The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 This Week's Paper

The Daily Mashup is a way to stay informed about the news around the 253 between publication dates of the Tacoma Weekly. Learn about band releases, events, breaking news and the latest from the blogosphere.

Health Department announces mumps outbreak

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has issued an alert after Public Health Seattle-King County confirmed several mumps cases and are investigating several more suspected cases, most within the Auburn School District. Auburn is north of the Pierce County line.

Pierce County health care providers may also see cases of mumps. Symptoms of mumps include pain, tenderness, and swelling in one or both parotid glands (cheek and jaw area). Nonspecific prodromal symptoms may precede parotitis by several days, including low-grade fever, myalgia, anorexia, malaise, and headache.

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Hundreds turn out for vigil to mourn, reflect

Several hundred people from around the region attended two vigils last night in Tacoma's Eastside neighborhood to show support for the Tacoma Police Department and mourn the death of Police Officer Jake Gutierrez,who was shot and killed Wednesday.


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Police from around region will escort fallen officer through downtown to funeral home today

Tacoma Police Officer Jake Gutierrez will be escorted from the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office located at 3619 Pacific Avenue to the Tuell-McKee Funeral Home located at 2215 6th Ave. at 1 p.m. today. The escort detail will include numerous members of law enforcement from throughout the region.

The complete route will be:

  • ·        3600 block of Pacific Avenue North to South 9th Street. (aerial ladder truck flag display will be at the 3600 block of Pacific Avenue)
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Plans for demolition of former hospital, construction of SS 911 center set for meeting

In partnership with Pierce County, South Sound 911 is hosting a community meeting to share plans for the site of its new public safety communications center on Dec. 8, 6-7 p.m. at Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department's auditorium (3629 South D St., Tacoma).

People can learn about Pierce County's plans to demolish the old Puget Sound Hospital to make way for South Sound 911's building project.

Note: This meeting will be video recorded.

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Two Tacoma Power employees who created the utility's video chat inspection program earned this year’s Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award for Innovation from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Sara Bowles and Jordan Whiteley, who work in Conservation Resources Management for Tacoma Power, picked up the award yesterday.

“It’s an honor to receive recognition from NEAA, a regional leader in energy efficiency,” said Tacoma Power Superintendent Chris Robinson. “We encourage innovative thinking, so it feels great to be recognized for it.”

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