The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, June 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
Council elects Dan Roach as chair

The Pierce County Council voted Jan. 14, to elect Councilmember Dan Roach as chairman for 2014.

"This is a great honor and responsibility, and I appreciate the opportunity to serve," said Roach, who is beginning his fourth year representing District 1 in East Pierce County. "I look forward to applying my experience in public policy and as a business owner to the challenges the county faces as we set and fund the priorities of government."

The Council also selected Councilmember Stan Flemming (District 7) as vice chairman, and Joyce McDonald (District 2) as executive pro tem.

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Amber Alert with links to Washington

On Jan. 15, the Rhode Island State Police issued an AMBER Alert for 6-year-old Daniel Britt. He is believed to be with his non-custodial mother Andria Britt. The suspect failed to show for a custody hearing, and a judge in Rhode Island determined there was a risk of immediate harm to the child.

The Rhode Island State Police contacted Washington State Patrol with information that the suspect may be in Washington state, and may now be in a vehicle with Washington plates.

The WSP has not issued an AMBER Alert in Washington at this time, but would like the public to be aware of the… Read More

Tacoma Dome culminates 30th anniversary festivities

The Tacoma Dome has been celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and will culminate with a grand finale on Saturday, Jan. 18. The public is invited and it is free to attend. The finale has been planned in conjunction with Tacoma South Sound Sports Let’s Play event.
The Dome’s celebration will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with a rededication of Brotman Street. From there, the celebration will move to the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall entrance where a time capsule placed at the Dome 30 years ago will be opened. Additional items will be placed in a new capsule to be opened 30 years… Read More

Discussion to focus on Human Rights and Racial Equity

Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides an opportunity to reflect on human rights issues, and Tacomans are encouraged to join the conversation about racial equity on Monday, Jan. 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, room 315 and 316 (1500 Broadway in downtown Tacoma).

Participants will discuss the following prompts:
· Imagine two years from now, what would have taken place for Tacoma to be recognized for its effort to create opportunities for racial equity?
· What would you have contributed?

“Six months ago, 250 people gathered to… Read More

Tacoma Dome’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Wraps Up Jan. 18

The Tacoma Dome's 30th Anniversary Celebration wraps up with a public rededication of Brotman Street (at the intersection of Brotman and D streets) on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m.

From there, the celebration will move to the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall entrance where the community can watch as a time capsule placed at the Tacoma Dome 30 years ago is opened. Additional items will be placed in a new capsule to be opened 30 years later.

There will be a short ceremony with remarks from Tacoma’s elected officials, and refreshments will be provided.

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