Tacoma http://kuow.org en Tacoma May Close 'Gun-Show Loophole' http://kuow.org/post/tacoma-may-close-gun-show-loophole <p>Bill Radke talks with Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland about a plan to close the so-called "gun show loophole" by requiring a background check for any gun sold on city property. Tue, 06 May 2014 16:36:17 +0000 Bill Radke & Jason Pagano 33967 at http://kuow.org Tacoma May Close 'Gun-Show Loophole' Turning The Tacoma Dome Into Public Art http://kuow.org/post/turning-tacoma-dome-public-art <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Marcie Sillman&nbsp;checks in with Tacoma Arts Administrator Amy McBride about the city's endeavor&nbsp;to turn the Tacoma Dome into a large flower designed by Andy Warhol. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 00:12:24 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Christine Streich 33348 at http://kuow.org Turning The Tacoma Dome Into Public Art Tacoma Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award http://kuow.org/post/tacoma-teacher-wins-milken-educator-award <p></p><p>A high school social studies teacher in Tacoma was caught off guard when he received a national award for his exceptional work in the classroom. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:19:33 +0000 Lisa Brooks 32672 at http://kuow.org Tacoma Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award Mega-Ships Big Opportunity For Northwest Ports http://kuow.org/post/mega-ships-big-opportunity-northwest-ports <p>One of the world’s largest ships arrived at the Port of Tacoma Sunday morning.</p><p>The Zim Djibouti slipped in at dawn, carrying loads of goods for big box stores. The vessel is 10,000 TEUs in size, meaning it holds 5,000 shipping containers. When the Zim Djibouti appeared on Sunday, fresh from a port in Vancouver, B.C., containers were 18 across on its upper deck.</p><p>The ship is part of a new wave of cargo ships emerging from Asian shipyards. They’re super-sized to save fuel costs. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:29:21 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 19233 at http://kuow.org Mega-Ships Big Opportunity For Northwest Ports 12 Wash. Districts File To Become Charter School Authorizers http://kuow.org/post/12-wash-districts-file-become-charter-school-authorizers <p></p><p><font size="2">Twelve Washington school districts have formally announced they’ll apply to become charter school authorizers. </font><font size="2">Bellevue, Highline, Kent, Tacoma, Spokane and&nbsp;Port Townsend&nbsp;are <a href="http://www.sbe.wa.gov/charters.php">among the districts </a>seeking the power to approve charter school applications in their regions. Those districts met the State Board of Education's April 1 deadline&nbsp;for notices of intent&nbsp;to apply for authorizer status.</font></p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:35:03 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 10815 at http://kuow.org 12 Wash. Districts File To Become Charter School Authorizers The Creative Class: Dismissed? http://kuow.org/post/creative-class-dismissed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than a decade ago, Richard Florida’s best-selling book, “The Rise of the Creative Class,” was a cultural phenomenon. Florida argued that young, educated, single folks&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">would reinvent American cities. Today, Florida's critics say the wealth of the creative class hasn't trickled down to the working class. What’s the evidence? Some places, like Tacoma, used Richard Florida’s ideas as a blueprint for reinventing their downtown areas</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. What was the outcome? We’ll explore these ideas with journalist and geographer&nbsp;<a href="http://www.joelkotkin.com/">Joel Kotkin</a> and Tacoma arts administrator Amy McBride.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Producer 10243 at http://kuow.org The Creative Class: Dismissed? Proposed Tacoma City Budget Includes Big Layoffs http://kuow.org/post/proposed-tacoma-city-budget-includes-big-layoffs <p>Tacoma officials are proposing slashing 217 city jobs over the next two years in order to bridge a looming budget gap of $63 million.</p><p>The police and fire departments would both lose 27 officers and two support staff. Other layoffs would result from the restructuring of several city departments.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 01:21:23 +0000 Deborah Wang 951 at http://kuow.org Proposed Tacoma City Budget Includes Big Layoffs