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POSSIBILITIES. The former Puget Sound Hospital could see redevelopment if plans move forward for the construction of a South Sound 911 call center and administrative building.




Thon at Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton was created in honor of Kathryn “Panda” Bradley (in front), who died from a brain tumor in 2012. By Carolin Jones Pierce County Community Newspapers

Once a disease like cancer hits, the patient and the rest of the family are challenged to turn their lives upside down immediately. Especially for kids, cancer can quickly bring childhood to an end and turn life into an ongoing marathon of doctor’s visits, chemotherapy and physical challenges that make it hard to enjoy the simple things. The Goodtimes Project, formerly known as Camp Goodtimes, on Vashon Island is helping kids forget their disease during two separate weeks of camp where cancer patients, survivors and their siblings can do what every child should do – enjoy their childhood and have fun. u See LOVE / page A8

he five-year-old agency tasked with overseeing first responder communications and emergency calls is conducting a review of a plan that would construct a home for the agency on the site of the former Puget Sound Hospital in Tacoma’s Eastside neighborhood. South Sound 911 had been working on a plan to buy another county-owned site that is now home for the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Pierce County would have then used the money from the transaction to buy and renovate a facility across the street. Those plans eventually proved unworkable. South Sound 911 formed after Pierce County voters approved a 0.1 sales tax increase in 2011 to consolidate a handful of separate 911 call centers into a single umbrella organization as a way to improve service and coordinate emergency response efforts for 41 local police and fire agencies. While those emergency response efforts have merged, the facilities themselves have yet to co-locate onto a single campus and currently lease spaces in a half dozen office building in the county. Ultimately, the agency hopes to build a 55,000-squarefoot hub for police and fire dispatch services and a 25,000-square-foot administrative office. The demolition of the former hospital on the site and the construction of the buildings would cost about $60 million. The South Sound 911 public safety communications center will be built in cooperation with Pierce County for the project’s tax-exempt bond financing under the “63-20” financing model. The lease-to-own model basically allows a non-profit organization to issue bonds on behalf of a government agency. That organization would then build and own the facility until the bond debt has been repaid. Then the governmental agency would own the facility. The review of the proposal to build on the former Puget Sound Hospital site could run through the summer with possible construction slated to start in mid 2017. The former hospital site was in the news last year when

When Jerry Darling founded a Tacoma company based on water-resistant paper in 1916, he wasn’t thinking 100 years ahead – he was too busy creating his product in his home garage.

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BROS. Todd Silver (left) and brother

Scott Silver own 40 percent of the business and are both on the Board of Trustees for Rite in the Rain. By Larry LaRue







Tacoma will become the latest area along the Puget Sound to enact bans of single-use plastic bags. PAGE A6

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East 35th and K Street 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. Two road packages passed by voters last year added money to the city’s street fund. 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.

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Bulletin Board FIRST ZIKA CASE CONFIRMED IN COUNTY A Pierce County man in his 20s tested positive for the Zika virus. The man likely caught the virus recently while in Puerto Rico, a country known to have mosquitoes infected with the Zika virus. The man was not hospitalized and is recovering. Out of an abundance of caution, the Health Department is working with his health care provider to ensure the patient follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. “The risk of Zika is extremely low in Pierce County. The mosquitoes that carry it are not found here and public health testing and reporting protocols control emerging diseases,” said Nigel Turner, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Communicable Disease Division director. “Those considering travel to areas with Zika should take appropriate precautions against the virus,” Turner said. About 80 percent of people infected with the Zika virus never show symptoms. People primarily get it from the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. According to the State Department of Health, this type of mosquito is not native to Washington. To date, the 12 cases confirmed in our state are associated with travel to a country or region with ongoing Zika virus transmission. Only one in five infected people will have any symptoms, which include fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes. The illness is usually mild and can last a few days to a week. People usually do not get sick enough to go to the hospital. The virus spreads from: • Bite from an infected mosquito. • Mother to fetus. • Through sex. • Blood transfusions. The virus does not spread through casual contact with an infected person or from mosquitoes and other insects found in Washington. “We are a mobile society and people travel to areas where Zika may be prevalent, so we may see more cases in our community” Turner said. “Emerging health concerns like Zika underscore the importance of our public health work to identify and control disease outbreaks. It’s also a reminder that funding for this work helps to keep our communities safe.” Learn more about Zika: CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS TO LEAD NEIGHBORHOOD HISTORY WALKS The City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office is partnering with several Council members to encourage residents to experience the city’s historic neighborhoods. Throughout July and August, Council members will lead neighborhood history walks in different parts of the city and share why they love their neighborhoods. • On Saturday, July 23, from 10-11:30 a.m. Council Members Marty Campbell and Victoria Woodards will lead an Eastside Neighborhood History Walk around the McKinley Hill Business District starting at Winner’s Gym (3523 McKinley Ave. E.). • On Wednesday, Aug. 17, from noon-1 p.m. Council Member Anders Ibsen will lead a Proctor District History Walk starting at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N. Proctor St.). • On Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Council Member Keith Blocker will lead a Hilltop Neighborhood History Walk along Martin Luther King Jr. Way starting at People’s Park (900 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Way). “Neighborhood History Walks are a great way to get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and experience this historic city; we’re especially excited to have our City Council members partner with us,” said Historic Preservation Coordinator Lauren Hoogkamer. This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be available. For more information, visit or contact Historic Preservation Coordinator Lauren Hoogkamer at or call (253) 591-5254. R.E.M.’S PETER BUCK TO PERFORM AT LINDQUIST EVENT Peter Buck of R.E.M. and The Beatniks are headlining a "Summer Celebration" fundraiser for Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. This family-friendly event is Saturday, July 30, 2 p.m. at the Point Ruston Grand Plaza, 5115 Grand Loop, Ruston. The suggested donation is $50. The outdoor venue, adjacent to the Wild Fin restaurant, features a spectacular view of Commencement Bay and the mountains. Large tents will provide shade. There will be a bouncy house for children and beverages for adults. The Beatniks are one of the most popular cover bands in the Northwest. Their set list includes songs by The Beatles, Nirvana, The Eagles, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, and The Rolling Stones. With the addition of Peter Buck, R.E.M. songs are also expected. Buck was lead guitarist for R.E.M. and wrote many of their hits. R.E.M. sold over 85 million records in their 31-year career. "This event is a celebration and a thank you to our supporters and partners who share our commitment to community safety," said Lindquist. "I look forward to seeing friends from all around the county." Lindquist was appointed Prosecutor in 2009 by a

unanimous and bipartisan vote of the County Council. He was elected by a large margin in 2010 and ran unopposed in 2014. As Prosecutor, he formed specialized trial teams that have successfully reduced crime, including a Gang Unit, Elder Abuse Unit, and a new High Priority Offender Unit that focuses on vigorously prosecuting the small percentage of criminals who cause a large percentage of the crimes. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department and all 23 other local law enforcement agencies are collaborating with the Prosecutor's Office on the High Priority Offender initiative to reduce crime. Sheriff Paul Pastor said, "Public safety is about making smart choices with all the resources we can muster." In addition to vigorous criminal prosecution, the Prosecutor's Office takes strong stands against baseless lawsuits, works with partners in the community on intervention and prevention of crime, and is committed to constituent service. Lindquist, a Rotary member, served as chair of the 2012-13 United Way campaign, sits on the Tacoma Community College Foundation Board, and is a nationally acclaimed author. His books have been bestsellers and are published in several languages. As our Prosecutor, he speaks to community groups throughout the county on public safety, leadership, law, and other issues. He welcomes invitations to speak. Lindquist lives in Tacoma with his wife Chelsea and their daughter.

OFFICIALS CELEBRATE AMTRAK KICK-OFF City, state and railroad officials celebrated the start of construction of the new Amtrak Cascades station in Tacoma’s Freighthouse Square with a construction kickoff ceremony Wednesday, July 13. The 100,000-square-foot station will be a new structure that replaces an existing portion of the historic Freighthouse Square building. It is adjacent to Sound Transit’s Sounder station in the building and across the street from the Pierce Transit Tacoma Dome Station. The ceremony celebrates the station’s construction and a new era in train travel. The station was designed to align with ongoing transit-oriented development within Tacoma’s Dome District, aimed at further developing the area as a vibrant transit hub that includes retail and residential spaces. The ceremony will include speakers from Tacoma and the Washington State Department of Transportation, as well as congressional and community representatives. “This is an important milestone for Washington’s high speed rail program and the city of Tacoma,” said Ron Pate, director of WSDOT’s Rail, Freight, and Ports Division. “This station helps improve passenger train travel throughout the Amtrak Cascades corridor and we’re pleased to celebrate with community and state officials.” The station was designed in consultation with an active citizen advisory committee and city officials. It features large glass windows for a bright, welcoming lobby, wooden columns, terrazzo flooring and sliding and vertical lift doors to create an indoor/outdoor public space. When it opens in fall 2017, the station will serve six daily roundtrip Amtrak Cascades trains and Amtrak’s Coast Starlight long-distance service. Businesses within Freighthouse Square will remain open during construction. They also will be featured during the ceremony. ARTISTS, FILMMAKERS INVITED TO TAKE PART IN SHOW AND CONTEST Goal: To provide artists and filmmakers an opportunity to participate in an art show and film contest designed to promote local artists and to advance an awareness of the origin of the Hilltop neighborhood's immigration history to the present day. Art show and film contest entries are open to all artists to include professional and part-time artists, youth and students. Entries will represent original work in the medium of painting, printmaking and photography. Juried top placement entries will receive $1,000. Video entries must be four minutes or less and $500 will be awarded to juried placements. English and Spanish translations of Artist reflections on the Hilltop Street Fair theme: "Our Story" - "Nuestras Historias" will be available for the public to enjoy. Latin Arts Festival Jurors include: Alfredo Arreguin, MFA; JP Avila, MFA; Carlos Ortiz, AA; Chhay Mam, BS; and a Tacoma Art Museum representative. Along with the juried art show and film contest, Hilltop Street Fair and Latin Arts Festival participants will experience the walk through of a traditional Barrio representing more than 30 micro-businesses; young children will have the opportunity to make puppets, learn about ancient fables and present their puppets on a childscale stage; music enthusiasts will hear several Latino bands and National anthems as the flags of the United States, Caribbean and Latin American nations are presented and singers dressed in traditional costumes parade through the Festival; Art enthusiasts will be able to view paintings, sculptures and video presentations, bid on an original Alfredo Arreguin serigraph and then attend an artist reception to meet guest artist Blanca Santander, MFA and Latin Arts Festival Art Show and Film Contest artists and judges. For additional information email: website: or call (253) 474-6053. SEE MORE BULLETIN BOARD ITEMS AT TACOMAWEEKLY.COM

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The Pierce County Sheriff's Department's Sex and Kidnap Offender Registration Unit is asking for the public's help to find Jeffrey Craig Owens. The 50-year-old sex offender was convicted of raping an DAVID ROSE 80-year-old woman and is not checking in with deputies as he is required by law to do. A warrant was issued for his arrest on July 13. When he was 27 years old, Owens broke into the victim's home in Snohomish County through a front sliding window. The woman woke up and saw him naked


and kneeling next to her bed and looking at her. He removed her nightgown and sexually assaulted her. Owens did not participate in sex offender treatment while in prison. "We take the safety of our elderly people very seriously and anytime we have a guy like this who has a history of attacking women, we want to know where they are and what that are up to," said Det. Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest. If you can help deputies locate Owens, call the hot line anonymously at 1 (800) 222-TIPS. This is one several Pierce County cases being featured Friday night on “Washington's Most Wanted” at 11 p.m. on Q13 FOX.

BAIL BONDSMAN SHOOTING JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE Prosecutor Mark Lindquist declined to file charges on July 15 against Mario D. Carey, 45, in connection with the shooting of Kathryn New, 60, on April 13 in Graham. New was shot after she pointed a pistol at a bail enforcement agent during an attempt by bail enforcement agents to apprehend her son, Aaron New, at her home. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jared Aussurer, who reviewed the case for charging, determined that “there is no reasonable likelihood that the State could disprove the defense of justifiable homicide beyond a reasonable doubt.” The decision comes following lengthy investigation by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and careful review by the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. “While the loss of life is regrettable, the law and the facts do not support the filing of criminal charges,” said Lindquist. “We only charge cases where we believe the evidence supports a conviction.” On April 13, three bail enforcement officers, including Carey, went to 10213 260th St. E. in an effort to apprehend Aaron New who failed to appear for a Feb. 16 court date on charges of malicious mischief – domestic violence and violation of a no contact order. Mother Kathryn New opened the door


and Carey, along with another agent, Harper, went with him through the front door. Kathryn New yelled at the agents to get out of her house and that she was going to call the police as the agents located and detained Aaron New in a back bedroom. Kathryn New pulled out a pistol and aimed it at Carey. Carey drew his gun and ordered Kathryn New at least 10 times to put down her gun. She eventually lowered the gun to her side. Gutierrez returned through the front door after hearing the yelling. He observed Kathryn New with the gun at her side and ordered her to drop the gun, but she continued to hold the gun. Gutierrez drew his taser and deployed it, striking Kathryn New with the probes. Carey, who reported that he could not see Gutierrez and didn’t know that he had deployed his taser, saw Kathryn New raise the gun back up. Fearing he would be shot, he fired two shots at Kathryn. She died at the hospital as a result of the gunshot wounds. Washington state law directs that charges be filed for crimes against a person “if sufficient admissible evidence exists, which, when considered in the most plausible, reasonably foreseeable defense that could be raised under the evidence, would justify conviction by a reasonable and objective fact finder.”





