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deVeloPment. Global real estate investment trust Prologis is in the early stages of planning a warehouse complex of up to 1.7 million square feet on a

site directly at the Tacoma and Fife city limits, raising concerns among nearby residents. The company is a major developer of warehouse and commercial spaces in Puget Sound, including about 2 million square feet of space in Fife. Here, Prologis Vice President of West Region Development Dan Letter (at left) encourages residents to speak their minds on the proposed project. “We are proud of what we do, but we are also proud to be good neighbors,” he said. By Matt Nagle and Steve Dunkelberger


ne of the last large swaths of undeveloped land on the Tacoma tideflats is being considered for a warehouse complex that could span up to 1.7 million square feet on 78.5 acres of land at the city line between Tacoma and Fife. The Port of Tacoma Commission signed a 50-year lease with global real estate investment trust Prologis for the site earlier this summer. Prologis has $52.6 billion in total assets under its management that includes 594 million square feet of development spanning 2,900 industrial properties in 21 countries around the world. The development, located north of 12th Street East (east of 46th Avenue East) will

be on Port of Tacoma property within the City of Tacoma, but Fife residents on the other side of 12th Street East aren’t happy with the idea of added trucks driving down their residential street or the associated noise of such a massive complex. No permits have been submitted, and the development has to still undergo a series of environmental and traffic reviews that are expected in the coming months. Those reviews will have their own public hearing processes. “We have not submitted any applications yet because the intent is to get feedback, work with the cities (Tacoma and Fife), the Port and then submit our environmental application. There are no hard and fast dates, because we want to get all the feedback,” said Dan Letter, Prologis Vice President of West Region Development.

As plans sit now, however, the San Francisco-based firm will build up to 1.7 million square feet of yet-to-be determined warehouse, commercial and light industrial operations in four buildings at 5200 12th St. E. One proposed building would span 1.1 million square feet, another would total 227,000 square feet, another would have 185,000 square feet and the last building will cover 201,000 square feet. As of yet, what will go into these buildings has not been decided. “We don’t have any tenants in tow for any of this,” Letter said, noting that Prologis tenants typically range from manufacturers to distributors and, in this case, to ancillary uses for the Port. Port officials had been talking and preparing the land for years while they courted potential developers to lease the space. The

port will receive $2.1 million a year under the lease with Prologis, which manages 15 million square feet of commercial spaces in Puget Sound, including about 2 million square feet in Fife on 20th Street East. “The City of Fife and the Port of Tacoma have been working on this for a long time,” City of Fife Community Development Director Steven Friddle said. The development involves the City of Tacoma handling the permitting process, the Port of Tacoma overseeing the environmental review and Fife handling the widening of 12th Street East from two lanes to three lanes to allow for easier traffic flows. Sidewalks on the residential side, undergrounding of power lines and landscaping along 12th are also in the works to shift the road from being

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eradicate. While Cheney Stadium normally hosts the Rainiers, on Sept. 12, it will host citizens dedicated to battling HIV/AIDS.

Pierce county AiDS FounDAtion PrePAreS For AnnuAl enD AiDS WAlk By Derek Shuck

One of the area’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising events will rocket into its 24th year when the annual End AIDS Walk takes place on Sept.12 at Cheney Stadium, and the Pierce County AIDS Foundation is hoping to make the event its biggest fundraiser yet. “The main concept is to raise money

for our program,” Development and Communication Director for the Pierce County AIDS Foundation Jill Rose said. PCAF’s goal is to raise $75,000 in donations. The foundation gets a lot of its funds through grants which, while helpful, have to be used in very specific ways. Donations mean the foundation can examine and analyze where funds are needed and distribute them appropriately



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The future of the city-owned Click! Cable Network won’t likely come down to a simple look at the dollars and cents on an accountant’s ledger because those numbers seem clear. Leasing the system to a private company that would then provide cable, phone and Internet services on it pencils out fastest and has the least financial risk. But there is more to managing a public asset than ledger columns such as economic development potential and public need for Internet as part of community involvement. “It’s much bigger than a balance sheet,” Mayor Marilyn Strickland said Tuesday at a joint study session between the City Council and the Tacoma Public Utilities Board. Click! was created some 15 years ago as a way to fully use a $200 million fiber optic web that networked through the city as a way to better read utility meters. That metering network was never created and the projected 30,000 customers needed to make the cable and Internet system self sufficient never materialized, leading to Tacoma Power to cover the “paper loss” internally at a cost of about $7 million a year that averages about 3 percent of the bill for Tacoma Power


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the Tacoma Public Utilities Board held yet another joint session to discuss the latest round of financial outlooks for the city-owned Click! Network, which could include everything from expanding to full service to leasing it out.

customers. Reconfiguring the costs tied to how much Tacoma uses the network of governmental and utility work versus Click’s customers would save about $1 million through internal accounting shuffling within Tacoma Public Utilities. That prompted discussions years ago about how best to manage Click! in the future. During those talks, Wave Broadband, and later

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17th and Fawcett Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the residents know it. During the past couple of years, the city has acknowledged this issue by spending millions of dollars in major arterial repairs with the council’s “pothole initiative.� In 2010, routine maintenance by Tacoma’s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of roads riddled with holes, and continue those efforts. While that may sound like a lot of ground, new holes pop up – or return – each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma. With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the city’s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Town’s most unnerving attributes. Help the Pothole Pig by e-mailing your worst pothole suggestions to Potholes in need of repair can be reported to the City of Tacoma by calling (253) 591-5495.

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Bulletin Board DARNEILLE NAMED stAtE LEGIsLAtOR OF tHE YEAR The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Washington has named Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, as a 2015 Washington Legislator of the Year for her continued advocacy to improve mental health services on behalf of those living with mental illness and their families. “It is a great honor to receive this recognition,â€? said Darneille. “NAMI has been one of my best partners in understanding the importance and advocating for increased access to mental health services and treatment in our state. These services are not a single issue, and many times, there are other factors at play for those with mental illness that must not be ignored. As the ranking Democrat on the Senate Human Services, Mental Health & Housing Committee, and as a member of the Law & Justice Committee, I see many opportunities to enact positive policy change and where we can make investments in order to improve our state’s human services and mental health systems." Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, one of Darneille’s seat mates in the House of Representatives, also received the honor. “One of NAMI’s top priorities this session, the assisted outpatient treatment bill, was spearheaded by Sen. Jeannie Darneille in the Senate, and Rep. Laurie Jinkins in the House,â€? said Lauren Simonds, executive director of NAMI Washington. “Both of these lawmakers are ardent champions in Pierce County and the state for improving the lives of individuals affected by mental illness and their families. It is NAMI’s great honor to recognize them for their work.â€? During the 2015 Legislative Session, a number of critical mental health bills were passed and significant investments were funded in the state Operating Budget. The increases in funding and policy updates will help improve mental health services and treatment options in Washington state. “Legislation passed this year builds on the continuum of work that we’ve done to address mental health in our state,â€? said Darneille. “In 2014, I was the prime sponsor of legislation that is working to integrate mental health, chemical dependency, and health care services. We continue to have much work to accomplish in order to meet the 2016 and 2020 deadlines set forth in that bill.â€? NAMI Washington has been working since 1979 to offer education, support, advocacy, and hope backed by research and data to individuals and families affected by mental illness. There are 22 local NAMI Washington affiliates that serve communities statewide. sPORtCO tHEFt sUsPECt WINs APPEAL One of the eight men convicted for being connected with the 2011 burglary of Sportco that involved the theft of some 40 guns has won an appeal of his conviction under the state’s “three strikes, you’re out lawâ€? that landed him a mandatory life sentence. Soeun Sun appealed his conviction on the grounds that he was never notified that prosecutors sought a felony conviction to trigger the mandatory sentence and that Fife police lacked enough evidence to search his car and house. Washington’s Court of Appeals reversed Sun’s conviction, sending it back Pierce County Superior Court for review of the case now that the bulk of the evidence against Sun was deemed unusable. Appeals judges ruled the police didn’t have enough evidence Sun was involved in the theft prior to the search of the car and house. The case against Sun stems from a break-in at the Fife sporting goods store, when at least two burglars broke a glass window and stole 40 pistols and rifles. One of the men was seen on security cameras wearing a Santa hat. Sun was seen driving a car suspected in the case and was stopped and search by police. They found one of the guns in the car’s trunk, which then prompted a search of Sun’s house, where they also found another of the stolen weapons. Sun was convicted of six felonies in 2013, including first-degree burglary, a charge that triggers the “three strikesâ€? sentencing. Sun has previous convictions for felony burglary and assault. All totaled, eight men were convicted in the scheme to steal the guns and sell them around the state. Only a handful of the guns have been recovered; one was reportedly used in a crime in Connecticut. (Steve Dunkelberger) ‘EYEs OF tHE tOtEM’ RE-PREMIEREs sEPt. 17-20 Team Totem – in conjunction with Tacoma Historical Society, the City of Tacoma, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, and other local partners – is presenting the “Eyes of the Totemâ€? Grand Re-premiere Weekend Sept. 17-20. Lost since 1927, residents are invited to celebrate the film’s return to Tacoma at these scheduled events: • Willow Frost, H.C. Weaver & Me - An Evening with author Jamie Ford: Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Tacoma Public Library (1102 Tacoma Ave. S.) • Re-Premiere of H.C. Weaver Production’s “Eyes of the Totem,â€? Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the Rialto Theater (310 S. 9th St.) • Eyes of the Totem Reception - 1920s Speakeasy and Washington State History Museum Gold Rush Exhibits: Friday, Sept. 18, from 6 p.m. to midnight at Tacoma’s Historic Pythian Temple (924 1/2 Broadway). Enter through Court C and give the password “H.C. Weaver sent me!â€? 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APPLICANts NEEDED FOR CItIZEN POLICE ADVIsORY COMMIttEE Tacoma City Council is looking to fill six positions on the Citizen Police Advisory Committee. The Citizen Police Advisory Committee is an advisory panel to the City Council as it pertains to Tacoma Police Department policy. Members of the Citizen Police Advisory Committee are recommended by the Public Safety, Human Services, and Education Committee and appointed by the City Council. The Committee consists of 11 members – one member from each City Council District, five members from the general community and one youth member. The membership term is three years (one year for youth), and will include no less than 40 percent of its members to be individuals representing traditionally underrepresented communities. The Committee is responsible for conducting policy review, reviewing trends in complaint investigation and statistical reports, and engaging in community outreach. Qualified applicants will be screened by a criminal background check and must: be a registered voter, have lived in Tacoma for at least two years immediately before applying, not hold any other elective public office, not currently serve as a member of the Tacoma Police Department, or be an immediate family member of a department employee. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color and immigrants are encouraged to apply. Additional information is available online at www. committee or by calling India Adams at or (253) 591-5142. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Wednesday, Sept. 9. More information on how to apply, including the option of applying online, is available at or by contacting Amanda Punsalan at (253) 591-5178, servetacoma@, or the City Clerk's Office, Room 11, Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.



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ROACH ANNOUNCEs RUN FOR COUNtY COUNCIL State Sen. Pam Roach has announced that she will be campaigning to succeed outgoing two-term Councilwoman Joyce McDonald (R-2nd District) on the Pierce County Council. Roach touts her experience in county government operations as one of her strongest qualifications for County Council. “I served as Chief-of-Staff for King County’s conservative Councilmember Kent Pullen for 14 years,� Roach continued, “I gained hands-on experience in county government.� As Chair of the Senate Government Operations and Security Committee Roach has purview over all issues related to city and county government. “I will continue to work for open government, fiscal accountability and better county services,� said Roach. Roach was deemed the most effective lawmaker according to the Sunlight Foundation and the most bipartisan of all 147 legislators in Washington. She was elected by her colleagues President Pro Tempore of the State Senate in January. “I’m looking forward to meeting people at the door and helping them on county issues,� Roach said. For more information, call Sen. Roach at (206) 7431029 or send her an e-mail at

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It’s been three weeks since a Puyallup woman gave birth to a little boy cops say is meth addicted. Myra Aguilar has been on the run with him ever since. Now, her DAVID ROSE family is pleading with her to give herself up. “She didn’t want them (authorities) to know she was pregnant,” Pamela Aguilar said of her daughter. “She didn’t want them to say okay, you’re pregnant, and try to figure out her due date because she was afraid that they were gonna take the baby. I would like to ask her to please call a hospital to end this thing before it gets any worse.” The 31-year-old daughter gave birth to a baby boy on Aug. 9. Investigators say Aguilar has been on the run since and they’re worried about the baby’s condition. "Not only did she continue to consume meth while she was pregnant, when the baby was born she refused to get medical treatment," Pierce County prosecutor Mark Lindquist said. "This infant desperately needs medical care." Prosecutors say the state took away

another one of her children born addicted to methadone in 2011. She refused to disclose the due date of the new baby. Aguilar's roommate told investigators the baby had blue lips and refused to eat just after delivery. The roommate says Aguilar refused to go to the hospital, saying Child Protective Services would get her baby over her dead body. The roommate said Aguilar used meth throughout her pregnancy and was using it when she was breastfeeding. Aguilar's family is hoping she'll hear the


REINVENTING OUR CITY – GREEN Proctor Farmers Market holds fifth annual Green Day

How do you create a green city? That’s the question Proctor Farmers’ Market’s annual Green Day will aim to answer this Sept. 12, when a group of local experts join the market to talk with patrons about the many ways we can incorporate nature into our city. Although we tend to think in terms of the natural versus the urban environment, with the city displacing or disrupting nature, these experts will show us all the ways our homes, yards, streets and buildings can actually carry on the work of the natural world. One significant natural feature that will be focused on: rain! While few of us spare much thought for the concrete and asphalt covering much of the city, they have a big impact on water quality. About 50 percent of rainwater filters through the soil in

natural landscapes; but in urban environments, it’s only about 15 percent. Rainwater runs across our impermeable streets, roofs, and driveways, picking up oil, grease and other pollutants, then flowing down storm drains to deliver its toxic load to local waterways and Puget Sound. Shauna Hansen from the City of Tacoma’s Center for Urban Waters will be demonstrating different options to let “the rain soak in,” such as installing permeable paving and creating rain gardens. She’ll also have information on Pierce Conservation District’s Depave Program, which helps communities organize to restore and re-vegetate paved areas. Troy Armstrong, Armstrong Roofing, will discuss another method for reducing storm-water runoff – green roofs. And Dan Borba, Down to Earth

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message and do the right thing, because – as they say – her life isn't the only one she's risking. Police say the newborn could also be with his father, Levi Taylor, who is a convicted sex offender with warrants out for his arrest. Aguilar's family believes that she could be hiding in the woods in Washington or somewhere in California. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING Marteze Ravoine Clair, 28, was sentenced on Aug. 28 to 20 years in prison for prostituting underage girls. In July, he pleaded guilty to human trafficking in the second degree and three counts of promoting prostitution in the second degree. Clair worked as a pimp, posting prostitution ads on in an attempt to sell women and underage girls for sex. “Street gangs are moving into pimping to supplement their drug sales,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “We are vigorously prosecuting these cases – particularly those involving underage girls. Eliminating human trafficking is one of the goals of our gang unit and our office.” During a seven-month period, beginning in November 2013, Clair posted 226 prostitution ads on, promoting the services of multiple women and girls. Clair pocketed the money that the victims earned during each sexual encounter. The girls were given drugs and threatened with violence. According to law enforcement, Clair is a well-known East Side Piru gang member.

A man wasn’t quite happy with his purchase from a Tacoma Mall Boulevard hardware store and decided to take matters into his own hands on Aug. 26. The man entered the store, immediately grabbed a drill and tried to leave without paying for it. He was stopped by loss prevention and police quickly arrived on the scene. When asked why he attempted to steal the drill, the man claimed he was frustrated because he was sold the same drill from the store last month and it didn’t work. Since he didn’t have the receipt, he figured the next best thing would just be to take another one. The police officer didn’t agree with the man’s definition of a return policy and issued him a citation for shoplifting. A driver barreling down Sixth Avenue on Aug. 22 seemed to think that if you were behind police officers, they couldn’t pull you over. This isn’t the case, and a police officer she was driving behind noticed the woman was driving without any lights on in the dark and pulled to the side to let her pass before promptly pulling her over. The woman was obviously intoxicated and looked through the same stack of papers many times before she found her license. After failing voluntary sobriety tests the woman was transported to the Tacoma Police Department where she blew a .151 and .148 on the breathalyzer. She was then moved to Pierce County Jail for driving under the influence. Compiled by Derek Shuck






Lakewood Police detectives need your help to identify the suspect responsible for the murder of 36 year-old Daniel Guerin of Tacoma. At 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 27th, 2015, a passerby found the body of victim Danny Guerin in the parking lot of Seeley Park, located in the 9100 block of Lakewood Drive SW in the City of Lakewood. Guerin was found lying on the ground next to his truck, deceased from multiple stab wounds. Investigators believe Guerin was living in his truck and may have been a victim of an attempted robbery, but a motive has not been determined for this crime. Detectives are looking for any information on suspicious persons or vehicles seen near or in Seeley Park on the night of August 27th.

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Milton coMes out to support injured first responder


SuPPort. The city of Milton organized a fundraiser for Daniel Lyon on Aug. 28 and were able to raise over $27,000 for his recovery. By Derek Shuck

There’s a general feeling of safety when it comes to this side of the mountains. The recent wildfires east of the Cascades are a perfect example of this. Brave first responders putting their lives on the line 100 miles away can feel disconnected from our shell of safety, but sometimes tragedies hit close to home and put things in perspective. This was the case on Aug. 20 when word reached the city of Milton that Daniel Lyon, one of its reserve officers, had been injured in his other role as a first responder while battling wildfires in Twisp. “Daniel came to us about a year ago interested in law enforcement and we did an interview. He was a great Discounts for veterans, first responders, law enforcement, service and sales

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firefighters and injured four others, including Lyon. “It takes a very special person to volunteer to serve others, and an even more special person willing to put their life on the line. Daniel is that kind of person. With his energetic optimism and his eagerness to fight, I have no doubt that he will pull through this,” Mayor Debra Perry said. Lyon was rescued with third degree burns covering over half of his body, and was admitted to Harborview in critical condition. His condition has improved slightly since first being admitted, having his status upgraded from critical condition to serious condition. “He’s talking a little bit. He’s able to have a very small meal and drink a little bit of water. He has a long way to recover. He’s had some surgeries to remove any dead tissue, and he will have skin grafts in the coming weeks,” Hernandez said. As the news has spread through the city of Milton, citizens have come out in support of Lyon in the same way Lyon has supported the city of Milton. A fundraiser at Haggen on Aug. 28 was able to raise over $27,000 for Lyon’s medical expenses, despite only having a week to get organized. Those who still want to donate to his recovery can drop off a check at the Milton police department, located at 1000 Laurel St., or visit www. “Service before self is in his blood,” Hernandez said. “He’s a great attribute to the city and we appreciate him and his dedication to service. We want him to get better and return.” The incredible amount of support pouring out for Lyon is a reminder of the risk first responders put themselves in, but also the amount of support they have from the community. “Our hearts, thoughts prayers go out to firefighters and their families who were recently lost in the wild land fires,” Hernandez said. “We’re reminded how dangerous this is for first responders that go in and do this day in and day out. Service before self, I think sometimes people lose sight of, but these people are out there doing selfless acts every day.”

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Parade heralds groundbreaking ceremony for 9-11 memorial By Derek Shuck

of about 75 bikes,” Chandler said. In addition to the bikes, the mayors of Milton, Edgewood and Fife will all Milton’s 9-11 Memorial Committee be in attendance and will travel with the is taking an important step on Sept. 11 convoy. The route will start at the Fife Storage when they will host both a groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming memorial and Yard at 11 a.m. on Freeman Road, and from there, the route will a ceremony for Patriots Day. “It’s a twofold thing. It’s the 14th • turn on to 20th Street E. anniversary of 9-11 and we want to • turn left to 70th have a Patriots Day ceremony as well as • turn right onto Pacific Highway groundbreaking for the new memorial,” • turn left onto Port of Tacoma Road 9-11 Memorial Committee member Jack • turning left on 20th • turn left on 20th past Fife High School Chandler said. Chandler and the committee hope the • following 20th to Yuma and up to Edgewood project will be completed by the end of next year. They plan to keep the memorial simple, • turn left on 24th to Milton Way which not only allows for easy maintenance, • turn left to 15th • continue left on 15th and end at the but also a focus on the steel beam itself. Veterans Memorial in Milton. The beam stands a towering 36 feet tall Chandler and the committee want and thousands of pounds, and comes from Building Two of the World Trade Center, citizens to be aware of the parade going grid 442, which was a window section around the city, so they have the opportunity comprised of high beams and structural to pay their respects. “People might step outside their doors material stretching from the 91st to the 94th floor. Chandler has been working to pay respects, and we want to get the on the project for over a decade, and his information out there so they have that breath was taken away when the beam opportunity,” Chandler said. The parade will end at noon, where arrived in Milton. “Truthfully, [I was] speechless because the groundbreaking ceremony will take when I saw it, I really couldn’t say much. I place. Flags will be flown at half mast and was just so thankful it was here,” Chandler a ceremony for Patriots Day will also be held, which will hopefully be a recurring said. The memorial will be the perfect tradition at the memorial. “One of the goals is to have this location to hold events for Patriots Day, but will also serve as a reminder of the memorial so on Patriots Day we can have ceremonies at the 9-11 memorial,” events that happened 14 years ago. “You reflect on that day 14 years ago Chandler said. Construction will begin on Sept. 11 and it’s an emotional thing when you reflect on the events that happened,” with the steel beam being put in place hopefully within half of a year, and the Chandler said. Before the ceremony at noon, the beam official memorial being completed by will be taken around the cities of Fife, Sept 11, 2016. Once it’s been completed, Milton and Edgewood, escorted by various maintenance of the memorial will pass to the city, and Chandler and the committee’s groups of motorcycle riders. “Right now we’re looking at the ballpark 10-year journey will be completed. “We want people to know what happened,” Chandler said in an earlier interview. “The only 2ESIDENTIAL s #OMMERCIAL s !UTO way we can get the point "ONDED s ,ICENSED across in why we have the

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MININg cONtAMINAtED WAtERS By Don C. Brunell The next billionaires may be the entrepreneur who figures out how to turn contaminated mine water into drinking water. In the process, they would make part of their fortune recovering chemicals and metals we use in our everyday lives. No one was talking about old mining waste until Aug. 5, when an EPA cleanup crew accidentally breached the wall of a containment pond at the Gold King Mine near Durango, Colo., sending 3 million gallons of mustard-tinged muck down the Animas River. Suddenly, the world’s attention focused on heavily polluted settling ponds from mining operations that, in some cases, are more than 100 years old. The Animas River feeds into the Colorado River, which is one of the largest sources of drinking water for people living in the West. The toxic water poured into the Animas and flowed down as far as Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona border. As a result, public drinking water systems were temporarily shut down and farmers from the Navajo Nation stopped using river water for irrigation. Meanwhile, heavy metals have settled on the river bed endangering fish, wildlife and livestock. Polluted water from sewers, mining and industrial activities is a global problem. In developing countries, 70 percent of industrial wastes are dumped untreated into waters, polluting the usable water supply.

While the U.S. has stringent laws governing water quality and mining reclamation, many of the polluters are long gone. The Bureau of Land Management estimates there are 2,700 abandoned hard rock mining sites in need of environmental cleanup. There are 74 sites in Washington and remediation work is in progress or planned for the 13 worst. Active mining operations now fall under strict laws developed over the last 40 years and mining practices and clean-up technology have come a long way since the days of the “strike it rich� prospectors. While the tainted waters of the Animas River are clearly visible, the pollutants that travel underground contaminating aquifers are harder to detect and treat. Take the mammoth Berkeley Pit, for example. It sits inside the nation’s biggest Superfund site surrounding Butte, Mont. Once called the “Richest Hill on Earth� because of the massive veins of copper, gold, silver and other metals, the Butte mines produced enough copper to pave a four-lane highway four inches thick from Pullman to Forks, 460 miles. When Atlantic Richfield shut down mining in 1982, the Berkeley Pit began filling with water. Today, it contains 42.5 billion gallons of water laced with heavy metals and sulfuric acid. If cleaned up to drinking water standards, it would provide enough water to supply the residents of Vancouver, Wash. for five years.

Over the years, there have been efforts to deal with the pit water, but they were stifled by unproven technology and high costs. But things are changing and there are three overriding circumstances that may spur creative inventors to develop new technology. First, in Butte, the pit water level continues to rise and is within 80 feet of reaching the valley’s water table level. That could happen by 2022, polluting the headwaters of the Columbia River. Over the years, the EPA and ARCO have spent billions diverting tainted water into settling ponds for treatment before it is released into the Clark Fork River, but the water in the Berkeley Pit has just been contained. It needs treatment. Second, as the world’s population increases and the demand for fresh water outstrips supply, rising costs for fresh water will drive innovation. Finally, the potential payoff is growing for those who take the risk and make the investments because the world not only needs additional fresh water, but the precious metals and chemicals polluting our tainted waters. Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently 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

YOgA PANtS, LEggINgS AND StREtch PANtS: thE ScOURgE Of PUbLIc SchOOLS By Laura Finley, Ph.D. A new school year has started, or is about to start, and once again public schools across the U.S. are clamoring to control girls’ bodies. The offender this time: my alma mater in Midwest Michigan. As of Aug. 18, the district decided to prohibit the wearing of yoga pants, leggings and stretch pants when students return to the middle and high schools on Sept. 8. The previous dress codes allowed these items as long as they were covered by another garment that was at least finger-tip length when students held their arms straight at their sides – basically, you could wear form-fitting pants as long as you wore something over top of them. Not surprisingly, students did not all follow that rule, which takes me back (way back) to my high school days when we thought it was imperative to wear shorts over our leggings. As is so often the case, the justification for such policy changes is framed as though it helps teachers and staff maintain an appropriate educational climate. The Superintendent commented, “We are not trying to impart style on our students ‌ We just want to eliminate disruptions and distractions." In reality, it seems these decisions are typically because someone or a vocal group alleges that “hormonalâ€? boys cannot control themselves if they have to attend classes with girls who dare

to show that they actually do have legs under their pants. This district is by no means the first to adopt or consider adopting such a policy. Earlier this year, a North Dakota district determined that yoga pants were a “distraction,� noting that they might prompt boys to “focus on something other than schoolwork.� Evidently the school even asked students to watch the film “Pretty Woman� and compare their attire to the prostitute character played by Julia Roberts. Hundreds of middle school girls in Evanston, Illinois wore leggings to school in protest of a similar policy change. Students also held signs with slogans asking “Are my pants lowering your test scores?� More than 500 students signed a petition against the dress code. In fall 2014, a group of students in New Jersey started the hashtag #Iammorethanadistraction to highlight the problems with school district policies that focus on girls alone. In spring 2015, Montana Republican state Rep. David Moore went so far as to propose HB 365, which was an effort to prohibit nudity as well as "any device, costume or covering that gives the appearance of or simulates the genitals, pubic hair, anus region, or pubic hair region." At a hearing about the bill, Moore announced, “Yoga pants should be illegal in public anyway." In Missouri, state legislators decided that the problem was in that institution as well. They announced

they are considering instituting a dress code for interns, ostensibly to “protect them� from sexual harassment. This type of victim blaming couched in paternalism is deeply problematic. We can oppress you, it says, but it’s for your own good. It’s not a matter of whether schools should be allowed to institute dress codes. Of course, they can and should. But these policies are not about students; they are about girls. And they reinforce a dangerous logic that if a girl looks a certain way then she is the problem. Let’s be clear – like all human beings, the bodies of women and girls vary dramatically. So, yes, some girls will fill out their pants differently than others, or their shorts will be shorter because, hey, imagine that, they are taller. This human diversity should not be policed, especially not in a culture in which many girls already suffer from dramatic selfesteem decreases in these years due to concerns about their bodies. Schools (and other institutions) should indeed be concerned about sexual harassment, but requiring that the would-be victims change their behavior instead of the would-be offenders merely allows the perpetrators to absolve themselves from responsibility. Laura Finley, Ph.D., teaches in the Barry University Department of Sociology & Criminology and is syndicated by PeaceVoice.

Record-breaking heat this summer sent water consumption up by as much as 35 percent over May, June and July. With the lack of rain, the snowpack is at critically low levels in the Cascades such that historical melts that feed into rivers and streams, as well as recharge water supplies, just isn’t there this year. Sure, recent rainfall at least dampened the landscape, but the area is far from flush with water. Local governments are cutting back on water use by declaring a stage 2 water shortage plan, with the goal of cutting water use by 10 percent this fall under a voluntary effort. The move comes as a way to avoid a mandatory water conservation order if dry conditions continue. That means keeping landscapes green around government office building will be cut back significantly. Grasses, bushes and trees will grow brown and only receive enough water to avoid long-term damage until the expected fall rains do the work of sprinklers and watering cans. Tacoma has seen this before. In 1987, there was a mandatory water conservation order that ended all outdoor watering. In 1992, Tacoma Power called for a voluntary conservation effort to reduce water usage by 20 percent, a goal that proved unreachable. Then in 2005 an advisory order was issued until the rains picked up that fall. This year is different. It is the worst on record, although more access to usable water coupled with lower overall usage have so far not led to tighter restrictions. That could change if the rains don’t come. Forecasts call for warmer and dryer weather than normal in 2016, after all. You can, and should, do your part as well. Puget Sound governments have established a website,, that provides residents and businesses with tips to reduced water use, as well as a chart on how citizen efforts are conserving water by taking shorter showers, watering lawns less often and only running full loads of laundry and dishes. For the foreseeable future, this is life in the Pacific Northwest, and the opportunity for all of us to come together and conserve water now to avoid problems later.

cLARIfIcAtION: (Re: “Updates to comprehensive plan draw worries,� TW, Aug. 28) The 4 Proctor citizens’ group is gathering signatures to call for a moratorium on high-density developments higher than 45 feet and for more review of the area’s 65-foot height cap, not on all development in the neighborhood.

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fueling fears among residents that one of the last vestiges of Fife’s character will be taken away once the Prologis development is in place. Responding to a traffic study Prologis has already conducted in the area, Sterud said the proposed Prologis development would push several local roads to the brink of failure, particularly at Port of Tacoma Road at Pacific Highway East, where traffic congestion is already a daily struggle for drivers. Sterud and other residents expressed deep concerns that 12th Street East, the street right in front of their houses, would suffer the same fate with acres of new warehouses going in. “It is already extremely difficult to navigate traffic in the immediate and surrounding areas on a daily basis, and the proposed project will make such difficulties infinitely worse, and put residents at risk if an evacuation of the area was required due to an emergency.� Sterud said, and the crowd agreed, that as a resident on 12th Street East he regularly sees truck traffic go by in spite of a ban on truck traffic on the road. “Opening up a section of 12th Street East to truck traffic to reach an entrance for the facility at 46th Avenue East will only increase the unauthorized truck traffic in front of my and other Tribal members’ properties even if there is a ban on truck traffic.� He said it would take constant monitoring by Tribal and local police to keep trucks off the road unless a roundabout or some other physical means is installed to keep trucks at bay. “The proposed development would increase traffic in the area, including residential neighborhoods, by 30 percent in the case of outbound traffic and 25 percent for inbound traffic. The roads are currently at or over capacity, leading to extensive traffic issues without this proposed 1.7 million square foot warehouse facility and other proposed developments in the Port of Tacoma. The jurisdictions continue to permit new development without a full assessment, and improvement, of the traffic issues that already exist.� Resident Lauren Butler-Thomas spoke about the noise she and her neighbors must endure from Port of Tacoma and high traffic already congesting the area, especially on weekday rush hours. “It’s loud.

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largely just for residential use to adding commercial traffic, although early draft plans show the main access point to the four-building complex will be at nearby 8th Street to limit truck traffic on 12th Street. The facility will be likely connected to Fife utility lines under future agreements still being discussed. “We are still early in the process,� said Fife Public Works Director Russ Blount. The land also has 12 acres set aside for the future completion of State Route 167 and another 19 acres for habitat restoration.


