Tacoma

Battle against sex trafficking takes center stage at Wilson High School

Teenage girls in the Greater Tacoma area experience a higher risk of being manipulated into prostitution by savvy sex traffickers than girls in other parts of the state, according to a Tacoma police officer who served on a federal task force.

Now, Shared Hope, an international organization that battles sex trafficking, will present a free short documentary film screening and follow-up discussion March 5 at Wilson High School.

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Tacoma Fire Department Hosts Public Remembrance Ceremony on September 11

At 9:30 a.m. on September 11, the Tacoma Fire Department will host a public remembrance ceremony at Marine Park  at 4301 Ruston Way to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Tacoma City Council Member Robert Thoms and Tacoma Fire Chief James P. Duggan will be present to deliver remarks.   

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Stadium Way Opens to Traffic Wednesday

The Stadium Way Arterial Project will open Stadium Way to vehicle and bicycle traffic on Wednesday morning.

Drivers may experience some delays as final tasks such as landscaping, handrail installation, and final cleanup are completed in September and October. Plus, pedestrians will have to wait a little longer for the new handrails to be installed to enjoy the upgraded ADA-accessible sidewalks, benches, garbage cans and other pedestrian street amenities. Yet, City staff are happy with the opening date.

 

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Jinkins tapped as NALBOH legislator of the year