moon casts a reflection onto the water. The figures, male and female, are sometimes clothed and sometimes nude. One series of works explores the masculine and feminine duality. This “Two People� series, Munch’s take on the yen and yang symbol, feature a man and a woman standing on the seashore with their backs to the viewer. The dark clothing of the male figure is echoed in the dark color of the land, while the white dress of the female figure is in harmony with the color of the sea. In other images, u See TAM / page B5

Exhibits: Dr. Tolmie, the Physician Through April 30

William Fraser Tolmie, the manager of Fort Nisqually in the 1840s and 1850s, was a Glasgow-trained surgeon. The Hudson’s Bay Company contracted with the young doctor in 1832 to fill a need for medical professionals in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Tolmie the Physician, provides a brief tour of Tolmie’s medical studies, including an internship in a cholera hospital, and then follows him as he arrives in the Pacific Northwest just as malaria is delivering death to local Native Americans. The exhibit describes his work through the 1850s as he treats a variety of injuries, illnesses and disease. The exhibit is an interesting journey through the quirks of medical education in Scotland, the many inventive ways of purging a patient and the devastating effects of disease – both in Scotland and the Pacific Northwest – during the early 1800s. The display includes some of the tools and instruments of a 19th century doctor from the Fort’s collection and from a private collection. For young visitors, there will be a variety of hands on activities including a 3-D anatomy puzzle.

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Lakewood Playhouse’s 77th season is approaching its end. After the austere and weighty production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,â€? the playhouse is following up with the farcical, slapstick comedy “Noises Off!â€? (the musical, “Avenue Qâ€? will bring the season to a close in June). Written in 1982 by British playwright Michael Frayn, “Noises Off!â€? was inspired by the writer’s observation that the action behind the scenes of a play is sometimes more amusing than what is taking place onstage. “Noisesâ€? is thus a play within a play. The first act of a fictitious play called “Nothing Onâ€? is presented at three different points in time: the last night of rehearsal, a matinee showing a month later and a performance near the end on the show’s 10-week run. During this span, the cast of the fictional play becomes enmeshed in a web of romantic relationships that deteriorate into jealousies and grievances. With the characters at each others’ throats, they nevertheless try to soldier on with their performances but become less able to do so as their emotions get the better of them. The Lakewood Playhouse production, directed by the great John Munn (who is also the managing artistic director of the theatrical organization), is well crafted both physically and artistically. The comedy is so well paced that the audience is moved to bursts of laughter at regular intervals throughout the show. Larry Hagerman, set designer and carpenter extraordinaire, and his band of merry woodworkers did a marvelous job with the construction of a large façade, consisting of two levels equipped with six doors and a window. Through doors and windows the characters come and go in various states


KIPPER CAPER. "Noises Off!" cast: (back, left to right) Shelleigh-Mairi

Ferguson (Dotty), Gary Chambers (Garry), Jim Rogers (Frederick), Jennifer Davy (Brooke), Jonathan Bill (Lloyd), Ana Bury (Poppy), Nick Fitzgerald (Tim) and Diana George (Belinda). (front) Steve Tarry as Selsdon. The show runs at Lakewood Playhouse through May 8.

of undress; often bearing plates piled with sardines. These little, oily fishes are a constant concern of the characters as they cavort, contort and resort to violence during the convoluted course of the evening’s entertainment. For the second act, the great stage prop is spun around so that the Lakewood Playhouse audience is privy to the behind-the-scenes antics. Here, the characters must remain silent so as not to disturb the performance "up front." Their angers, jealousies and heartbreaks must be exercised in silence – a condition pregnant with comedic content. For the third act, the façade is swung back around so that the audience may now observe a totally broken-down version of

the fictional show. It all sounds convoluted, but the production is so well constructed that it is easy to follow the delightful course of the entire madcap affair. The whole cast is great in playing the dual roles of actors acting in their play. The physical, slapstick humor is also carefully choreographed so that it flows seamlessly along. Jonathan Bill plays the director Lloyd, who seems like the voice of reason but is actually as caught up in the network of problematic relationships as any of the other characters. Ana Bury plays the competent yet flustered Poppy, a stage manager. Gary Chambers is great as the flaky, ponytailwearing Garry, who tries to make insightful

