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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

Crime Stoppers

Curtis baseball to bring talent to diamond

As we have somehow survived one of the wettest winters in Puget Sound history, sooner or later something has got to give. The clouds will part, the sun will remind us all of how wonderful it is to live here next to the water, and the baseball will begin flying through the air with more regularity.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 ‘Spamalot’ hits the spot

And now for something completely different…
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, now deep into its current season of main stage shows, has raised the bar for itself with a dazzling, comedic romp: “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Written by Eric Idle (one of the original Pythons) with music by Idle and John Du Prez, “Spamalot” opened on Broadway in 2005 and won a Tony Award for Best Musical in that… Read More


Friday, March 24

THE VALLEY: Blotterz, Dopers, Cheap Sweat (punk, garage-rock) 6 p.m., $5; Brewfish (alternative, reggae) 9 p.m.
B SHARP COFFEE: Brett Benton (blues, country) 8 p.m., $7, AA
EMERALD QUEEN: Kenny “Babyface”… Read More

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