Tacoma Daily Index Top Stories — January 2016

Here are the top five stories read by visitors to the Tacoma Daily Index‘s Web site during the month of January, according to Google Analytics.

1. Benaroya family donates art collection, $14M to Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 14, 2016) — Seattle philanthropist Becky Benaroya donated $14 million and her family’s collection of 225 works of art to the Tacoma Art Museum.

Benaroya family donates art collection, $14M to Tacoma Art Museum (IMAGE COURTESY TACOMA ART MUSEUM)

Benaroya family donates art collection, $14M to Tacoma Art Museum (IMAGE COURTESY TACOMA ART MUSEUM)

2. Groundbreaking ceremony planned for UW Tacoma Paper and Stationery Building renovation (Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 11, 2016) — University of Washington Tacoma officials will host a groundbreaking ceremony in February to mark the start of a renovation of the former Tacoma Paper and Stationery Building.

Groundbreaking ceremony planned for UW Tacoma Paper and Stationery Building renovation (IMAGE COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TACOMA)

Groundbreaking ceremony planned for UW Tacoma Paper and Stationery Building renovation (IMAGE COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TACOMA)

3. Last days for aging downtown Tacoma art installation (Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 14, 2016) — A downtown Tacoma art installation created 40 years ago by Pacific Northwest artist Harold Balazs was removed due to vandalism and safety concerns.

Last days for aging downtown Tacoma art installation (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

Last days for aging downtown Tacoma art installation (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

4. Tacoma’s Dome District boasts first Traffic Box Wrap Project artwork (Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 22, 2016) — The first piece of art created as part of the City of Tacoma’s Traffic Box Wrap Project was installed in the Dome District. The artwork was created by Tim + April. In the end, 21 designs made by a range of local artists will be installed on 50 different traffic boxes throughout Tacoma.

Tacoma's Dome District boasts first Traffic Box Wrap Project artwork (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

Tacoma’s Dome District boasts first Traffic Box Wrap Project artwork (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

5. Events abound in Tacoma to honor, celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 11, 2016) — Tacoma and Pierce County residents celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on by attending events hosted by the City of Tacoma, Bates Technical College, UW Tacoma, Clover Park Technical College, and the Washington State History Museum.

Events abound in Tacoma to honor, celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (IMAGE COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TACOMA)

Events abound in Tacoma to honor, celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (IMAGE COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TACOMA)

Todd Matthews is editor of the Tacoma Daily Index, an award-winning journalist, and the author of several books. His journalism is collected online at wahmee.com.