statements only to have them end with an ambiguous “you know‌â€? Jennifer Davy, as Brooke, spends at least half of the show in her underwear. Brooke is often either lost in her daydreams or has lost a contact lens. When the latter occurs, everyone slows down and has to tiptoe until the delicate item can be located (a feature that dates the play since the age of inexpensive, disposable contacts no longer causes such a ruckus.) Dotty, with an overly exaggerated cockney accent is played by Shelleigh-Mairi Ferguson, and Nick Fitzgerald plays Tim, the stage manager that doggedly does his part and is the only character free of relationship entanglements. Diana George is cast as the cool and collected Belinda, while Jim Rogers handles the role of Frederick, the delicate actor who is prone to getting nosebleeds when a situation gets slightly stressful. Finally, there is Steve Tarry as the aged actor Selsdon, who is evidently an alcoholic and must be kept from slipping away lest he find his way to the nippy sauce. Several sequences of the comedy involve a bottle of whiskey that gets passed from character to character as they try to keep it out of Selsdon’s hands. “Noises Off!â€? is sure to elicit the elixir of laughter from even the stodgiest of audiences. The show runs through May 8 with performances Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Thursday April 28 is a “Pay What You Willâ€? actor’s benefit show. On May 14, Lakewood Playhouse is hosting a fundraiser party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lakewood Playhouse Theatre. The event will include a celebrity roast of Munn on the occasion of his 50th birthday and his fifth year as artistic director of the theater. For further information on “Noises Off!â€? and other events visit

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: GWEN STEFANI Gwen Stefani has been one busy woman this spring, between being a judge on the final season of “American Idol,â€? performing on “Saturday Night Liveâ€? earlier this month and dropping her new, solo album, “This is What the Truth Feels Like.â€? But that’s just prelude to a huge summer tour that will take over Seattle’s KeyArena on Aug. 24. Rapper Eve – who featured Stefani on her hit single, “Let Me Blow Ya Mindâ€? back in 2001 – will open the show at 7 p.m. We’re also hoping Peter Dinklage will show up so he and Stefani can reprise their Ăźber catchy “Space Pantsâ€? bit from “SNL.â€? (Probably not.) Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 22, with prices ranging from $18 to $144.95. Visit for more details on that and these other hot tickets, except for where otherwise indicated.

• Jay & Silent Bob: 8 p.m. June 17, Tulalip Casino, Tulalip, $35 to $45; on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 15.

• Billy Gardell: 8:30 p.m. May 14, Emerald Queen Casino, $25 to $60.

• Rob Zombie with Korn and In This Moment: 6:30 p.m. July 27, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, $25 to $69.50.

• BeyoncÊ: 7:30 p.m. May 18, Century Link Field, Seattle, $45 to $280.

• Gritty City Sirens present “Varieteseâ€?: 7 p.m. June 25, Tacoma Little Theater, $20; • Neko Case, K.D. Lang and Laura Viers (case/lang/viers): 6 p.m. June 30, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, $49 to $124; • Diana Ross: 7 p.m. July 2, Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, $45 to $95; on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22. • Mark Lanegan: 8 p.m. July 8, Neptune Theatre, Seattle, $28.50 to $31.50; www.

• Warren G: 7:30 p.m. May 20, Temple Theatre, $15 to $40.

• Wine Country Blues Festival with Robert Cray, Mavis Staples and more: 3 p.m. July 31, Chateau Ste Michelle, Woodinville, $45 to $65.

• Life in Color: 8 p.m. May 21, Tacoma Dome, $40 to $80.

• Modest Mouse with Brand New: 7:30 p.m. July 30, KeyArena, Seattle, $31.99 to $51.99.

• Buddy Guy: 7:30 p.m. May 25, Pantages Theater, $34 to $110;

• Guns ‘N Roses: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Century Link Field, Seattle, $45 to $250.

• Arsenio Hall: 7:30 p.m. June 4, Pantages Theater, $19 to $69;

• Vans Warped Tour featuring Falling in Reverse, Newfound Glory and more: 11 a.m. Aug. 12, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, $39.50.

• Craig Robinson: 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. June 5 and 6, Tacoma Comedy Club, $37.50 to $52.50; www. • Brian Posehn: 7:30 p.m. June 9 to 11, 10:30 p.m. June 10 and 11, Tacoma Comedy Club, $15 to $24;


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NO BLUES? Kenny Elhard and Mitch Reems of the New Blues Brothers

Revue perform at last year's Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival. The event may not happen this year due to a drop in business sponsorship. By Ernest A. Jasmin

The Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival seemed to be growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. Founded in 2002, the event moved around to several venues – the Swiss and Harmon taverns, Broadway Center, Freighthouse Square – before landing in South Tacoma and becoming a block party in 2014. Last summer, the event drew several hundred jazz and blues enthusiasts to a two block stretch of South Tacoma Way, between 54th and 56th streets, with main stage talent that included Tacoma singer-songwriter and NBC-TV “The Voice” alumnus Stephanie Anne Johnson, “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” trumpet player Chuck Findley and Portland soul man Curtis Salgado. But that may have been the event’s final installment based on what festival founder Rich Wetzel characterized as a “precipitous drop” in sponsorship. The festival has cost about $30,000 to put on each of the last two years, according to Wetzel, a budget that is covered by tickets and sponsorships by regional businesses. By this time in 2014, Wetzel and his

