Tacoma is in the news again. In 2002, serial killer John Allen Muhammad caused the national spotlight to fall on the military city by the bay. In 2003, it was the doing of Tacoma’s police chief David Brame, who shot dead his wife and then himself in a popular parking lot. 2004 was unexpectedly quite; it seemed things were improving. But then midway through this year a sex offender named Joseph Edward Duncan, who is charged with the murder of four innocent country people, has brought national attention back to The City of Destiny—where he is from and where his mother presently lives. Poor Tacoma. When will she get positive press?