THIRD TEEN ARRAIGNED FOR ALLEGED REVENGE SHOOTING IN MAY Justice Henderson, 17, was arraigned July 13 on charges of attempted murder in the first degree and unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree. The charges are in relation to a shooting in May of this year that was allegedly an act of revenge. Bail was set at $1,000,000. "This is another example of violence and revenge solving nothing and leading nowhere," said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. Shortly after 5 p.m. on May 4, Tacoma Police officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1700 block of South 35th Street. The officers found the victim, M. Homan, 63, in a laundry room just past the kitchen. He had been shot multiple times. Officers noted trails of blood through the kitchen. According to reports, Homan’s girlfriend was staying with him at the time while he recovered from surgery. She reported that she was in the kitchen when there was a knock at the door. Using his walker, Homan approached the door, where he recognized one of the people as Henderson, who is the grandson of a former girlfriend of Homan’s. Homan did not recognize the second person, though he was later identified as Marchae Garrison, 17. When Homan opened the door, his girlfriend said she heard a single gunshot that was followed by several more gunshots. Homan said that Henderson shot him when he opened the door, and then

when Homan tried to close the door, both of the young men forced their way into the house, shooting him. Homan tried to retreat through the kitchen and collapsed in the laundry room. He had been shot in the upper left chest, the left forearm, the right shin, the right buttock, and had a grazing wound to the webbing of his right hand. In subsequent investigation, police spoke with Garrison and with Henderson’s girlfriend, Melissa Thierry, 18. Garrison and Thierry both admitted to being present that night, though Thierry stated she drove and stayed in the car and Garrison denied having a gun or going into the home. Thierry reported that Henderson and Garrison were high on Xanax that night. She also reported that Henderson was upset about Homan assaulting Henderson’s grandmother. He said that he had needed to “squash some kind of beef” with Homan. Garrison and Thierry were arraigned on May 10 at which time Henderson was charged and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Henderson was arrested on July 12 and booked into the Pierce County Jail. Because of the seriousness of the charges, the defendants will be prosecuted as adults per Washington State law. Charges are only allegations and a person is presumed innocent unless he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

ARMED ROBBERY Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives need your help to identify the suspect responsible for an armed robbery at a Parkland market. At 7:30 p.m. on June 10, 2016, the pictured suspect robbed La Popular Cash & Carry located in the 11200 block of Pacific Ave. S. in Parkland. The suspect walked into the store, displayed a handgun, then

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THE GOOD FIGHT. (Left) SOAR Academy's arts integrated curriculum incorporates dance into every school day. (Middle) SOAR Academy student Natasha

Noelani, with mom Natasha Lemke, advocates in Olympia to save public charter schools. (Right) SOAR Academy personalizes learning for every student, to meet his or her unique academic, social and emotional needs. By Natasha Lemke Pierce County Community Newspapers

I have often heard the saying “our children are the future,” and for the longest time I thought to myself, how cliché. That was until I realized that my child’s opportunity for a better education was in jeopardy. That is when the phrase hit home. Her first year in school, my daughter Noelani would come and tell me of the things she’d mastered and then re-taught to other children in her class. With other children running academically behind, there was seemingly no time for her to be challenged beyond what she already knew. I wanted to find a better fit for her, but the public school in the neighborhood and private schools – too expensive to actually consider – were my only options. I grew frustrated, thinking that if our children are the future, why don’t we give all of them the best education possible? Why are other parents fighting against it, and why don’t I, as a parent, have any real options to set my daughter up for success? Is she destined for a subpar education and a subpar future, based on the zip code we live in?

But then I discovered SOAR Academy. I am a full-time student myself, and I learned about SOAR Academy while writing a research paper on the impact of arts education in schools. SOAR Academy, a charter public school in Tacoma, has an arts-integrated curriculum that incorporates dance into the regular school day, and personalizes learning for every student, to meet his or her unique academic, social and emotional needs. I listened to misconceptions my neighbors, friends and classmates perpetuated about charter public schools. I knew that with SOAR Academy being a brand new school, my daughter would be one of the school’s first ever students. But I trusted my own research and was inspired by the passion and vision of the school’s founder. The opportunity was too good to pass up, so I took the risk and moved my daughter over to SOAR for the first grade. After one year at SOAR, the positive impact on Noelani has been astounding. She comes home excited to share with us what she learned that day. She loves her teachers because, in Noelani’s words, “They don’t get mad when students mess up. They help us work through the prob-

lems and learn from our mistakes.” Noelani’s personalized learning plan has her reading chapter books – in the first grade! When we read together, she effortlessly tackles words I thought for sure she would need help with. SOAR’s diverse staff members are committed to helping each student reach their individual potential and increasing every child’s ability to succeed. SOAR not only focuses on academics, but also fosters a positive social and emotional learning environment, where children take other students’ feelings into account and stand up for kids who may be susceptible to bullying. SOAR provides a room for students to wind down in, if feeling overwhelmed or emotional. SOAR also recognizes that kids need to be kids – teachers give students “wiggle breaks” throughout the day, knowing that students will do better when they have the chance to move their bodies. And it turns out that being a “founding family” of SOAR Academy means teachers and staff know our names and treat us like family. As a parent, I get same-day responses when I call or email teachers. The teachers and staff at SOAR actually

want to hear my voice. I want everyone with doubts about charter public schools to visit SOAR (or one of Tacoma’s other charter public schools, Green Dot Destiny Middle School and Summit Olympus High School) to see for themselves what it looks like when schools take seriously the idea that our children are the future. Learning comes alive. I am so proud to watch my daughter grow with the help of teachers and staff at SOAR. My hopes and dreams for my daughter’s future are for her to realize and accomplish her own hopes and dreams and to have a support network to nurture her along that path. To all parents who have the same hopes and dreams for their children, I encourage you to take a tour of SOAR Academy, Destiny Middle School, or Summit Olympus High School, and give Tacoma’s charter public schools a chance. Tacoma’s charter public schools are now enrolling for 2016-17, and are hosting tours on July 28. To learn more about these options and the school tour, visit:


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GOODWILL EMPLOYEE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS By George White Public Relations & Communications Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region


On July 13, we attended in our Goodwill boardroom a 40-year work anniversary party for Stephanie Staylen, who started when there were four thrift stores raising revenue for training the area’s unemployed. Her friends dressed in “period� social attire and sprinkled the room with 1970s paraphernalia and games to take her back to those early days. Stephanie started as a clerk typist (when you used typewriters), then rose to assistant accounting director, assistant controller and finally to her current position of Goodwill’s Manager of Treasury Operations. Her work now

supports our economic engine for job training – a diversity of 37 thrift stores (including online), a catering/training business, our Go2 Property & Contract Services, and our global salvage operation (what doesn’t sell as thrift, we still sell). She also supports our four job training and education centers throughout our 15 county region, which offer about 30 different programs in a variety of career fields. Stephanie has come a long way from that day in 1976 when she walked into our 27th Street Tacoma headquarters. At first, she simply needed a job but soon her desire to support Goodwill’s mission kept her here with us. She also found love at Goodwill, meeting her late husband Mickey Staylen. Her next goal is to win the lottery so she can retire


The recently approved ban on single-use plastic bags won’t come immediately, since the city has a slate of public outreach efforts to shoppers and business owners through the next year, so everyone has time to adjust to life without them. Tacoma City Council voted in an 8-1 decision earlier this month to become the latest in a growing number of cities to ban single-use plastic bags and allow businesses to start charging for paper bags starting next summer. The driver behind the ban, which has been in the works since 2012, is to not only cut down on trash going to landfills, but also to curb the nuisance of the plastic bags littering streets and getting snagged in bushes before finding their ways into creeks and waterways. The ban will forbid retailers, grocers and convenience stores from handing out single use plastic bags to their customers, as well as allow the businesses to charge

a per-bag fee of at least five cents for paper bags to defray the added cost of going plastic free. The side benefit of the fee is that the added charge can prompt shoppers to bring their own ways of carrying out their purchases rather than using disposable bags. Councilmember Joe Lonergan was the only dissenting vote after proposing an alternative ordinance that would have allowed the use of plastic bags and charged for both paper and plastic. Money raised under his alternative would flow to the city as a

way to fund city programs to promote the reuse, reduction and recycling of items that would otherwise be discarded. He supported the overall concept of reducing litter on the streets and trash bound for landfills, but believed the ban as later approved set a bad precedent because it established a fee that the city didn't ultimately collect since the per-bag charge would simply be kept by the retailer. The city’s “Bring Your Own Bag� plastic bag ban joins more than a dozen other cities and counties in the state that have similar

bans, namely Seattle, Bellingham, Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Thurston County. City staffers will now start an outreach campaign to inform shoppers and business owners about the ban to answer any questions and allow businesses to use up their existing stock of plastic bags, as well as find alternatives long before the ban takes effect next summer. The outreach effort will include a dedicated web site with downloadable information about the upcoming ban, informational booths at farmers

markets, business group gatherings and community events as well as talks at community groups and social media reminders on Facebook and Twitter. Tacomans will also see informational flyers in their utility bills. The effort will also include segments on TV Tacoma. “The city will engage with Tacoma businesses so they know how the ordinance will impact their business and what to do during the implementation period to prepare for the ordinance,� according to the plan. “During the implementation period

and after the ordinance goes into effect, the city will act with best efforts to ensure that community members have access to reusable shopping bags and know where to go to get them.� The ban is part of the city’s larger effort to curb trash generation, with the goal of diverting 70 percent of the city’s waste from landfilling by 2018 through recycling and reusing programs and reducing the use of disposable containers. More information about the ban is available at

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Our View

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS While plastic bags only take up a minute amount of trash that eventually ends up in the landfill at just a fraction of a percent of the garbage generated in the city every year, they certainly are high-profile targets for those who embrace the idea that disposability is bad and reusability is good. Maybe it’s the fact that so few of them find their way to recycle bins and are either trashed or simply tossed away as litter only to find their way snagged in bushes, clogged in stormwater drains or inadvertently swallowed by sea life once the bags find themselves in waterways. Or maybe it’s the fact that they we use so many of them for just a few minutes when shoppers shuttle their newly purchased goods to their homes only to toss the bags aside as waste once those journeys end. Shoppers in the state use an estimated two billion plastic bags every year, after all. That translates to about 300 bags per person every year that either go to landfills or flap on tree branches as litter. Whatever the reason, they will largely be part of our past once a ban against them goes into effect next summer, forcing retailers to only use paper bags, except for specific exemptions. Tacoma will become the latest area along Puget Sound to enact bans of single-use plastic bags, joining the ranks of Seattle, Tumwater, Olympia and Thurston County. While on its surface it would just seem that bans on plastic bags just shuffles shoppers to paper bags, the underlining issue is to keep the idea of recycling, reusing and reducing at the forefront of people’s minds so that environmental stewardship becomes more widespread through all aspects of daily life. The city, after all, has a lofty goal of reducing the amount of trash it sends to landfills by 70 percent by 2028. Tacomans throw away enough trash to fill two Tacoma Domes each year, after all. Tacoma can’t get there with just a ban on plastic bags, but it’s another step, a pronounced one, and that’s what counts. Other steps will focus on boosting diversion rates for construction materials and increasing recycling city wide. So far the efforts are working. The average Tacoman threw away 5.6 pounds of trash every day back in 2004. That rate is just over four pounds now and is projected to be 3.9 pounds in four years. While the rate it dropping, that is still a lot of garbage. We have a lot of work to do, and that work will take many steps, some more impactful than others.

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, I enjoyed this week’s (July 15) Our View titled “Hey, Tacoma, You Are Beautiful.” It’s especially timely for me, because as I pondered becoming GeekWire’s next “Geek of the Week” I was tempted to list my hometown as “Greater Seattle area” (like in my LinkedIn profile) or “Puget Sound area.” I ultimately decided to go all-in with Tacoma, and the rest is history: www.geekwire. com/2016/geek-of-the-week-steve-case. Another attaboy for folks who know how to say TacoMAN! Steve Case Tacoma, WA

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By Don C. Brunell

Over the last 35 years, our family has vacationed at the same place on the beach. While the buildings have been refurbished, the complex remains largely unchanged. However, our entertainment has changed a lot. We still swim, jump the waves and build sandcastles, but our board games, puzzles and playing cards have been replaced with kids’ electronic tablets, smart phones and movies downloaded from the Internet. We still take lots of pictures, but rather than taking them to film processing centers, we use cellphone cameras to instantly text and post photos on Facebook. As long as we remember, the small Seaside, Ore. arcade featuring a miniature golf course, Tilt-a-Whirl and bumper cars, has been popular and profitable. It is a cash-only operations, just as it has been for over 60 years. Riding the bumper cars is more than entertainment, for us it is annual ritual that is highly therapeutic. It is family building. There are no psychological studies, as far as we know, analyzing the benefits of “bumper car therapy.” However, from practical experience, we know driving bumper cars is a safe and an effective way to get rid of frustrations and angst. Bumper cars became popular in 1920.

By Laura Finley

It has been a rough few weeks, to say the least. Philando Castile, killed by police during a traffic stop, July 6. Dylan Noble, also killed by police during a traffic stop, July 14. Both unarmed. Five Dallas police officers are killed, and nine others wounded in alleged “payback” for police violence, July 7. Some 40 people, including women and children, executed by the Islamic State in Um al-Housh, Syria, July 5. Two dozen local soldiers killed by al-Qaeda suicide bombers in Aden, Yemen, July 6. Noncombatants killed by US bombs against ISIS and unknown US drone civilian victims in up to seven nations. Seven killed and 11 injured in Rashidiya, Iraq suicide attack, July 13. At least 84 people killed in terrorist attack in Nice, France, July 14. Sadly, but surely, there are more. So much heartbreak. So many questions. Pundits and social media alike have discussed that global violence may be “the new normal.” In these troubled times, some turn to their faith, as evidenced by the hashtag #prayfornice or the like. I do not write to judge that response, but it is not for me. It’s easy to see how

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without expensive electronic gadgets. The nice thing about the small amusement center in Seaside is its rides are affordable – $3 each. Time and computerization have not eclipsed bumper cars. There could be a new market, which could return bumper cars’ popularity to the heydays nearly 90 years ago. Think of their therapeutic benefits as a way for dueling politicians, feuding families and opposing groups to unlock horns. Perhaps, they could eliminate the bitter political polarization just as the famous poker games between President Ronald Reagan and House Speaker Tip O’Neil did in the early 1980s. For a few seconds, imagine Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump banging into each other in bumper cars in Seaside, Ore. It would be international headline news. A bumper car ride or two might even lead to ways to save enough money to make a small dent in our $19 trillion national debt. For $3 a person, it is worth a try. 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


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The models in Seaside haven’t changed in years. Each vehicle is surrounded by a rubber bumper and drivers ram each other as they travel. The technology is anything but high tech. The drivers control an accelerator and a steering wheel as they scoot across a metal floor. The 1940s style metal cars are powered by small electric motors. The cars are multi-directional and can turn on a dime. They are even made to spin around by turning the steering wheel far enough in either direction. The operators monitor the brisk action and adjust the flow of electricity to unsnarl pileups and to prevent injuries from head-on collisions. Bumper cars are contact entertainment and “everyone is out for him or herself.” It is sort of a controlled demolition derby where the only thing dented is one’s pride. In bumper cars, every driver is equal. You pay your money and the only difference in the cars is their color. It is impossible to text while driving. Drivers can’t avoid getting hit and once the bumping starts, it is highly contagious. Bumper cars can humble even the most powerful people, but after the ride ends, drivers walk away more relaxed and smiling. They have something to talk and laugh about for years. “Dodgems” as the British call them, may make a comeback. They are a way for people of all ages to just have fun

