Reseeding an Old Idea: It’s Finally Time to Put the Flower on the Tacoma Dome
As you sit in I-5 construction traffic alongside the Tacoma Dome late this summer, you will see people dangling from safety ropes armed with buckets of Simple Green, scrub brushes, and water hoses cleaning the Dome’s grit-and-green-algae-covered roof
Larry Treleven’s Pest-Filled Journey: From the Bottom of a Dock to the Top of His Profession
Business owners from throughout the Puget Sound region called Alfred Treleven Jr. — owner of W.B Sprague & Co. Exterminators in Tacoma — to get rid of their wharf rats, mice, bed bugs, ants, termites, and weevils. And little Larry begged to help out.
When Project Obstacles Outweighed Supporters, Point Ruston Developer Still Overcame
Two days after American Smelting and Refining Co. announced it planned to close its 1890s-era copper smelter on the far end of Ruston Way, my editor sent me out to interview the workers as they came off their Friday shift. It was June 1984.
Bending until it breaks: Local trade association looks to fail so that others may thrive
Tucked into a hideaway on the border of Tacoma and University Place, behind a secure wrought-iron fence, sits a little known laboratory where six Ph.D.s and a staff of highly trained researchers celebrate failure over and over again.