Tacoma, WATacoma News Tribune

New apartment building one of many for downtown Tacoma.

The Isola Communities apartment building at 1942 Fawcett near the University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in downtown Tacoma, Washington, is expected to be finished in early 2023. The company specializes in Built Green energy efficient buildings.

Report: Seattle lands in top 10 most educated cities in the United States

WalletHub recently conducted a study examining which cities in the U.S. have the highest educated population. To do so, researchers studied the 150 largest cities in the county across 11 key metrics. The data included the share of adults ages 25 and over with a bachelor’s degree or higher, the racial education gap in each city, and the quality of the local public schools.
Tacoma, WAKING-5

Tacoma eyes two sites for new low barrier homeless shelters

TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma officials are looking at two properties as potential sites for shelters to address homelessness. The proposal is part of Tacoma’s lofty goal to end homelessness in the city by November of this year. One property is a 13,000-square-foot empty lot at 8208 Pacific Ave, and the other is an undeveloped 33,000-square-foot site near 3901 33rd St. NE.
Fircrest, WAThe Suburban Times

Thanks to Local Rotary, U.P. Post Office Gets a Facelift

Rotarians from the Rotary Club of University Place-Fircrest had noticed that the grounds around the 25-year old University Place Post Office had fallen victim to the Post Office’s financial troubles and were looking uncared for and overgrown. As one of the prominent public buildings in the UP-Fircrest community, the post office is an important community focus. The Club decided to take on the challenging task of restoring the appearance of the post office, by improving the landscape around the building. This included vegetation in front of the building, the streetscape, and the employee parking lot. The post office lies between University Place and Fircrest along 27th Street West.
Seattle, WAKOMO News

PODCAST: Questions from KOMO News lead to removal of I-90 encampments

THIS EPISODE OF THE KOMO POLITICAST: Reporting from KOMO's Matt Markovich leads to questions and the subsequent removal of two Seattle homeless encampments thought to be connected with recent attacks on drivers along Interstate 90. Matt joins the podcast to explain exactly how it happened. PLUS: The Biden Administration completes a purge of Trump loyalists within the Pentagon as Republicans continue to block investigations into the attack on the Capitol. AND: Brian Calvert has some tips on how to keep your kids safe from the coronavirus.
Lake Forest Park,

Lake Forest Park passport office expands hours

In response to overwhelming demand for passport application appointments, the City of Lake Forest Park is in the process of bringing on board additional passport agents to work on Saturday. More appointments have been opened for Saturdays in August as well as all scheduled passport days for the month of...

What’s up on your West Seattle Sunday

(Friday night paddlers, photographed by John Hinkey) ROAD-WORK REMINDERS: The Highland Park Way/West Marginal intersection is scheduled for 3 am-1 pm work again today, and southbound Delridge Way is closed between SW Holden and SW Trenton. CHURCHES: Many continue streaming, in place of – or in addition to – in-person...

Reminder: Verdant offering South County Walks this summer

Verdant Health Commission is partnering with South Snohomish County Cities to promote good health and fitness through a series of free community walks called “South County Walks.”. The walks are led by volunteers, are typically two to three miles in length and take about an hour to complete. People of...
Seattle, WAHeraldNet

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Rebecca Houghton: The Neverending Bookshop presents a talk with the author of “Gaby and the Big Red Firedog” at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 via Zoom. The children’s picture book is set in Seattle. When Gaby moves to the city, she is convinced that the sirens she hears are the howling of the Big Red Firedog. Houghton’s Golden Retriever, Gaby, an ardent fan of Seattle’s Fire Station 2, inspired the author’s debut children’s book. Email to get the Zoom link. More at
Normandy Park, WAPosted by
Normandy Park Blog

City Manager’s Report for week ending July 23, 2021

It is that time of the year! Several contractors started working throughout the city on July 19, 2021. These contractors will be working on stormwater and ADA improvements in advance of the King County paving project. Crews will be working on the stormwater system from July 11 through July 30th around SW 184th Street, SW 183rd Street, and Shorebrook Drive. Starting July 26, 2021, King County will begin work as part of the 2021 pavement preservation plans. Work will be performed on the following street locations: