The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, April 29, 2017 This Week's Paper
City to honor Dr. Mimms with MLK jr award

The City Events and Recognitions Committee will honor Dr. Maxine B. Mimms with the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award during the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on Monday, Jan. 16. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

“Dr. Mimms embodies the mission of Dr. King through her extraordinary dedication to opening doors of higher education to the diverse community in Tacoma,” said Committee Chairwoman Erin Lee. “Our event theme is ‘Beloved Community’ and we gave special consideration… Read More

Ramp closures scheduled in Tacoma, Lakewood for funeral procession tomorrow

Drivers who use the State Route 512 and Interstate 5 interchange in Lakewood and the East 26th Street exit near the Tacoma Dome are encouraged to plan for alternate routes on Friday, Dec. 9 during the funeral procession for fallen Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez.

During the funeral procession on South Tacoma Way, three ramps to and from I-5 and SR 512 will close from approximately 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The affected ramps are:

  • Northbound and southbound I-5 to westbound SR 512.
  • Eastbound SR 512 to southbound I-5.

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Pierce Transit to offer free buses to Tacoma Dome memorial service for Officer Gutierrez

A memorial service for Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez will take place on Friday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome. All parking at the Dome will be reserved for the vehicles of local and visiting first responders. In addition, parking at the Tacoma Dome Station will likely already be full with weekly commuters. To avoid the parking and traffic squeeze, memorial organizers are asking members of the public to park at Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., and ride a free Pierce Transit bus to and from the service.
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Flower donations for Memorial Service of fallen officer will be accepted at Tacoma Dome

Flower deliveries for the memorial service  for Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez's memorial service will be accepted at the Tacoma Dome, Security Gate #24, 2727 East D St. between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on 
Thursday, Dec. 8, and from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

Monetary donations can also be made at any Tacoma Police station with checks payable to the Tacoma Police Department - Officer Gutierrez Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo location or at the Tacoma Police Department, 3701 S. Pine St., Tacoma, Wash. 98409.

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Staffer at Western State charged with sex crimes against patients

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Christopher Conley, 48, with four counts of indecent liberties for allegedly touching female patients at Western State Hospital.

“Our state hospital should be a safe place,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

On May 8, Western State Hospital Security was notified that several patients were alleging that a staff member, Conley, had sexual contact with them. An internal investigation was launched, and four patients reported being touched in a sexual way by Conley. The case was turned over to the Lakewood Police Department.… Read More

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