By Tom H. Hastings

these events and the belief that violence is ubiquitous lead to hopelessness and despair. While I understand it, my heart heavy as well, that too is not for me. Both these responses, I believe, do not challenge this so-called new normal. They leave me, and perhaps others, feeling powerless. And that is something I refuse to feel. I know that I personally cannot end gun violence, terrorism or any of these major problems. But I will not pretend that I there is nothing I can do, that even my simple daily actions have no impact on the world. I by no means want to be sanctimonious or to bury my head in the sand about the seriousness of these issues. But, reflecting on what I can do, I offer the following list: · I can believe in the humanity of all people and treat each person I encounter with respect and dignity. · I can reach out to people I don’t know, making them feel comfortable and included. · I can do good by my family, my neighbors, my colleagues and others, offering a helping hand, encouraging word, or even just a smile. · I can share what I have with others through donating my time, skills, food,


Donald Trump is for war and against war, for gun control and against gun control, pro-life and pro-choice, for politicians releasing their tax returns and refuses to do so himself, against gay marriage and in favor of gay marriage, he loves John McCain and he loathes John McCain, he wants everyone to pay attention to Ron Paul and he wants everyone to ignore Ron Paul—not to mention his 180turn on Mitt Romney. The list goes on. He’s very religious, he’s not, he knows his Bible and he said “Corinthians Two.” Oye. Hillary Clinton is in favor of the TransPacific Partnership and against it, for war and against it, against and for gun control, for and against gay marriage, emailed nothing classified on her private email and emailed some classified material on her private email. Her list of self-contra-

dictory statements is shorter, by far, than is Donald Trump’s, but still. It’s the Era of Surrealpolitik. They both claim to evolve positions as new information comes in. Seriously? There was no new information about gay marriage as those two flipped and flopped. Oh wait, the poll numbers changed – that’s the new information, and the new positions followed. The wet finger test – which way are the voters blowing today? Time to follow them and call yourself a leader. Here’s the reality, American white males (Trump’s base): You are going to be a distinct minority soon, according to all demographic predictions. Do you really want to back the white man who will guarantee that white males will not be loved or liked by anyone, a man with thin skin and a “Ready, fire! aim” approach to conflict? If you, like me, are just a working man,

money, or other things. · I can speak up when I hear people speak with hatred or prejudice. · I can make my voice be heard politically by educating myself about candidates and about their voting records so that, perhaps, elections at all levels are won by people who are determined to reduce the violence. · I can continue teaching my daughter about both the problems and the beauties of the world today, and can help her see that she can use her imagination, her intelligence, and her motivation to be part of the solution. · I can ensure that I do not act or react with violent words or behaviors, even in the face of conflict. Although it might be easier to numb the heartbreak, to be resolved to the horrid normalcy of violence, I won’t do it. I hope that others feel that they, too, still have the power to make a much-needed change toward a safer and more peaceful world. Laura Finley, Ph.D., teaches in the Barry University Department of Sociology & Criminology and is syndicated by PeaceVoice.

do you want to bet your job, your wages, and your pension on a businessman with a long proven record of shafting the working person and failure to pay his bills? At least no one can say Trump voted for it before he voted against it. He has zero experience governing even though he’s 70. Isn’t that perhaps a little late to pretend to be able to learn the intricate ropes required to govern? His ignorance about public policy is matched only by his arrogance that it is easy. “It would take an hour and a half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles. … I think I know most of it anyway.” Huh? Like how to punch in the codes to end life on Earth because someone “over there” insulted you? God help us. Tom H. Hastings is Founding Director of PeaceVoice.

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chiropractic care, she experienced relief from pain and a shortened recovery time. When describing her desire to enter the profession, she states: “When I discovered the philosophy, art and science of chiropractic, I knew I found a profession where I could truly help sick and injured people regain their health.â€? In addition to founder Dr. Nichols, Dr. Jolene Harlow is also one of the esteemed chiropractors practicing at Northwest Wellness. After shadowing several healthcare professions as a college student, Dr. Harlow developed an interest in chiropractic by seeing how it benefited patients. She states, â€œâ€Śit was different from every other approach that I had seen.â€? Dr. Harlow is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP). She describes herself as a tool to helping patients take an active role in their health. Each member of Northwest Wellness is an expert in his or her field ready to help you reach your physical wellness and health goals and coach you each step of the way. Donate back to school items through August and experience chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, massage therapy, the other services offered at Northwest Wellness for free while benefiting local children. It’s a win-win – you can’t go wrong! One free service per person, used at the time of service. Donations will be collected at Northwest Wellness through the end of August, located at 34730 Pacific Hwy. S., Federal Way, WA 98003. For more information visit: or call at (253) 927-0660.



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The camp is at no cost for kids from ranging from 7 to 17 years old and campers travel from all over Washington State and Alaska. This year, about 230 children are attending camp. The staff, which includes doctors and nurses, are volunteers that are often cancer survivors themselves. On Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. the camp will be kicking off its fourth annual Drive-AThon at Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, and visitors can expect 2.5 miles of race track and cars going up to 140 mph. The event was created to give the kids an opportunity to ride in sports cars, and visitors the chance to ride along in exotic cars or bring their own cars on the track to support the camp’s mission to keep the kids coming back at no cost. Porsches, McLarens, Lamborghinis, Mustangs, BMWs and a variety of other race cars will be featured, along with an auction and go-kart racing. The track fee for drivers interested in taking their cars to the track is $300 and all proceeds will benefit The Goodtimes Project. Registration is open until Aug. 2 through or The Goodtimes Project website at www.thegoodtimesproject. org. The event was created in honor of Kathryn “Panda� Bradley, who died from

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a brain tumor in 2012. It's a camp tradition that kids and staff choose their camp names, and Kathryn decided on Panda, short for pandemonium, as her fellow campers described her upbeat character. Her parents Scott and Carol Bradley and brother Richard Bradley have since made it their mission to support the camp and wanted to go further than volunteering. They created a Drive-A-Thon in collaboration with Tacoma-based Pete Bristow, owner of Bristow’s Exclusive Auto Repair, who was excited to offer his knowledge and connections to the car community to help start the DriveA-Thon. “It’s kind of like a Make-A-Wish

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had a partner, Lloyd Silver. “Dad started as Employee No. 5,� said son, Scott Silver. Did the product work as billed? Listen to the rave review from the state of Oregon in 1964, when men working on the Columbia River Bridge tried Rite in the Rain’s paper. Sheets of Darling’s paper were on a clipboard lost in the river on July 15 that year – and found on Nov. 2. “It had been in tidal salt water at least half of the time, and was near a raw sewage outfall all of the

Foundation, locally,� said Bristow, who also drives during the event. “She made friends everywhere. She was about 4-feet, 8-inches tall and about 90 pounds, but she was always such an inspiration,� says Scott Bradley. Kathryn attended the camp in 2001 after she survived brain cancer at age eight, and loved it so much that she would attend for years to come, eventually joining the staff. Camp was a relief for the Bradleys, as they knew Kathryn would be taken care of and have fun. After Kathryn died, camp still wasn't over for the Bradleys. “We started getting active at camp to deal with our grief,� says Scott Bradley. He notes that the event is especially meaningful for parents of campers as they get a chance to spend time on the race track and connect with others facing the same challenges. “There is a lot of healing that happens there. It lets you know that you are not alone,� he said. “We’re happy to carry on for Kathryn, and it’s good for us.� Camp Goodtimes used to be sponsored by the American Cancer Society until funding was withdrawn after 30 years in 2013. During the first two DriveA-Thons, the group raised about $40,000 each time, and they are hoping to surpass the amount this year so that kids can continue to attend the camp. The Goodtimes Project is always looking for sponsors and volunteers.

time,� wrote Web Ballinger, the assistant engineer. “The penciled notations (were) completely legible.� Darling’s original business plan was to sell his paper to those in the Northwest timber industry, to men who had to work in the elements. In the 1970s, that approach hadn’t changed much. Two men who knew little about the business, Silver’s sons Scott and Todd, saw expansion opportunities. “When we came aboard, we were Employees No. 7 and No. 8,� Todd said. “My brother and I were good at what we were doing and we trusted each other,� Scott said. “I was operations and finance, and he


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was sales and marketing.� Business boomed. Rite in the Rain began creating spiral notebooks in a variety of sizes, sheets of paper that fit in binders, and business forms. They marketed to anyone whose work took them into the field, from scientists to adventurers, from students to runners, ranchers to bird watchers. Sales director Becky Grove joined the company in 1983, as Employee No.15, as she recalls. “When I started, we sold primarily to the survey industry,� Grove said. “Now, we market to the military, construction industry. We’re sold in Home Depot, REI and mom and pop shops. The University of WashingtonTacoma bookstore carries our notebooks for students’ field and lab work.� Though their father kept

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Pierce County floated plans to tear down the abandoned hospital and build a $127 million governmental service hub on the site using the same financing model. A referendum against those plans later killed the proposal. The site on the Pacific Avenue hillside of the city has been unused since the county mothballed it five years ago and has been a center of criminal activity and blight ever since, so new life and foot traffic generated by a new government office of some 200 people could spark economic development in the neighborhood. Some of the buildings date back to 1926 with the rest dating back to 1951. The three-building complex hasn’t been used as a medical center since 2009. “It’s a win for us and will be a win for the community when the abandoned hospital is removed,� South Sound 911 Executive Director Andrew Neiditz said in a release. “Due diligence was completed on the site for another project a couple of years ago, so I see no reason it couldn’t also suit South Sound 911’s needs.� Running parallel to those efforts, the county is working on its own plans for its holding in the neighborhood to possibly house the health department and Community Connections in a new building and vacate their current offices that are aging and costly.

an office at Rite in the Rain, his sons did most of the day-to-day work, including the hiring of every new employee. “We hired people we liked,� Scott said. “It was good for business.� “We hired specific skills,� Todd said. “But we hired their hearts, too. We all worked hard, but we’d celebrate most anything.� Employees recalled events that sounded very much like parties: bowling, day cruises, lunches that lasted into the evenings. “We had about 10 of those a year,� Scott said. In 1986, a fire burned down much of their building, destroying the equipment used to create the paper. About all that was left after fire fighters departed was, well, watersoaked pallets of paper. “Our packaged paper wasn't damaged by water,�

Scott said. “We had to trim sheets of it where some had been burned, but we got through four or five months as we got back up and running.� The brothers changed the way their paper was treated, from a chemical bath to a more environmentally friendly water process. In 1991, they bought out the Darling family’s share of the business. A year later, the brothers bought out their father. Beginning in 2000, Rite in the Rain’s biggest single customer was the American military, which wanted water-resistant paper forms of all kinds. Chances are, if a serviceman carries a small notebook or a clipboard anywhere in the world, it came from Tacoma. As the business turns 100, Scott is 64 years old and Todd is 63. Two years ago, they sold 60 per cent of Rite in the Rain to a venture capital group. The brothers maintain their 40 percent of the business and serve on the company’s board of trustees. Today, there are 55 employees and dozens of products available. To see Rite in the Rain products, visit or stop by the showroom/plant at 2614 Pacific Hwy. E.

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hen the U.S. economy began taking a serious nosedive in 2007, the repercussions on businesses were felt coast to coast – not the ideal time to launch a new company. However, the most successful entrepreneurs know that the time is right to start a business when the necessity is there, not always when the time is right. You just have to get up and do it, as Dan Peterson did when he launched Kodiak Electric in 2008. Despite his friends and family expressing their concern over starting a business in a bad economy, he took the plunge anyway. “When 2008 happened and the economy crashed, I had to do something to keep myself employed,” Peterson said. Like a lot of Americans, he too was laid off after 13 years with Excel Electric of Tacoma. With permission granted from Excel Electric to contract with one of their clients, the Puyallup Tribe, Peterson landed this first of his customers. Himself Native American (Aleut Tribe, Alaska), he found that his heritage would help him with getting started. He got signed up with the Tribe’s TERO Office (Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance) and started taking work orders for the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority, and thus Kodiak Electric was off and running. “My dad always told me when I was younger that I should use my Native heritage to help for business because you get preference. I just wanted to be a good electrician, but it got me in the door to show that I am a good electrician,” Peterson said “I’m really grateful to able to use my heritage to get me in the door, and I maintain a customer base because I want to do a good job for them at a fair rate.” Peterson had no nest egg saved to kick off his new venture, but employing a customer service centered business philosophy proved to be all he needed to establish a solid name for himself and his company. “I started with zero dollars in the bank – no checking, no savings, nothing, so we built it from the ground up,” he said. Working out of his pick-up truck, he started picking up more customers. “The philosophy I take in business is ‘get a customer, keep a customer.’




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Do what you have to do to keep them happy – give them a fair price and do a good job no matter what it takes. The customer, at the end, has to be happy – that’s the goal.” Soon Peterson brought his sons Justin and Geoff on board the business, as this was a very important thing to do for Peterson. “In the old days the father taught the sons his trade and the sons would pass that on. I’ve always liked that I could pass something on to them,” he said. “To have my two sons with me is amazing. I don’t think it can get much better for a dad than to have his kids working with him. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.” Peterson’s 10-year plan is to continue grooming son Geoff to take more and more lead in the business – how to find jobs, make bids on jobs and, most importantly, how to provide top-notch customer service. “That’s key – get the customers you have and keep them happy because it’s so hard to get new customers all the

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time,” Peterson said. “Some people’s philosophy in business is to make as much as you can and go on to the next customer when that one’s done. I think that’s a bad philosophy, because soon word gets around that that’s what you’re doing and you’re not there for them. In the big picture, it’s worth it to have the customer happy.” Now in its eighth year of business, Kodiak Electric is running strong as ever. “It’s kind of funny how it works out, but I’ve pretty much made close to the

same thing I’ve made for the past 20 years as a journeyman,” Peterson said. At this point, he doesn’t see himself going back to working for anyone, as the taste of self-employment is sweet on many levels. “Once you start a business, it’s very hard to go back and work for somebody. It ruined me in a good way because now I want to be self-employed and I like to be my own boss and treat customers the way I like to treat them.” Contact Kodiak Electric at (253) 7224739 or visit




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FINALE. (top) Sounders U23 midfielder

Troy Peterson (24) and defender Tom Teupen (5) get into the mix in front of the Calgary goal. (middle) Coaches and players get together before the match against Calgary. (bottom) Forward Guillermo Delgado had another exceptional season for the Sounders U23. The defending Western Conference champions finished the season with another postseason berth and an 8-7 final record.


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ccasionally, the City of Destiny will play host to dignitaries from other countries. In the last year or so, Tacoma has welcomed King Harald V of Norway, as well as Xi Jinping, the President of China. The Puget Sound traffic that coincided with President Jinping’s visit last September was so awful that sometimes it seems as if it has never recovered. Of course, whenever our own President Obama comes to the Pacific Northwest, traffic is also a nightmare. It comes with the gig. It’s par for the course. While the evening traffic was nothing to cheer about on Friday, July 15, we are quite certain it had nothing to do with the arrival of another “king” to Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium. Making his first appearance in a Rainiers’ uniform since 2005, “King” Felix Hernandez was in town to make his final rehabilitation appearance before returning to the Seattle Mariners’ starting rotation. Cheney Stadium has seen some amazing, raucous crowds so far this season, but nothing was going to match the electricity in the air as Hernandez took the mound in front of a jam-packed throng of 7,296 in attendance. When it was all said and done, and the King walked off the mound in the sixth inning, it’s pretty easy to say that all who were present certainly got their money’s worth. Hernandez, arguably the best pitcher in Seattle Mariner history, scattered five Colorado Springs hits over 5.2 innings, striking out seven batters, walking one and gave up just a solitary, solo home run in the fourth inning. His Rainiers teammates for the night would lend him enough runs for the win, and relief pitcher Donn Roach slammed the door on Colorado Springs over the final 3.1 innings, giving up just one hit, while striking out three. Eleven years after his last Tacoma start, Hernandez would finally hit double-digits in the career win column as a Rainier. The King started 14 games in 2005 compiling an impressive 9-4 record with a 2.25 earned run average. In 88 innings pitched, Hernandez was already showing the baseball world that he would become a strikeout artist, garnering 100 in his short season with

By Justin Gimse


CROWNED. (above) Seattle Mariner ace Felix Hernandez made the most

of his final rehabilitation start with the Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney Stadium on Friday, July 15. The crown-jewel of Seattle pitching went 5.2 innings, gave up just five hits, with one earned run, while striking out seven Colorado Springs' batters. It would be the first Tacoma pitching appearance for Hernandez since he went 9-4 for the Rainiers in 2005. Since then, Hernandez has accumulated a 147-105 record for the Mariners. (below) Shortstop Zach Shank gathers in a perfect throw from catcher Mike Zunino to apply the tag.

Tacoma. With the win over Colorado Springs, Hernandez actually lowered his career Tacoma ERA to 2.21. The Hernandez victory would mark the fourth win in a row for the surging Rainiers, and as their home stand continued, they continued to rack up victories. On Saturday, July 16, the Rainiers handled Colorado Springs 7-2 in front of another outstanding crowd of 7,203.

Tacoma completed the four-game sweep with a 7-3 victory the following afternoon in front of 6,590 sun-drenched fans on “Pink at the Park Day.” Tacoma would then welcome the leaders of the Pacific Coast League’s (PCL) American Northern Division to town. The Oklahoma City Dodgers entered the game with an identical record to Tacoma’s and the two ball u See RAINIERS / page A13

What looked like another late-season magical run for the Sounders U23 ran into a tough dose of reality as the boys in rave green and blue finally faced Calgary Foothills FC, the other frontrunner of the Premier Development League Northwest Division. The defending PDL Western Conference champions will not get another crack at the PDL crown this season. After falling to Calgary in the final two regular season games, the Sounders U23 would hit the road for the first round of the playoffs and fell to Calgary in an overtime thriller. When the dust settled and the smoke cleared on the Sounders U23 season, by all accounts it would have to be chalked up as a success. Head coach Darren Sawatzky fielded a team with several new faces, and the team showed growth and improvement as the season matured. For an organization that has helped to produce Major League Soccer and international talents such as DeAndre Yedlin, Jordan Morris and Jonathan Campbell, sometimes a winning record and a post-season berth is going to be seen as a quality finish. There were certainly some exceptional holes to fill from last season’s squad, and Sawatzky put together a winner that challenged all the way to the final whistle of the season. The Sounders U23 entered the final two games of the season in a virtual deadlock with Calgary in the standings. After a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat on the road in Canada on Sunday, July 10, the club was left with basically a do-or-die final game against Calgary to close the season. A Sounder U23 win would earn the club the Northwest Division championship, and secure a home field match to open the nationwide PDL playoffs. A tie or a loss against Calgary, and the boys would have to pack their bags yet again and head north across the border. It appeared as though the Sounders U23 were taking the “must-win” attitude in their final regular season match against Calgary on Friday, July 15. Under a clear sky at Sunset Stadium in Sumner, the Sounders U23 bolted to a quick lead after Tom Teupen took a feed from Sam Langston and netted the ball just 14 minutes into the game. The Sounders U23 lead would extend to 2-0 just eight minutes later as Guillermo Delgado got his foot on a ricochet in front of the Calgary goal and punched the ball into the back of the net.

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CBS Seattle and Fam First Family Foundation welcome the third annual Subway Beast Mode Challenge, a family festival to celebrate Marshawn Lynch and his foundation on Saturday, July 20 at Swan Creek Park in Tacoma. The festival site will include interactive games and activities for the entire family, featuring an adventure course with 12 football-themed obstacles to challenge participants’ inner Beast Mode, regardless of skill level and athleticism. Obstacles will include “Find the Crease” - just like Marshawn did to defensive lines his entire playing career; “Training Camp” – run the 40, hit the tackling dummies, run the tires; “Coach’s Playbook X’s and O’s” – over the X’s and through the O’s; “Beast Quakes 2.0” – inspired by Lynch’s legendary runs against the Saints in 2011 and 2014’s run against the Cardinals, and of course, the return of the “Skittles Ball Pit.” Lynch hung up his football cleats in February, but he continues to support the community through his charity, Fam First Family Foundation, as well as recent trips to Haiti with Free the Children to help rebuild an elementary school, and to Egypt with American Football Without Borders. The third annual Subway Beast Mode Challenge will again raise much needed funds to support the foundation’s mission of empowerment and education, aiming to build self-esteem and academic learning skills in underprivileged youth. Online registration for Subway Beast Mode Challenge is open at For more information, interact on and follow on Twitter @beastmodesea.


The Pacific Lutheran University athletic department and athletic director Laurie Turner has announced the hiring of Adam Frye as head coach for the Lute cross country and track & field programs. "Adam's experience at the Division III level as both a coach and student-athlete has provided him with the tools needed to be successful at PLU," said athletic director Laurie Turner. "His energy, enthusiasm, and most importantly his communication skills, make him a perfect fit for leading our cross country and track & field programs to competitive success in the Northwest Conference." Frye joins the Lute staff after spending the last year as the head girls cross country coach at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. In addition, Frye served as an assistant coach for the Totems' boys and girls track & field programs, working with the throwing events. Prior to Sammamish, Frye served two stints at Division III Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota with the cross country and track & field programs, first as an assistant from 2007 to 2009 before returning to the Pipers from 2012-2015. During his second stint, Frye was elevated to co-head coach for both the men's and women's cross country programs. Between stints at Hamline, Frye was an assistant from 2009-2012 at his alma mater Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. "I'm honored and delighted to lead the cross country and track & field programs at Pacific Lutheran University," said Frye. "I look forward to joining the Lute family and working with a terrific group of student-athletes and colleagues." "There's a rich tradition of success in cross country and track & field at PLU and I'm excited to build upon that tradition by fielding teams that compete at a high level within the NWC and NCAA Division III." As a collegian, Frye served as team captain for both the cross country and track & field programs as a senior, helping the Norse win the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in cross country in 2006 along with a sixth place showing at the NCAA Division III Championships. Frye was also named the team's Most Improved in track & field during the 2015 season. Frye graduated from Luther with a bachelor of arts in physical education and a minor in history and received a master of arts in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota. He is a USATF level one certified coach and owns certification from the USTFCCCA Track & Field Academy in program management, injury management, and sports psychology.


Pacific Lutheran University student-athletes Michaela Edgers and Todd Hoagland were honored as Northwest Conference First Team Scholar-Athlete selections, while 121 total PLU student-athletes were honored as NWC Scholar-Athletes for excellence in the classroom during the 2015-2016 academic year. Edgers and Hoagland were among 18 student-athletes from around the league to secure First Team accolades, while 121 Lute student-athletes claimed NWC ScholarAthlete status after maintaining at least a 3.50 grade point average in addition to logging a complete season of participation with a varsity sport in 2015-2016. A two-sport athlete, Edgers earns First Team NWC Scholar-Athlete laurels after excelling on the court for both the volleyball and women's basketball squads. A senior from Aurora, Illinois, Edgers was named Honor-

able Mention All-NWC in fall with the volleyball team, boasting a league-best .305 attack percentage in 16 NWC contests along with sitting third in the conference in blocks with 1.19 per set. A biology major, Edgers was a key cog for the Lutes on the hardwood, posting a 13-point, 11-rebound performance on Jan. 15 in the team's 56-49 victory over Lewis & Clark College. Academically, the versatile athlete was on the Dean's List all four years at Pacific Lutheran and was a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma National Honors Society each of her last two years. Edgers received PLU's George Fisher Scholar Athlete Award and served as a student speaker at PLU's NCAA Division III Week Breakfast. A volunteer at the Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society, Edgers plans on attending Washington State University for post-graduate work at the university's School of Veterinary Medicine. A senior men's soccer player, Hoagland lands First Team accolades after starting 30 of the 46 games he appeared in for the Lutes, anchoring the defensive unit for the past three seasons. The Mount Vernon, Washington naïve and sociology major helped the Lutes contend for a league crown in each of the seasons he participated, collecting one goal and three assists in a PLU uniform. Off the pitch, Hoagland was on the Dean's List for six semesters while serving as a member of Chi Alpha Sigma National Honor Society each of his last two years at PLU. He was also in the Mortar Board Honor Society and the Alpha Kappa Delta International Society, and received PLU's George Fisher Scholar Athlete Award as a senior. He was a PLU academic assistance tutor for two years, and was a transfer ambassador for the Office of Admissions in 2015. In his sophomore and junior years, he served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, and also volunteered with the Special Olympics program sponsored by Pacific Lutheran. Hoagland plans to continue his education by enrolling in Seattle University's graduate program for Criminal Justice, with a specialization in Investigative Criminology. Of Pacific Lutheran's 124 NWC Scholar-Athlete honorees, 14 hail from the 2016 NWC Champion women's rowing squad followed by 12 from the three-time defending NWC Champion women's swimming team. Football and women's soccer both boasted 11 honorees with softball and volleyball collecting nine award winners. PLU's 121 NWC Scholar-Athlete honorees betters last season's haul when 111 student-athletes were recognized.

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JULY 21 – AUGUST 23 THURSDAY, JULY 21 – BASEBALL Oklahoma City vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. SATURDAY, JULY 23 – RUGBY Tacoma Aroma 7’s Tournament Portland Ave. Playfield – 9 a.m. SATURDAY, JULY 23 – MMA Super Fight League America Emerald Queen Casino – 7 p.m. SUNDAY, JULY 24 – SOCCER Men – Bellingham vs. South Sound FC Harry Lang Stadium – 4 p.m. TUESDAY, JULY 26 – BASEBALL El Paso vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 – BASEBALL El Paso vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. THURSDAY, JULY 28 – BASEBALL El Paso vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, JULY 29 – BASEBALL El Paso vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.


Daniel Deuel and Cassie Winter have been named to the Northwest Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team, the NWC recently announced. Deuel, a four-year letter winner for men's tennis, graduated with a 3.97 GPA after studying exercise science. He was honored during Puget Sound's All-Sports Celebration in April for hold the Loggers' top GPA among graduating male student-athletes. Throughout most of his collegiate athletic career, Deuel competed as one of the Loggers' top two singles and doubles players. Winter was also honored in April as Puget Sound's top graduating female student-athlete. A four-year letter winner for women's soccer, Winter graduated with a 3.92 GPA in biochemistry. She capped off her collegiate athletic career by leading the Loggers with eight assists during an undefeated 2015 campaign in which the Loggers clinched their 14th consecutive NWC title. University of Puget Sound student-athletes earned 103 Northwest Conference Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2015-16 academic year. In order to qualify, student-athletes must have a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA, and must have participated for the entire varsity season during the academic year. "The academic achievements of our student-athletes illustrates their tenacity for excellence in all phases of their experience as a Logger and continues to showcase Puget Sound's distinctive qualities," said Puget Sound Director of Athletics Amy Hackett. Three Loggers who earned NWC Player of the Year during 2015-16 are also NWC Scholar-Athletes: Amalia Acorda-Fey (women's soccer), Emily Sheldon (women's basketball), and Tyler Shipley (men's cross country). Twenty of Puget Sound's NWC Scholar-Athlete accolades belong to Loggers who were named to either AllNWC First Team or All-NWC Second Team in their respective sports.


University of Puget Sound distance runner Tyler Shipley recently received the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, which he will use towards a master's degree as he pursues a career in coaching. In addition to holding a 3.67 GPA while studying anthropology, Shipley had a tremendous athletic year as a senior. The Forest Grove, Oregon native was the 2015 Northwest Conference Men's Cross Country Champion, and he was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) West Region Male Athlete of the Year. "Tyler's hard work both athletically and academically continues to pay dividends," said Puget Sound head coach Mike Orechia. "We are very fortunate to have Tyler as a leader for our cross country and track & field programs." Shipley earned All-American status in the outdoor 10,000-m run by placing third in the nation with a time of 30:55.25. He also earned All-American in the indoor 5,000-m run with a time of 14:29.14, good for fifth in the nation. Shipley holds the Puget Sound record in both the 10,000-m (30:19.25) and the 5,000-m (14:25.46). In April this year, Shipley was named Puget Sound's Male Student-Athlete of the Year during the annual AllSports Celebration. Shortly after the conclusion of the 2016 outdoor track & field season, Shipley was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. Shipley is the second Logger in as many years to receive the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Former football student-athlete Max Mirande '15 earned the scholarship last year.

