C. R. Roberts, Tacoma News Tribune

C. R. Roberts

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Past articles by C.:

Test your cribbage skills against experts at the Washington State Fair

People attending the Washington State Fair can cool their heels playing cribbage against experts. → Read More

State Fair mascot Big(foot) Washington finally speaks, sort of

Big Washington, the official Bigfoot mascot of the Washington State Fair, talks (through an interpreter) about his job. → Read More

Of chickens and eggs at the Washington State Fair

Rebekah Albright, 8, showed her chickens Wednesday at the Washington State Fair. → Read More

Union members honor Tacoma author of labor anthem ‘Solidarity Forever’

Fifty union supporters gathered on Labor Day in Tacoma to honor the memory of Ralph Chaplin, the Wobbly who penned the iconic labor anthem “Solidarity Forever.” → Read More

Back to 1916 Tacoma: Remembering shots fired and a bloody, failed strike

To celebrate a convention of visiting retired longshore workers, a local union will re-enact events of the violent strike of 1916 in Tacoma. → Read More

Of cabbages and cows: State Fair CEO shares an agrarian heritage

Kent Hojem, CEO of the Washington State Fair, offers a tour of some his favorite fair things. → Read More

Gas prices up in Tacoma, will likely moderate after holiday

Gas prices are up in Tacoma, but may moderate after Labor Day weekend. → Read More

Super downsized: Tiny house on tour

A group of Tacoma builders is transforming a used shipping container into a tiny house. → Read More

Cash sales for homes dips again in Tacoma, Lakewood

Fewer buyers are paying cash for homes in the Tacoma area, and nationally. → Read More

Study session set on building proposal on Weyerhaeuser campus

Citizens will have a chance Sept. 1 to air their views concerning an Orca Bay Seafoods proposal to use 19 acres on the Federal Way Weyerhaeuser campus. → Read More

Tacoma union local leads US in representing recreational cannabis workers

A Tacoma union local is the first in the nation to organize recreational cannabis industry workers. → Read More

KPLU unveils new call letters for station

The group Friends of 88.5, having raised more than $7 million from 18,000 donors on the way to purchasing the station from Pacific Lutheran University, on Friday announced the results of a contest that asked listeners and supporters to submit proposed new call letters. → Read More

Tacoma-area gas prices lower on the week, month and year

Tacoma-area gasoline prices continue to decline. → Read More

Above national average: Pierce County home prices continue skyward

CoreLogic reports Tacoma and Lakewood home prices advanced higher than the national average in June. → Read More

Commencement sees lower net income, higher assets compared with 2015

Tacoma-based Commencement Bank has reported net income of $334,000 or 15 cents per share for the second quarter 2016. → Read More

Tacoma waterproof paper maker celebrates 100 years, offers free samples

As it turns 100, Tacoma-based Rite in the Rain is looking to begin its second century by attracting general customers. Surveyors, foresters, police, the military and several other professionals already know the value of the product. Now it’s your turn, the company hopes. → Read More

Plans for rehabilitation hospital approved for a west Tacoma site

Washington State has approved an application by CHI Franciscan and Kindred Healthcare to build a 60-bed rehabilitation hospital in Tacoma. → Read More

Historic Union Club mansion enters new era as ‘co-working’ space

Tacoma’s Union Club will live again as a co-working space welcoming entrepreneurs and artists in a collaborative atmosphere. The club mansion, completed 126 years ago, offers views of the Port of Tacoma, Commencement Bay and beyond. The buyers plan to spend millions on renovation. → Read More

Former Mars candy co-president dies at 84

Forrest Mars Jr., former head of the Mars candy brand, has died at 84. The company that bore his name was founded in Tacoma in 1911. → Read More

Big news for former Spanaway Safeway shoppers

The Safeway at 15805 Pacific Ave. will reopen Aug. 3. → Read More