The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 This Week's Paper
Annie Wright Schools to start boys high school program

Annie Wright Schools plan to launch a new program for high school boys starting in the 2017-18 school year. Complementing Annie Wright’s co-ed Lower and Middle Schools and all-girls’ Upper School, this program will extend Annie Wright’s inquiry-based experience to high school boys.

The Upper School for Boys, based on Annie Wright’s current Upper School for Girls but specifically designed for the ways boys learn, will extend Annie Wright’s expertise in single-gender education. Drawing on Annie Wright’s traditions while providing innovative and… Read More

Tacoma Power sends crew to help with California storm repairs

Four, four-person crews from Tacoma Power will drive to northern California to help the region recover from storms and flooding that have left many without power.
Through a mutual aid request, Pacific Gas and Electric said it needs help from up to 50 crews from other western U.S. utilities. Tacoma Power crews will drive 550 miles to a gathering area in Humboldt County, near Eureka. They’ll get some rest and begin work tomorrow morning.

Tacoma Power will send a total of 17 employees, four bucket trucks, two derricks and four pickups. 

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Smith elected president of the Metro Parks Board

At its first meeting of the new year this week, the five-member Metro Parks Board of Commissioners chose Andrea Smith to serve as president for the coming year.

“It’s an exciting time to be a Metro Parks commissioner,” Smith said. “We’re making sure that projects promised to the public become reality. I’m especially eager to see the new peninsula park at Point Defiance. Also not to be missed: Wilson Way, the elevated bike-pedestrian trail linking Ruston Way and Point Defiance Park. The views of Mount Rainier and Tacoma will be breathtaking.”

Smith, a lifelong… Read More

Snow Expected in Tacoma today

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow. Tacoma is expected to get up to two inches of snow. The advisory is in effect through 1 p.m. today. For more information on winter preparedness, visit the inclement weather webpage

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Anti-Trafficking month prompts screening of ‘Long Night’


National Anti-Trafficking month will be marked locally with a screening of " The Long Night," at 7 p.m. on Jan. 20 at 206 North J St. across from Group Health. The screening is free but donations will be accepted.
“If you thought slavery was a thing of the past, think again. Everywhere there is cell phone reception, underage American children of all social strata are being bought and sold for sex in our country,” said Jill Goodman, President of Washington Engage’s Board of Directors.  “Sex trafficking of women and children is now surpassing elicit drug sales… Read More

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