WHAT'S HAPPENING

Pacific Lutheran University wants to demolish one of Pierce County's oldest educational institutions. Constructed in 1908, Parkland School, one of three county-designated historic landmarks in Parkland, has been a community pillar for more than a century. Beyond being a place where thousands of children have learned to read and write and get along with one another, the building is a visual respite from nearby strip malls, gas stations and fast food restaurants. As recently as four years ago, kids attended school there. Now, PLU, the owner, wants to sell the property to make way for a massive apartment complex.

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