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Days start early for UP mayor

University Place Mayor Javier Figueroa’s days often start early and run late for a daily agenda that is more often than not bookended by a breakfast briefing at dawn and a committee meeting well after nightfall.
“I’m lucky to be retired so I can spend the time doing this job,” Figueroa said. “It’s a lot of hours.”
His schedule includes two to three meetings a day three to four days a week that range from official duties of City Council regular meetings, study sessions and leadership agenda meetings, to regional committees like the Rainier Communications Commission and the… Read More

Tahoma Audubon hosts winter open house

Welcome winter and get to know your U.P. neighbor Tahoma Audubon at their open house on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1-4 p.m.
There will be gifts for sale including water bottles, books and more, information about the Christmas Bird Count, bird walks in the park (with binoculars you can borrow), and opportunities to become a Tahoma Audubon Society member – plus, kids will enjoy treats and crafts.Read More

Connies Council Corner

I know that Thanksgiving is over so you may think this is a little late. But I think that giving thanks should be something that we do always. So here goes…
Before Thanksgiving I asked the people in our County Council office what they are thankful for. Here are the responses:
“What… Read More

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Curtis Sports Moves Inside


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12/02    BELLARMINE              7 P.M.
12/06    @ROGERS  … Read More

Potts-Woods too much to handle in All-Star Game

With the regular and post-seasons completed for the Curtis Viking basketball team, a few of the players were given the honor of participating in the Cloud Nine South Sound All-Star Game held Friday, March 18 at Auburn High School. Aushanti Potts-Woods, Glenn Jordan and John Moore suited up for the… 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


TMP’s ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ offers holiday spectacle

The Tacoma musical Playhouse's main stage holiday production, “Meet Me in St. Louis” is a charming choice, off the beaten path of the tried and true fare that generally appears in the local theaters at this time of year. Although not specifically a Christmas story, “Meet Me in St. Louis” does include a lengthy holiday segment and it is the source of the song “Have Yourself a Merry Little… Read More


Friday, Dec. 2

CULTURA: “Azul Fridays” with DJ Mauro (DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10
G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelhart and Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
JAZZBONES: Norm, Baba B. and Unified Culture (reggae) 7 p.m., $10-$15Read More Clear Choice Cannabis