t TAM From page B3 Munch uses the unbound hair of the female figure as a means to bind a couple together and to harmonize them with the water in the background. Like Van Gogh, Munch was able to convey emotional states through agitated line as well as through facial expression and body posture of his figures. A lithograph called “Angst” features a group of ghoulish faces set in a turbulent landscape with red streaks in the sky. An illustration called “Alpha’s Despair” shows a nude, male figure with hands on cheeks in the same pose that was immortalized in “The Scream.” The show is full of treasures like a small drawing done in purple crayon and another done in brown ink. A viewer can examine these up close and get a sense of the hand of a great artist at work. One of the most charming works in the show is a color lithograph called “Neutralia (Girls Picking Apples).” Here, two female nudes are picking fruit from a tree. What looks like a joyful, bucolic scene, however, was actually a protest against Norway’s neutrality during World War I. In the background is a ship

partners had raised $20,000, and they had $13,000 in the band last May. “Literally, we’re at zero right now,” Wetzel said last week. “It’s a tough situation. I’ve only had one other year when I’ve skipped the festival. I like doing it. I kind of feel like I’m letting everybody down if I don’t put it on. For 14 years, this has been a great event.” Wetzel said he has given himself a deadline of the first week in May to raise a reasonable chunk of the event’s budget before he will have to pull the plug and regroup. “I could pull it off based on the average number of ticket sales even if we only raised 10,” he said. “Otherwise, if I do cancel it, which I don’t want to do, then I guess I would take a year and rethink the whole thing and try to figure out if there’s some other format or some other model that would work better.” The Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival is a non-profit organization, and those who wish to make a tax-deductible donation may do so through the web site of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Organizers have also set up a Go Fund Me Page, at www.gofundme. com/tacomajazzandblues, with the goal of reaching $20,000.

on a storm tossed sea. The ship is Munch’s symbol of Europe at war and in danger of becoming wrecked. Munch is an important artist for many reasons, not the least of which is the influence that he had on the development of German expressionist artists like Ernst Kirchner and Max Beckmann. The TAM exhibit includes a large silkscreen print of “The Scream” done by Andy Warhol. The size and color of the original image are enlarged and enhanced by the pop artist, whose use of “The Scream” is effective because it has become commidified as a cultural icon, an image that everyone is familiar with. “Edvard Munch and the Sea” is a perfect for Tacoma, a maritime city with no small amount of Norwegian heritage. These images of the sea are especially relevant to we who dwell in this watery place in the world. Munch’s prints

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B SHARP COFFEE: Thomas Marriott’s All-Star Sextet (jazz) 8 p.m., $5-$10, AA CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m. G. DONNALSON’S: College Jazz Fest featuring 322 Jazz Collective (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Sway (dance) 9 p.m., NC KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Cape Nowhere, Bes, The Other Band on Earth (alternative) 9 p.m., $5 PANTAGES: Aimee Mann & Billy Collins (singer-songwriter, spoken word) 7:30 p.m., $29-$79, AA THE SWISS: DJ Switch (DJ dance) 9 p.m., $5-$10 TACOMA COMEDY: David Koechner (comedy) 7:30, 10:30 p.m., $22-$28, 18+ early show UNCLE SAM’S: Comedy Night, 8 p.m. THE VALLEY: Champagne Sunday (pop, folk) 8 p.m., NC

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TUESDAY, APRIL 26 STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (open mic) 8 p.m., NC

ANTIQUE SANDWICH CO.: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3, AA B SHARP COFFEE: Peeled Bananas (comedy open mic) 7 p.m., NC, AA DAVE’S OF MILTON: Jerry Miller (blues, rock) 7 p.m., NC DAWSON’S: Doug Skoog and Brian Feist (blues) 8 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Ha Ha Tuesday with Justin Revaria, Jake Daniels and host Boe Blast (comedy) 8:30 p.m., $5 NORTHERN PACIFIC: Stingy Brim Slim (blues) 7 p.m., NC, AA REAL ART TACOMA: Sidetracked, Backslider, Savage, Big Idiot (punk) 7 p.m., $8, AA ROCK THE DOCK: Dustin Lefferty (open mic) 8 p.m., NC

EMERALD QUEEN: Dustin Lynch (country) 8 p.m., $30-$75

DAWSON’S: Linda Myers Band (R&B, blues, jazz) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: Brian Feist (blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA HARMON TAPROOM: Open mic with Steve Stefanowicz, 7 p.m., NC NORTHERN PACIFIC: Open mic, 7:30 p.m., NC, AA STONEGATE: Dave Nichols’ Hump Day Jam, 8:30 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8 p.m., NC, 18+ TOWER BAR & GRILL: Michelle Beaudry (jazz guitar) 4:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28 ANTHEM COFFEE: Live Roots (open mic) 5 p.m., NC, AA

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DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC JOHNNY’S DOCK: Rock ‘N Roll Magic (rock) 5 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Bluegrass Sunday, 3 p.m., NC THE SPAR: Jim King and the South Siders (blues) 7 p.m., NC

