The race for Tacoma mayor pits incumbent Victoria Woodards against political newcomer Steve Haverly. Woodards is a former city council member and an Army veteran. Haverly is in construction management. Recently, they appeared in a debate to discuss the top issues on the minds of Tacoma voters.
Fire broke out at the Islamic Center of Tacoma on Oct. 11, just before evening prayers were about to start. The incident, which is being investigated as arson, has taken the community by surprise.