TACOMA (AP) — A Tacoma business plans to raise one of the largest flagpoles in the Northwest. The 180-foot pole at Tacoma Screw will support a 40-by-80-foot American flag. The company plans to dedicate the flagpole to veterans in October, The News Tribune reports. “We’ve always displayed the American flag,” marketing manager Mike Howard said Tuesday. “The…More
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If you like good old-fashioned Western Washington rainstorms, you’ll love the weather that kicks in this weekend. “We’re looking at four significant weather systems in five days,” said Chris Burke of the Weather Service, saying the storms are expected to hit Saturday, Sunday night, Monday night and again on Wednesday. In all, they could drop 1 1/2…More
Take Our Poll Ebey Slough or Ebey Estuary? As we said in an earlier post, the Washington State Commission on Geographic Names is toying with the idea of changing Ebey Slough to Ebey Estuary. Curiously, the slough, an 8-mile long waterway that branches off from the Snohomish River and flows into Puget Sound, was described More
Wouldn’t it be nice… If the reunited Beach Boys and the Dave Matthews Band came to the Northwest this summer. Well they are, having announced their summer tour dates for concerts in our neck of the woods. Here’s the skinny: The tour dates.More
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced this morning that it will be handing out some $6.6 million in grants, more than $3.3 million of which will benefit groups in Washington state. The scope of the grants were widely varied – from $500,000 to Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry to support a new museum at Lake Union…More