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 B SHARP COFFEE: T-Town Blues Review with Brian Lee (blues) 8 p.m., $7. CARPENTER’S BUILDING: Cloud Person, Hounds of the Wild Hunt, Michelle From the Club (indie-rock) $10, AA DOYLE’S: Kareem Kandi Band (jazz) 9:30 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Sway (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Rabbit Wilde, The Warren G. Hardings, Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats (Americana, folk) 8:30 p.m., $10 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC REAL ART TACOMA: Nivel, Kota, Madi Hope, Cole Z, Wannary (hip-hop, pop) 5 p.m., $10, AA THE SPAR: Hippy and the Squid (alt-pop, rock) 8 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: David Koechner (comedy) 7:30, 10:30 p.m., $22-$28, 18+ early show UNCLE SAM’S: Wayward Strangers (rock, blues) 8 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Heather Jones and the Groove Masters (soul, R&B, funk) 8 p.m., NC, AA THE VALLEY: Terrasone, Granite Waves, Slut Penguin (sludgemetal, alternative) 9 p.m., NC

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Bring your love of chocolate and community education – and your strolling feet – to 6th Avenue for this annual event and fundraiser for “Free University,” organized by Ubiquitous Journey, 2607 6th Ave. Price: $10 Info: (253) 572-2550 or chocolatestroll/?fref=ts ‘THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL’ Fri., April 22, 8 p.m. Sat., April 23, 8 p.m. Sun., April 24, 2 p.m. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave. The Scarlet Pimpernel is an action adventure show based on the famous 20th-century novel about the French Revolution: The battle for liberty, equality and fraternity. Ages: Rated G. Price: $22-$31. Info: (253) 565-6867 ‘VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE’ Fri., April 22, 8 p.m. Sat., April 23, 8 p.m. Sun., April 24, 7:30 p.m. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Price: $20-$24. Info: (253) 2722281

‘NOISES OFF’ Fri., April 22, 8 p.m. Sat., April 23, 8 p.m. Sun., April 24, 2 p.m. Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present its fifth show of its 77th season: the debut of the famous comedy farce “Noises Off!” by Michael Frayn. Called the funniest farce ever written, the multiaward winning “Noises Off!” presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On.” Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Parental Advisory: This show is a farce and contains mature language, women in their underwear and men with their pants around their ankles…plus sardines…lots and lots of sardines. Price: $25 general admission, $22 military, $21 seniors and $19 students/educators. Info: (253) 588-0042 or

AIMEE MANN & BILLY COLLINS Fri., April 22, 7:30 p.m. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway Two great friends share the stage for an unforgettable evening of song and poetry. Oscar-nominated songwriter and indie music star Aimee Mann provides well-crafted music and lyrics that reflect her wry worldview. Price: $39, $59, $85, $110. Info: (253) 591-5894

LIVING WITH VISION LOSS Fri., April 22, 12:10 p.m. Pierce County Annex, 2401 S. 35th St. Live safe, independent and fully, even with vision loss. Learn about visual impairment, education and skills, employment, adaptive equipment, support, guidance and personal experiences. Price: Free. Info: (253) 798-4600 OPEN MIC NIGHT AT FORREY’S FORZA Fri., April 22, 7-9:30 p.m. Forza Coffee Company, 2209 N. Pearl St. Open Mic Night is perfect for those looking to share their talent and passion for music. Price: Free. Info: (253) 759-9320 USED MOVIES AND MUSIC SALE Sat., April 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. University Place Library, 3609 Market Place W., # 100 Music from classical to Celtic, country to hip-hop; movies from drama to documentaries, comedy to self-help. Price: Free. Info (253) 548-3307 ‘SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL’ Sat., April 23, 7 p.m. Lincoln High School, 701 S. 37th St. Musical extravaganza encom-

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ARGENTINE TANGO BEGINNERS CLASS Tues., April26, 7:30 p.m. Backstreet Tango, 3505 S. 14th St. Join this group for an Absolute Beginner Level Class. The studio was built with the sole purpose of teaching only authentic social Argentine Tango. You will learn the basic elements for this wonderful dance by a Master Tango Instructor. Ages: teenagers 16 and above. Price: $40 for eight classes and two practicas. Info: (253) 304-8296

passing many of Dr. Seuss’ most loved stories and characters. Price: $7; $5 students. Info: (253) 571-6764 WASHINGTON CONTEMPORARY BALLET’S: THE LEGEND OF POCAHONTAS Sat., April 23, 7:30 p.m. Mount Tahoma High School, 4634 S. 74th St. Washington Contemporary Ballet is proud to announce the world premiere of The Legend of Pocahontas featuring the WCB Performing Company with guest and student dancers. Ages: All ages. Price: $15; $20 day of show. Info: (253) 571-3800

CLAW OPEN SWIM Wed., April 27, 7:30 p.m. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave. Join the Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians for their monthly Open Swim. Participants will draw a word from the fez and incorporate that into their drawing. CLAW meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at King’s Books. Price: Free. Info: (253) 272-8801