On Aug. 27, Port of Tacoma and City of Fife officials organized an informational meeting for residents at the proposed development site to outline the planned warehouse and seek comment about the planned road changes along 12th Street East that lies between the site and the neighborhood. A sizeable crowd of residents gathered to learn more about the project and to express their concerns about it destroying the integrity of the neighborhood, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Fife. Representatives from City of Tacoma, Port of Tacoma, City of Fife and Prologis led the meeting. “We are proud of what we do, but we are also proud to be good neighbors,� Letter said in his opening remarks, noting that residents were welcomed to submit their thoughts in writing as well. Bill Sterud, Chairman of Puyallup Tribe, stood to address the crowd of neighbors gathered, and they seemed appreciative of having his voice on their side. He said the cumulative impacts of such large scale development of the Port area “have been permitted without adequate thought, consideration, mitigation or improvements to avoid significant impacts to (residents) on 12th Street East,� which is


Puyallup Tribal Chairman Bill Sterud gave voice to residents’ concerns that a new warehouse development will bring more semi-trailer trucks to the neighborhood and destroy its integrity, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Fife.

It’s very loud,� she said. “This is zoned residential. To say that we’re not from a community that is a neighborhood where we care about each other, that’s what we’re here for. If you guys are looking for something that will make it even louder, we’re real live human beings who love the earth and the animals here and when you do all this, they run to our house – the possums, raccoons, and rats.� Fife Deputy Mayor Pat Hulcey said his family has lived in the neighborhood since 1927. “I live in this neighborhood too. I grew up with Bill (Sterud). I’ve been talking to these people since this thing first came around and I’ve been getting nowhere so I’m happy everybody is here. I’m glad we got a lot of input and Bill was very succinct in what he was saying. Putting trucks on this street is not going to work. We have close to 3,000 vehicles coming and going every day during the morning and evening and you add something else in there it’s going to be a mess.� Sterud encouraged the residents to not stop making their voices heard. “They can’t take your heart away, but they will try to take your homes away because they’re going to make it hard to live here. I just want to say to the people who live here, don’t stop. Make them make it at least livable around here because they’re trying to take it away.�

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From page A1 to areas including supporting PCAF’s local HIV care and prevention services, including case management, a nutritional food program, housing, HIV education, HIV testing and more. “The money is‌a big part to cover things that aren’t covered in other ways, and that’s really important to us,â€? Rose said. “We can put (the money) where the need is greatest. It allows us the flexibility. It helps fill the gap that aren’t completely funded, that’s where we can do that.â€? The walk itself will be more than 2.4 miles around Cheney Stadium and surrounding neighborhoods. Last year, the walk had more than 400 walkers and the Foundation is hoping good weather will drive that number up this year. Along with the walk, participants will be treated to live music and various community art projects, as well as a brunch provided by Carr’s restaurant and Catering and Metropolitan Market. This is the 24th straight year the event will be taking place, but like may fundraisers for diseases PCAF is hoping that one day events like this will no longer be needed. “The theme of the walk is the ‘End AIDS Walk.’ We’re all working toward the hopefully near future when we won’t need to do this anymore,â€? Rose said. In order to reach that future, Washington is coming together as a state to try and erase the disease from existence. “Our statewide goal is to reduce new infections in Washington state by 50 percent. If we do that, we’ll be one of two states who have achieved that,â€? Rose said. “It’s a separate campaign (from the walk), but it’s informing what were doing and how were talking about AIDS in the community.â€? Rose and the rest of PCAF are hoping the walk and other events will help erase the stigma that has

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Rainier Connect, offered earlier this year to lease the fiber optic system for $2 million a year for 40 years. City Council members wanted more details on other options. Those options included simply continuing to lose money, dump the cable television and only wholesale to Internet Service Providers or go all in and start offering a triple-play package of cable, Internet and telephone services. Each option has risks and costs and potential benefits even in the most optimistic scenarios, a consultant told them. Leasers might not live up to the agreement, or void the deal if they got bought or sold, which has happened more often than not when cities seek public-private partnerships, TPU’s technology consultant Doug Dawson said. Wholesaling would require the current


trees and flowers or even edible plants. Market vendor Scott Gruber of Calendula Garden will create a demo native plant garden on one of the Market’s planting strips and provide information on care and maintenance. All those flowers need bees to pollinate them, and ensuring pollinators have homes and a steady supply of food is another way to support natural systems in the city. Roger Workman will be showcasing houses for mason bees, which are native to this area, and will have bee houses and larvae to give away through prize drawings. Carrie Little of Little Eorthe Farm will present a short workshop on how to plant for bees. And Walt Burdsall of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will be providing information on natural yard care, which promotes the health of our pollinators and our water quality. In the community tent, you’ll find information on other ways to work with nature. There will be contests and prize give-aways throughout the day. For the kids, Sustainable Roots will be providing a fun hands-on activity – Kids Growing Good Food. The event will run during market hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Proctor Farmers Market on North 27th Street and Proctor.

its services, TPU’s technology consultant Doug Dawson said. That would mean the “all in� municipal system would have to compete with at least two telecom giants. “This is a deal changer,� he said. “I expect a major war between these two parties. It is going to get intensely competitive; there’s no doubt about that.� Outside the financials, potential costs and rewards involve policy decisions about the role of a government in promoting Internet accessibility, which has been linked to higher community involvement, higher educational achievement and economic development. An option of providing $45 gigabyte service through the city-owned Click! network would boost Internet connection options for Tacoma’s low-income families, for example, but that could ultimately cost up to $51 million over a decade. But members of the city council want more

information other than just the numbers and sent Dawson back to work to research about job creation possibilities with low-cost, high speed connections as well as more policy – less spreadsheet – information. Councilmember Anders Ibsen has championed widening the city’s role in boosting Internet connections as a way to up education and community activism. He has also been skeptical about the idea of leasing out a municipal asset to a private firm for what would be two generations of Tacomans. He likened it to the construction of the country’s railroad system, the web of telephone lines around America and even the building of Tacoma’s embattled road system. “Our first instinct is to not lease out our roads because they are filled with potholes,� he said, noting that upcoming ballot measures could have voters deciding on tax packages to fix streets.

followed the disease. “One of the things that were trying to address is the stigma attached to HIV. Coming to the walk as a supporter or client or someone who works with HIV or is a concerned community member, it really helps to get rid of that stigma. There is a lot of misunderstanding about who can get it or how, and it’s really just people – people in our community friends, neighbors and families,� Rose said. For more information on the End AIDS Walk or the Pierce County AIDS Foundation, visit www.

SCHEDULE 9:00 a.m. Registration/Check-In 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Brunch (provided by Carr’s Restaurant and Catering, Metropolitan Market) Community Art Project "Toasting the End of AIDS" Community Resource EXPO (17 booths currently) AIDS Walk Photo Booth Memorial Ribbons Station 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Live Entertainment: Alma Y Azúcar 11:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony: Sister Glo Euro N’Wei, Mistress of Ceremonies Duane Wilkerson, PCAF Executive Director Caarol, Featured Speaker Adrian Aguilar-Perez, ZUMBA Warm Up 11:30 a.m. Walk Begins 1:00 p.m. Event Concludes

ISPs that use the network – Rainier Connect, Net-Venture and Advance Stream – to add more customers and at least one of them would have to add cable services to replace the loss of Click’s programing. Going “all in� by adding phone and Internet to is cable service would cost about $4.5 million to buy out the current Internet providers, another $2 million to integrate their systems, $26 million in capital spending to reach 1 gigabit speeds as well as nine years of $6 million annual losses before breaking even. These talks about the future of Click! are happening during a dynamic period for the telecom industry. Rainier Connect and Net Ventures merged operations last week, for example. CenturyLink is in talks with Tacoma about attaching fiber optic lines on 30,000 utility poles as a step toward providing high speed Internet and cable programming, a move that will likely prompt Comcast to boost

From page A3 Gadgets & Gizmos, will showcase rain barrels, which reduce runoff and harvest the rain. And then there’s food waste. A huge volume of organic material in the form of food flows through our city from grocery stores to our homes and then to the landfill. In fact, a third of our landfill space is taken up by waste food. In the forest, organic matter slowly decomposes and returns nutrients to the soil; in the landfill, those nutrients are locked up forever. But we can replicate the work of the forest by composting waste food and returning the nutrients to the soil in our yards and gardens. If starting your own compost pile isn’t practicable, Jetta Antonakos from the City of Tacoma’s Solid Waste Dept. will provide tips and information on sending your waste food for composting through the city’s food recycling program. We should also spare a thought for the planting strips, those overlooked ribbons of unpaved land running between the street and the sidewalk throughout much of Tacoma. Many of the strips are comprised of dried grass and compacted soil. But they add up to acres of land that could support



hose who have yet to pay a visit to G. Donnalson’s Restaurant at the former Pour at Four location in Proctor District have something truly special in store for them. Having opened for business this past November, and the official grand opening held June 4, the restaurant has been experiencing a booming business. “Our customers are really embracing what we’re doing,â€? said owner Stephen Smith. “We doubled our sales over this last year,â€? and all signs point to continuing success for this unique hot spot that offers a variety of world flavors with a Northwest flair, including fine wines and handmade craft cocktails. G. Donnalson’s warm and inviting atmosphere makes it a great place for friends and family to gather, and the big variety of menu items to choose from ensures that everyone will find their favorite dish from among the steaks, seafood and pasta, specialty meats and vegetable dishes. Everything is prepared with the utmost care and without a lot of processing to ensure freshness and great taste. “I want whoever comes in to find something they like,â€? Smith said, as the G. Donnalson’s menus feature tastes of Italy, Argentina, France, Cajun country and much more. For dinner, try starting off with something from the “Bits, Bites and Boardsâ€? selections like ovenwarmed olives and walnuts for salty, crunchy savoring, or the “House Charcuterieâ€? that includes selections of cured meats, dry sausages and salami served with baguette, mustard and pickles. The “Northwest Sea Boardâ€? offers smoked oyster canapĂŠs accompanied by cured fish and garnishments, while the “Cheese Boardsâ€? are served with house chutney, toasted nuts, fresh fruit, baguette and crackers paired with selected cheeses from around the world. Or, choose from the “Small Plates and Sharablesâ€? side of the menu for delicious fried calamari, seared Ahi tuna, Baja-style fish tacos and more. From there, customers can peruse a variety of salads and vegetable dishes such as linguini cut zucchini and roasted tomatoes, and baked tomato and eggplant orzo. Entrees range from grilled wild Alaskan salmon and beer-basted cod to pan-roasted Muscovy duck , ribeye steak,Argentinian-style chimichurri steak, or blackened Cajun steak and more. Be sure and leave room for dessert – “G’s Signature Poached Pearâ€? is stuffed with vanilla ice cream and covered with an orange and cinnamon flavored brandy sauce; “Warm Mini Beignetsâ€? for a French flair with lemon curd; tiramisu; double chocolate peanut butter pie‌the list goes on. A great place to have lunch (Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.), G. Donnalson’s features a special lunch menu: soups, seafood salad, veggie and/

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or meat sandwiches, beer-basted and grilled Alaskan cod and Dungeness Pacific crab cakes are just some of what’s on the menu. Customers are also invited to order anything from the restaurant’s regular menu as well. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with its own menu full of options to choose from including “breakfast for brunch,� salads, seafood, sandwiches and boards. Daily happy hour (2-6 p.m.) has its own menu, and there is an extensive late night menu as well, Monday through Saturday until closing time. Wine lovers will find plenty to love about G. Donnalson’s, with wine tasting every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for customers to sample the restaurant’s rotating selection of wine. G. Donnalson’s stocks more than 90 fine wines, available by the glass or bottle. Some very special wines are available only by the bottle, and all wines are available “to go� by the bottle at competitive retail prices. Special wine orders are welcome too. And, to top it all off, G. Donnalson’s presents live jazz and blues every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night starting at 8 p.m. G. Donnalson’s is located at 3814 N. 26th St., just 10 minutes from downtown Tacoma. Learn more at or call (253) 761-8015.

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hiGh sChool footbAll PrevieW 2015

NiNe Weeks of GridiroN GoodNess PHOTO BY ROCKY ROSS

blAsh zoNe. Tacoma's Jabari Blash had an outstanding August, hitting 14 home runs during the month. No other baseball player, at any professional level, hit more than 13 within one month this season.

After All these yeArs, CheNey stAdium just Gets better By Gary M. Peterson Special to the Tacoma Weekly


boWled over. Lincoln Bowl drew some big football crowds in 2014 and the Lincoln fans got out to away

games as well. Which school's fan base is going to step up and challenge to be the top draw this season? By Justin Gimse


f you are a football fan, you know that we are about to enter pretty much the best holiday season of the year: The Football Season. While it stretches for 16 or more weeks for the Seahawks and nearly as long for the Washington Huskies, the regular season is a tad bit shorter for high school teams and we’re taking this opportunity to get you dialed-in for all

nine weeks of Tacoma high school football excitement. Of course, feel free to pick and choose whatever game you wish to attend, but we’ve taken the liberty of choosing the best game or two for every week, just in case you’re not sure where to head out with the parka, seat cushion and blanket. By the way, those are three items that will probably become your best friend by the time October rolls around, if not sooner. You may also notice that home

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games involving either Stadium or Wilson High School are listed as Site TBA (to be announced). Last week, three sink holes were found at Stadium Bowl - Two on the track and one in the vicinity of the 15-yard line. Tacoma officials are currently doing their due diligence and testing to see if the situation can be remedied during the football season, or whether the Tigers and Rams will be hosting games at another Tacoma locale. We’ll let you know when the word comes down.

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Mt. Douglas vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 7 p.m. Stadium vs. Fife * Fife Stadium – 7 p.m. Kentwood vs. Curtis

Roosevelt (OR) vs Lincoln * Lincoln Bowl – 4 p.m. Bonney Lake vs. Bellarmine Prep * UW Husky Stadium – 7 p.m. Ocosta vs. Tacoma Baptist Curtis Viking Stadium – 7 p.m.

Wilson vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 7 p.m. Gig Harbor vs. Stadium Site TBA Graham Kapowsin vs. Curtis Curtis Viking Stadium – 7 p.m.

Curtis Viking Stadium – 7 p.m.

Week one and we are already picking three games instead of two. Friday night’s Stadium versus Fife affair is an interesting matchup of a struggling 4A team and a surprising 2A squad. Something about this game screams “close one.” On Saturday, Roosevelt travels from Portland to look for some revenge on a new-look Lincoln Abes team. The Abes rolled up Roosevelt to the tune of 48-9 last season. Finally, what is there not to like about watching Bellarmine Prep and Bonney Lake square off on the shores of Montlake Saturday night? Look for the Lions’ Erik Glueck and Ahmad Lewis to deliver pivotal performances.

footbAll WeekeNd #2 FRIDAY, SEPT. 11 Stadium vs. Wilson Site TBA – 7 p.m. Lincoln vs. Puyallup * Sparks Stadium – 7 p.m. Radford (HI) vs. Mt. Tahoma * Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 7 p.m.

Eatonville vs. Charles Wright Charles Wright Academy – 7 p.m. Gonzaga Prep vs. Bellarmine * Bellarmine HS – 7 p.m. Raymond vs. Chief Leschi Chief Leschi Stadium – 7 p.m.

Week two is full of interesting games, but nothing tops the intrigue offered up with the Lincoln versus Puyallup and Gonzaga Prep versus Bellarmine Prep showdowns. Lincoln pummeled Puyallup at Lincoln Bowl last season 52-23 and must now visit Sparks Stadium, to face what will surely be a raucous crowd of Viking faithful. Gonzaga Prep shutout the Lions 17-0 last season in Spokane and looks to have another top-level team again. Until the Lions play Gig Harbor to end the regular season, it will probably be the biggest test for Bellarmine. Mt. Tahoma’s secondyear head coach Ricky Daley hails from the Hawaiian Islands, so it is only fitting that the T-Birds host Radford from Honolulu for a non-league game. The T-Birds are bound to start a winning streak one of these weeks and this might be the one.

footbAll WeekeNd #3 FRIDAY, SEPT. 18 Capital vs. Lincoln * Lincoln Bowl – 7 p.m. Shelton vs. Henry Foss Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 7 p.m. North Thurston vs. Wilson * Site TBA

Stadium vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine HS – 7 p.m. South Bend vs. Tacoma Baptist Curtis Viking Stadium – 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 19 Ilwaco vs. Life Christian * Harry Lang Stadium – 7 p.m.

