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On the move

For several years, Tasha Pasco, principal managing broker for Coldwell Banker Bain’s Tacoma and Puyallup branch offices, has been watching the progress underway at the Village at Chambers Bay. And for several years, she has known that as soon as her current lease was up, she was moving her office there.
That day has finally arrived. Later this month, Pasco and some 30 of her agents will set up shop in their new digs at 3633 Market Place W. in the Village at Chambers Bay. Their new 5,000 square foot space will feature a host of industrial-inspired design details like exposed beams and 16-foot ceilings. It also sports a double-sided fireplace, a lounge and patio.
The move represents an effort by Coldwell Banker Bain to relocate its South Sound offices into walkable neighborhoods. Within the last few years, they have opened… Read Full Story

Things are looking UP at U.P. Town Center

As part of its city hall relocation effort, University Place recently contracted with AustinCina Architects to design and plan the interior layout for the upper two floors inside the UP Civic and Library Building, also known as Town Center, a.k.a. The Village at Chambers Day. The interior design work will detail all spaces that will eventually accommodate U.P. City Hall, including council member offices and the council chambers.
That's according to City Manager Steve Sugg, whose office is inside the current city hall/Windmill Village complex at 3715 Bridgeport Way W. Sugg also said that once the design work for relocation is completed,… Read Full Story

Tacoma breaks ground

On Monday, July 10, Jason Zacharia, president of Kindred Rehabilitation, took the podium in turn with other healthcare leaders inside a white welcome tent. It was a ground-breaking ceremony for a $25 million investment in Tacoma's soon-to-be rehabilitation hospital now ready for construction on the same plot where the old Afifi Shriners building once stood at 815 S. Vassault St.
According to Zacharia, this ground was soon going to support the first free-standing rehabilitation hospital west of the Cascades, in both Washington and Oregon,… Read Full Story

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Pierce County, developer ink deal on Chambers Bay resort, clubhouse

The proposed resort at Chambers Bay Regional Park is one step closer to reality with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Pierce County and Chambers Bay Development, LLC to move forward with plans for a hotel, clubhouse, spa, restaurant and other facilities to the home of the…

Letter to the Editor: David Harrowe

Dear Editor, (Re: “Nye brings business mindset to council,” UPP April 21, 2017) University Place Councilmember Chris Nye stated his amazement at our "level of taxation." Presumably, Mr. Nye thinks our taxes are too high. I looked at Organization for Cooperation and Development (OECD) taxes for…

Deputies searching for escaped burglary suspect Daniel Moore

Pierce County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the publics help to find a burglary suspect who escaped on June 18. Detectives say Daniel Moore was being held for a competency evaluation at the Maple Lane School in Grand Mound in Thurston County when he removed a windowpane from a second story window…

The state of health care in America
Willie Dickerson

As I write this, 13 senators are writing a health care bill in response to the House bill that passed this year. That House bill would cut 23 million Americans off from their health insurance. It will destroy Medicaid as we know it, particularly hurting seniors, children and those with disabilities.…

U.S. Rep. Denny Heck responds to shooting

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement after the shooting at a baseball field where Members of Congress were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game: “This tragedy hits home, and yet too many communities around the United States know the…

Ohm ohm at the beach
Tami Jackson For University Place Press

Grab a yoga mat, water bottle and maybe some sunscreen because plans for a new outdoor yoga class are now flowing toward Chambers Creek Regional Park. Classes will begin the first weekend in July. That means yoga students can practice their kneeling twists in view of McNeil Island and can chant "ohm"…

All kinds of champions at Curtis High
Jeff Chamberlin Superintendent, U.P. School District

If you live in University Place, you likely know about the strong tradition of winning championships at Curtis High School. The Vikings are regular winners of league, district and sometimes even state titles. Many of these championships are won by teams or individual athletes, but Curtis High School’s…

Politics or problem-solving first? Olympia must decide now
Christine Kilduff State Representative – 28th Legislative District

I am a strong proponent of bipartisan cooperation in government. Over the last few years, I’ve told you about how Democrats and Republicans must work together in a divided government. Striving to work well with my colleagues is how I have passed legislation to provide legal services to veterans…

University Place Police Blotter

WEST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE House fire under investigation At 11:51 a.m. on June 7, West Pierce Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a residential fire at the 6600 block of 52nd Avenue West. Crews arrived to find a detached garage on fire with heavy smoke coming from the structure. The smoke was…

New law improves railroad employee safety
Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom

Without railroads, the world would be an altogether different place. It’s nearly impossible to overstate the importance of the railroad for our economy, travel and culture. Everything from food and motor vehicles, to lumber and energy supplies are transported on the railways. Our society could not…