HANDMADE GROUP Mon., April 25, 3-5 p.m. Summit Library, 5107 112th St. E. Do you knit? Crochet? Stitch? Do you like to make things by hand? Would you like to meet other people in the area who make things by hand too? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to learn. Ages: 12 and up. Price: Free. Info: (253) 5483321

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND 2016 SENIOR ART SHOW Wed., April 27, 10 a.m. University of Puget Sound – Kittredge Gallery, 1500 N. Warner St. The 2016 Senior Art Show will be presented through May 14. Price: Free. Info: (253) 879-3701

LAKEWOLD GARDENS OPEN FOR SPRING/SUMMER SEASON April 25 - Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW Lakewold and the Garden Shop are open for the spring and summer season Wed.Sun. Price: General Admission is $9 per person. Senior/ Student/Military admission is $6 per person. Members of Lakewold and children 12 and under receive free admission. Info: (253) 584-4106

BABY STORY TIME Thurs., April 28, 10:30 a.m. University Place Library, 3609 Market Place W., # 100 Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-24 months, accompanied by an adult. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3307

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Christina Wheeler has been studying astrology for 22 years. She was born and raised in Tacoma. If you’d like to chew the fat about astrology or purchase a customized horoscope or natal chart, please contact her at ARIES (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19) You’re holding the leash taut on some pretty heavy emotions right now. Relationships may be rather unsatisfying if for no other reason than you can’t seem to communicate exactly what you want. Don’t wait until you explode to let people know what you need. Have a sit down before that happens. TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20) If you’re feeling a little lackluster in your interactions with people despite your deep feelings for them, reach out instead of withdrawing. Withdrawal comes naturally when you’re a self-sufficient person. But you will never have that satisfaction that comes with someone else filling that void. GEMINI (May 21 – Jun. 20) You are highly aware of what needs to be done in terms of your to-do list and your health. You realize that most of these things are going to need to be done on your own without support. Now is the time to flex those independent muscles of yours and bask in your aptitude. CANCER (Jun. 21 – Jul. 22) New people might be presenting themselves as possible additions to your tight inner circle through creative or artsy endeavors. While always weary of anyone new, you tend to be even more so at this time. Try to keep an open mind paired with a cautious outlook.

LIBRA (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22) Your moral structure within relationships will be given a good, hard look this week, as you realize that you have changed and – as it usually goes – you need to change how you feel, think, and act upon your desires. You also find yourself craving a person to come home to. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) To say that you will be in your head is a bit of an understatement. You may find yourself needing to stow yourself away somewhere safe to process all your feelings about someone. Your relationships are so important to you, but does the other person know that? Make sure they do. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Who are you, really? Have you bothered to do any heavy introspection lately? We change in tiny ways every day. If we don’t take the time to self-assess every now and then, we may find that we’re surprised by who we’ve become. Have a serious inner monologue with yourself.














AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) It may be time to sit down and contemplate where you’re going with your career and if that’s the same heading that you planned out for yourself. Don’t let money lead you, as that will never buy happiness. Follow your heart to what your calling should be and take that step forward.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22) You’ll be straddling a line between an intense need to communicate exactly – and with no punches pulled – how you feel and having no will to even reach out at all. Weigh out your options here. If it does good, reach out in the gentlest way possible. If it will cause harm, learn to bear that cross on your own.

PISCES (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20) Run away. Seriously. Just do it. You know you need to get out of here and absorb a different set of scenery. Just the thought of it may be what’s getting you through the day right now. Take the step, buy the ticket, and don’t look back until you feel at least 50 percent better about life.


We’ve hidden 12 Tacoma Weekly-themed words in this word search. How many can you find? Not sure what you’re looking for? Head over to B5 for the complete word list.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Invitations out and about sit unopened as you take some much-needed time out for yourself and your thoughts. Some things are harder to process than others and those things need to be granted time and attention. Attend parties next week. This week, stay in.

LEO (Jul. 23 – Aug. 22) Childhood betrayals may be brought back up to the surface that may contain elements of your mother figure. Any mistakes made in your early years should be dwelt on for a time and then forgiven as swiftly as possible. We are all only human. We do what we can with what we have.


TACOMA JAZZ FEST How many words can you make out of this phrase?

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TO: Johna Birdwell

TO: Wauhilla Simmons

Case Style: Per Capita

In the Welfare of: Lamere, M. & K DOB: 12/12/12, & 03/11/15 Case Number: PUY-G-JV-2016-0005, PUY-G-JV-20160004

