Morgan's Brain

May. 29, 2009 at 9:20am

Tacoma Streetcar Friend and Tireless Tacoma Advocate Dan Voelpel to Leave TNT

We here in Morgan's Brain received some sad news today. The TNT's John Gillie reports that TNT business columnist Dan Voelpel will become Puyallup's new economic development director beginning June 15.

While we will miss him, Tacoma's loss is Puyallup's gain.

Thanks for all your support on the streetcar effort, Dan!

comments [12]  |  posted under tacoma


by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 5/29/2009 @ 9:49am
Not much reason left to read the Tribune. Wondering which of those that are left at the Trib will be jumping ship next. This can't be a good sign for our local paper.

by Erik on 5/29/2009 @ 10:01am
Sad to see one of the best contest providers leave the Tribune. He had avoided the previous cuts. Who is left?

by NineInchNachos on 5/29/2009 @ 10:17am
bummer. His columns inspired many Tacomics. At least they still have Ian Demsky.

by NSHDscott on 5/29/2009 @ 11:16am
@NIN: ... and Peter Callaghan

by thriceallamerican on 5/29/2009 @ 11:48am
I say this only slightly tongue-in-cheek, but I think that the TNT should hire Morgan to replace Dan. He has the magical combination of passionate interest in the community, fascination with people's business ventures, and the ability to fancifully imagine what could be...

by intacoma on 5/29/2009 @ 12:03pm
For sure, does Morgan even have a job?

Seems like hes a fulltime ambassador of Tacoma

by tacoma1 on 5/29/2009 @ 12:38pm
Dan Voelpel is/was one the more news worthy columnists at the TNT. He will be missed.

by morgan on 5/29/2009 @ 1:21pm
Thrice: Thank you. Now if only I could write!

intacoma: I will take that as a compliment, thank you. And yes, it is challenging being a full-time ambassador for Tacoma while holding down a job.

by lynndin on 5/31/2009 @ 9:17am
I am so sorry to hear this. I always read his columns with interest. If Peter Callaghan leaves, that's it for me and the Trib, which I buy and read every day.

by fredo on 5/31/2009 @ 9:30am
One his last columns was a beautifully researched account of the problems caused by Washington's high minimum wage.

Obviously, I'm sorry to see him go.

by Erik Hanberg on 5/31/2009 @ 12:55pm

Could you provide a link or a date? I don't see it in Voepel's column list.

by fredo on 5/31/2009 @ 9:25pm
"Now's the time to rethink state minimum wage" TNT 2/22/09