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Curtis High School presents ‘Into the Woods’

Fairytales explore the whimsy and wonder of a child’s imagination. Sometimes these tales are narrated from the pages of a storybook, other times they are conveyed on technicolor screens, while others will take to the stage and let actors weave the legends. Curtis High School will do the latter when presenting “Into the Woods,” March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7 p.m.
The school’s drama director, Briony Schroeder, laid out the plot thusly: “The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child, Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack, who wishes his… Read More

Council Corner: Clearing the Air on Marijuana Zoning

I would like to take this opportunity to clarify any misinformation that you may have heard or read regarding the status of marijuana retail zoning regulations versus the ban on the permitting of retail marijuana sales, processing and storage in the City of U.P.
Let me start by stating that at this time, the City’s existing ban, enacted in 2014, on the permitting of legalized marijuana sales… Read More

Council raises concern over detention center’s future

(Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about the Northwest Detention Center and immigration policies as they affect Tacoma. Next week, inside the detention center itself.)

Tacoma City Council wants answers and reassurances from Geo Group America, the private operation of an… Read More

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Curtis tops Federal Way for fourth place

TROPHY TIME. They may have fallen short of capturing the 4A boys’ state basketball championship, but in reality, the Curtis Vikings (23-5) performance at the 4A Hardwood Classic was absolutely fantastic. The Vikings gave eventual 4A state champion Kentwood all they could handle in their quarterfinal… Read More

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Business Spotlight: Melinda’s Micros

Melinda's Micro's is a professional braiding and weaving service with more than 20 years of experience, and is conveniently located right in the center of University Place at 7406 27th St. W. The salon specializes in African-American hair, extensions and kids' hair. Owner Melinda Kumi provides the… Read More

It’s Just Business: The cost of being cheap

In a lot of ways, service industry businesses – restaurants, auto repair shops, beauty salons, etc. – are unique ventures with their own set of challenges and rewards, and number one among these is the people who walk through the door. Service industry businesses depend on the lifeblood of interacting… Read More


Kaleidoscope 2017

Last weekend, Tacoma Musical Playhouse hosted the Washington State Community Theater Association’s One Act Play Festival, in which Washington State theatrical groups brought their best work to stage to contest for awards and for the honor of moving up to the next level of competition. For three consecutive nights (March 2 to 4) Tacomans and visitors were treated to one-act plays performed by theatrical… Read More

‘Arts are Education’

University Place based Dance Theatre Northwest will present its next “Arts Are Education” performance for year 2017 on Friday, March 24 at Custer Elementary, 1:30 p.m. “Arts Are Education” is a part of an ongoing series of DTNW’s community service outreach projects that are free open… Read More

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