The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, July 01, 2016 This Week's Paper
Superintendent Santorno wins national Woman of the Year in Education Award

AASA, the national Superintendents Association, named Superintendent Carla Santorno as winner of its prestigious Woman of the Year in Education award on Feb. 12, during its annual conference in Phoenix.

“I deeply appreciate the honor,” Santorno said. “I also know that this recognition is made possible by the hard work going on every day back home in our schools. Our 5,000 employees and the people of Tacoma have embraced innovation in ways that are changing children’s lives in powerful ways.”

Mary Heuschel, deputy director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,… Read More

Methanol Scoping Meeting has been Rescheduled to Feb. 24

To allow all members of the public who wish to attend the public scoping meeting for the Northwest Innovation Works proposed methanol plant, the Tuesday, Feb. 16, meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center ballroom (1500 Broadway). Doors will open at 5 p.m. for speaker sign-up and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of this public scoping meeting is to provide an opportunity to make oral comment on the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement. The draft Scope of Work is available for review (posted below),… Read More

Federal Way leaders express concerns about proposed Tacoma methanol plant

Fears over potential health and safety impacts the proposed Tacoma methanol refinery may have on surrounding communities has led state lawmakers to introduce legislation aimed at addressing those concerns.

Rep. Linda Kochmar, R-Federal Way, sponsored House Bill 2980, which would prohibit the siting of certain facilities that could jeopardize air quality in areas that have historically failed to meet air quality standards.

"Since the proposed siting of the plant, I've heard from a number of constituents and local officials concerned about potential safety concerns that could… Read More

Learn about plans to complete SR 167 in Pierce County

Commuters, residents and businesses will have two opportunities to learn more about the first phase of the Puget Sound Gateway, a project that completes State Route 167 between Puyallup and Tacoma. The new highway segment is designed to enhance regional mobility and improve freight travel times and reliability.

The Washington State Department of Transportation will host two open houses in early March to detail the initial phase.

Fife open house
5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1
Fife Community Center
2111 54th Avenue East
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Metro Parks invites public to help establish its priorities at Community forums Feb. 2

Every six years, Metro Parks Tacoma establishes program priorities for future improvements of services provided to the community by creating a Mission Led Comprehensive Plan.

Community input is the cornerstone of the entire process, so the park district is inviting citizens to take part in one of four community forums Feb. 24 and 25 around the park district to help it interpret results of recent data collection and determine next steps.

“It’s a very powerful exercise,” said Roxanne Miles, business and performance manager for Metro Parks. “This is how we decide… Read More

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