The News Tribune’s stock in trade is local news. As a business reporter, one of my jobs is to try to sketch the local economy and how it affects, and is affected by, broader forces.
But one of the topics I enjoy writing about most is goods produced and sold locally. And we’ve gotten some calls in the past few days asking for, basically, a local gift guide.
Let’s make one together. I’ll start with a rough list of some of the items I’ve bought over the years as a way to send the flavor of Tacoma to my relatives …