The Joy Next Door

With Waterfront Whimsy, Tacoma Is So Much More Than a Mini Seattle

Slides for adults, swimming with sharks. When did our neighbor get so cool?

10/22/2019 By Allison Williams

Feature

A Song of Shadow and Light

The Tacoma Refugee Choir formed to reach out to the most vulnerable. Its founder didn't anticipate its impact on her—or her city.

05/28/2019 By James Ross Gardner Photography by Lindsey Wasson

Localish Lit

Riots I Have Known Is a Deeply Funny Prison Book

Ryan Chapman's smart, freewheeling first novel sends up both prison and literary life.

05/21/2019 By Stefan Milne

Tacoma, Ahoy!

A Tacoma–Seattle Ferry Route Could Soon Be a Thing

Is it time for a new golden age of Puget Sound ferry travel?

04/23/2019 By Allison Williams

Reign, Reign Don't Go Away

Reign FC Decamps for Tacoma

Seattle's professional women's soccer team will start the 2019 season in the South Sound. And, with that, we take another L in Seattle sports team exits.

02/01/2019 By Rosin Saez

Local Legends

Why You Should See the Sonics in Tacoma

The garage rock legends are playing their hometown for the first time in six years.

08/23/2018 By Stefan Milne

Business

Former Tacoma Mayor Will Head the Seattle Chamber

She's known for raising Tacoma's profile and private investments. Now she's on to a new challenge.

02/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Day Trips

A Full Day in Tacoma

Parasailing, classic cars, historic boats, and a bevy of eclectic bars and restaurants dot our neighbor city to the south.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Get Out Of Town

Northwest Travel Dispatch: Winter 2016

Where you’ll want to go, and what’s happening there.

12/07/2015 By Allison Williams

Behind the Scenes

Imperial Motion Brings Heart to Surf and Skate Wear

Lead designer Spencer Goetz is all about championing so-called underachievers.

10/23/2015 By Agazit Afeworki

The Dugan Foundation

Slide Show: Fur Ball Speakeasy

Dugan Foundation’s Fur Ball Speakeasy dinner party fundraiser, held October 17, Foss Hall, Freighthouse Square Venues, Tacoma.

10/18/2015

Barhopping

A Wild Night Out in Tacoma

Three compelling reasons to make the Sounder Train your designated driver.

12/01/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Tacoma Art Museum's Laura Fry

The Curator of Western American Art discusses the impact of TAM's new Haub Family Galleries expansion.

11/11/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Travel Dispatch

Northwest Travel News Fall 2014

Where you’ll want to go, and what’s happening there.

10/01/2014 By Allison Williams

Slideshow

Meet the Shopkeeper: Feather and Oar

Looking for a day trip to Tacoma complete with 60s menswear and a turkey sandwich? Just keep an eye out for the bail bond sign.

07/09/2013

Tacoma Style

Meet the Shopkeeper: Feather and Oar

Looking for a day trip to Tacoma complete with 60s menswear and a turkey sandwich? Just keep an eye out for the bail bond sign.

07/09/2013 By Kirby Ellis

Article

Tacoma’s Bid for Domination

Our sibling city’s June events calendar rivals some of Seattle’s best offerings.

05/22/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

Article

Christopher Howard’s ‘Prince of the World: Stories’

Howard sets a tale of bored and battered Iraq war veterans in the Pacific Northwest.

12/19/2012

This Washington

Tacoma Says It, Too, Will Lose Under Business-Sanctioned Tax Consolidation Proposal

The city of Tacoma says that it, like Seattle, stands to lose millions under a proposal to consolidate local business and occupation tax collection at the state level, but the Association of Washington Business says cities are overestimating the downside

08/31/2012 By Erica C. Barnett