Week three is a pretty clear-cut situation. Four playoff-caliber teams will be going at it and two teams are going to suffer a loss that might sting, come season’s end. Capital visits Lincoln Bowl for what could be one of the best games of the year, as the Cougars look to unseat the Abes from the top of the 3A Narrows heap. At a site to be determined here in Tacoma, North Thurston will visit Wilson for what should be a tighter game than last year’s 47-21 outcome for the Rams. A bonus is Saturday night’s game out in Lakewood between Ilwaco and Life Christian. Both teams are returning strong lineups that should translate into a real firecracker of a game.

Fife vs. Steilacoom * Steilacoom HS – 7 p.m. Ilwaco vs. Chief Leschi Chief Leschi Stadium – 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 26 Orcas Island vs. Tacoma Baptist Curtis Viking Stadium – 1 p.m.

Week four is a tough one and we’re only giving one game a star. It also happens to be a rematch of possibly the most exciting high school football game the Tacoma Weekly covered last fall. Fife travels to Steilacoom for what should be another brutal night of football. Last season, Fife won the game 17-14 in the fourth quarter after weathering two late scoring chances by the Sentinels. This should be a lunch bucket and hardhat kind of game.

footbAll WeekeNd #5 FRIDAY, OCT. 2 North Thurston vs. Henry Foss Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 7 p.m. Mt. Tahoma vs. Lincoln * Lincoln Bowl – 7 p.m. Shelton vs. Wilson Site TBA Timberline vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine HS – 7 p.m.

Washington vs. Fife Fife Stadium – 7 p.m. Raymond vs. Tacoma Baptist Curtis Viking Stadium – 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 3 Chief Leschi vs. Life Christian * Harry Lang Stadium – 7 p.m.

Week five has several good games, but we’re looking at a possible revenge game as the setting for the first one. Last season Lincoln traveled crosstown to Mt. Tahoma and put one on the T-Birds by the score of 91-0. If there was ever a reason to try and pull off a big payback upset, there are 91 reasons for Mt. Tahoma. Saturday’s game between Chief Leschi and Life Christian has the makings of the best game of the week. Head coach Mark Smith is breathing new life into the Warriors’ program at Chief Leschi, and the players are responding. Whether they can do it for four quarters against the Eagles, will be a true test and measuring stick as to where they are at midseason. Could be a surprise for the Eagles.

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North Beach vs. Chief Leschi Chief Leschi Stadium – 7 p.m.


Olympia vs. Stadium Site TBA Franklin Pierce vs. Fife * Fife Stadium – 7 p.m.

Cascade Christian vs. Charles SATURDAY, OCT. 10 Wright Rainier vs. Tacoma Baptist Charles Wright Academy – 7 p.m. Curtis Viking Stadium – 7 p.m. Henry Foss vs. Mt. Tahoma * Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 7 p.m.

Week six is a little light, but not without intrigue. When Foss and Mt. Tahoma square off, it’s going to be a dogfight. Both teams are going to be looking at this matchup as a game they could possibly win, in what otherwise might be a rough season. Expect a close one between two athletic teams. The best game of the weekend is probably Franklin Pierce at Fife. Last season the Cardinals held off a late run by the Trojans and sent Fife home with a 38-35 loss. Fife is going to be looking for a little payback as they welcome the Cardinals.

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As I left Cheney Stadium after a game this week, I was filled with nostalgia, as usually happens near the conclusion of another baseball season in Tacoma. The sport has been in my blood since I was a youngster, attending games with my father at Athletic Park (now the location of Peck Field) and, later, at the original Cheney Field on 38th Street in Tacoma. Baseball fans are historians, perhaps more so than are followers of the other major American sports. Veteran fans will remember such ball players as Dick Greco, Earl Kuper, Dusty Rhodes, Gil Garredo, Mark McGuire and the many others who thrilled us with their skills at an earlier time. During the winter of 1959-60, as a young man I eagerly followed the construction of Cheney Stadium, which was being built on a somewhat swampy site near Snake Lake on Tacoma’s Westside. Having competed against Ben Cheney sponsored baseball teams from an early age, I was familiar with his contributions to local sports, and this added to the excitement of the city’s reentry into professional baseball after an absence of nearly a decade. Yet, as exciting as was the return of professional baseball to Tacoma in 1960, the ballpark itself and the ballgame experience of the fans did not match today’s reality. Over more than six decades, Cheney Stadium has aged beautifully into of the finest baseball settings in America. The playing field, always eye-catching, has been carefully groomed over the years into one that, today, is second to none. If there is a finer natural turf minor league field in the country, I would be surprised. While the stadium’s basics remain intact, with its pre-stressed concrete grandstand structure and the light towers, which were brought in from a ballpark in Minneapolis, many interesting features have been added in recent years. Although stadium seating was reduced, the replacement of left and right field bleachers with a “party deck” and a “grass berm” has provided variety to seating in the park. Additionally, the elevated seating above the left field wall gives fans a viewing angle previously not experienced at Cheney Stadium. In addition to those improvements, the large video screen, which rises above the outfield wall, helps maintain fan interest with its focus on spectators of all ages and with programmed hijinks during lulls in the action on the field. Not only has the ballgame experience for the fan been elevated by physical improvements to the park, the team management has also made efforts to modernize the overall game experience for a wider variety of spectators. Before each game a local singer presents a wonderful rendition of the National Anthem to an appreciative audience. On dugout roofs, cheerleaders dance to music projected over stadium speakers, while team mascots entertain the crowd. And, as previously mentioned, the video board above the outfield wall helps to maintain a high level of fan interest. For many years, baseball has flourished at Wrigley Field in Chicago, whether or not Cubs’ teams have had winning records. I suspect that a similar situation is developing in our town with its Triple-A franchise. Certainly Cheney Stadium has become the place to spend a summer evening for men and women alike. Attendance appears to be greater than ever this season despite the team’s less-than .500 record, and fans seem to be really enjoying themselves. The fine effort of Tacoma/Pierce County leaders and Rainiers’ team management to provide quality entertainment for Pierce County baseball fans is paying off in a big way. With the completion of the 56th season of Pacific Coast League baseball at Cheney Stadium, it would seem that the sport is thriving locally as never before, and that fans can look forward to future years of fun at the ballpark.

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UPS LOGGER WOMEN LOOK TO MAKE IT 14 NWC SOCCER TITLES IN A ROW It came down to the final day, but the Puget Sound women's soccer team found itself in a familiar spot at the end of the 2014 regular season. The Loggers had won their 13th-straight Northwest Conference title, and will be looking to extend that streak when they begin play in 2015. The NWC coaches favor the squad to do just that, voting them first in the pre-season poll. Puget Sound finished the 2014 season with a 16-4-1 record, which included two different six-game winning streaks. The Loggers put up a 13-3 mark in conference play and tied for the league-lead with 38 goals and had a NWC leading goal differential of +27. "This is an exciting time for our program because we have a great mix of returning players and a larger number of freshman than we have had in the past," Puget Sound head coach Randy Hanson said. The Loggers return 18 players from a squad that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Championships. This includes 2014 Northwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year and All-American Amalia Acorda-Fey. The senior midfielder finished the 2014 campaign with nine goals and 21 points. Also returning is senior defender Liz Blonden, who was named to the NSCAA All-West Region Second Team and the All-Northwest Conference First Team. Blonden helped anchor a defense that allowed only 11 goals in 21 games. She also recorded five assists. In addition to Blonden, the Loggers return a number of starters from their stout 2014 defense. Junior goalkeeper Lauren Thomas returns after recording 13 shutouts and being named All-NWC Honorable Mention. Also returning to the backline are juniors Emma Donckels and Bailey Edwards and senior Jordyn McLuen. Donckels joined Acorda-Fey and Blonden on the All-Northwest Conference First Team. In addition to the 18 returners providing leadership and experience, the Loggers will be adding 14 freshmen. "All returners and freshman have been working very hard to have the opportunity to make a significant impact in the upcoming season," said Hanson. The Loggers open their season at the Bob Baptista Invitational hosted by Wheaton College Sept. 4-5 in Wheaton, Ill. Puget Sound will open its home schedule Friday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. when they host California Lutheran, before starting its defense of the NWC title Sept. 16 against crosstown rival Pacific Lutheran.

PLU VOLLEYBALL TAKES AIM AT FOURTH STRAIGHT NWC TITLE IN AOKI’S 20TH SEASON In its quest for a fourth straight Northwest Conference championship, the Pacific Lutheran volleyball team will rely on a strong slate of returners and a lot of new faces to fill the big shoes of a pair of former NWC Players of the Year. Even with some of the changes and new looks on the court, the sideline will feature a familiar face as head coach Kevin Aoki opens his 20th season at the helm of the PLU program. When Aoki took over the program in 1996, the Lutes had only a couple second-place conference finishes in their history. Starting in 1999, however, Aoki has led the Lutes to nine NWC crowns in the past 16 years, including each of the last three seasons. His approach in 2015 will be the same as it has in each of the previous 19 seasons, aiming for incremental improvement throughout the season as the Lutes look to continue their run atop the NWC. "What we're looking for throughout the season is just improved play," Aoki said. "Our hope is just to play hard, hustle, play smart and, of course, we like to have fun." The early story for the 2015 season will be how the Lutes replace four-time All-NWC and all-region setter – and 2013 NWC Player of the Year – Samantha North and two-time NWC Libero of the Year Amber Aguiar. At least to begin the year, Aoki will turn to a pair of seniors to fill those slots. Alyssa Workman will start at setter for the Lutes, while 2014 honorable mention all-conference outside hitter Kylai Cooley will step into the role of libero after ranking third on the team last season with 252 digs. Seniors Lucy Capron and Kacey Hartman will serve as co-captains on the 2015 team. Capron is the Lutes' top returner in terms of postseason honors, having earned first-team allconference recognition last season after leading the team with 338 kills (3.8 per set) and ranking second on the squad with 330 digs. Hartman and fellow senior blocker Michaela Edgers will anchor the middle of the court for the Lutes, as the duo combined for 27 starts and 100 blocks last season. "Kacey was a part-time starter last year and will be anchoring one of the middle blocker positions, while Michaela has made tremendous strides and should be one of the better blockers in the conference," Aoki said. Outside hitter Cara Gillespie and defensive specialist Taylor Komagome comprise the returning junior class, while Bellevue College transfer Roshel Muzzall joins the squad at outside hitter with two years of eligibility to add attacking depth. The sophomore class consists of setter Kayse Guest, defensive specialist Emma Charlston and middle blocker Courtney Hartman, along with defensive specialist Julia Hutchison – who, Aoki calls a "spark plug" – and outside hitter Gabrielle Alley – whom Aoki said is "much improved." Six newcomers make up a freshman class that Aoki calls "very talented." Setter Kendle Valade-Nunez and middle blocker Mackenzie Harris were teammates at Snohomish High

School. Outside hitters Chloe Epker and Sydney Spray come from Sammamish and Deer Park, respectively. Middle blocker Jordan Sherfey joins PLU from Chehalis, while defensive specialist Caylie Shiramizu comes from Honolulu, Hawaii. Aoki expects those six to provide some strong depth for the squad. "Hopefully we can continue to get better as the days and next three months go by," Aoki said. "We have a tough preseason of matches and tournaments." Pacific Lutheran officially opened their season with a 3-0 victory at Evergreen on Sept. 1. The Lutes will now head to Grand Rapids, Mich., for four matches at the Calvin Tournament. The highlight of the weekend will be a Saturday morning matchup with tournament host and top-ranked Calvin as PLU looks to establish itself against one of the best teams in the nation early in the season. "There should be some good competition there," Aoki said. The Lutes return to Tacoma the following weekend for the Puget Sound Premiere Sept 11-12. Unlike previous years PLU will host the second day of the tournament, meaning the Lutes' home opener will be Sept. 12 against Texas-Dallas at 2 p.m. before hosting cross-town rival Puget Sound at 6 p.m. That concludes the nonconference schedule, as the Lutes open NWC play the following Friday hosting fellow defending conference co-champion Whitworth. PLU was predicted to finish second in the NWC by the conference coaches, picking up four first-place votes while Whitworth claimed five to edge the Lutes by two points in the rankings. Beyond the NWC poll, the Lutes rank 23rd in the preseason AVCA NCAA Div. III Top 25. The Lutes have advanced to the NCAA Div. III Regional Tournament each of the past four seasons and eight times in the last nine years. In Coach Aoki's 20th year, PLU will look to make it a fourth straight conference crown and another trip to the postseason. In order to get there, the Lutes will have to follow the same pattern that has marked Aoki's 20 years at the helm: improve throughout the season, play hard, hustle, play smart and, of course, have fun.

TACOMA’S JESUS MONTERO NAMED TO 2015 ALL-PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE TEAM Tacoma Rainiers infielder Jesus Montero has been selected to the 2015 All-Pacific Coast League Team, the league announced today. Montero, 25, played in 93 games with the Rainiers this season, batting .346 with 64 runs, 17 doubles, a career-high six triples, 16 home runs, and 75 RBI. The Venezuelan’s .346 batting average currently stands as the second best mark in the league. This marks the first time a Rainiers player was selected to the All-PCL team since catcher Rob Johnson earned the honors in 2008. Montero is the 15th player in franchise history to be named a post-season all-star. Montero earned two trips to Seattle during the season, a brief stint from July 9 – 19, and a second promotion on July 31. Through his first 14 games with the Mariners this year, Montero hit .325 with five runs, four doubles, two home runs, and nine RBI. The former catcher earned his sixth career mid-season allstar selection when he was tabbed as the starting first baseman for the PCL in the 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game. At the time of his selection he topped the league with 97 hits, and ranked in the top five in games played, at-bats, RBI, and total bases. On June 2 against New Orleans, Montero went 4-for-5 with a double, grand slam home run, and six RBI. The six runs he drove in against the Zephyrs matched a career high set in both 2011 and 2014. He also belted a walk-off two-run home run on June 11 against Albuquerque in Tacoma’s 4-3 victory over the Isotopes. Montero opened the season with a nine-game hitting streak, and notched a base hit in 15 of his first 16 contests. While with Tacoma, he notched 40 multi-hit performances, and sent out multiple home runs in two games. TWO TITLE FIGHTS TO HIGHLIGHT CAGESPORT PRESENTS SUPER FIGHT LEAGUE 44 Justin “Ruckus” Harrington will make his first defense of the Super Fight League America lightweight title on Saturday, Sept. 26 when he faces Woo “Why So Serious” Johnson in the main event of CageSport MMA presents SFL 44 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Harrington (7-2) is a two-time CageSport champion and opened his professional career with six consecutive victories with every triumph coming via stoppage. A resident of Enumclaw, Harrington captured the vacant SFL lightweight crown on July 12 with a victory over Harrison Bevens, winning by second-round TKO. Johnson (5-1), of Spanaway, earned his title shot with an equally impressive victory on the SFL 41 undercard, defeating Chris Aparicio via submission (rear naked choke) at the 4:40 mark of the third round. “This really is a bout worthy of main event status. It was hard to decide whose victory at SFL 41 was more exciting,” promoter Brian Halquist said. “They both tore the house down last time. Each has a feverish fan base locally. It should all add up to an excellent title fight.” Tickets are available through the EQQ box office and all Ticket Master Outlets. Doors open at 6 p.m. with preliminary bouts starting at 7 p.m. In the co-main event bout Alfonso “Big Smooth” Gonzales (7-1) will square off against Thomas “Tiny” Hoeper (1-1) for the vacant SFL America light heavyweight title. Gonzales made his pro debut at CageSport 23 with a quick first-round TKO win over Steve Simpson and is a perfect 4-0 alltime at the Emerald Queen Casino, while the 6-foot-7 Hoeper is coming off a victory over Nate Cook at SFL 36. Highlighting the undercard will be two-time CageSport champion and local favorite Drew “The Eternal Fire” Brokenshire (11-2). Brokenshire, a native of Tacoma, who will face Daniel “Agent Orange” Swain (11-5-1) in a featherweight contest which should see the victor emerge as a top contender for the SFL America title. Super Fight League 44 is brought to you by Brian Halquist Productions and CageSport MMA. For more information, please visit and the CageSport MMA Facebook page.



TUESDAY, SEPT. 8 – SOCCER Girls – Bremerton vs. Foss Henry Foss HS – 4 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 8 – SOCCER Girls – Wilson vs. Stadium Wilson HS – 5 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 8 – VOLLEYBALL Rainier vs. Chief Leschi Chief Leschi HS – 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 8 – SOCCER Girls – Gig Harbor vs. Curtis Curtis Viking Stadium – 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 – SOCCER Girls – Clover Park vs. Foss Henry Foss HS – 4 p.m.


THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 - VOLLEYBALL North Thurston vs. Foss Henry Foss HS – 4:45 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 – VOLLEYBALL Gig Harbor vs. Stadium Stadium HS – 4:45 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 – SOCCER Girls – Washington vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 – SOCCER Girls – Wilson vs. Fife Fife Stadium – 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 – SOCCER Girls – Kentridge vs. Curtis Curtis Viking Stadium – 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11 – VOLLEYBALL Clover Park vs. Foss Henry Foss HS – 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11 – VOLLEYBALL NW Christian vs. Life Christian Life Christian Academy – 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11 – VOLLEYBALL Decatur vs. Fife Fife HS – 7:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 – VOLLEYBALL Mt. Rainier Lutheran vs. Tac. Baptist Tacoma Baptist HS – 2:30 p.m.

MONDAY, SEPT. 14 – VOLLEYBALL Foss vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma HS – 4:45 p.m.

MONDAY, SEPT. 14 – VOLLEYBALL Lincoln vs. Wilson Wilson HS – 4:45 p.m.

MONDAY, SEPT. 14 – VOLLEYBALL Franklin Pierce vs. Fife Fife HS – 7:15 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 15 – SOCCER Girls - Fife vs. Washington Franklin Pierce HS – 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 15 – VOLLEYBALL Tacoma Baptist vs. Chief Leschi Chief Leschi HS – 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 15 – VOLLEYBALL Emerald Ridge vs. Curtis Curtis HS – 7:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 – VOLLEYBALL Central Kitsap vs. Foss Henry Foss HS – 4:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 – VOLLEYBALL Mt. Tahoma vs. Lincoln Lincoln HS – 4:45 p.m.

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The Tacoma Stars have officially upped their ante as they approach their inaugural season in the Major Arena Soccer League with the signing of former United Soccer League (USL) Most Valuable Player Joey Gjertsen. The Wilson High School Hall of Famer will bring a decade of professional soccer experience to the new club, which included stints with the Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact of the USL, as well as a run with the San Jose Earthquake of the MLS. After a stellar career at Wilson, Gjertsen spent time playing at Tacoma Community College, followed by a year at Yavapia College in Prescott, Ariz. where he won a national championship. Gjertsen finished out his collegiate career as an Evergreen College Geoduck, where he won all-American and conference player of the year honors, and still holds the school record for most goals in a career with 54 in just two seasons. In recent years, Gjertsen has also spent time playing for the local semi-pro South Sound FC, as well as the Sounders U-23. The Tacoma Weekly caught up with Gjertsen with a handful of questions following the club’s announcement. Here’s how it went. TW - The game of soccer seems to have led you on quite the journey. From Wilson High, college ball and then onto an impressive run in the professional ranks where you won awards and your teams won championships. At the age of 33, you recently helped the Sounders U-23 club reach the Premier Development League national semifinals. It's obvious by your recent play that you're as dangerous with the ball as ever and still have a lot of juice left in the tank. There are quite a few soccer aficionados in the area that believe signing you was the most important thing the Tacoma Stars could have done after grabbing former Missouri Comet goalkeeper Danny Waltman. You had quite an impact on the WISL champion Stars last season. What made you decide to throw your hat in the ring with the new MASL pro team this time around? Gjertsen - There was no way I would pass up an opportunity to play for my hometown team, especially a team that was a staple of my childhood. TW - Longtime Stars' fans remember what happened when an older, proven veteran by the name of Steve Zungul came to town and a talented, but inexperienced, Stars team quickly became a legitimate threat to win the championship. Is this what we can look forward to with the arrival of Mr. Gjertsen this season at the ShoWare Center? Gjertsen - I’m not gonna touch that one haha... I’ll let the dedicated fans from decades ago draw up comparisons if they wish. I know indoor soccer came at a similar time for Zun-

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gul, following a successful outdoor career. I hope to have the impact that he did, my experience will definitely help these guys. TW - You've stayed close to the soccer clubs in this area over the years. The South Sound FC, Sounders U-23's and the Tacoma Stars have all seen you suit up in their kits and make an impact. Not that you're old, but after a knee injury that obviously set you back during your soccer quest, what is it that keeps you engaged and fired up to keep playing and continuously working to get back to the top? Gjertsen - My time in the MLS didn’t end on the best terms, following a surgery that didn’t go as expected, but very few athletes get PHOTO BY DAVID TURNIPSEED to choose when or how their career ends. I’m just thankful that oppor- StArblAzer. Joey Gjertsen (right) brings a stellar resume of experitunities are still being given to me ence and success to the Tacoma Stars. The Tacoma native was a mustthat allow me to play this game and have for the new professional franchise. compete at a very high level TW - No one really knows what this new Tacoma Stars tially high scoring hockey. Twelve guys on a small field team is going to look like, nor do we know truly how they are really makes for some heated battles. Any split seconds going to stack up against the more- experienced teams in the lapses can cost you. A normal 120 yard soccer field allows MASL. What are your goals for this season personally and for time and space to make up for mistakes - none of that in the team? Do you think this team could make some noise right indoor - you’re punished immediately. TW - Why should fans from Tacoma make the 22 minute out of the gates? Gjertsen - I am going to do my best to lead these guys. I drive north to see the Stars play at such a fantastic arena like plan on scoring along the way and I do believe in this team. the ShoWare Center? Gjertsen - Even if it’s the nostalgia bringing fans in to This roster will have a good share of kids that can run forever and I think I’ll be able to control the tempo of games, when check out the Stars, our style of play will get them to come back. We will be playing some good soccer. I think it will be needed. And I do think we will be winning a lot of games. TW - You've lived in several places around North America. exciting and we’ll be scoring a lot of goals. Gjertsen is now the third signee of the Stars that will be What is it about your hometown that keeps drawing you back? I know why it's a great place for me, but what is it for Joey bringing along a certain level of “wow� factor. In June, the Stars first signing was also seen as somewhat of a coup leagueGjertsen? Gjertsen - It’s just home - the most beautiful corner of wide as former Bellarmine Prep and University of Washington the country. With all my friends and family here, no other star Danny Waltman made use of a clause in his contract and city could feel like home. In Montreal they just called me bolted away from the Missouri Comets for the Stars gig he “Tacoma�, even they guys that didn’t speak English. That had been waiting his entire career for. The Comets finished pretty much stuck with me in that locker room for three years. the regular season 20-0 last season and Waltman has twice been named league goalkeeper of the year. In August, the club How could I not come back here!? TW - What is it about the game of indoor soccer that can signed another hometown favorite Derek Johnson, a Franklin draw fans who are fanatics of other sports, as well as disciples of Pierce and Pacific Lutheran star who most-recently led the Western Indoor Soccer League with 17 goals last winter, and the outdoor game? It really is quite a different sport, isn't it? Gjertsen - Indoor really is a different beast. It’s essen- along with Gjertsen, helped lead the semi-pro WISL club to an undefeated championship season. After grabbing this trio of players, what have the Stars got up their sleeve next? The full MASL season schedule is due out next week, with the Stars home opener set for Friday, Nov. 6 at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Season ticket packages, group outings, and suite offerings for the Tacoma Stars 2015-16 season are available now. To purchase, call 1-844-STARS-TIME or visit the Stars !"#$%#"$&"'(%)"!*+ online at The most up-to-date news !"#$%" &"'()$$* and notes about the Stars leading up to the start of the 2015 7828$9+:;$%($%.0$%(<$= !"#!$%&'()$*+,&-+$.+/ >+?<@&&A0$"123"6"3"!17 *+,&-+0$"1234453#6!5 season can be found by following the Stars on Twitter (@ !"#$%&'(")*+,-'.,/*01/'2'3334-15*6,78-,-4"$9:6,78-,-;%-"$< TacomaStarsSC) or liking the team on Facebook.



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larmine is going to need to take care of business against Olympia if it wants to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot, let alone a 4A Narrows title. Look for a 12-round slugfest in this one. When Tacoma Baptist visits Chief Leschi, they’ll face the coach that built their program 23 years ago. It could be an emotional night. Saturday night’s matchup between North Beach and Life Christian could very well be for the 2B Pacific title. North Beach handled the Eagles 38-6 last season. This time it’s on the Eagle’s turf.

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fOOtBALL WeeKeNd #7 FRIDAY, OCT. 16 Capital vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 7 p.m. Henry Foss vs. Wilson Site TBA

Bellarmine vs. Yelm Yelm Stadium – 7 p.m.

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Week seven is the slimmest of the season. All three games look like possible lopsided affairs, but any night out at the stadium is a good night to be living, in our opinion. Get on out there.

THURSDAY, OCT. 29 Life Christian vs. Tacoma Baptist Curtis Viking Stadium – 7 p.m.

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Stadium vs. Curtis Curtis Viking Stadium – 7 p.m. Clover Park vs. Fife Fife Stadium – 7 p.m.


Pacific Lutheran vs. Puget Central Kitsap vs. Wilson Sound * Site TBA UPS Baker Stadium – 1 p.m. Lincoln vs. Henry Foss Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 7 p.m. Bellarmine vs. Gig Harbor * Roy Anderson Field, GH – 7 p.m.

Emerald Ridge vs. Curtis FRIDAY, OCT. 23 Curtis Viking Stadium – 7 p.m. Wilson vs. Lincoln * Tacoma Baptist vs. Chief Lincoln Bowl – 7 p.m. Central Kitsap vs. Henry Foss Leschi * Chief Leschi Stadium – 7 p.m. Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 7 p.m. South Kitsap vs. Stadium SATURDAY, OCT. 24 Site TBA North Beach vs. Life Christian * Olympia vs. Bellarmine * Harry Lang Stadium – 7 p.m. Bellarmine HS – 7 p.m.

Week nine is huge, as several teams will be fighting for a possible league title, or a slot in the playoffs. The matchup between Gig Harbor and Bellarmine is an easy selection for Friday night, even though it will involve a trip across the bridge to Roy Anderson Field. Last season, the Tides pounded the Lions at Bellarmine to the tune of 49-0. The previous season, the Lions traveled to Gig Harbor and turned back the Tides in a 59-14 whipping. Something strange is bound to happen and we’re going to see a nail-biter of a game this season; probably for the 4A Narrows crown. We cheated a little

Week eight is a real tough pick with at least three excellent matchups on Friday night, followed by a definite playoff-atmosphere game on Saturday night. When Wilson travels to Lincoln, it could be for all the marbles in the 3A Narrows. The top two seeds from the league host a playoff game, the next two have to travel. It’s that simple. Expect a big crowd at Lincoln Bowl for this big rivalry game. Bel-


Stuffed. The Lincoln Abe defense will be relying

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bit and threw in the PLU versus UPS game on Saturday at Baker Stadium. It is Homecoming for Puget Sound, and one of these years the Loggers are going to catch up with the Lutes and this old rivalry is going to have some new life breathed into it. When we reach week 10, we’ll be talking about the playoffs. Stay tuned.


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PUYALLUP TRIBAL IMPACT Supporting the Economic Growth of Our Community

State, local and Puyallup tribal officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 18, 2015 for the next Interstate 5 project in Tacoma that will create a new bridge over the Puyallup River and reconstruct the I-5/State Route-167 interchange, commuter lanes and increase access to tribal properties. Pictured here are (left to right): Puyallup tribal member David Duenas; State Representative Hans Zeiger (R-25); Tacoma Deputy Mayor David Boe; Puyallup Tribal Chairman Bill Sterud; State Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson; Hamilton Construction President Scott Williams; WSDOT Olympic Region Administrator Kevin Dayton; and Kierra Phifer with U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s office.

Considered among the most urban of Native American tribes, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians has grown 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 3,200 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 2013, the Tribe spent more than $461 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 countless 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 welldeserved reputation as “the generous people,” a reflection of the meaning of the Tribe’s very name “Puyallup.”


Renovations to the former Mitzel’s restaurant next to the Emerald Queen Casino in Fife are well underway to transform the building into a fine cigar and sports lounge called Stogie’s. Capitalizing on the cigar lounge trend that is showing real staying power across the country, Stogie’s will be a pleasurable place for adults to enjoy the finest cigars, liquors, upscale food and 30 large-screen TVs for sports viewing. The approximately 6,000-squarefoot Stogie’s will have 132 total seats and a VIP lounge as well. It is being designed by Capital Architects, the firm that also designed the Tribe’s Youth/Community Center. With construction, interior design and outside landscaping almost complete, a grand opening

event will be announced in the spring of 2015. To staff Stogies, a job fair is being considered to fill up to 20 positions that will be available. With so much redesign accomplished for Stogie’s, anyone who used to patronize Mitzel’s will certainly not recognize the place now that it has received a full makeover with a modern aesthetic featuring rich woodwork, stainless steel fixtures, lots of light and tasteful designer touches everywhere. The goal is to create an environment of indulgence and luxury, which will be apparent the minute customers walk through the big glass doors at the entryway. From there, cigar lovers will be treated to a selection of superior imported cigars and fine liquors to suit the most discrimi-

nating taste. Personal lockers will be available for cigar aficionados to safely store their cigar paraphernalia under lock and key. Among additional amenities at Stogie’s that customers will enjoy are plans for an outdoor beer garden in the warmer months with live music that will be in keeping with the relaxing, laid-back ambiance at Stogie’s. The food menu will be in development as well, always with an eye toward superior cuisine to match Stogie’s overall character. The Tribe is also looking at gaming options at Stogies. With so much potential to be explored, Stogie’s is sure to be the go-to place for connoisseurs looking for just the right place to enjoy the finer things in life.

NATIVE AMERICANS DO PAY TAXES Indian people pay taxes. They pay most of the same taxes non-Indians pay, and in some cases additional Tribal taxes as well. Indians have a few tax exemptions, just as non-Indians do. The Puyallup Tribe and its members are dramatic examples of these realities. Indian tribes collect taxes that are then sent to the appropriate taxing bodies. The Tribe withholds federal income tax from its employees (who include Puyallup Tribal members, other Indians, and non-Indians), and from the per capita pay-

ments it makes to its members. As federal law provides, the Tribe sends that money to the I.R.S., a total of over $45 million in FY 2014. As an employer, the Tribe pays its share of payroll taxes and withholds payroll taxes from its employees, which is then sent to the Social Security Administration and other government agencies. Those taxes added up to over $19 million in FY 2014. Under the terms of agreements with the State of Washington and local governments, the Tribe

collects and pays tax funds to those governments, including about $11 million to the State of Washington, and over $300,000 to the City of Fife. Unlike all other governments, non-trust land owned by the Puyallup Tribal government is often subject to state and local property taxes. In 2014, the Puyallup Tribe paid over $800,000 in property taxes to state and local governments. The total amount in taxes collected, withheld, or paid to the various governments by the Tribe in FY 2014 was approximately $77 million.