Case Number: PUY-CV-PC-2013-0295 Nature of Case: Per Capita YOU ARE HEREBY summoned to appear and respond to the Civil Complaint/Petition filed by the above named Petitioner in the Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, located at 1451 E 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. A review hearing is scheduled at the above-named Court on Monday, May 16, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. You must respond in writing to the civil complaint/ petition within twenty (20) days after the date of the first publication of this summons. You must serve a copy of your written answer on the Petitioner and file with this Court an affidavit of service. Failure to file a written response may result in a default judgment entered against you. The parties have the right to legal representation at their own expense and effort. This Court has a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court. Copies of the Civil Complaint/Petition and this Summons are available at the Court Clerk’s Office located at 1451 E. 31st St., Tacoma, WA 98404. If you have any questions, please contact the Court Clerk’s Office at (253) 680-5585. TO: Ron Zollner In the Welfare of: Z. A. DOB: 08/16/2010 Case Number: PUY-CW-TPR-2016-0009 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing for Termination of Parental Rights in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1451 EAST 31ST STREET TACOMA, WA 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing for Termination of Parental Rights on the 23rd day of May, 2016 at 10:30 AM. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1451 EAST 31ST STREET TACOMA, WA 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial hearing on Monday, the 20th day of June, 2015 at 1:30 PM If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint. TO: Amanda Davis and Dugan Henson-Pikula In the Welfare of: P., L DOB: 03/18/2007 Case Number: PUY-G-JV-2015-0019 In the Welfare of: P., K. DOB: 02/07/2006 Case Number: PUY-G-JV-2015-0018 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1451 EAST 31ST STREET TACOMA, WA 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 27th day of June, 2016 at 1:30 pm. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE PUYALLUP TRIBE OF INDIANS FOR THE PUYALLUP RESERCATION TACOMA, WASHINGTON PUY-CV-PR-2016-0024 IN THE PROBATE OF THE ESTATE OF JANE LAURETTA WILLIAMS WRIGHT ORDER APPOINTING ILLA WRIGHT AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF JANE LAURETTA WILLIAMS WRIGHT ORDER For the reasons stated in the Petition presented to the Court by R. Randall Harrison, Attorney at Law, on Behalf of Illa Wright, and in accordance with PTC 8.04.200, the Oath of Administrator Illa Wright, the Affidavit of Attesting Witness Vernetta Miller and the Affidavit of Attesting Witness Diane Barton, the records and files herein, and the executed Will of Jane Lauretta Williams Wright, it is HEREBY ORDERED THAT Illa Wright is qualified and willing to serve as Administrator of the Estate of Jane Lauretta Williams Wright, has proven she is qualified to perform the duties as Administrator of the Estate if Jane Lauretta Williams Wright, is an adult member of the Puyallup Tribe and Illa Wright may be appointed to act as Administrator of the Estate of Jane Lauretta Williams Wright. Dated this 31st of March, 2016 Torrone Law,LLC R. Randall Harrison, WSBA # 16514 Attorney at Law TO: Velma Satiacum In the Welfare of: S-A, L. DOB: 01/05/2016 Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2016-0002 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Adjudication Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1451 EAST 31ST STREET TACOMA, WA 98404 You are summoned to appear for a Adjudication Hearing on the 30th day of June 2016 at 1:30 pm. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTONDIAN IB DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to 7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

ABANDONED VEHICLE SALE Fife Towing, Fife Recovery Service & NW Towing, at 1313 34th Ave E, Fife on 4/25/2016. In compliance with the RCW46.55.130 at 11:00 a.m. Viewing of cars from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Registered Tow Numbers 5009, 5421, 5588. Cash Auction Only

ABANDONED VEHICLE SALE Northwest Towing, at 2025 S 341st Pl, Federal Way on 4/25/2016. In compliance with the RCW46.55.130. at 2:00 p.m. Viewing of cars from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Registered Tow Number 5695. Cash Auction Only

VOLUNTEERS AmeriCorps Opportunity: Employment Case Manager/Job Developer Tacoma Community House is seek an outgoing, enthusiastic, and motivated professional that is passionate about assisting low-income community members on their journey to self-sufficiency. This professional position is responsible for assisting people in need of employment. The case manager/job developer will provide career counseling, employment & training information, job search skills, workshop facilitation, job placement/followup, and referral to other community resources. The case manager/job develop will assist in facilitation of our Employer Advisory Board and will also develop and implement 3 financial fitness events. Contact Arrie Dunlap at (253) 3833951 or for more information. AmeriCorps Opportunity: Read2Me Program Specialist Tacoma Community House seeks an AmeriCorps member to assist in the Read2Me Program in local elementary schools. Read2Me is a one-on-one adult/student reading program for struggling first, second, and third grade readers. Duties include recruiting volunteers, producing a monthly tutor newsletter, facilitating bimonthly tutor workshops, tracking attendance for both students and volunteer tutors, researching best practicing best practices for tutoring strategies and tutor training and tutoring a student in each of the four schools. You must be 18-25 years of age at the start date of service (Sep 1, 2016-Jul 15, 2017). Contact Karen Thomas at (253)-3833951 or for more information. Tacoma Memory Loss Zoo Walk Needs More Volunteers The Early Stage Memory Loss (ESML) Zoo Walk has become so popular that we are in need of two more volunteers to walk with us at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium once a week. We are looking for individuals who enjoy the company of elders to accompany our group of people with ESML and their care partners for a morning walk through the zoo followed by refreshments at the café. LCSNW pays entry fees for the zoo; participants and volunteers are responsible for their own refreshments. For more information and a volunteer application, contact Linda McCone at 253722-5691 or lmccone@ Volunteer for Hospice You decided you want to volunteer your time, connect with others, and make a difference. All of that is possible volunteering with Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care. You can help us in many ways. Make a phone call, hold a hand, arrange some flowers, run an errand, or listen to life stories. Our comprehensive training includes ac-

