The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 This Week's Paper
Save Our Water filed charter change to stop methanol plant

Save Our Water has filed a charter change amendment today with the Tacoma City Clerk.

This initiative will amend the City Charter and enable Tacoma voters to express their opposition to the methanol refinery, which is projected to  use a lot of water and power.

The proposed change does a very important thing. It cannot be overturned by five votes by the city council after just two years, as an ordinance can be. Another change made, the cost of the

election will be paid by the applicant, not the taxpayers of Tacoma. Community Environmental Legal  Defense Fund has… Read More

Public invited to look over art plans for Point Defiance waterfront project

As Metro Parks takes major improvements along the Point Defiance Park waterfront into the future, artwork will capture the area’s past.

Adam Kuby, a Portland-based sculptor whose works primarily inhabit the outdoors, has been awarded a $125,000 commission to create an outdoor sculpture. His Alluvion (working title) is expected to be a permanent part­­­ of a new 11-acre park on the peninsula, on the east side of Point Defiance Park next to the Tacoma Yacht Club.

The new park is a key element of Waterfront Phase I, a project highlighted in Metro Parks’ Destination… Read More

Point Defiance Bypass Work Begins

Construction has begun for the Point Defiance Bypass track and signal improvements between South Tacoma and Nisqually. The project is funded through a federal grant, and the state department of transportation has contracted with Sound Transit to deliver this track and signal work, since it is occurring on Sound Transit right-of-way.

The track and signal work is progressing from north to south, with most of the actual construction occurring on weekends, beginning at midnight on Fridays through 7 a.m. on Mondays. However, you may notice work crews staging materials along the route and doing… Read More

City Issues Call to Artists for South Tacoma Business District

The City of Tacoma – in collaboration with State Farm, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the South Tacoma Business District – is seeking artists and/or artist teams who reside in Washington State to submit qualifications for a $111,000 commission to create a permanent public artwork or series of artworks along and adjacent to South Tacoma Way (between S. 47th and S. 58th streets).

"The arts in Tacoma are a really important driver for economic development and community engagement, and I'm really pleased to see the work that is happening in District 3," said Council… Read More

Police need help locating missing woman

Holly Sims was last seen on the morning of Feb. 27 at her residence located at 1202 S. Fernside Dr.  in Tacoma. Sims has medical issues and needs medication. Her condition degrades the longer she goes without her medications.  Sims often uses public transportation and accepts rides from others.  Sims’ family said she is easily taken advantage of.  She has been known to frequent Krickett’s and El Toro in the Spanaway area. 

Sims is described as a 5'4" tall white female, weighing 175 pounds. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes. Please call 911 if… Read More

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