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Category: Morning report

Sep.
19th

Morning report, Sept. 19

I’ll be in Belfair this morning to cover the United Way’s Day of Caring. More than 1,100 volunteers – including 500 from Tacoma School of the Arts – will complete service projects throughout the area today. I’ll cover volunteers from Tacoma Public Utilities splitting and hauling wood and building benches at the Girl Scout camp.

Sep.
17th

Morning report, Sept. 17

I’m going to be at Dick Scobee Elementary School in Auburn this morning to Dick Richards, a former NASA astronaut who will be talking to students in Auburn today. He’s one of dozens of astronauts and cosmonauts in Seattle for the Association of Space Explorers’ “planetary congress.”


(A bit of background: The school is named after Scobee, an Cle Elum native who grew up in Auburn. He was spacecraft commander astronaut on the ill-fated Challenger mission.)

Sep.
10th

Morning report, Sept. 10

I’m at the Safe Streets Superstars breakfast this morning, and then I’ll be in Midland later today to follow up on the problems at East 72nd Street and Portland Avenue.


Also, I’ll be posting an early version of my West End synagogue story shortly.