cess from your computer or portable device for your convenience. Our next training begins March 12th. To learn more or reserve your spot call 253-534-7050. Great Volunteer Opportunity Make friends, have fun and help seniors with simple tasks. You’ll make a big difference by helping people maintain their independence. This is volunteering, not caregiving. Volunteers must be 55 or older, low income, serve 15 hrs/ wk and live in Pierce or Kitsap Counties. Drivers are especially needed. Benefits include hourly tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement. For information call Julie at Lutheran Community Services, Senior Companion Volunteer Program, (253) 7225686. Food Bank Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank on the Eastside of Tacoma, WA is powered strictly by volunteers. We provide much needed food and other basic household items to people in need on a weekly basis. Being a volunteer driven organization we are always looking for good people who are interested in donating a few hours of their lives helping make the lives of someone else a little better. Donate as much or as little of your time you want for a wide variety of tasks, there is always plenty to do. If you are looking for a way to be part of something bigger and give a little much needed help to the local community then contact us and we’ll get you started. Please join us in helping to spread a little holiday cheer. Contact 253-212-2778. Help furnish hope to those in need! NW Furniture Bank Volunteers needed. “NWFB helps restore hope, dignity and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture to people in need.” Tuesday-Saturday Truck Volunteers Needed9:00 am-2:00 pm. Truck volunteers ride along in the truck, deliver furniture to clients and make residential and corporate pickups; they are an essential part of the NWFB Team. To volunteer contact us at or call 253-302-3868. South Sound Outreach is offering free tax preparation for those who make $50,000 or less. To schedule an appointment call 253.593.2111 or visit our website at Make a difference in the life of a child! The Northwest Youth Sports Alliance is looking for coaches for our developmental youth sports program. Sports vary by season. Coaches are provided general training and go through a national background check clearance process. For more information, visit or contact Roy Fletcher, Youth Sports Coordinator, royf@tacomaparks. com or 253.305.1025.

VOLUNTEERS Join us in changing lives! Changing Rein Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies, a nonprofit, offers equine assisted services to differently-abled individuals. Currently the program offers several volunteer opportunities. Our primary need at present is for program volunteers who work with our horses and support our riders in therapeutic and adaptive lessons. Other volunteer opportunities include: grounds maintenance and administrative/ clerical work. Must be at least 14 years old to participate. Horse experience helpful, but not necessary. Training provided. For more information contact: Volunteer Coordinator at 253-370-1429 or The Tacoma Maritime Institute meets every 4th Monday at the Midland Community Center 1614 99th Street East Tacoma WA Potluck at 6:00, all are welcome. Meeting Starts at 7:00. Call 253-536-4494 CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED Help adults learn to speak English! Mornings, no experience or foreign language skills needed. South Tacoma. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy, 253-571-1811. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you enjoy helping toddlers learn, you can help us! Seeking retired or experienced volunteers to assist in expanding our capacity and provide quality learning for busy little people. (No diaper changing!) Background check required. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy 253-571-1811

Be a Big Brother! Becoming a Big is a fun and easy way to volunteer in your community and make a BIG difference in the life of a child. There are several program options to fit your schedule and interests, such as meeting your Little at school, going on an outing or attending an agency-planned activity. For more information, visit or call 206.763.9060. INTERVIEWEES FOR A NON-PROFIT PROJECT “MEMORY COMMUNITY” What It Is: We are Memory Community (a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation). The Memory Community Project is a creative service to seniors. Our Goals & Objectives: To create an accessible resource that: • helps our senior citizens tell their stories • connects the young and the old • increases our understanding of those before us who help us be who we are • honors the generations before us and show our appreciation by preserving their memories • All seniors are welcome to volunteer for filming their story! • At most two days of work during daytime – Day 1: pre-production meeting, and Release Form signing Day 2: filming, ideally wrapped within half a day What we’d like you to talk about in the film: Use 10 minutes or so to tell the most memorable story from your life, the lessons that were learned, and the wise words you want to pass along to your children/ grandchildren. Compensation: a DVD in which you are the leading character, and a free upload to our website Contact: send your emails to Or call Deyung at 253-858-2445 for scheduling a meeting. The filming is free, but donations are appreciated to help the project continue.

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Down Payment Assistance




Your Local Agent - Serving buyers, sellers, investors and military relocation.

