Paper maps - and the ability to read them - is becoming just another lost art. Photo: Morf Morford

And those changes keep coming

The future ain’t your grandma’s world By Morf Morford Tacoma Daily Index Some changes in our lives or in the way our communities look happen quickly, with clearly discernible dates or events. Other changes happen so slowly that we barely … [...more]

Tacoma used to have thriving a Chinatown and Japan town, both with flourishing markets and communities. A variety of historical circumstances caused them to leave, but their influence remains.  
This map of Seattle's Japan and China towns details a sense of their history. This community too is under continual threat of development and urban changes.   	Photo: Morf Morford

Walk Tacoma’s Nihonmachi (Japantown)

Tour Tacoma’s town that used to be Take a guided tour of Tacoma’s historic Nihonmachi (Japantown) with writer Tamiko Nimura, and historian Michael Sullivan on the Walk Tacoma, Tacoma’s Japantown Walk. The free, one-mile walk, sponsored by BCRA, will be … [...more]

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Stock market or market of stocks?

Investing in the stock market is not for the faint of heart  By Morf Morford Tacoma Daily Index Many years ago, when I was first teaching introduction to business courses, I used to invite local business people and various professionals … [...more]

Makerspaces essential solution to job gap

By Jeremy Field SBA Regional Administrator, Pacific Northwest When it comes to finding skilled workers to fill the estimated 7.5 million job openings in the U.S., small businesses are feeling the crunch. In today’s unprecedented booming economy, our region’s small employers … [...more]