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aith No More was among the weirdest bands to make it big during the alt-rock tsunami of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The Bay Area outfit broke through with album No. 3, “The Real Thing,” and became known for mashing metal, funk, hip-hop and the stray Commodores cover into one of the era’s most wildly unpredictable sounds. In 1998, though, the band called it quits, its members scattering in different directions. Eccentric front man Mike Patton launched Ipecac Recordings and lent his voice to a string of critically acclaimed indie projects, the likes of which include Tomahawk, Fantomas and Peeping Tom. Keyboardist Roddy Bottum found success with the infectious college rock of Imperial Teen. Drummer Mike Bordin kept the beat on arena-rocking tours with Ozzy Osbourne and Jerry Cantrell. It seemed we’d heard the last of Faith until the surprise reunion of 2009. After a few years of tuning up on the road, the band delivered “Sol Invictus,” it’s first album in 18 years; and the resurgent quintet – also bassist Billy Gould and guitarist Jon Hudson – will be on the main stage at Seattle Center’s Bumbershoot, at 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6. In anticipation, we caught up with Bordin, who talked about reuniting, releasing the year’s least radio-friendly single and that time one of grunge’s biggest stars sang in his band. Tacoma Weekly: Let’s start on a totally weird and random note. Who’s in the gimp suit? Mike Bordin: It’s changed from time to time. We’ve had some celebrity gimps that have been excited to do it. Actually, one had a strong connection to Seattle. It’s been well documented that Duff (McKagan) did it. TW: Oh, really? Bordin: Yeah, Duff was in L.A., and he did it. He was a good gimp; and Mike Patton’s pal, Danny Devito, he did it. But the guy in the picture is a guy from San Francisco. Roddy found him. TW: I didn’t realize it was multiple people, and I thought it would be hilarious if there was a big reveal. Like he pulled off the mask and it was Jello Biafra or something. Bordin: (Laughing) You’re totally right on point there. Jello


BACK IN ACTION. On stage with Faith No More this weekend will be Jon Hudson, Bill Gould, Mike Patton, Mike Bording, the Gimp and Roddy Bottum.

would be perfect. But yeah, it’s just sort of a strong visual, definitely coming from Roddy’s end of things. With Faith No More, you’re gonna get something a little different. You’re gonna get something you maybe don’t expect, or you might not even know you really wanted. TW: Along those lines, back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, you were a really weird group for the time. Bordin: We’re still a weird group. (He laughs.) TW: Well, I was gonna say in your absence, it became more common for bands to jump around stylistically like you do. I wondered if you saw your imprint on some of the bands that followed you. Bordin: That’s one of the big questions of this whole two-point oh revisiting Faith No More. (He sighs.) I mean, the real truth of it is no, because I don’t look for it. A bit of a deeper answer is it’s not really for us to say. It’s not like we’re just minding our own business by any means, but we’re really just trying to focus on doing (stuff) that we’re really proud of.

That’s the thing (about) being in a band of extremely divergent people and personalities. That’s what we do have in common. We’re really trying to put forth our best here. We can’t predict what that’s going to be, but it has to be that. TW: You played the last show of the first run in Portugal in ‘98. Bordin: True. TW: What’s your recollection of how things fell apart back then? Bordin: In some regards, I think we felt that we didn’t really have a lot of control over what we were doing as far as the label saying, “‘Angel Dust’ kind of sucks, man. It’s not like ‘The Real Thing, part 2.’ So you guys are stupid, and we don’t know what to do with you.” …. At that point, I think our heads were really spinning with everybody telling us what we quote, “unquote” had to do. After a while, you get tired of that. After a while, you think “(Screw) you. You’re missing the point.” Faith No More is as much Black Flag as it is Black Sab-

bath, and there’s also Black Uhuru in there, as well. We don’t work well if we’ve got rooms in our house that are closed off that we can’t go into.… Maybe we weren’t interested in fighting for what we were doing so much anymore. I think that people were burnt out and tired, and I think that it was a good time, honestly looking back on it. It was a good time to stop because what got us to that point was still us and was still, I believe, high quality and a good, strong effort and an honest expression of who we were. The thing that brought us back was really being away from it. You know, I played with Ozzy. I was very happy to do that. I did probably close to a thousand shows with him, you know. (Singer) Mike Patton’s done a million things, Bill’s done a million things. Roddy built up Imperial Teen in the area that he wanted to built it up which was very kind of poppy, almost college radio. Coming back after 15 years of ignoring it and other people happily doing other things, you can feel good about that.… That’s why we came back.

TW: You hit the road for a few years. Then, what ultimately made you feel like you had another album in you? Bordin: Real simple, we didn’t hate it. It didn’t burn us out. We didn’t feel nostalgic. We didn’t feel like we were trying to recapture something.… It didn’t feel particularly dated or embarrassing or awkward or, to us, irrelevant. No really horrible, nasty, crazy old wounds were ripped open to say, “Oh my God, my arm fell off. I’m outta here.” That didn’t happen. It was quite the contrary. As grown men and adults having been through (stuff), we found each other a lot easier to take and to get along with and to collaborate together. It worked, and then a song came, and that was “Matador.” TW: So that was the first one. Bordin: Yeah, and we didn’t talk about it. That was the thing. The conversation was very brief. We’d done 30 or 40 shows (and) the conversation came from one or two of the guys. They said,


a little? Come to the Tacoma Rainbow Center clothing swap, 2215 Pacific Ave. Bring your clean, new or lightly used, clothes to exchange with other community members. Sept. 16, 5:30-7 p.m.


Tacoma Little Theatre welcomes the community to its special gala and silent auction celebrating the theatre’s 97th season. This special fund raising event will be filled with fine wine, fine hors d’oeuvres, and fine entertainment. The evening will begin with a social hour and then move into the auditorium where staff and board members will present a sneak peek of each of the seven shows in TLT’s upcoming season. Attendees will be bidding on silent auction baskets themed to each production and enjoying musical entertainment from local performers. Sept. 12, 6-9 p.m. Tickets $20 per person, $35 a couple at, or (253) 272-2281.

TWO TOUCH A TRUCK Pierce County Parks and Recreation invites you and your family to explore the world of “BIG” and specialized trucks on Sept. 12.

FOUR DOWNTOWN TO DEFIANCE This free event is held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 S. C St. in Parkland. Kids of all ages will love to climb, sit in, and honk horns of the many types of vehicles. Big Truck T-shirts are available for purchase. Info: (253) 798-4177 or www.piercecountywa. org/parks.

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at the Foss Esplanade, along Dock Street, Schuster Parkway, and Ruston Way to the end of the Waterwalk near Point Defiance Park. Participants are invited to join the event at any point and travel as far as they choose, with many opportunities to stop and enjoy food trucks, a skateboard park, a free kayak paddle and other activities along the way. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required, and the first 500 people to register will be entered to win a gift certificate to a local business. For more information or to register today, visit



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On Sunday, Sept. 13, South Sound residents will gather to experience walking, running, biking, and rolling along the Tacoma waterfront, free of vehicle traffic at Downtown to Defiance, an event that opens up 6.5 miles of roadways to humanpowered transportation. This family-friendly event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free to the public. The course runs along the Foss Waterway and Commencement Bay, from downtown at South 21st Street

Swimming is admission-free on Sept. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at Kandle Pool, 5302 N. 26th St., and Stewart Heights Pool, 402 E. 56th St. Grab a towel and enjoy the final days of summer!

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You know where to be Sunday night if you read our interview with Faith No More on the front page of City Life; and here are a few more picks in the interest of helping navigate the mind-boggling array of Bumbershoot options. Find the full schedule, ticket info and more online at Saturday, Sept. 5 Atmosphere (4:15 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Stadium): Minneapolis’ greatest hip-hop export cracked the top 10 of the Billboard 200 with last year’s “Southsiders� album, the culmination of a slow, steady rise from the underground. Bridget Everett (5 p.m., Cornish Playhouse): Seeing her on “Inside Amy Schumer� won’t prepare you for Everett’s so-wrong-it’s-right musical comedy. See her in the same space at 3:30 p.m. Sunday and 5 p.m. Monday. Trigger warning, though: As an audience member, you may be sexually harassed by a very sweaty, bra-less woman who’s just jumped offstage. Motopony (8:15 p.m. Saturday, Broad Street): Tacoma boy Daniel Blue and company perform songs from their long-awaited, new album, “Welcome You.� Kacey Musgraves (8:45 p.m. Saturday, Mural Amphitheatre): One of country’s brightest young talents drops by with cult hits “Biscuits,� “Dime Store Cowgirl� and “Follow Your Arrow.� We’re hoping for a cameo by Morton singer-songwriter Brandy Clark who co-wrote Miranda Lambert hit “Mama’s Broken Heart� with her. The Weeknd (9:15 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Stadium): Canadian singer-songwriter Abel Tesfaye brings the pop hedonism of “Earned It,� “The Hills� and “Can’t Feel My Face� to the big stage, and probably a hit or

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“This feels great, but I gotta tell you right now. I’m not gonna do an open-ended run of these shows because I think it’s dishonest, and I think that it’s ugly. But if we have something new to say, count me in.â€? So the song came. Bill brought this skeleton of a song in to us, and we sat in a rehearsal room all in a circle and we collaborated. We fleshed it out together, and it was (freakin’) awesome. I think everybody at that point was excited, and we felt that – wow, man – we jammed that tree in the ground about a year and a half ago, and here’s some leaves coming up. That was a sign of life to us, and that was very encouraging. TW: Out of the collection of new songs, you released what I think is one of the most killer singles of the year, and almost no radio station can play it. What’s up with that? Bordin: Amen, brother. (He chuckles.) But that was kind of the point, really. ‌ Releasing a single called “Motherf----r,â€? in my mind, kind of tells you that we’re making music ‘cause we want to. We’re not making music because we think, “We gotta get on radio stations, and we gotta be in the medium rotation here, and we gotta work our way up.â€? It was a simple song. To me, it is very focused. I love the fact that Mike and Roddy both sing on it. Roddy is a little more caustic and rhythmic, and then Mike gets to sing like only he can sing. I really like it, so thank you for that. TW: I would rate Patton as one of the more unique front men in rock. How do you think things would have gone with the band if you’d stayed with Chuck Mosley? And I think you had some other people. Bordin: Well, we had Courtney (Love) sing, you know.

two he’s crafted with Drake, Wiz Khalifa and Ariana Grande. Sunday, Sept. 6 “A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment� with Serman Alexie and Jess Walter (2 THE WEEKND p.m. Bagley Wright Theatre): Expect lots of laughs and thought-provoking banter as two of Washington’s hottest novelists record their year-old podcast at Bumbershoot. The Melvins (3:45 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Stadium): Bask in the raw power of “The Bit� and “Night Goat� and ponder just how criminally underrated these grunge godfathers are. The Fame Riot (3:45 p.m. Broad Street): Tacoma’s indie-pop sensations will teach Seattle how to party with infectious set staples like “Shelah,� “Pair It Up� and “Heart Stray.� Lee “Scratch� Perry (4 p.m., Mural Amphitheatre): One of the most influential figures in the history of reggae returns to Bumbershoot with support from the Subatomic Sound System. Neko Case (9:30 p.m. Sunday, Fisher Green): This ex-Tacoma girl has played the main stage in recent years, so it’ll be a refreshing change catching her on the comparatively intimate Fisher Green.

Monday, Sept. 7 Reign Supreme Breakdancing Competition (5 p.m. Seattle Center Pavilion): Catch the finale as some of the region’s best crews – the likes of Massive Monkees and BC1 Allstars – do battle. Hozier (7 p.m., Memorial Stadium): The Irish singersongwriter had a massive 2014 with a string of hits that included “Take Me to Church,� “Sedated� and “From Eden.�

TW: Oh yeah, I guess I had read that. Bordin: Courtney was the singer before Chuck. Courtney was a tornado, man. Let’s just be honest. She was a (freaking) tornado. She was just crazy, man. But I’ll tell you this about Courtney Love; Courtney Love was the only person with the balls to stand onstage with us and sing. We couldn’t find anybody to sing at that point (in the early ‘80s). At that time, it was like you were a hardcore band or you were a college radio band, like REM or Husker Du or the Replacements; or you were in the mainstream rock world, which clearly we weren’t at that time. It was still the end of the dinosaur era, but with newer stuff coming in also. We just kind of were who the hell we were; and honestly we were figuring out who or what that was even. We didn’t even really know. So point being, what would it have been like with Chuck running the whole way? I can probably guess that we probably wouldn’t be sitting here having this conversation. We didn’t know what the (heck) we were doing when we started. All we knew is we liked Grand Master Flash, Soul Sonic Force and Run DMC. We also liked Killing Joke, you know, and Psychedelic Furs‌ Black Flag and the Misfits, Discharge and Minor Threat. We found each other over Roxy Music, which is a whole ‘nother room in the house.

she wanted. But I really only went up there to sort of prove all drummers weren’t necessarily stupid, to be honest with you. (He details steps of the auditioning process.) I don’t know how old I was at that time – maybe 30 – and there’s some 19-year-old intern doing interviews. “Hey, if I give you a million dollars, would you kill a squirrel with your shoe?� He’s filming this stuff, you know. I thought just as quick as I could on my feet (and said), “The only way I would probably do that is if I accidentally had run it over with my car and it wasn’t quite dead.� Just trying to play along to be cool, but it wasn’t me. If you look back at that footage and they introduce the guests that you had in the audience, (Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne bassist) Robert Trujillo was my guest. He was in the audience just looking completely like a deer in headlights, out of place. Ozzy called me the night before and said, “Hey, if you have any questions about war, I’m your guy. I really wanna be your guy.�


TW: That makes sense. Bordin: (There was) enough rock for me to come in as a rock kid, and enough punk rock or avant-garde or artistic stuff for a punk rocker to come in.‌ We all came from different places, but we met right around there. TW: For the sake of ending on another random note, how did you wind up on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?â€? Bordin: My wife loved it.... I went along with what

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TW: What do you call it? Your lifeline? Bordin: Totally! I went out on a question about war. I knew I didn’t know the answer, but I also knew that I couldn’t get to the high numbers if I started blowing out the lifelines right away. So I was just guessin’. You know, it was fun, but it was weird. My wife had commented about it not too long ago. If you would have won some money, it turns out you’ve gotta sign a contract with the network, and you work for them for a year doing publicity, doing appearances. TW: Ah, the small print. Bordin: That would have been the worst thing for me. That would have been baaaaad. It’s one of those careful what you wish for deals. You just never know, but it wasn’t me. Sometimes you do things to make other people happy that’s all. But I wasn’t gonna kill a (freakin’) squirrel.

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‘Dirt? Scientists, Book Artists, and Poets Reflect on Soil and Our Environment’

Dirt. Believe it or not, we are running out of it. Ask any scientist and you’ll be told that soil is a highly precious resource, the “delicate biological skin� of our earth. It is the stuff that every terrestrial ecosystem depends upon, including the food we eat. Yet we are using it up, ripping off its protective vegetation, and exposing it to pesticides and industrial waste. What happens next? In this 2015 United Nations International Year of Soils, 65 artists, poets, scientists and educators are coming together for a Tacoma exhibition where they will creatively show and explain how they perceive dirt—in its past, present and future. “Dirt? Scientists, Book Artists and Poets Reflect on Soil and Our Environment� includes an exhibition of poems and book art submitted from as far away as England, France, Brazil, Canada, New York, New Mexico, Missouri, New Jersey, Maine, Ohio, North Carolina, California and elsewhere. The exhibit also includes specimens of dirt-loving creatures, such as red wigglers and sow bugs, as well as animals including the mole, red fox, kingfisher and mountain beaver, and geological samples such as lava, fossils, coal, sandstone and petrified wood. Several talks and hands-on events - including the chance for adults and children to create paint pigments from soil and to view specimens through a dissecting microscope - will accompany the exhibit. The international display is being held at Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, through Dec. 6. It is curated by Lucia Harrison, faculty



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will be on display at UPS’s Collins Memorial Library through Dec 6. emerita at The Evergreen Soils,â€? with Walt Burdsall, State College and a foundfrom the Tacoma Smelter ing member of Puget Sound Plume Project (4-5 p.m.). Book Artists. The book art Also, “Combining Art, Litand poetry entries were jurerature and Science in the ied by panels of respected Classroom,â€? with Lucia artists, writers, educators Harrison (6-6:30 p.m.) and scientists. • Earth Pigments: Hands-on Activity and The special events below Family Reading Hour, are free and open to the pubSaturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to lic. All take place in Collins 2 p.m., Room 020. Memorial Library. Make acrylic, egg tem• Exhibition Opening pera and watercolor paints Event, Thursday, Sept. 10, using soil pigments with 5:30-8 p.m., Room 020. curator Lucia Harrison. Reception, with light Also join student members refreshments, until 7 p.m. of Puget Sound Greek Life Then curator Lucia Harrifor stories about soil. Famson will give the lecture ily reading hour is designed “Intersections: How Artists for children of all ages and and Scientists Can Collabowill take place 10-11 a.m. rate to Create EnvironmenPainting demonstrations and tal Awareness.â€? activities will take place 11 • Art+Science Salon, a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept.17, 4:30• Dirt? Poets Reflect 8:30 p.m., Main floor exhion Soils and the Environbition area ment, Thursday, Oct. 15, Tour the exhibit and 6:30-8 p.m., Archives area, attend a joint presentasecond floor. tion by Lucia Harrison, an A poetry reading with expert in visual arts, and regional poets featured in Abir Biswas, a geologist; the Dirt? exhibition. The both are from Evergreen celebration is in conjunction State College. with Tacoma Arts Month. • Educator and Student Night, Thursday, Sept. For information visit 24, 4-7 p.m., Archives area, floor demics/academic-resources. Learn about “StayPress release from Uniing Healthy with Polluted versity of Puget Sound.

