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In August of 2006 the Soul Salmon sculpture in Gateway Park disappeared. Earlier this month, it mysteriously returned. The development marks an end to a decade-long whodunit, and a cause to celebrate in Old Town
Puyallup Police Department Community Outreach Officer Jeff Bennett takes The News Tribune columnist Matt Driscoll on a walking tour of his city’s homeless trails.
Jeannie Daniels grew up in Salishan and has raised her kids there. With the major redevelopment finished, she talks about the changes.
Katarina Gruber is honored at a ceremony in Pierce County for becoming Washington state’s 4 millionth registered voter.
Leo Randolph Sr. will be one of three Grand Marshals for the Daffodil Parade this year. Randolph isn’t just a transit operator for Pierce Transit: The Tacoma native is an Olympic boxer, having won the Flyweight Gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
Felicia Ellerson talks about coping with homelessness as she lives in her RV beside South Tacoma Way.
On the second Sunday of every month the Medex Tacoma Urban Grace Foot Clinic provides Tacoma’s homeless population with basic foot care and health screenings. An average of 15 to 20 people take advantage of the free care every month. The clinic is staffed by graduates of the UWT’s Physician Assistant Program as well as current students. The clinic is “student run and founded,” according to Mike Carter, PA-C BCHS, who has been volunteering his time since the clinic’s creation in 2014.
On the second Sunday of every month the Medics Tacoma Urban Grace Foot Clinic provides Tacoma’s homeless population with basic foot care and health screenings. An average of 15 to 20 people take advantage of the free care every month. The clinic is staffed by graduates of the UWT’s Physician Assistant Program as well as current students. The clinic is “student run and founded,” according to Mike Carter, PA-C BCHS, who has been volunteering his time since the clinic’s creation in 2014.
The Mason Avenue Apartments is an example of a public-private partnership providing low-income housing in Tacoma. In August, residents making 30 or 50 percent of the average median income began moving in. By the end of the month, the development’s 105 units will be full, giving over 300 low-income residents housing they can afford.

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