Author: Rebecca Young

Google game draws 1,000 to Tacoma

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If you were in downtown Tacoma or the Stadium district Saturday afternoon, it was difficult to miss the groups of blue and green clad people roaming purposefully around town, much of the time staring down at phones. They came from all…

New shine on old Washington

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  It’s 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 2. Most of Washington Elementary School students have finished dinner and are getting ready for bed. Bedtime is a long way off for a crew of construction workers, cleaners – and maybe a few teachers…

Take a book, leave a book

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They’re sprouting up around the North End like spring flowers – and they’re as delightful as flowers to the eye of a book lover. They’re Little Free Libraries, weather-proof boxes full of books for neighbors and passersby to share. Tacoma’s…

No rain on this parade

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  Proctor loves a Junior Daffodil Parade – especially one where the sun shines as it did today. The streets were lined to cheer the kids, dogs (and one cat), bikes, unicycles, pogo sticks, school marching bands, schools and preschools…