SATURDAY, JULY 30 – ENDURANCE Beast Mode Challenge Swan Creek Park – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. SATURDAY, JULY 30 – BASEBALL Albuquerque vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. SUNDAY, JULY 31 – BASEBALL Albuquerque vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. MONDAY, AUG. 1 – BASEBALL Albuquerque vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. TUESDAY, AUG. 2 – BASEBALL Albuquerque vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 11:35 a.m. SUNDAY, AUG. 7 – BASEBALL Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 5:05 p.m. MONDAY, AUG. 8 – BASEBALL Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. TUESDAY, AUG. 9 – BASEBALL Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10 – BASEBALL Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 11:35 a.m. SATURDAY, AUG. 20 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. SUNDAY, AUG. 21 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 1:35 p.m. MONDAY, AUG. 22 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. TUESDAY, AUG. 23 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

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TITLE TIME. (top) Puyallup defensive ends Benzo Scanlan (53) and Loussaint Minett (30) ran roughshod over the Snohomish Viking backfield on their way

to a 44-0 shutout, the Kings' fourth shutout in a row. (left) A pass just too tall for Dashun Salgado. (middle) Puyallup running back Anthony France heads for daylight. (right) Kings' receiver Ktron Barquet hauls in a deep pass. By Justin Gimse

The season’s fortunes of two Tacomaarea semi-professional football teams will be on the line Saturday, July 23, as the Puyallup Nation Kings and the Pierce County Bengals both host first-round playoff games to open postseason play in the Western Washington Football Alliance (WWFA). The Bengals (4-4) were the 2014 WWFA champions and still have several standout players from that title run. The Kings (8-0) are the defending WWFA champions, and also have several players from their championship team. The Kings also have several players remaining from the 2014 squad that entered the championship game undefeated, and had been destroying teams like a buzz saw. But as it has been played out so many times, in so many sports over the years, the playoffs are a whole different entity and looking ahead or looking past an opponent has caused many of the best in the business to be tripped up and left wondering what the heck just happened. After an early struggle in 2015, the

Kings kept their nose to the grindstone and showed local football fans that they weren’t going to just be a one-season flash in the pan. Instead, they buckled down, slogged through some difficult games, and in the end, hoisted the championship trophy. It was a season very reminiscent of the Bengals the season before. Pierce County entered the game with a chip on their shoulder, and just enough firepower to take advantage of a few Kings’ mistakes for the trophy. There’s something oddly familiar about these playoffs coming up. Puyallup has run roughshod through their opponents to arrive at 8-0. The Kings have outscored their opponents 379-47, which is an average score of 47.4 to 5.9. If you are keeping score at home, that is a daunting set of figures for Puyallup’s next opponents. To top it all off, the Kings have shutout their last four opponents, outscoring the Arlington Grizzlies, Puget Sound Outlaws, Washington Cavaliers and the Snohomish Vikings by a combined total of 229 to zero. This is what awaits the Cowlitz Cobras (3-5) when they visit Chief Leschi Sta-

dium on Saturday, July 23 at 6 p.m. One bright spot for the Cobras is their stout defense, which has limited teams to just 14.3 points per game. On the opposite side of the ball, the Cobras have a problem, only scoring nine points a game. Statistically it looks like an avalanche is heading down the hill toward the Cobras, but since it’s the postseason, all bets are off. However, don’t expect the Kings to be looking past Cowlitz. Instead they will be more than likely looking through Cowlitz, as they plow through the underdogs on their way to hosting a WWFA semifinal game on July 30. Not too far off, the Pierce County Bengals will be hosting the dangerous Bellingham Bulldogs (6-2) at Sunset Stadium in Sumner at 6 p.m. The Bengals have had an up and down season, losing their first two games, winning the next four, and then losing the final two contests of the regular season. Meanwhile, Bellingham has had a strong year, with their only losses to the Kings and the Wenatchee Rams (7-0). The Bulldogs are averaging nearly 35 points per game, while giving up just 18. On the other side, Pierce County is

WWFA PLAYOFFS COWLITZ COBRAS VS. PUYALLUP NATION KINGS Chief Leschi Stadium Saturday, July 23 – 6 p.m. BELLINGHAM BULLDOGS VS. PIERCE COUNTY BENGALS Sunset Stadium, Sumner Saturday, July 23 – 6 p.m. scoring 13.8, while giving up 16.9 points per game. While the Bengals will enter their contest with the Bulldogs as a clear underdog, don’t discount the big game experience of Pierce County head coach Ron Baines. The Tacoma legend has been known to upset more than his fair share of opponents over the years, and don’t be surprised if the Bengals find themselves playing in the semifinals next weekend.

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t Sounders While some folks in the stands were beginning to talk about a home playoff game to take place the following Tuesday, Calgary wasted no time getting back into the game, scoring their first goal just three minutes later. It was at this point that Calgary seemed to begin putting a strangle lock on the momentum of the game. Calgary scored again at the 36-minute mark, and the two teams would enter the

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locker rooms knotted at 2-2. The Calgary momentum continued in the second half as the visitors controlled the flow of the game and sent repeated chances into the Sounders U23 end of the field. It paid off for Calgary 12 minutes into the second half as a shot deflection turned into an opportunity for Mitchell Bauche, who hammered the ball to the far right side of the net, and Calgary took a 3-2 lead.

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clubs would put together a performance that befitted such evenly matched teams. The teams carried a 3-3 tie into the top of the 12th inning before the Dodgers struck for a single run, while leaving two men on base with no outs. Tacoma would answer in the bottom of the 12th with their own heroics. Stefen Romero reached safely on a throwing error by Oklahoma City, meanwhile Norichika Aoki scored from third base, tying the score at 4-4. The Double-A connection of D.J. Peterson and Guillermo Heredia would close the door on the Dodgers as Peterson smacked a single, scoring Heredia and Tacoma earned the 5-4 victory. The following night, it was another dogfight between the two clubs. Tacoma struck early for a run in the bottom of the first inning, only to have the Dodgers knock home a run in the third and fourth innings for a 2-1 lead. Tacoma retook the lead at 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh, only to give away two runs in the top of the eighth to enter the ninth inning down 4-3. Tacoma’s Zach Shank popped out to lead off the inning, and was followed by a single from Aoki. Up next would be Heredia, and the recent call-up from Double-A Jackson did it again, roping a 1-1 pitch over the

Despite a few decent looks, the Sounders U23 were unable to find the equalizer goal and Calgary would take the win, as well as the Northwest Division title. More importantly, the two teams would face each other in Canada four days later. The playoff match across the border was a tight affair. Calgary took a 1-0 lead into halftime, only to have the Sounders U23 open up the second half with a goal by Teupen. The Sounders U23 had an opportunity to take the lead

10 minutes into the second half on a penalty kick, but Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu’s attempt was stopped by Calgary goalkeeper Dylon Powley. The 1-1 tie continued all the way to the

end of regulation and stoppage time. Playoff rules would call for two, 15-minute overtime periods, and despite owning much of the game, it would not go the Sounders U23 way, as Cal-

gary punched through two goals to take a 3-1 victory to move onto the Western Conference semifinals. The Sounders U23 finished the season with an 8-7-0 mark.

left field wall for a walk-off home run and the Rainiers would take another 5-4 record from Oklahoma City. As of press time, Tacoma is now 55-40 and holds a 4.5 game lead over Fresno (5044) and Reno (51-45) in the PCL Pacific Northern Division. Since the opening day of the season on April 7, the Tacoma Rainiers have never fallen below first place in the standings. The streak is now 95 games. Tacoma also holds the best home record with a 32-13 mark at Cheney Stadium. The closest home mark in the PCL is by El Paso who boasts a 31-19 home mark, and the PCL’s best overall record of 56-40. Tacoma hitters have been putting together numbers bordering upon ridiculous as of late. The team has five players currently batting over .300, led by Aoki with .369, Heredia at .360, Shank at .336, Peterson at .333 and Romero coming in at .325. Heredia, Shank and Peterson all began the season at Double-A Jackson and have made a huge splash with the Rainiers both statistically, as well as showing some incredible, clutch hitting. The Rainiers complete their current home stand with Oklahoma City on Thursday, July 21. Tacoma will then return to Cheney Stadium for an eight-game home stand starting with a four-game series against El Paso on Tuesday, July 26, and another four-gamer against Albuquerque starting on Saturday, July 30.

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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 on April 7, 2015 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.

SALISH CANCER CENTER A place where healing begins On April 7, 2015, the ribbon was officially cut at the grand opening of the Salish Cancer Center (SCC). Housed in the Puyallup Tribal Integrative Medicine building in Fife, SCC is a non-profit venture of the Puyallup Tribe and is the first tribally-owned cancer center in Indian Country and the United States. This state-of-the art facility combines conventional cancer treatment (chemotherapy) and integrative oncology (naturopathic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, Native healers and acupuncture) to create a truly modern oncology practice. As the indigenous keepers of the Puyallup Tribe Indian Reservation, the Puyallup Tribe has a strong ancestral bond with nature and creation, and this is reflected in the type of care SCC patients receive – focusing on the mind, body, and spirit using lifestyle, nutrition and botanical medicine that blends quite well with modern oncology practices and produces a foundation for providing innovative cancer treatment. At the ribbon cutting, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee praised Tribal Council Chairman Bill Sterud and the entire Tribal Council for making their vision for SCC a reality. “This is such a delightful day, not just for the Puyallup Nation, but for the state of Washington, because this is a center that is going to embrace health for the entire state of Washington and the Puyallup Nation all at the same time,” he said. “To me, it is a real achieve-

ment to know that the first tribally-owned and operated oncology center in the United States is right here in the Puyallup Nation. This is something for the whole state of Washington to be very proud of.” The SCC care team is delighted to have medical oncologist Dr. Eiko Klimant on board as medical director, as he joined the team just this year. This spring, Dr. Krisstina Gowin, medical oncologist from Mayo Clinic in Arizona, will also be joining the SCC care team. “My goal is to create a meaningful experience for the patient and their caregivers, which includes creating conditions and finding therapies to help assure the best possible outcome for each individual patient,” Dr. Klimant said.

Puyallup Tribal Member David Duenas offered up a Sundance song of sacrifice and honor at the Salish Cancer Center ribbon cutting.

Dr. Klimant was most recently the Medical Director of Integrative Oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia. He is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine, as well as hospice, palliative medicine and integrative medicine. He has extensive clinical experience in the management of pancreatic, breast, lung and brain cancers. Dr. Klimant is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Physicians and the Society for Integrative Oncology. He is fluent in English, German and French. At SCC, Dr. Klimant works within a multidisciplinary team to provide patient-centered cancer care. “The integrative care model puts the patient at the center. Patients’ needs are addressed on multiple levels, including innovative scientific cancer treatment, spiritual and psychological support, naturopathic medicine and an individualized nutritional program,” he said. While a cancer diagnosis can be the most frightening thing a person has to face and is often all consuming for patients and their care providers, SCC stands as a mighty protector and healer for those who have been told there is nothing more that can be done. “It’s a battle against this disease, only now our warriors are our doctors, nurses, lab technicians and people who are in the health profession world,” said Puyallup Chairman Bill Sterud. “Our warriors are going to be armed with the best medicine that can be, whether it exists now or down the road. This is not about making money – this is a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to the saving of lives.” Learn more at

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Players stoked, others confused as gaming app conquers Tacoma By Ernest A. Jasmin


nce upon a time, during an era many refer to as “last month,” locals would flock to Point Defiance Park to ride bikes, toss footballs and enjoy picnics on scenic Owen Beach. But increasingly, the park has being invaded by another type of visitor: Pokémon hunters. For those of you who may have been in a coma or laying low in Amish country these past few days, Pokémon Go has enveloped the planet like a zombie plague since developer Niantic launched the mobile game on July 6. The app is the latest incarnation of Japanese gaming and cartoon franchise, “Pokémon.” It entails wandering around town and capturing cartoon critters with names like Dragonite, Squirtle and Electrabuzz. These creatures spawn in random locations – often near local landmarks – and are visible, overlaid on the camera view of players' mobile devices. Players nurture them – mostly by feeding them loads of virtual candy – then take them to “gyms” (read: combat arenas) where they battle other players' adorable (but surprisingly vicious) Pokémon. Like the Beatles, “Star Wars” and break-dancing in decades past, Pokémon Go seems to have captured the hearts and minds of America's kids and young adults overnight, leaving many parents, including Tacoma dad Justin Tamminga, scratching their heads. Tamminga recently posted a video on Facebook documenting the ubiquitous trend. In it, Point Defiance is overrun by visitors shuffling around at a glacial pace, seemingly oblivious to their surroundings as they gaze longingly at their smart phones. “Every single person in this park is on their phone,” Tamminga narrates, incredulously. “It's insane!” “And he was an adult,” remarks his 8-year-old daughter, Dahlia, grinning broadly. (The Tammingas, also 11-yearold Lucien, are best known as Tacoma indie-rock family Pig Snout.) “I enjoy watching them have fun and essentially learn how to use GPS, maps and treasure seeking,” Dad admitted later. “They like it, but they think it's weird that adults play it.”


ON THE HUNT. Drea Austin and her wife, Ayu, made the trip from Seattle to participate in a Pokémon Go safari organized by Tacoma's Geek Girls Collectibles on Sunday, July 17. They were dressed as popular characters Charmander and Pikachu.

A few hundred of said adults and a few kids lined up at Geek Girls Collectibles Sunday morning to pile into shuttles aimed at Point Defiance for a Pokémon safari. Owner Paul Elliott moved his toy and gaming emporium to its new location, 2310 Mildred St. W., around the time the game launched. For him, the timing could not have been better. “Honestly, you can't buy advertising like this,” he said, chuckling. “We're scheduling additional events in the future. We'd like to make them kind of a regular thing. They probably will be because turnout was actually way better than we were expecting.” The line wound around the corner outside as new customers registered for the event. Many were adorned in pastelcolored Pokémon shirts, plastic shields and plushy costumes. Among the most enthusiastic were Drea and Ayu Austin, who showed up dressed as popular characters Charmander and Pikachu. “It's just fun,” said Drea, 30, of Seattle. “It's fun to get together as a community and not be so introverted.” Ayu, 25, broadcast their excursion through video streaming web site Twitch. TV. “I already live stream video games,” she said, “so this is an opportunity to get out of the house versus live-streaming at

home.” D.J. Pfeifle was also in search of Pokémon; but, as he had learned recently, sometimes those little guys come to you. A particularly elusive one recently appeared in the classroom where he works. “All the students were crowding around me as I'm trying to catch this Blastoise,” recalled Pfeifle, 18, of Tacoma. “When a rare Pokémon spawns, everyone freaks out because everyone is trying to find it. It just creates a lot of hubbub (because) you only have one shot at it, and it'll de-spawn after a while, too.” Cody Rush and friends made the trip to Geek Girls from Everett, where he has logged more than 30 kilometers of walking around and catching Pokémon since the app launched. “It's a '90s baby thing,” said Rush, 25. “We've been fans of Pokémon since it started. I used to bring Pokémon cards to my middle school, Olympic View down in Mukilteo. I'd battle with friends and stuff … but your dream is to actually go around looking for them, which is awesome.” For Rush's friend, Nichole Wilke, the game is both fun and therapeutic. “I got into it back in the '90s when the cartoon came out on Cartoon Network,” recalled the 23-year-old. “I've tried playing the games, but they were kind of hard for me.

