Just like that, another year zipped by and we are days away from a new decade. With 2020 upon us, our staff has been reflecting on 2019 and what we’ve accomplished. As it turns out, it’s even more than we realized. 

In 2019 alone, we’ve written 2,101 stories and 532 newsletters across all four of our magazines. Our team loves telling local stories and we appreciate all the support we get from our readers. 

Here’s another look at our top stories from the year. We hope you enjoy them.

See you in 2020!

1. 40 Under 40 | 2019

Allow us proudly introduce our newest cohort of 40 Under 40 honorees — some of the best young professionals in the South Sound. Read more.

2. Reseeding an Old Idea: It’s Finally Time to Put the Flower on the Tacoma Dome

Columnist Dan Voelpel advocates for adorning the Dome with late Andy Warhol’s design; an orange-and-yellow flower on the roof as curb appeal for a resurgent city. “The economic returns on an iconic, larger-than-life Warhol would flow from Tacoma’s new place on the art-world map,” Voelpel wrote. Read more.

3. Promises Kept: For the Lucky 180, Just One More Email, and You’re In

Columnist Dan Voelpel keeps a promise to host a shindig to toast and celebrate the opening of McMenamins’ Elks Temple in Tacoma. Read more.