The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, April 28, 2017 This Week's Paper
More time for public to comment on Occidental Chemical cleanup

Additional time was just added to the public comment period for the Occidental Chemical cleanup site on Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway. With an additional 60 days, people now have until June 26 to review and comment on potential cleanup options proposed for the contaminated site.

The Washington Department of Ecology extended the comment period on a draft feasibility study following a request on Tuesday from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. This is the second extension to the comment period. Ecology earlier doubled the length of the comment period to 90 days after community groups asked… Read More

Environmental Action Plan Progress Report Now Available

The City of Tacoma has released its first annual Environmental Action Plan Progress Report. The report summarizes successes and offers updates to keep stakeholders accountable to their five-year responsibilities. The report shows how much progress has been made towards each target, and provides a progress rating and status update for each action.

Targets and actions fall into six categories representing urban sustainability: Buildings and Energy, Transportation, Materials Management, Natural Systems, Air and Local Food, and Climate Resiliency.

Some successes highlighted… Read More

Net Nanny Operation Leads to 12 Arrests

The Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children’s Task Force arrested 12 male suspects during a multi-day operation in Tacoma, that targeted individuals who wanted to sexually exploit children.

“Thanks to the hard work of everyone involved in this operation, child predators are taken off the street, “ says WSP Chief John R. Batiste. “ This operation protects our most vulnerable members of our community from abuse and makes the internet safer for our children.

Law enforcement officers acting in an undercover capacity, communicated on the internet through various… Read More

Pythians sweep Tacoma Historical Society awards

Local historian Michael S. Sullivan and Tacoma’s Knights of Pythias Lodge were honored April 11 by Tacoma Historical Society for their roles in presenting and conserving the city's history.

The presentations were made at the society's 27th anniversary meeting, held at the University of Puget Sound.

Sullivan received the society’s 2017 Murray Morgan Award for significant efforts to preserve and communicate local history. He is also a Knights of Pythias member. The award… Read More

Metro Parks Tacoma names assistant executive director

Peter Mayer, chief operating officer for the Snohomish Health District, has been selected as assistant executive director of Metro Parks Tacoma, where he will oversee business operations.

His first day is April 27. He succeeds Shon Sylvia, who was appointed Metro Parks executive director following the 2016 retirement of Jack C. Wilson.

Mayer spent five years as chief operating officer of the Snohomish County health agency, which serves 772,000 residents with an annual budget of $16 million. Before that he devoted 16 years to running parks and recreation operations in… Read More

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