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TACOMA: City needs to get in shape

Letter by Ray Crosby, Oakland, Calif. on Aug. 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm | 8 Comments »
August 15, 2012 12:57 pm

I left Tacoma back in 1993 to go to college. Last week I came back for the first time to visit family.

Tacoma, what happened? You have become the fattest city I have ever seen. Every part of town I visited was full of obese men, women and even children. I rarely saw a normal-sized individual.

How can you thrive as a city if the majority of people are terribly out of shape? Stop blaming the government and take a good look in the mirror. You can’t expect to rebuild Tacoma’s economy if the majority of the city is overweight and out of breath.


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