I have autism. So when this came out, I was like ‘I've got to try this.’” It was love at first tap. “It's a Pokémon game that I can actually do,” Wilke said, “and it's getting me out and more active, which is something I need to do because I have fibromyalgia, and you need to move more and be more active in order to keep the pain level down.” Tacoman Nicole Lillie said it also helps her stay healthy. She suffers from fibromyalgia, generalized anxiety and depression. “I'm able to ambulate, so it's not a huge challenge to me. I'm just a little bit slower,” she said. “But I have a special needs child, and there are a lot of special needs people who really enjoy Pokémon and were really excited for the game but are finding it very difficult.” She often hunts at Wapato Park, where she recently saw a woman in a wheelchair playing the game with a little help. It inspired her to start the Facebook group “Pokémon Go! Special Hunters for Special Needs,” which is aimed at pairing fans who have disabilities with people who can help them get around. “It seems like I have a lot more helpers than I do people who are asking for help, just because (of) my ability to reach out to those people,” she said. “But we've had a huge response, more than I expected.” Meanwhile, others parents have embraced Pokémon Go as an excuse to spend quality time with their kids. Tacoman Patrick Green and his 8-year-old son, William, play daily when they're out walking the dog. “We've met a lot of our neighbors who I don't think we otherwise would have ever met, out there with their kids,” said Green, 37, of Tacoma. “I've met more people in the last week than I probably have in the last six months. Everywhere you go, it seems like people are out there messin' with it. It starts conversations, and we've just been havin' a lot of fun.”


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TWO STAR (ANNA) STRUCK Seattle singer-songwriter Star Anna will celebrate the release of her new album, “Light in the Window,” on Saturday, July 23, at Jazzbones. Adding support will be Carrie Akre, Chantel Renee and

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THREE (NOT) WEREWOLVES King’s Books will host a lunch event for “This is Not a Werewolf Story” by Sandra Evans. The novel’s cover is inspired by nearby Stadium High School, and staring at 7 p.m. Evans will answer questions, sign books and chronicle the long journey it took to get the book published. Evans drew inspiration for her novel from cultural sources, including the sympathetic

the Swiss Tavern with a trip to compete in the International Blues Challenge – held from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4 in Memphis – on the line. Admission Sunday is $10 at the door;

South Sound Blues Association will hold its 11th annual Back to Beale Street Blues preliminary competition at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, at Jazzbones. Competing will be Sterling Payne Band, the Randy Oxford Band, CD Woodbury Band, Rafael Tranquilino (shown) and more. The top five bands from Sunday will move on to the finals on Aug. 13 at

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY Since 1986, Ethnic Fest has celebrated the various communities that make up Tacoma; and now we know most of the lineup for this year’s event, which will take over Tacoma’s Wright Park on July 30 and 31. Performers will include Alex Duncan (shown), Maya Soleil, Tacoma Flamenco, Jacqueine M. Echols, Spirit of Ojah and more. There will also be lots of kids activities and food booths serving up mouth-watering grub, everything from curry dishes by Bombay Palace to Paleo-style dishes by Caveman Eats. Find updates online at

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Photos by Bill Bungard The sun came out for Sixth Avenue’s Art on the Ave festival on July 10, and so did a who’s who of South Sound music, including (clockwise, from top left) Abbi Neilson, Sotaria Gibson, Pig Snout, Vicci Martinez, Quincy “Q Dot” Henry and Ben Union. (We have pretty big news about talent buyer Dan Rankin on B5, by the way.) Weekly photographer Bill Bungard also dropped in on Tacoma tribute band Janis Lives at Seattle’s Columbia City Theater on July 9 (singer Sherrie Johnson, bottom left) and up-and-coming blues-rocker Samantha Fish who headlined Jazzbones the night before.

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Crafts of the Past: Native American Basketry July 23 & 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort Nisqually, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St.

DeAnn Jacobsen is a 5th generation great-granddaughter of Chief Seattle and award winning weaver. She specializes in her ancestor’s Duwamish/Suquamish traditions of cedar basketry. Jacobsen will be demonstrating cedar root coil techniques throughout the weekend. She will show guests the process of preparing cedar root and other natural materials for use in coil basketry and visitors will be able to try their hand at making cordage (rope) with natural materials of cedar and cattail. In addition, Jacobsen will present some of her cattail dolls and woven baskets. Each weekend through September a different artist will be “in-residence� at the Fort with displays and demonstrations of their work. Most will also offer visitors the opportunity to try their hand at the specific art form. Info: Crafts of the Past is sponsored by the Fort Nisqually Foundation and made possible by a grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission. It is free with paid admission.

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Dance Theatre Northwest Celebrate Summer Performance July 26, 1 p.m. Mountain View Community Center, Ste. A, 3607 122nd Ave. E., Edgewood

Dance Theatre Northwest presents a free, and open to the public, performance at the Mountain View Community Center. Dancers will be performing in a variety of styles including, classical ballet, musical theater, jazz, and contemporary. Info: JULY 2016

CLAW’s July Open Swim Art Event July 27, 7:30 p.m. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave.

Come join the Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians for a rousing game of “Win, Lose or CLAW (Against Humanity)!!� That’s right, it’s our own community involving rendition of Pictionary-type hilarity, but this time, the clues will be based on Cards Against Humanity cards! (Btw – We do NOT recommend bringing your kids to this one! Warping your children is your job, not ours!) Jul 27 at 7:30 p.m. to Jul 28 at 9:30 p.m. Info: or PHOTO COURTESY OF MUSEUM OF GLASS

LOVES ME NOT. David Willis: Daisies features the big, glass flowers caught at a point in time in which they are dropping their petals. By Dave R. Davison

Back in 2012, glass artist David Willis was an artist in residence at the Museum of Glass where he worked with the MOG hot shop team to produce a series of giant-size daises out of clear glass. Willis envisioned a forest of these oversize glass flowers as an immersive installation. Rather than being a passive object of visual contemplation, Willis was seeking to provide an experience of his art in which the viewer moves through the work as if in a natural environment. (Willis’ undergraduate work at U. C. Berkeley included a minor in conservation and resources studies, so he’s had his share of naturalistic immersion and contemplation.) Running through August, a display of Willis’ “Daisies� is on view in the Grand Hall of the Museum of Glass. A dozen of the huge, glass flowers are clustered together near the back wall of the space. Willis’ daisies are depicted at the point in which the flower is past its prime and is beginning to drop its petals. Some of the big, glass petals still cling to the disk at the top of the stalk while others litter the floor at the foot of the gently curving stems. This idea is similar to another installation that Willis did with dandelions. In that project, the dandelion flowers were shedding their airborne seeds. In addition to playing with scale, Willis seems interested in flowers that are associated with childhood games of divination: making a wish before blowing dandelion seeds into the air and plucking the petals from a daisy to determine whether “(s)he loves me, or (s)he loves me not.� There are a number of problems with the “Daisies� installation. The first is that it is not the immersive experience that Willis had in mind. The cluster of glass forms set against the wall of the busy

entry space does little to attract one’s interest or provide any kind of aesthetic experience. (In this they are the very definition of the word “wallflower.�) I realize that this display is probably meant to be a kind of sneak preview of a larger installation to come, but even if the full forest of flowers could be assembled for an immersive experience, it is hard to see how it could be anything more than a ghost of an echo of the grandiose “Mille Fiori� garden that Dale Chihuly had on display at the Tacoma Art Museum in 2003. That was a giant-flower-immersion experience in riotous color not to be forgotten. The main problem with Willis’ “Daisies,� however, is that they feel so awkward. They come across as broken merchandise. There is nothing beautiful about the flower heads with a few petals jutting out. One’s impression is that they came unstuck like the parts of cheap plastic toys and need to be glued back together. The effect is jarring. Send them back to the manufacturer for a refund. With the dandelions, the effect was more poetic because the glass dandelion seeds were hung from the ceiling so that they seem to be drifting away. The daisies, on the other hand look like they got shaken apart by an earthquake. Fortunately, this installation is just a small part of everything going on at MOG. This week will see the opening of a David Huchthausen retrospective. In the hot shop, Italian glass master Davide Salvadore will dazzle museum visitors with his glass making virtuosity. The ongoing exhibit of work by the dynamic duo of Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace is highly recommended. The “Be the Curator� exhibit is a medley of fan favorites that has some eye-catching objects. It is always worth a trip to the Thea Foss Waterway to visit MOG in its scenic location. For further information visit

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The Fortune Teller: A New Operetta July 28, 7:30 p.m. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St.

Tacoma Little Theatre is pleased to welcome back the touring company, Opera Elect, and their production of “The Fortune Teller.� Co-produced by Treasure Valley Children’s Theater, “The Fortune Teller� features a young couple, Marcus, and his pregnant wife, Helen. As Helen nears the end of her term, they both become very worried about what kind of parents they will be to their child. Tammy, Helen’s high-strung friend, suggests that they visit a fortune teller. After a brief enigmatic session with Ludmilla Lyudbotchka, Helen leaves with more questions than answers. As the story continues, she eventually gets her answers through hilarity, tears, and quite a bit of opera. The Fortune Teller was written by 18-year-old playwright phenomenon, Madelein Bowman with music by her sister Jordan Bowman. Opera Elect seeks to reinvigorate the Opera genre by making it fun and accessible to the masses. They perform new works as well as traditional ones, while cultivating and promoting young artists across the Northwest! “The Fortune Teller� will run Thursday, July 28 until Sunday, Aug. 7. Thursday-Saturday showings are at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. This show is recommended for all ages. Tickets are $10 adults or $5 for students and TLT Season Ticket Holders. Info:

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The Lakewood Asian film festival will get an early start this year. The event – held in September in 2015 – will again showcase critically acclaimed cinema that highlights various Asian cultures. The festival will run from July 30 to Aug. 1 at Lakewood Elks, 6313 75th St. W. Admission is free. “We kind of do this as a diversity event for the City of Lakewood. So we try to rotate the films to cover different countries,” said Phil Raschke of event sponsor Lakewood Arts Commission. “We have five outstanding films, and for the first time we have a film (“The Rocket”) that covers Laos. The film is an Australian film, but it was done entirely in the country of Laos. It’s about a very unusual group of people called the Montagnards (French for “mountain people”) who live in Laos and parts of Vietnam. It’s a beautiful film.”

“Anna and the King” (7 p.m., July 31): Chow YunFat and Jodie Foster star in the true story of Siam’s King Mongkut and English school teacher Anna Leonowens. “The Lover” (7 p.m., Aug. 1): Set in 1928, the story follows a French teen and an older, wealthy Chinese man who embark on a reckless affair that could ruin their lives.

This year’s Asian Film Festival will also feature a special photo exhibit, called “Saigon ‘67,” featuring the Vietnam War photography of Ed Kane, and a historic memorabilia display curated by the Philippine Scouts Historical Society. To learn more, call (253) 861-1366 or visit

Here is this year’s film schedule. “The Rocket” (2 p.m., July 30): Kim Mordaunt directs the story of a cursed Montagnard boy who embarks on a calamity-filled journey through Laos before entering a contest to build a rocket from leftover bombs to prove he’s not bad luck. “Wolf Totem” (7 p.m., July 30): Based on a novel by Jiang Rong, “Wolf Totem” tells the story of an urban student who goes to live among nomadic, Mongolian herders during China’s Cultural Revolution. “English Vinglish” (2 p.m., July 31): Indian actress Sridevi stars as a sweet tempered housewife who suffers slights from her well-educated husband and daughter because of her inability to understand English.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: MAGNIFIQUE 2016 USC Events is bringing another massive EDM event to the Gorge Amphitheatre this summer with Magnifique festival scheduled to take over the rustic Grant County venue on Sept. 17. The fun will start at 3:30 p.m. with appearances by Kaskade, Duke Dumont, Netsky, Mija, Giraffage, Branchez and Chromeo (shown). Tickets are on sale now for $73. Learn more about that and these other upcoming events at www., except for where otherwise indicated. • Fête Music Festival featuring Nas, Metro Boomin’ and more: noon July 30, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, $43 to $133. • Travis Tritt: 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Emerald Queen Casino, $35 to $85. • Chris Kattan: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 to 14, 10:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13, Tacoma Comedy Club, $17.50 to $27; • “Spanaway Island Fest” with Bruddah Waltah, Baba B. and more: 10 a.m. Aug. 13, Marymount Event Center, $15 to $20. • Josh Turner: 8:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Emerald Queen Casino, $35 to $80. • Lynyrd Skynyrd: 8 p.m. Aug. 24, Emerald Queen Casino, $60 to $135. • “I Love the ‘90s” featuring Salt N’ Pepa, Color Me Badd and more: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Tacoma Dome, $25.50 to $99.50. • Tim McGraw: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4, Washington State Fair Event Center, Puyallup, $85 to $350.

• Tom Green: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 to 17, 10:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17, Tacoma Comedy Club, $17 to $26; www.tacomacomedyclub. • Drake with Future: 7 p.m. Sept. 16, Tacoma Dome, $49.50 to $129.50. • Dolly Parton: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Showare Center, Kent, $39.50 to $125; • Art Garfunkel: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Pantages Theater, $29 to $85; • Monkeywrench: 9 p.m. Sept. 24, Jazzbones, $12 to $15; www. • Def Leppard with REO Speedwagon and Tesla: 7 p.m. Oct. 1, Tacoma Dome, $29.50 to $125. • Emo Phillips: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Tacoma Comedy Club, $20 to $25; • Alice Cooper: 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Emerald Queen Casino, $40 to $95. • Steve-O: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 to 30, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29, Tacoma Comedy Club, $22 to $30;


• Florida Georgia Line with Granger Smith and Chris Lane: 7 p.m. Nov. 11, Tacoma Dome, $37.75 to $57.75. • Julión Álvarez: 8 p.m. Nov. 18, Tacoma Dome, $63.50 to $163.50.