(deferred for 30 yrs. or if you sell or refinance the house)



Realtor, Windermere Professional Partners

StephanieLynch (253) 363-5920

Top Producing Broker 2008-2015


SERGIO HERNANDEZ Serving the Community Since 1991 Better Properties University Place/Fircrest (253) 431-2308


Solid Financial LLC, Industrial (land) 5th Ave Ct NE & 66th Ave, Tacoma WA $330,000

14804 66TH AV CT E, PUYALLUP 98375 Awesome home in a nice neighborhood awaits it’s new owners. Main floor has an open concept design- great for inclusive lifestyles and communication. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. MLS#: 912137

Unimproved land 2.20 acres, 2 parcels each is 1.10 acres, 4053 & 4054, slopping has not been logged and there is a non-exclusive easement for ingress and egress. Property has been incorporated by Milton all building and land use fall under the Milton Municipal Code.

NOW LEASING 4008 S. Pine, Tacoma

13117 E. 94th Avenue Puyallup WA 98373 $880,000 Prime Location!! 2 Parcels totaling just under 4 acres of developable land. Possible assemblage with the 5.25 acre adjacent parcel (south). All three parcels have had surveys (wetlands, soil) completed for a multi-family/urban village complex totaling approx. 120 units. There is a 2300 sf residence on the back parcel.




Completely remodeled w/over 200k in high end upgrades. 5 offices, private exits, shared executive conference room, kitchen w/dining area, lots of storage, and 15 parking stalls. One office could be used as apartment for out of state clients. ADA Accessible. Mall & 38th Street Exit. HOMES



1601 HUSON DR, TACOMA 98405 Impeccably maintained, w/ some lovely upgrades, this centrally located charmer is waiting for its next owners to love it the way the original family has since it was built. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. MLS#: 905823



3412 N 7TH ST, TACOMA 98406 Wonderful turn of the century beauty has all the charm of yesteryear w/ the ease of upgrades. 3 beds/1.75 baths. MLS#: 897426

Shannon Agent Extraordinaire




5410 MCDACER AVE, TACOMA 98404 Cozy home with large, quiet backyard, with alley to access large carport also has fun covered deck and garden space. 3 beds/1 bath. MLS#: 861135

If I wouldn’t buy it, I won’t sell it to you and if I wouldn’t live in it, I won’t list it.

Ph: 253.691.1800 F: 253.761.1150 HOMES




3008 S. 12th St., Tacoma 3 Beds, 1 Bath, 1250 SF. Wonderful Victorian home that has easy commute to UPS & is close to Franklin elementary!!! Large covered front porch. Main floor bedroom. Both a living room & family room Large bedrooms. Breakfast bar & loads of storage in kitchen. Newer roof, storm windows, newer hot water tank & furnace.Great Value Fully fenced backyard and paved driveway. Fresh paint inside and out, new flooring, updated plumbing & electrical, and fully insulated! Plenty of room for your own touches! Super close to 6th Ave!










18307 80TH AVE E








8414 27TH ST W #A




3 BED 1.5 BATH 1144 SF. PERFECT TOWNHOME HAS HARDWOODS, EAT IN KITCHEN, WASHER/DRYER, BALCONY AND SMALL YARD · 253-473-5200 View pictures, discounts & more properties online.

Professional Management Services

MLS# 832899 $150,000

Carmen Neal



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Blue Emerald Real Estate

BUSINESSES OPPORTUNITIES COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS FOR SALE/LEASE MAXWELL’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE at 405 6th Ave., & this large, 4,821 sq. ft., fine dining business is for sale, $175,000, cash, possible terms. POPULAR, WELL ESTABLISHED, VERY PROFITABLE EATERY, with Beer, Growlers, Wine & Liquor. Asking price $375,000. HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL LAKEWOOD CAFE, price, $199,000 with $100,000 down, owner will carry a contract, terms, negotiable. MEXICAN FAST FOOD Successful Franchise in Pierce County, 15 yrs. same location. $350k annual gross sales, excellent net. Asking $129,000, terms avail., Owner retiring. OFFICE BUILDING WITH 6 SUITES, Close to Wright’s Park, ideal for Attorneys or Professional use. Asking Price $599,000, Terms. Suites are also available for Lease.

As Real Estate Professionals with a Global Network

LONGTIME ESTABLISHED POPULAR RESTR./LOUNGE Business for sale. $149,000 & size, 4,100 sq. ft. Huge reduction

We Can Take Care of YOU

SAME OWNER: BARTENDING ACADEMY OF TACOMA, Since 1959, Very profitable, Training provided.

Lisa Taylor


Michelle Anguiano


RICHARD PICTON 253-581-6463 or ED PUNCHAK 253-224-7109

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Dustin Lynch

CageSport Super Fight League America

April 27, 8pm

May 7, 7pm

I-5 Showroom $30, $50, $70, $75

I-5 Showroom $35, $55, $100

Billy Gardell

Battle at the Boat 106

May 14, 8:30pm

June 11, 7pm

I-5 Showroom $25, $35, $55, $60

I-5 Showroom $30, $50, $75, $100

MORE Winners, MORE Often!

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