Glenn Sutt is a multi-talented craftsman. He built his first muzzle-loading rifle in the living room of his apartment in 1978. He has continued to make replica muzzle loading rifles and pistols. He has also become an accomplished maker of powder horns and other cow horn products. In addition to showing how horn can be shaped into other useful items, Glenn will be demonstrating how wire inlay can enhance hard wood items. Glenn is active in numerous heritage groups, and is president emeritus of the Fort Nisqually Foundation. Each weekend through Sept. 27 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. Crafts of the Past is sponsored by the Fort Nisqually Foundation and made possible by grants from the Nisqually Indian Tribe and Tacoma Arts Commission. It is free with paid admission.

Current Exhibits: Temporary exhibits in the Great Room showcase objects from the Fort’s permanent collection. They provide insights into the daily lives of the Fort’s historical residents and into the workings of the Hudson’s Bay Company, of which the Fort was part. All exhibits include hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.

Graced in Glass: Trade Beads and Native American Beadwork Through Nov. 15 Hudson’s Bay Company traders and outposts throughout North America stocked beads among their wares. The beads were traded to Native American people in exchange for furs. Indians used them to create jewelry and intricate decoration on clothing and personal belongings. This exhibit includes examples of the types of beads that were carried at HBC outposts in the Pacific Northwest, along with information about where and how they were made. The highlight of the show is a selection of beautiful historical beadwork.



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“Star Trek” is coming to Puyallup this year. “Star Trek: The Exhibition” will immerse guests in the “Star Trek” universe from Sept. 11 to 27, at the Washington State Fair Exhibition Center, located at 110 9th Ave. SW, in Puyallup. It will have a little something to appeal to fans of the original 1960s television series, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and even the current motion picture reboots. Boasting one of the largest collections of authentic Star Trek props, costumes and artifacts in the world, “Star Trek: The Exhibition” will allow diehard fans and novices alike to explore the worlds, science and characters that made Star Trek a pop culture phenomenon. Pose in front of an impressively sized replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise, view one-of-a-kind displays, investigate interactive kiosks and partake in rare photo opportunities. Among the main attractions of the exhibit is the opportunity to explore a full-scale mockup of the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise and sit in the captain’s chair where Captain Kirk commanded the legendary ship. There also will

be several Trek-themed events held in honor of the new exhibit. Dress in your best Spock or Sulu costumes for the Trekkie 10 Forward Gathering, which will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Washington State Fair’s End Zone Sports Bar, with a costume contest at 5 p.m. And keep those get-ups handy for the daily Trekkie parade, which will proceed from the Northwest Outdoors tent at noon sharp each day of the Fair. This is a separated ticketed feature exhibit, and is not included in Washington State Fair gate admission. Gate admission is required, in addition to the attraction ticket, and must be purchased separately to enter the gate. Advanced purchase tickets – purchased by Sept. 10 - are $6.50. On site, tickets are $8. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. For further details, visit Tacoma Weekly Staff

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: FRANKIE BEVERLY & MAZE Legendary soul and R&B act Frankie Beverly & Maze tops the bill of a gala called The Experience that will take over Kent’s Showare Center on Sept. 19. Also on the bill are Keke Wyatt, Kelly Price and Mychel Wastman. Music will start at 7 p.m., and tickets are $49.50 to $199.50, and VIP tickets include a meet-andgreet with Price; for further details. Visit to learn more about these other upcoming shows except where otherwise indicated. • Hometown Throwdown with Big and Rich: 2 p.m., Sept. 13, Cheney Stadium, $33.50 to $50. • Weird Al Yankovic: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 14, Washington State Fair, Puyallup, $30 to $60; • Heart: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 15, Washington State Fair, Puyallup, $30 to $90, • Nate Jackson: 8:30 p.m., Sept. 15, Jazzbones, $5; • Caroline Rhea: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 17 to 19, 10:30 p.m., Sept. 18 and 19, $20 to $24,

• Iggy Azalea: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 22, Washington State Fair, Puyallup, $55 to $85; www. • Duran Duran with Chic: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 23, Washington State Fair, Puyallup, $60 to $100; • Jake Owen with A Thousand Horses: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 24, Washington State Fair, Puyallup, $45 to $70; www. • Sinbad: 8:30 p.m., Sept. 25, Emerald Queen Casino, $25 to $65. • Kool & The Gang with En Vogue: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 25, Washington State Fair, $35 to $60;


• Jason DeRulo: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 26, Washington State Fair, Puyallup, $40 to $65;


• Scorpions with Queensryche: 8 p.m., Oct. 9, Showare Center, Kent, $32.50 to $67.50;

• Terry Fator: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 18, Washington State Fair, Puyallup, $30 to $60;

• Pitbull: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 27, Washington State Fair, Puyallup, $70 to $110.

• Keith Urban: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 19, Washington State Fair, Puyallup, $40 to $100;

• Lewis Black: 7 p.m., Sept. 27, Pantages Theater, $59.50;

• Jay Mohr: 7:30 and 10:30 p.m., Oct. 10, Tacoma Comedy Club, $25 to $35; www.tacomacomedyclub. com.

• Patti LaBelle: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 21, Washington State Fair, Puyallup, $28 to $75;

• Johnny Mathis: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 8, Pantages Theater, $89 to $169;

• Juan Gabriel: 8 p.m., Nov. 20, Tacoma Dome, $78 to $234.

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Band plays live Sept. 5 at The Harmon Taproom



GIFTED. Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun (foreground) are looking forward to playing T-Town for the first time. By Matt Nagle

If you have yet to discover the truly beautiful music of Mackintosh Braun, you’ll have the opportunity to do so on Saturday, Sept. 5, when they play a free live show at The Harmon Taproom. While this multitalented duo, hailing from just miles away in Portland, receives nowhere near the press and accolades they deserve, the quality of their music defies the trendy pop music formula such that you’ll be listening to their songs for years to come. Formed about nine years ago, the magical combination of Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun happened by chance, when a mutual friend gave Braun a recording of Mackintosh’s music. The two met and clicked from the get-go, and thus their ambient, gentle, alternative electro-pop creations were born – perfectly constructed hypnotic interludes that can take you to places of peace and warmth and back in 3.5 minutes of listening bliss. While the band’s popularity is still ascending, Mackintosh Braun’s songs have played on TV shows including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Gossip Girl,” “Chuck,” “Rubicon” and “How to Make It in America.” Their song “Never Give In” was featured in the film and on the soundtrack of “Veronica Mars.” They recorded their first album, “The Sound,” in 2007 and their second, “Where We Are” in 2010, which the Associated Press praised as one of 2010’s most overlooked albums. Now, they’ve just released their newest collection,

“Arcadia,” which they are excited to play for Tacoma audiences. A look at the band’s write-up on Wikipedia reveals the spot-on review of Vice_Media,_Inc. (Noisey) that described the album as “... a poppy gem, filled with soulful chill wave and dance tunes that are just in time for the summer. The album implores you to ride a wave of good vibes, punctuated by drums that remind you how great organic instrumentation can complement a synthesizer.” “We’re going to play pretty much the whole new record with some new material from our first releases,” Braun said. To help up the power, a guest drummer will be joining them at their Harmon gig. “Drums really bring out the dynamic in our music and gives it a live feel,” Braun said. The name “Arcadia” is in reference to a utopia, as Braun described it – a personal place of peace real or imaginary –where you can feel creative and alive. “The cover art [by Ursula Barton] is our imaginary city – having your own peaceful place that’s yours,” he said. “That’s the theme of the record and where we were at that moment in the writing. The name, I just saw it and it really fit.” Both musicians have been making music most of their lives. Mackintosh grew up in a family band and was already a seasoned performer when he met Braun. The son of former Hall and Oates drummer Michael Braun, Ben Braun was instilled with a love for the beat and he started producing hip hop songs at just 11 years old.













“I was finding my footing and where I fit in and musically what I wanted to do,” Braun said of his preMackintosh Braun days. “I really looked up to (Mackintosh) and looked to him as a rock star – one of those guys who just owned it. As we progressed, we’ve come into our own and I feel really good about it. Now when we play it’s like second nature.” “Arcadia” marks the growth of a new branch of sorts on the Mackintosh Braun tree, in that the duo shook things up a little bit while retaining the roots of their signature sound, and what they (and their fans) love about their music. “We went into this record to get out of our comfort zone and appeal to a broader audience…to have a flavor for everyone,” Braun said. Enlisting a third “band member” in producer Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta, Cold War Kids, Matt & Kim) helped bring out the sound the duo was looking for. As Braun put it, “He really understood where we were trying to take the record and the chemistry just felt right.” Go to to hear their lovely sound for yourself – then head to the Harmon Taproom on Sept. 5. Doors open at 7 p.m., music starts at 8:30. No cover, all ages welcome.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Foam Fest 11 with DJ Christyle (DJ dance) 9 p.m., $10 NEW FRONTIER: 40 Grit (bluegrass jam) 3 p.m., NC NORTHERN PACIFIC: Geriatric Jazz (jazz) 11 a.m., NC, AA O’MALLEY’S: Comedy open mic, 8:30 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Andy Woodhull (comedy) 8 p.m., $10-$14, 18+

THE SWISS: Neutralboy, Phasers on Kill, Pour Life Decisions (punk) 8 p.m., NC CHARLEY’S: Blues jam with Richard Molina, 8 p.m., NC DAVE’S OF MILTON: Open jam, 8 p.m., NC DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Dwayne Perkins (comedy) 8 p.m., $10-$14, 18+

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Fri, Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St. Betty Sapp Ragan, a longtime faculty member at University of Puget Sound, mastered a variety of media and techniques during her long career in art. “A Life in Art: Betty Sapp Ragan Retrospective, 1969–2014” surveys 45 years of her artistic production. Artworks on view include paintings and prints, mixed-media objects and photographs. It’s now showing on campus at Kittredge Gallery. Closing reception is Sept. 17, 5 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Price: Free. HABITAT RESTORATION WORK Fri., Sept. 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St. Join the Center for regular stewardship activities as they care for the park by removing invasive plant species, re-planting areas with native plants and helping those plants thrive. No experience necessary. Price: Free. Info: (253) 591-6439 PEOPLE OF THE ADZE: SHOALWATER BAY TRIBE Fri., Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave. The highly decorative, yet utilitarian, carvings created by the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe and members of its Carving Apprenticeship Program are on display at the Washington State History Museum. Sponsored in part by Keybank. Price: $11 for adults, $8 for seniors, students, and military,

children 5 and under free.. Info: (253) 272-9747 SPANNING TACOMA Fri., Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tacoma Historical Society Museum, 919 Pacific Ave. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Tacoma’s waterways and deep gulches presented challenges to an expanding city. Tacoma’s bridges designed for trains, trolleys, pedestrians, autos and bicycles linked industry to city and neighborhood to neighborhood. This exhibit explores the historic significance of these bridges, some of which have served as community icons. Price: Free; Donations accepted. Info: (253) 472-3738 FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS Sat., Sept. 5, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave. S. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is an international

fellowship of men and women who have experienced difficulties in life as a result of the way we used to eat. Through shared experience and mutual support, we help each other to recover from the disease of food addiction. Our program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Price: Free. Info: (206) 979-0866 MIXXEDFIT CLASS Sat., Sept. 5, 9-10 a.m. STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St. Created and founded by Lori Chung, MixxedFit is a people-inspired dance fitness program that is a mix of explosive dancing and boot camp toning. Price: $5; Free for members. Info: (253) 404-3939 BUFFALO SOLDIERS MUSEUM Sat., Sept. 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 1940 S. Wilkenson St. Learn about American History, 1866-1944 and the Buffalo Soldiers. The name given to these men because; of their service, honor and devotion to the United States. Price: Donations accepted. Info: (253) 272-4257

ARGENTINE TANGO ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS CLASS Sun., Sept. 6, 12 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. Dancers can start

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on any Sunday; no need to wait for the start of another series. Stop by for a complementary class. Price: $40 for eight classes and two practicas. Info: (253) 304-8296

Storytime features reading aloud, singing, movement and rhymes that prepare young minds to learn to read. Ages: Birth to 2. Price: Free. Info: (253) 292-2001

TIM HALL BAND Sun., Sept. 6, 8 p.m. Dawson’s Bar & Grill, 5443 S. Tacoma Way The Tim Hall Bands Legendary Blues Jam Kicks It Out at Dawson’s Bar & Grill every Sunday at 8 p.m. Price: Free. Info: (253) 476-1421

EXCEL: INTRO Tues., Sept. 8, 4 p.m. Summit Library, 5107 112th St. E. Start with the basics, including how to create a spreadsheet and use simple math functions. Ages: Adults. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3321

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION Mon., Sept. 7, 7-8 p.m. Tacoma Buddhist Temple, 1717 S. Fawcett Ave. Meditation every Monday evening from 7-8pm at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple. Price: Free. Info: 253) 627-1417

VOICES OF SUMI ART Wed., Sept. 9, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Avenue South David Berger, Fumiko Kimura, Selinda Sheridan and Voski Chakiraian-Sprague are four members of Puget Sound Sumi Artists. Sumi is the Japanese word for the black ink used in painting and calligraphy, applied by brush to paper. A traditional goal of sumi painting is not simply to reproduce the image of a subject, but to capture its essence and spirit. Price: Free. Info: (253) 292-2001

WORKSOURCE WORKSHOPS: JOB LAB Mon., Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 2-4 p.m. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S. Need help with a job-finding question or issue? Find one-on-one help for your job search from WorkSource employment professionals. Get advice on topics such as how to develop and launch an effective job search strategy, resume, cover letter and application assistance, interviewing tips and more. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3304

WRY TOAST TOASTMASTERS CLUB Wed., Sept. 9, 8:30 p.m. Wry Toast Toastmasters Club at Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Road West Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learnby-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace. Price: Free. Info: (253) 460-4862

BABY STORYTIME Tues., Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m. Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Avenue South This event is a fun, educational time for babies up to 1 year old and their caregivers. Baby

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WITCHY WOMAN HOROSCOPES Christina Wheeler has been studying astrology for the past 22 years. She writes, creates, laughs too loud, and owns a store called The Nearsighted Narwhal in Tacoma, WA. If you ever want to chew the fat about astrology, contact her at ARIES (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19) It’s not easy to keep you down for long. When your emotions get the best of you – and especially if they have been lately – look for a cool detachment to be granted to help you to move past obstacles. Your curiosity is insatiable right now, as things come to light and bestow a sense of fulfillment. This weekend starts a great month for you when things just come together organically. Count your blessings.

LIBRA (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22) There is much to be learned in this life. You find yourself drawn from your normal doldrums into new areas of higher learning that really throw you into experiences and opportunities that best fit your life path. You may be magnetized to an old path you’d given up on or a new, bold one that you never thought would appear. Consider all your options and move toward happiness.

TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20) Your homestead might need a dash of something eclectic or unexpected. You have an insatiable need to brighten your daytime dwelling and in turn, your outlook, with bright splashes of color and odd baubles. Likewise, you may find yourself keeping odd but enchanting company in the next few days. Learn what you can from the odd ducks. They always have a story to tell.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Life has a way of showing us what we are capable of by painting with a wide brush on both ends of the spectrum. Realize the power you have to control which direction that brush goes in. Do you want it to focus on the negative or the positive? Refocus your energies if you haven’t been happy lately and realize your part in the grand scheme of life. Control your perspective.

