The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, February 19, 2017 This Week's Paper
Puyallup Avenue Corridor Public Meeting set for Nov. 9

The City of Tacoma is holding a public meeting to discuss corridor improvements along Puyallup Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 5 –7:30 p.m. at La Quinta Inn & Conference Center, 1425 E. 27th St. in Tacoma.  

Residents are invited to attend this meeting and give comment on the developing conceptual design for corridor improvements along Puyallup Avenue from Portland Avenue to South C Street.  This project is meant to enhance the experience along the corridor for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and transit riders. Possible improvements include landscaping, lighting,… Read More

Health Department investigating two tuberculosis cases at UWT campus

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is investigating two cases of tuberculosis (TB) at University of Washington Tacoma.

The Health Department learned of the first case – a Pierce County resident – in April. In the second case, Public Health Seattle King County referred an individual – a King County resident – to Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department for further disease investigation in September. Now, the next step in both separate disease investigations is broader outreach to potentially affected people, which include UW Tacoma students and staff who may have been exposed… Read More

Emergency Food Network event raised $378k

Two million meals will be provided for neighbors in need thanks to the generosity of community members who attended the Abundance Dinner and Auction.

Emergency Food Network’s annual charity event hosted more than 400 people at the Clover Park Technical College McGavick Center on Oct. 22. Attendees arrived at the event with non-perishable food donations and by the end of the evening had raised more than $378,000 to provide food for hungry families and individuals throughout the community. For every dollar donated, EFN can distribute $12 worth… Read More

Safe Routes to School program set for Open House on Nov. 16

The City of Tacoma is holding a Safe Routes to School Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5 –7 p.m. at Lincoln High School Auditorium.

A partnership between the City and Tacoma Public Schools has formed to develop a comprehensive program for K-12 students. The intent of this program is to empower students and parents to feel comfortable walking or bicycling to school through education, promotional activities and infrastructure improvements to increase safety.

Parents, teachers and community members are encouraged to attend the event as the success of the program… Read More

Eighteen fire districts and their fire dispatchers transitioned to South Sound 911’s unified computer-aided dispatch system yesterday, marking the first time both fire and law enforcement responders in Pierce County have been on the same system. Nineteen law enforcement agencies began using the same system in October 2015.

Though the move to the new dispatch system is a major milestone toward unified dispatch services for first responders in Pierce County, 911 callers will not yet notice a difference.

“Getting both police and fire responders from 37 agencies onto… Read More

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