• Juan Gabriel: 8 p.m. Sept. 9, Tacoma Dome, $63.50 to $203.50.

• Five Finger Death Punch with Shinedown, Sixx: A.M., and As Lions: 6 p.m. Nov. 5, Tacoma Dome, $36.75 to $56.75.

• Prophets of Rage: 7 p.m. Sept. 10, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, $23 to $85.20.

• Kris Kristofferson: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Pantages Theater, $39 to $110;

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One of Sixth Avenue entertainment’s biggest players is taking his talents to South Tacoma. After years of booking bands for Jazzbones and Art on the Ave, talent buyer Dan Rankin’s next venture will be reopening the Airport Tavern Bar & Grill, a spot that’s been dark for the past couple of years at 5406 South Tacoma Way. Most recently, it was a gay-friendly tavern. Rankin, his wife Jessica and business partner Matt Church got the keys on July 14, and earlier this week Rankin outlined their vision for the new venue. He also dropped some pretty big news about a new festival he’s working on and acts that his company, Danno Presents, will bring to the Temple Theatre in the fall. Tacoma Weekly: So what are your plans for the Airport? Rankin: We’re going to take a couple of weeks here, decide how we’re going to lay it out, decide how we’re going to incorporate the theme. We’re gonna keep it the Airport because that sign outside is so iconic, and thinking about a name for your place, honestly, is the worst part of opening anywhere. (He laughs.) After we’re done with the remodel, in September, we’ll be doing some soft opening stuff with industry, friends and family coming in and judging us. Then we’re shooting to open fully to the public in October. TW: So you’ve got a lot of work cut out for you. Rankin: Yeah, but I think it’s doable. It’s not like we’re reinventing the wheel in there. It’s just shining it up and making it presentable. We’re gonna be going with soups and sandwiches and paninis and things of that nature out of the gate. We’re gonna keep it simple. TW: With your background, I’m guessing you’ll have some live music. Rankin: There’s gonna be some special things that happen in that little place that you wouldn’t normally see happen in places like that. But yes, we’re gonna be offering entertainment Thursday, Friday and Saturday. During the week we could possibly see some karaoke and trivia nights and things of that nature. TW: What’s the capacity as it stands? It’s not a huge space. Rankin: It’s 96 as it is. The way we want to do things might open it up to





AIRPORT REBOOT. New owners Matt Church and Jessica and Dan Rankin.

maybe a little more, but we’re going to keep it at around a hundred. TW: Above that, I guess you have to worry about sprinklers. Rankin: Yeah, when we were looking at places we were really considering that. Between my wife and me, we wanted to open a bigger establishment, have more people come in and have bigger bands. But we figured that it would be better for us to start off with something smaller and more manageable. TW: What is it about that area that appeals to you, and what potential do you see down there? Rankin: It wasn’t really the area that I was too concerned with. We were looking for the right space. We couldn’t find anything down on Pacific Avenue. We couldn’t find anything we liked off of Sixth Avenue. With the gentrification that’s happening around Tacoma it seems like that South Tacoma Way is gonna be the final frontier. TW: It’s affordable, and you can get in there a lot cheaper than Pacific Avenue probably. Rankin: We’ll get in there now before the gold rush happens. We’re not really banking on anything exponential happening over there, but we’re definitely excited to be a part of what’s happening or what’s gonna happen. We have a strong partnership with Real Art (the nearby all-ages club.) They’ll send us their business, and we’ll take care of their acts as much as we can. TW: How will this impact what you’re doing


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at the Temple Theatre? Rankin: The Temple Theatre is the Danno Presents side. So I’ll be working 50 percent on both businesses, you know. We’ve got a lot of really cool things. We’ve got Sir Mix-A-Lot confirmed for Halloween weekend, on Oct. 29. We’re working on Money B and Young Hump of Digital Underground supporting that. It’s looking really good that that will happen. TW: Sounds like you’ll be a busy guy this summer. Rankin: I was really worried about what would happen after my exit from Jazzbones, but I’m really surprised at how fast I rebounded and the possibilities that came about. We wrapped up with Art on the Ave being the most successful Art on the Ave in the eyes of the business district there. I’m working with (Real Art Tacoma owner Brian) Skiffington and (Stonegate Pizza owner) Jeff Call, curating something similar on South Tacoma Way for next summer. We’re just kind of throwing it around. TW: So you’re in the early stages, just spit balling. Rankin: Yeah, exactly. I’ll do something. I just want to make sure everybody’s involved. I want to make it a community event. HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (101 MIN, PG-13) Fri 7/22: 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10, Sat 7/23-Sun 7/24: 11:50 AM, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10, Mon 7/25-Thu 7/28: 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE (90 MIN, R) Fri 7/22: 2:00, 4:10, 6:20, 8:30 Sat 7/23-Sun 7/24: 11:40 AM, 2:00, 4:10, 6:20, 8:30, Mon 7/25-Thu 7/28: 2:00, 4:10, 6:20, 8:30 DOUGH (94 MIN, NR) Fri 7/22: 6:35 Sat 7/23-Sun 7/24: 11:35 AM, 1:45, 6:35, Mon 7/25: 1:45, 6:35 Tue 7/26: 1:45, Wed 7/27-Thu 7/28: 1:45, 6:35 GENIUS (104 MIN, PG-13) Fri 7/22: 2:20, 4:40 Sat 7/23-Sun 7/24: 11:55 AM, 2:20, 4:40, Mon 7/25: 2:20, 4:40 Tue 7/26: 4:40 Wed 7/27-Thu 7/28: 2:20, 4:40 SWISS ARMY MAN (95 MIN, R) Fri 7/22-Tue 7/26: 7:00, 9:15 Wed 7/27: 9:15 Thu 7/28: 7:00, 9:15 OUR KIND OF TRAITOR (107 MIN, R) Fri 7/22: 4:10, 8:55 Sat 7/23-Mon 7/25: 4:00, 8:55 Tue 7/26: 4:00 Wed 7/27-Thu 7/28: 4:00, 8:55 THE CONFIRMATION (90 MIN, PG-13) Tue 7/26: 1:45, 7:00



JAZZBONES: Tribal Order, Island Bound, 3 Little Birds (reggae) 7 p.m., $10 B SHARP COFFEE: The Frank Kohl Trio (jazz) 8 p.m., $10, AA CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m. G. DONNALSON’S: Good Vibes Trio (Latin, jazz fusion) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: The Phoenix (pop covers) 9 p.m., NC KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G’S: Fall Streak, Late September Dogs, Suite Clarity (rock) 8 p.m., $10, AA REAL ART TACOMA: WPCxRipp presents #Stop the Violence with Isaiah Thomas, Xavier Cooper and more (spoken word) noon THE SWISS: Rusty Cleavers, Stoned Evergreen Travelers, The Sawyer Family (bluegrass, country, rock) 8 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY: Kristen Key (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $16$22, 18+ early show UNCLE SAM’S: Moonshine Bandits (country, “hick-hop�) 7 p.m., $20-$30 THE VALLEY: Halcion Halo CD release, Mad Mardigan (indierock) 9 p.m., NC

SATURDAY, JULY 23 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: The Phoenix (pop covers) 9 p.m., NC

B SHARP COFFEE: The Busy Wild (alt-country, folk, rock) 8 p.m., $5, AA DOYLE’S: Whitney MongÊ (alternative soul) 10 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: Jared Hall (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES: Star Anna, Jeanlizabeth, Carrie Akre, Chantel Renee (rock, blues, folk, country) 9 p.m., $7-$10 JOHNNY’S DOCK: Still Got It Band (rock) 5 p.m., AA KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G’S: Dedset, Hail the Pilot, The Whole Bolivian Army (rock, alternative) 8 p.m., $10, AA REAL ART TACOMA: Slapface Records presents a.k.a. Frank (hip-hop) 7 p.m., $20-$25, AA THE SPAR: British Racing Green (rock) 8 p.m., NC THE SWISS: The Social Network (pop covers) 9 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY: Kristen Key (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $16$22, 18+ early show UNCLE SAM’S: SOB Band (blues) 8 p.m. THE VALLEY: Etchings, Videlicet, Double Creature (indie-rock, garage-rock) 8:30 p.m., NC

NEW FRONTIER: Bluegrass Sunday, 3 p.m., NC THE SPAR: Stick Shift Annie and the Fugitives (blues) 7 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: The Dope Show (comedy) 8 p.m., $10-$16, 18+

MONDAY, JULY 25 DAWSON’S: Heather Jones and the Groove Masters (R&B, soul, funk) 8 p.m., NC

G. DONNALSON’S: G’s showcase with Brian Feist (blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES: Rockaroke (live band karaoke) 7 p.m., NC THE SWISS: Chuck Gay (open mic) 7 p.m., NC


ANTIQUE SANDWICH CO.: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3, 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 G. DONNALSON’S: G’s showcase with Brian Feist (blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES: Ha Ha Tuesday (comedy) 8:30 p.m., $5 NORTHERN PACIFIC: Stingy Brim Slim (blues) 7 p.m., NC, AA ROCK THE DOCK: Dustin Lefferty (open mic) 8 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (open mic) 8 p.m., NC

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Comedy open mic, 8 p.m., NC, 18+

DAWSON’S: Linda Myers Band (R&B, blues, jazz) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: James Haye (blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA HARMON TAPROOM: Open mic with Steve Stefanowicz, 7 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Hempstalk talent search (rock) 8 p.m., $5 NEW FRONTIER: Open mic, 8 p.m., NC NORTHERN PACIFIC: Open mic, 7:30 p.m., NC, AA OLD TOWN PARK: Kareem Kandi Band (jazz) 6:30 p.m., NC, AA STONEGATE: Dave Nichols’ Hump Day Jam, 8:30 p.m., NC TOWER BAR & GRILL: Michelle Beaudry (jazz guitar) 4:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, JULY 28 REAL ART TACOMA: Burn Burn Burn, Whatever That Means, Ten Pole Drunk, Tigerhawk (punk) 7 p.m., $8, AA

SUNDAY, JULY 24 JAZZBONES: International Blues Challenge preliminary with CD Woodbury Band, Groovy Voodoo, Brian Lee and the Orbiters and more (blues) 3 p.m., $10 DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: Blues, gospel and more, 7 p.m., NC, AA JOHNNY’S DOCK: Rock N’ Roll Magic (rock) 5 p.m., NC

ANTHEM COFFEE: Live Roots (open mic) 5 p.m., NC, AA CULTURA: Ladies Night Out (hip-hop DJ) 10 p.m. DAWSON’S: The Billy Shew Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: Kareem Kandi Band (jazz) 8 p.m., NC,AA JAZZBONES: Carina CD release, Chloe Henery (pop, blues, soul) 7 p.m., $13 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Tyler Beoh (comedy) 8 p.m., $10$16, 18+ TACOMA ELKS: Black Velvet (classic rock, blues) 7:30 p.m., $6-$10

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Saturday, July 30: 2 p.m. “The Rocket�, Australia-Laos, Subtitles, PG-17, Young, cursed Montagnard boy enters contest to a build rocket using leftover American bombs (sleeping tigers). An international sensation and “Rotten Tomato� favorite! Saturday, July 30: 7 p.m. “Wolf Totem�, China, Subtitles, PG 13, Breathtaking story of Mongolian herdsmen, marauding wolves, advancing civilization. “Majestic�, J. Ross. Sunday, July 31: 2 p.m. “English - Vinglish�, India, PG-13, Sridevi triumphs as a nonEnglish speaking woman visiting New York. Superb, “if you only see two films this year, see EnglishVinglish twice!� SJ. Sunday, July 31: 7 p.m. “Anna and the King�, U.S.-Thai, PG 13, Spectacular true-life story of Siam King Mongkut and English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens. A masterpiece filled with high adventure and intrigue. RR. Stars Chow Yun Fat and Jodie Foster. Monday, August 1: 7 p.m. “The Lover�, French-Vietnamese, PG-18, Teenage French girl begins an affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1928 Saigon. Smoldering film of M. Duras’s bestselling novel. Stars Jane Marsh and Chinese sensation Tony Leung. Five Absolutely Amazing Films Special “Saigon 67� Photographic Exhibit Plus ArtsFest and Philippine Scouts Displays Lakewood Elks, 6313 75th St. W., Lakewood (off Bridgeport). Concession stand open, air conditioned, free parking. Info: 253-861-1366. Some subtitles, seating first come basis. Sponsors: Casa Mia, Clover Park Rotary, The RAM, Tacoma-Pierce Crime Stoppers.

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TW PICK: ‘THE FORTUNE TELLER’ Opens Thurs., July 28, 7:30 p.m. Fri., July 29, 7:30 p.m. Sat., July 30, 7:30 p.m. Sun., July 31, 2 p.m. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma

Tacoma Little Theatre welcomes back the touring company, Opera Elect, and their production of “The Fortune Teller.” Co-produced by Treasure Valley Children’s Theater, “The Fortune Teller” features a young couple, Marcus, and his pregnant wife, Helen. As Helen nears the end of her term, they both become very worried about what kind of parents they will be to their child. Tammy, Helen’s high-strung friend, suggests that they visit a fortune teller. After a brief and enigmatic session with Ludmilla Lyudbotchka, Helen leaves with more questions than answers. As the story continues, she eventually gets her answers through hilarity, tears, and quite a bit of opera. “The Fortune Teller” plays through Aug. 7. Thursday-Saturday showings are at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. This show is recommended for all ages. Price: Tickets $10 adults, or $5 students and TLT Season Ticket Holders. Info: orthe Box Office at (253) 2722281. Group rates are available for 10 or more. ‘MARY POPPINS’ Fri., July 22, 8 p.m. Sat., July 23, 8 p.m. Sun., July 24, 2 p.m. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave. Loved by children and adults alike, TMP’s production of “Mary Poppins” is a must-see – and hear considering all the great songs including “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cheree,” and all the rest. Price: $22-$31. Info: (253) 565-6867 DAN DUVAL GOOD VIBES TRIO Fri., July 22, 7:30 p.m. G. Donnalson’s, 3814 N. 26th St. Good Vibes Trio at G. Donnalson’s. Featuring vibraphone,

sax and bass the trio performs a mix of jazz and blues with a bit of swing, plenty of Latin and some bebop as well. Price: Free. Info: (253) 761-8015 OPEN MIC NIGHT AT FORREY’S FORZA Fri., July 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) 301-3925 FINDING FAMILY Fri., July 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children’s Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave. This photographic exhibition by a senior at the Tacoma

School of the Arts explores the different adoption experience of six families. Price: Donations accepted. Info: (253) 627-6031 2016 UW TACOMA SUMMER SOIREE Sat., July 23, 6:30 p.m. University of WashingtonTacoma, 1918 Pacific Ave. Join UW Tacoma for live music and great food. This progressive dinner on the Prairie Line Trail features a prix fixe menu by restaurateur Gordon Naccarato and Executive Chef Alexander Anton. Price: $200. Info: (253) 692-5753

ROBERTO THE MAGNIFICENT Sat., July 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Anna Lemon Wheelock Library, 3722 N. 26th St. Captivating audiences for more than two decades, Roberto the Magnificent is recognized as one of the nation’s most unique variety acts performing throughout the USA. Ages: All ages. Price: Free. Info: (253) 617-7811 BILINGUAL BLOCK PLAY Sat., July 23, 10 a.m. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S. Build with blocks and enjoy stories in English and Spanish. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3304 MIXED MEDIA EXPLORATIONS Sun., July 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children’s Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave. Encounter a variety of media and materials and revel in the messy creativity of Becka’s Studio latest installation. Discover the nuances of color, texture, movement, line and space. Price: Donations accepted. Info: (253) 627-6031

Promote your community event, class, meeting, concert, art exhibit or theater production by e-mailing or calling (253) 922-5317.