GEMINI (May 21 – Jun. 20) Your emotions won’t be hard to read, as a heaping dose of good ones get thrown in your lap. The urge to dance a jig, act like a kid, and explore life with a renewed sense of wonder will happen. Communications with a wide variety of people and learning from those conversations is important at this time. There is much to be taken in right now. Hold on for the wild ride of life.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Relationships both romantic and platonic – and perhaps even business – will thrive on honest communication, a meeting in the middle, and a lighthearted tone to it all this week. Look for what you can learn through conversations with people who surround you. Find common ground and a sense of joy from knowing such a wide spectrum of people. Talk, but listen, too.

CANCER (Jun. 21 – Jul. 22) Spreading your thoughts around on different hidden areas of life is on the agenda. Heavy thoughts on life after death, reincarnation, and spirituality in general are taking up your headspace lately. Maybe distractions such as creating ethereal pieces of art or poetry can help you process your thoughts and experiences and make it easier for you. Do what you can to thrive.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Look for a way to infuse your daily routine and work with a little bit of buffoonery to keep it light and not so overwhelming. Drive to work with a clown nose. Watch “Spaceballs” while you’re ironing. Do something that reminds you that there is life beyond work and tedious chores. Perhaps link arms with someone and take on the tasks together. Keep it light, but still get it done.

LEO (Jul. 23 – Aug. 22) There is much to be communicated about the common state of humanity. You have pressing thoughts on the matter and look to your social group to come up with viable answers to the questions that have been lingering for a while. Connect with your peer group and work your ringmaster magic. You have a better state of being in mind for the world. You can help make this happen.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Partnering with an eccentric person on a creative project is highly likely right now. You find your creativity blossoming more with people who help to ease the flow of conversation. Perhaps a play or show where you are the center of attention is appealing. Whatever it is, soak up the details through conversation and put it to good use in whatever creative endeavor you choose.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22) Take the time out to understand communications from people that are challenging your view of yourself. You don’t have to agree with them, but try to understand where they are coming from. There is hard work involved in this. Whatever you’ve dubbed your life purpose is being affected. Try to keep it light, stay emotionally detached, and search for the truth ribboning through the lies.

PISCES (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20) It’s going to be an entertaining week for you, quite literally. You may have plans to have people over to your home and the wider the array of personalities, the better. Right now it’s important for you to converse, perhaps about/to your mother or mother figure. Standing in the full light of your power is important and you can achieve this by learning about yourself through other people.




















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In the Welfare of: Y., L DOB: 08/19/13 Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2014-0061

In the Welfare of: S, N. DOB: 03/01/2013 Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2014-0052

In the Welfare of: Y., J DOB: 05/28/15 Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2014-0060

YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an 4TH Review Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404.

YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Dispositional Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404.

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NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.


YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Continued Initial Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for a Continued Initial Hearing on the 22nd day of October, 2015 at 1:30pm. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint. TO: LISA SIVONEN In the Welfare of: D Jr., A DOB: 09/05/08 Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2015-0065 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Continued Motion Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for a Continued Motion Hearing on the 22nd day of October, 2015 at 11:00 AM If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

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TO: JACOB CULTEE In the Welfare of: C., M DOB: 07/01/13, Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2015-0027 In the Welfare of: C., W DOB: 02/25/15, Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2015-0024

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In the Welfare of: W, K. DOB: 07/27/15 Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2015-0094



YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Continued Initial Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for a Continued Initial Hearing on the 15th day of October, 2015 at 2:30 PM If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

TO: NICHOLAS L. MILLER In the Welfare of: M. Jr., N. DOB: 11/27/2005 Case Number: PUY-G-JV-2015-0024 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 19th day of October, 2015 at 2:30 PM. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

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The process of grooming kids for success can act as a powerful deterrent to dropping out of high school. Communities In Schools is looking for dedicated volunteers with an interest in tutoring 912 grade at Oakland High School. Students need assistance in Algebra, Basic Math and English Monday - Friday. Volunteers must be consistent, reliable and willing to share their knowledge in one of the above areas weekly. Please contact Leigh Butler @ 571-5136 or for more information.

Smile Looking for volunteers who want to share the passion of reading with a struggling reader! All-Star Readers is held Monday and Wednesdays 3:45-5:00 at Arlington Elementary School now through mid-June. Contact Lori Ann Reeder, Program Manager at or 253-571-1139 for specifics and to get started.

Build Success Many middle school students need your help with math homework and preparing for tests and quizzes in our after school program on Tuesdays at Baker Middle School. Be a part of their successful transition to high school by helping them with math now. Please contact Jenna Aynes at or 253-571-5053 or Lori Ann Reeder lreeder@ or 253-5711139 for specifics.

Math or Reading Help Wanted! Communities In Schools is looking for dedicated volunteers with an interest in tutoring 2nd grade readers at Sherman Elementary School on Wednesdays from 3:454:45 PM. Tutors are also needed at Mt. Tahoma High School with Algebra in the Math Boot Camp on Monday or Thursdays afterschool. This program is designed to help students improve their math skills/grades before the semester ends on 1/23. Please contact Trisha Tracy @ 571-3843 or for specific information.

Build a Brighter Future. Help a Student Read Dedication and tireless efforts are making a difference in our community. Communities In Schools is looking for dedicated volunteers with an interest in tutoring 2nd grade readers or to assist in the Homework Club at Fern Hill Elementary School on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM. Please contact Judy Merritt @ 571-3873 or for specific information.

A Student Needs You. The process of grooming kids for success can act as a powerful deterrent to dropping out of high school. Communities In Schools is looking for dedicated volunteers with an interest in tutoring 9-12 grade at Foss High School. Students need assistance in Algebra, English, Geometry and Trigonometry on Monday and/or Wednesdays. Volunteers must be consistent, reliable and willing to share their knowledge in one of the above areas weekly. Please contact Tiffynee Terry-Thomas @ 571-7380 or xx for details.

Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care Needs Volunteers Looking to have a positive impact on your community this year? Invest a few hours per week to support our patients and families. Read a book, listen to life stories, give caregivers a few hours to rest and renew. Apply your listening skills and compassion in a meaningful role as a Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care volunteer. Comprehensive training and on-going support are provided. Join our caring and professional team to change lives-especially your own. Training starts soon. Call 1—855—534—7050 to learn more or log onto www. and click on Hospice and Palliative Care under “Our Services”

Food Bank We are a local food bank on the east side of Tacoma, WA and are 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 Enzi 253-212-2778.

Hospice Volunteers Needed To Provide a Special Kind of Caring Franciscan Hospice needs volunteers with helping hands and open hearts to support terminally ill patients in homes and nursing homes in our community. As part of the Franciscan Hospice care team, you will provide companionship and support to patients and their families in a variety of ways. Volunteers receive comprehensive training and support for this lifeaffirming work. There is a volunteer training starting soon. For more information, call us at (253) 5347050.

EDGEWOOD COMMUNITY FISH FOOD BANK Seeking volunteers to staff Thursdays from 3:30pm 6:30pm and/or Saturdays from 11am-2pm . Those interested contact Community Coordinator, Kate Wright at 253-826-4654 Address: 3505 122nd Ave E Edgewood

Donate time and receive free groceries. Volunteers needed with skills in management, organization, clerical, food handling, warehousing, maintenance etc. and receive free groceries from a Non-Profit Food Distribution Program. Older teens are welcomed to volunteer and gain valuable work experience. Contact Ms. Lee at (253) 677-7740 for further information.

PAWS NEEDS WILDLIFE VOLUNTEERS PAWS in Lynnwood is looking for volunteers to help care for wildlife this spring. Every year, PAWS cares for more than 3,000 injured, orphaned or abandoned wildlife. Join the team and you can help feed and care for these remarkable animals. It’s a remarkable experience you won’t find anywhere else! For any questions please contact Mark Coleman, Communications Manager, at 425-787-2500 x 817.

These are exciting times and you can make a difference! South Sound Outreach Services invites you to be trained as an In Person Assister Volunteer to help Pierce County residents enroll online for health insurance in the Washington Health Plan Finder. Open Enrollment is October 1 until March 31st. Coverage begins January 1st, 2014 for those enrolled by December 15th. Interested trainees may call Heather at SSOS 253-593-2111. You’ll be glad you did!

Become a Senior Companion today! Volunteers help frail or disabled seniors stay in their own home and maintain their independence. Activities include running errands, providing transportation or simply being a friend. Hourly stipend and mileage reimbursement provided. Requirements: must be 55+, serve at least 15 hours a week and be low-income. Drivers are especially needed currently. For more info call Julie Kerrigan, Program Director: 1(800) 3358433, ext. 5686

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.” Tu e s d a y - S a t u r d a y Truck Volunteers Needed- 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Truck volunteers ride along in the truck, deliver furniture to clients and make residential and corporate pickups; they are an essential part of the NWFB Team. To volunteer contact us at or call 253-302-3868.

Portland Ave Community Center Senior Programs We need a volunteer to host programs Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-12, & 1-2:30 pm at Portland Ave Community Center Senior Programs. Volunteer will be calling Bingo and doing some extreme crafting, gardening during spring & summer and into fall. If interested call Bonnie @ 253-2781475 Monday- Friday 8:30-4PM.

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Classifieds Stephanie Lynch




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8808 37th St W, University Place With a huge yard, great floor plan, newer 30 year roof and some gorgeous updating, this 3 bedroom home with family room AND large bonus room is welcoming it’s new owners. Add in coveted U.P. School District, apple and plum trees, gas range, newer carpet, and lovely neighborhood- the only question is what are you waiting for? MLS# 836017 $309,329

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Cash flow now with this beautiful Victorian triplex with tons of character in good location! Walk to hospitals, downtown, parks. Main floor has one lg bedroom plus attached small bonus room, dining, lkitchen with nook, new carpet, bay windows. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms, bath, lg living room, kitchen & balcony. Lower level has 2 studio apts & bath, could be turned into a 2 bedroom. Sep. utilities for main and upper units. Great investment with lots of character. Live in 1, rent the others!

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Solid Financial LLC, Industrial (land) 5th Ave Ct NE & 66th Ave, Tacoma WA $475,000 Unimproved land 2.20 acres, 2 parcels each is 1.10 acres, 4053 & 4054, slopping has not been logged and there is a non-exclusive easement for ingress and egress. Property has been incorporated by Milton all building and land use fall under the Milton Municipal Code. 35412 88th Ave S, Roy, WA 98580 11.15 AC Land $500.000 11.3 acres located on SR706 off of 506 high traffic count, across from Strip Mall, and a variety of services and businesses. Zoned RAC commercial and industrial businesses that provide goods, services, employment, group homes, and senior housing. Corner of SR 702 and 88th Ave.

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With an incredible layout & a light, bright, open floor plan this 2 story beauty, located in a quiet neighborhood & backing to a greenbelt, is the home for you. Arched doorways, coved ceilings, & French doors are just some of the charming features- add in a large kitchen w/ great work spaces & walk in pantry, & we see character & efficiency working hand in hand. The awesome family room PLUS a den in addition to 4 bedrooms make this home so easy to live in. Come view, you won’t want to leave.

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2 parcels: Build your dream home with a gorgeous view of Narrows Bridge and Puget Sound. The property is being sold as one to maximize the building envelope and open space but see what works best for you. Build on one lot, sell the other or build on the whole lot, there is so much opportunity here! (MLS # 612161)

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Cute little home on a HUGE lot. Wood floors, character, an oversized tandem garage, and central location with a super low price tag- why rent when you can have this cutie for your own.

MLS#: 838135 $99,950 Shannon• Better Properties (253) 691-1800 3 Beds, 1¾ Bath, 1855 SqFt. Beautiful turn of the century Dutch Colonial home completely updated with character galore. Hardwood floors, foyer, banister staircase, large living & dining rooms, high ceilings, large remodeled kitchen, separate utility rm, 3 bedrooms up w/loft for possible 4th bedroom. Updated electrical & plumbing, new windows, tank less water heater, heat pump, insulated floors, oversized bathtub, security system. Fully fenced back yard w/large deck, sprinkler system, 2 car garage w/ upgraded electrical. MLS # 730787 $179,000

3 Bed, 1 3/4 Bath. 1,356 sq ft. Open floor plan & vaulted ceilings highlight this handsome rambler on a parklike corner lot in Artondale. Kitchen features an island, new smoothtop stove & convection oven, tile countertops & bay windows. Family room with fireplace is perfect for entertaining as is the large deck & fenced backyard. The master suite, one of three newly carpeted bedrooms, has French doors to the deck and a remodeled ¾ bathroom. 30-yr roof installed in 2005. 10 mins to schools, shopping, recreation & SR-16 MLS# 573155 $257,500

4418 N 19th St, Tacoma

Gleaming hardwoods, coves, arches, characterall sweetly wrapped in this North End Bungalow with private fenced yard, a large living room, separate dining area and a cute kitchen with space for informal dining... A large mudroom, nice sized bedrooms, updated bath and garden space welcome you. Extra offstreet parking, natural gas heat and fireplace- Welcome to the U.P.S/Proctor district.

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3 bed, 1.75 bath. Super charming Craftsman style home with mature landscaping, French doors, fun detailing, a pretty kitchen with a sweet breakfast nook, lovely hardwoods, newer bathrooms, and a central location for easy commuting make this a wonderful home ... Partially finished basement waiting for new owner(s) to make a media room, rec room, extra bedroom or just have tons of extra storage. MLS# 82403 $171,000

1,648 SF W/ side by side units- 2 bed, 1 bath each, both w/ separate decks, laundry facilities, & individual garages this is the rental for you. HUGE lot- 3.81 acres with a pond, a creek and possible marketable timber-enjoy the private, secluded feel while being super close to civilization. Rent rates are lower than market value, so financial info is low. Rents could/should be closer to $900, currently rented for $675 per side, seller has lowered the rents as a perk for his tenants staying so long. MLS# 780554 $234,950

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Shannon• Better Properties (253) 691-1800

Incredible opportunity to own a well maintained duplex plus an 1800+ sf shop/office! Just a few blocks from Pierce College and near shopping. 3 bedroom, 2 bath units with over 1200 sf each. Ideal for an owner/user, hobbyist, mechanic or a great place to store your cars, boats, equipment or? in the detached shop. Plenty of room to park your RV also. GSI does not include the full shop potential income, only the office portion. Only a short distance from historical Steilacoom and the waterfront! $439,000 Mark Hulen 253.761.8888 Better Properties North Proctor

4008 S. Pine

2700 SQ. FT. Completely remodeled w/over 200k in high end upgrades. 7 offices, private exits, shared executive conference room, kitchen w/dining area, lots of storage, and 15 parking stalls. One office could be used as apartment for out of state clients. ADA Accessible. Mall & 38th Street Exit.

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12706 Pacific Hwy SW. Lakewood WA 98499 $120,000 This is a commercial raw land the seller will lease or sale the property can be fenced completely for someone to store equipment or ??. 6000 Sq/Ft, .14 Acres commercial property tucked away between commercial vacant land. Abutting the Sound Transit RR. Pacific Hwy has a high traffic count. Close to all services and freeway. Seller will look at leasing the land and possibly fencing the perimeter. Owner contract terms available.

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COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS FOR SALE/LEASE OFFICE BUILDING WITH 6 SUITES, Close to Wright’s Park, ideal for Attorneys or Professional use. Asking Price $510,000, Terms. Suites are also available for Lease. price reduction

LONGTIME ESTABLISHED POPULAR RESTR./LOUNGE Business for sale. $149,000 & size, 4,100 sq. ft. Huge reduction PORT ORCHARD, DOWNTOWN Food & Beverage, annual gross sales, approx. $1,300,000, excellent net. Owner selling the business for $250,000. Estate Sale, Price Negotiable. price reduction SAME OWNER: BARTENDING ACADEMY OF TACOMA, Since 1959, Very profitable, Training provided. VERY PROFITABLE GROCERY STORE/DELI/BAKERY/MEAT MARKET. La Huerta International Market #2 at 5605A Pacific Ave.Business For Sale, $259,950, Annual Gross Sales $1,400,000, Seller Financing. price reduction


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