The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 This Week's Paper
Stay safe on July 4

There are over 100 community fireworks displays in Washington State, all celebrating the Fourth of July.  At these displays, certified and licensed pyrotechnicians who are trained and experienced in the safe use of fireworks, will provide an exciting show filled with spectacular and vibrant-colored productions.

While attending a public display, always sit a safe distance away from the firing area.  After the show, be sure children do not pick up any fireworks debris that they find on the ground – they may still be active and could cause serious injury.

If… Read More

WSDOT: Traffic switches on I-5 in Tacoma takes planning, patience

Tacoma commuters, get ready.

Two big traffic shifts are scheduled to occur shortly after the July 4 holiday and will last for six months, according to a Washington State Department of Transportation blog post. The first shift will affect northbound Interstate 5 traffic, when all northbound lanes will move onto a newly-built northbound I-5 bridge over I-705. Once that traffic shift is complete, an even bigger shift, this time to southbound I-5 traffic, will occur.

Starting July 10, southbound… Read More

City slates public hearing about emergency homelessness actions

The Tacoma City Council will conduct a public hearing pertaining to the adopting of interim zoning and land use controls to permit the city to site and operate temporary emergency shelters, enacted on June 6. The hearing will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, in the City Council Chambers on the first floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building, located at 747 Market St.

People will have an opportunity to present their oral comments at the meeting. Those wishing to submit written comments may do so at the public hearing, or may submit
them to the City Clerk's Office at… Read More

Wille named Tacoma’s assistant city manager

Tacoma City Manager Elizabeth Pauli has announced that the formerly combined position of assistant to the city manager and Neighborhood and Community Services director has become two separate positions. Budget Director Tadd Wille has been appointed to serve as the Tacoma's newest assistant city manager, while the Neighborhood and Community Services Department will continue to be led by interim Neighborhood and Community Services Director Linda Stewart.

"Tadd brings to the table more than 15 years of experience and has been a great asset to the City of Tacoma, helping enhance service… Read More

Lincoln streetscape work set to start July 5

The City of Tacoma is scheduled to begin work on Phase 1 of the Lincoln District Streetscape Project on July 5. Construction will take place on South 38th Street, from South J Street to South Fawcett Avenue, and along South G Street and South Yakima Avenue, between South 37th and South 38th streets. This phase is expected to run through May 2018. During construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction in the construction zone.

“I’m pleased to see the first phase of these important infrastructure improvements begin,” said Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “In 2014,… Read More

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