FUCHSIA DISPLAY GARDEN Mon., July 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St. The Pacific Northwest has one of the finest climates for growing a large variety of fuchsias. Display gardens help to convey the beautiful varieties of fuchsias that can grow in your yard. Price: Free. Info: (253) 305-1000

LAST LEAF PRODUCTIONS: ‘ALICE IN WONDERLAND’ Wed., July 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S. An interactive theatre production of “Alice in Wonderland” that focuses on what happens when you only eat sweets and sugary foods. Ages: 4 and over. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3304

G. DONNALSON’S SHOWCASE Mon., July 25, 7:30-11 p.m. G. Donnalson’s, 3814 N. 26th St. A variety of jazz and blues artists will perform as the restaurant expands its musical schedule. Price: Free. Info: (253) 761-8015

OPEN AIR MARKET AND PETTING ZOO Wed., July 27, 2-6 p.m. Weatherly Inn, 6016 N. Highlands Pkwy. Stop by the Weatherly Inn for this Second Annual Open Air Market. This event supports the Alzheimer’s Association. Info: (253) 752-8550. Price: Free

ARGENTINE TANGO BEGINNERS CLASS Tues., July 26, 6:30-7:30 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

CAPITOL VOLKSSPORT CLUB DOWNTOWN TACOMA WALK Thurs., July 28, 9 a.m. The Spar, 2121 N. 30th St. This 11K walk, up gradual hills and a couple of very short steep hills, will bring you past many of Tacoma’s famous and historical sites, including three museums and the train station. Price: Free. Info: (253) 627-8215 MICHAEL ALBERT ART SHOW Thurs., July 28, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S. Michael Albert is a New York artist who for over a decade has been creating his singular form of pop art known as “cerealism.” Utilizing recycled packaging from food items, candy and other mass consumables, Albert fashions them into text-based works. Price: Free. Info: (253) 2922001

EL PASO CHIHUAHUAS AT TACOMA RAINIERS Tues., July 26, 7:03 p.m. Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St. The Rainiers meet the El Paso Chihuahuas for a four-day series, including one doubleheader in this Pacific Coast League contest. The start time for the second game on June 28 is approximate. Price: $7.50-$11.50, not including Ticketmaster fees. Info: (253) 752-7707

For more details on these events and many more, visit and click on the “Calendar” link. ARIES (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19) In theory, you have the ability to channel your attention and get ahead of the game, but with this week’s Full Moon, you may find that when it comes right down to it, you feel restless and can’t quite concentrate as much as you’d like. Although you want to focus on just one thing, many options grab your attention. Once the Sun edges into Leo, leisure plans may override everything else. You might as well kick back and have fun. TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20) A purchasing decision may be in the cards this week, especially if you’re considering making changes to your home, holding a celebration, or improving your yard. The thrill of adventure could be on your mind, too, as the Full Moon encourages you to consider how nice it would be to get away. If you’ve felt pressured by various events recently, a quick break could be very tempting. The Sun in your home zone as of Friday encourages a family vibe.

LIBRA (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22) Plans and projects will involve teamwork, perhaps when a group you belong to convenes this week, even though you may have your doubts. Much can be achieved with some focus. A Full Moon in your home zone on Tuesday could be the reason that feelings run high among family members. Avoid making any decisions for a few days. Things should calm down by that time. The Sun in your social sector from Friday indicates an upbeat few weeks ahead. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Get used to the limelight, because you may find yourself the center of attention once the Sun moves into the topmost sector of your chart on Friday. The Full Moon is in your communication sector on Tuesday, so be careful what you say. If you’ve been feeling emotional, you might upset someone. Adopting a tactful approach could sidestep this. In addition, an opportunity to help boost your finances may show up.

GEMINI (May 21 – Jun. 20) Working constructively with others could mean you accomplish much more than usual, and this week looks helpful for doing just that. A Full Moon on Tuesday could put you in the mood to spend, making you less careful with your money than you would normally be. Think before purchasing any big-ticket items. If you can’t resist, be sure to keep the receipts and paperwork. The Sun’s move into Leo on Friday could enhance creative thinking.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Don’t refrain from doing anything that could expand your horizons. It’s natural to be cautious when embracing change. Saturn has been in your sign for a while now, so you may feel a little more nervous than usual about entering new terrain. This week, an opportunity that’s too good to miss might involve leaving your comfort zone. If you’re nervous, think baby steps. Finally, a Full Moon in your money zone could encourage a spending spree.

CANCER (Jun. 21 – Jul. 22) Time management could be of the utmost importance this week, enabling you to get much more done than you might normally. If you find this way of working useful, you might want to keep it up. Tuesday’s Full Moon in your sector of relating could spotlight a relationship and associated feelings. If you and another are currently dealing with an issue, this is when it could come to a head. Avoid doing or saying anything you might regret later.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) This could be a week when you feel naturally inclined to resolve an issue that has bugged you for some time. Perhaps it’s been subtly holding you back and you may not have had much opportunity to deal with that. Over the days ahead, a concerted effort can help you unpick the various threads and get to the heart of the matter. In addition, a Full Moon in your sign could coincide with the completion of a key project.

LEO (Jul. 23 – Aug. 22) This could be a very constructive week for you, particularly if you’re working on a creative project or want to get a business idea off to a great start. Regarding romance, though, it might not be so positive. Saturn’s energy suggests that a date or outing could be a little restrained. The Full Moon on Tuesday could see you getting irritated at work, but your vitality and joie de vivre should return once the Sun enters your sign on Friday.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Tuesday’s Full Moon might best be handled by reducing your schedule early in the week. If you can take some time out, you’ll find that relaxing and recharging leave you feeling more energized and upbeat. Avoid tackling complex tasks if you can. On another note, friends may be around to help you with a project. A more formal event could bring some fabulous opportunities your way, so it might be worth going even if you have doubts.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22) A little quiet time may be all that’s needed to enable you to resolve an issue linked with home or family matters. Perhaps the opportunity to get a little distance from it can give you a fresh perspective. Tuesday’s Full Moon could see you in the mood for some fun and perhaps a sizzling date night. Take it to the max and enjoy every moment. You may find your creative inspiration peaks once the Sun enters your spiritual sector.

PISCES (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20) The more creative and communicative you are this week, the more you’ll impress those in high places. You may find that you can forge ahead with a plan in a way that is very pleasing. With a little bit of focus and charm, obstacles can vanish, clearing the way ahead for success. The Full Moon on Tuesday can be excellent for a party or other celebration, even if it does turn out to be boisterous. There’s certainly fun to be had!















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NO. PUY-CS-CS-2005-0560 Summons in a civil action And notice of hearing IN THE PUYALLUP TRIBAL COURT PUYALLUP INDIAN RESERVATION TACOMA, WASHINGTON Rhea Miller Petitioner, v. Vernadine John-LaPointe Respondent, The petitioner filed a child support (civil) action against you in the above named court. In order to defend yourself, you must file an answer by stating your defense in writing and filing it with the court and serving a copy on the petitioner within twenty (20) days after the day you received notice of this hearing.

ABANDONED VEHICLE SALE Fife Towing, Fife Recovery Service & NW Towing, at 1313 34th Ave E, Fife on 7/25/2016. 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

If you fail to respond, a DEFAULT JUDGMENT may be entered against you without further notice to you. A default judgment is a judgment granted the Petitioner for what has been asked in the Petition. This Summons in issued pursuant to Section 7.24.090(4.08.100) of the Puyallup Parental Responsibility Act. NOTICE OF HEARING: A hearing on the petition is set for August 31st, 2016 at 9:00 am at the Puyallup Tribal Court. FAILURE TO APPEAR/ COMPLY. Respondent is hereby advised that: 1. If a Respondent fails to appear at any hearing on this matter, including continued hearings and review hearings, the Court may enter a default judgment granting the relief sought in the petition. 2. If a Respondent fails to appear or fails to comply with an order of this Court, the Court may hold the Respondent in contempt of court and a bench warrant may issued. Dated July 13th, 2016 Kasandra Gutierrez Clerk of the Court Puyallup Tribal Court 1451 East 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404 (253) 680-5585 TO: Rosalee Cayou Case Style: CUSTODY Case Number: PUY-CV-CUST-2016-0085 Nature of Case: CUSTODY 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. An INITIAL Hearing is scheduled at the abovenamed Court on September 20TH, 2016, at 1:30 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: BRIAN CASTILLO Case Style: CUSTODY Case Number: PUY-CV-CUST-2016-0058 Nature of Case: CUSTODY 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. An Initial Hearing is scheduled at the above-named Court on 09/13/16 at 1:30 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.

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VOLUNTEERS Make Time , Make Connections: Hospice Volunteers Needed CHI Franciscan Hospice and Palliative care is looking for compassionate people interested in honoring those near the end of their life. We are committed in our program to celebrate and support people’s lives all the way until they die. Volunteers can help by taking time to listen to life stories, make phone calls, support a tired caregiver, play someone’s favorite music, run errands, welcome people to our hospice facility, or just hold someone’s hand. Our next training starts Saturday, September 10th at Hospice House. Training includes flexible web-based material along with class room instruction. To learn more and to get started call us toll free at 1-855-534-7050 or email us at Volunteer meals on Wheels Driver Seeking a volunteer Meals on Wheels Driver. Delivers frozen meals once a week in the Pierce County area, mileage reimbursement. Must have a clean background check, WA driver’s license, car insurance and food handlers card. Call front desk for more info: 253272-8433 Clowns and Singers Wanted 2 Seniors, (male or female) who have talent as a Clown or Sing Harmony. If you have either of these talents and want to have fun and are interested in Volunteering to perform with me

at my shows that I do at Senior Retirement & Community homes then Please call me for more details, Don at 816-313-7831 during daylight hours. 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/follow-up, 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) 383-3951 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 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)-383-3951 or for more information.

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)722-5686. 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 Needed- 9:00 am2:00 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 info@ nwfurniturebank. org or call 253-3023868.

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 www. southsoundoutreach. org.

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.

Join us in changing lives! Changing Rein Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies, a nonprofit, offers equine assisted services to differentlyabled 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 253-5364494 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, 253-5711811. 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 253-5711811

VOLUNTEERS 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 agencyplanned activity. For more information, visit or call 206.763.9060. INTERVIEWEES FOR A NONPROFIT 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 253858-2445 for scheduling a meeting. The filming is free, but donations are appreciated to help the project continue. Knitters and Crocheters Loving Hearts is a charitable knitting and crocheting group comprised of community volunteers. We make hats for chemo patients and the backpack program for children, baby items, blankets, wheelchair/ walker bags and fingerless gloves for Veterans. We meet in Gig Harbor on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and again on third Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Located at the WayPoint Church, 12719 134th Ave KPN, Gig

Harbor, WA 98329. We also have a Fife meeting on the third Thursday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Ardena Gale Mobile Park, 4821 70th Ave East, Fife. For more information please email Cynthia at lovingheartsonkp@aol. com or call Virginia at 253-884-9619. Brighten the day of a senior with Alzheimer’s! Volunteer an hour or two visiting with a resident at Hearthside Manor in University Place. Please contact 253-460-3330 or Coalition: HUMANE, a spay and neuter clinic, seeks volunteers. For details visit: www. or call 253.627-7729 HOST AN EXCHANGE STUDENT/HOST FAMILIES NEEDED Make international friendships and create memories to last a lifetime. Host a high school foreign exchange student with EF Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Students are fully insured and bring their own spending money: host families (single, married, retired, etc.) provide room, board, and a caring environment. For more information call: toll-free: 1-800-447-4273 EF FOUNDATION FOR FOREIGN STUDY Puget Creek Restoration Society Puget Creek Restoration Society requests volunteers to help plant native plants, eradicate invasive plants, do trail work, monitor streams and help in our office. (253) 779-8890 or pcrs@pugetcreek. org.. More Info: www. Would you be interested in being a docent at the Fife History Museum? We would like to hear from you! Come to the museum on Saturday between noon and 5 or on Sunday between 1 and 4. Visit with the docent on duty to learn more. The museum is located at 2820 54th Avenue East—across the street from Columbia Junior High School. (253) 896.4710 Your St Vincent de Paul thrift stores in the Puyallup and Tacoma area need volunteer help. Please call the volunteer coordinator at 253-4740519 ext. 1117 or dsmith@svdptacoma. org to find out how you can help us in our mission of helping others.

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BUSINESSES OPPORTUNITIES COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS FOR SALE/LEASE POPULAR, WELL ESTABLISHED, VERY PROFITABLE EATERY, with Beer, Growlers, Wine & Liquor. Asking price $375,000. 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. LONGTIME ESTABLISHED POPULAR RESTR./ Huge reduction LOUNGE Business for sale. $149,000 & size, 4,100 sq. ft. SAME OWNER: BARTENDING ACADEMY OF TACOMA, Since 1959, Very profitable, Training provided.

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