The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, February 23, 2017 This Week's Paper
Tacoma mother charged with injecting her young children heroin

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Ashlee Rose Hutt, 24, with three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance to a person under age 18 for injecting her own children with heroin. She’s also charged with three counts of criminal mistreatment in the second degree and three counts of assault of a child in the second degree.

On Nov.10, 2015, three children, ages six, four, and two, were removed from the home of their parents, Ashlee Hutt and Mac McIver. McIver was charged with the same crimes in September.

Investigators from Child Protective services… Read More

Utility commission approves Tacoma LNG corporate structure

The Utilities and Transportation Commission this week approved an all-party settlement agreement with conditions to protect Puget Sound Energy customers related to the company’s proposed liquefied natural gas facility at the Port of Tacoma.

The approval allows PSE’s parent company, Puget Energy, to create a wholly-owned subsidiary, named Puget LNG, LLC. Puget LNG will be a limited liability company, the sole purpose of which will be owning, developing, and financing the Tacoma liquefied natural gas facility. Puget LNG wants to sell LNG as transportation fuel for ships. Puget… Read More

Man sentenced to more than 26 years in prison for 2015 murder

Jonathan Daniel Harris, 30, has been sentenced to 316 months, or 26 years, in prison for the murder of Nichole White in June of 2015. The sentence is the high end of the sentencing range.

Harris pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on July 28. He subsequently made a motion to withdraw his plea of guilty, which the court heard and denied on Aug. 24. Harris also brought a motion for evaluation of his competency, and the court found him to be competent on Oct. 28.

“Mr. Harris knew what he was doing the night he killed Nicole White. And he knew what he was doing when he pled guilty,”… Read More

Pierce County responds to State Democrats with postcard

In response to a complaint received from the Washington State Democrats, the Pierce County Auditor is sending a postcard to households across the county by the end of the week.

In addition, the Auditor’s website reflects the fact that voters have until Nov. 8 to mail their ballots but must receive a postmark reflecting that date.

“Given recent changes to how the USPS handles mail and in an attempt to encourage every vote to be counted, we advised voters to vote early and to mail their ballot by Nov. 4 to avoid the… Read More

Foss Waterway Development Authority seeks Board of Directors

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill three vacancies on the Foss Waterway Development Authority (FWDA) Board of Directors. The role of the FWDA is to implement the Master Plan for the Foss Waterway, including the sale, lease, development and management of public properties in and along the waterway.  The FWDA is comprised of seven members who are appointed by the Economic Development Committee and confirmed by the City Council.

Each FWDA member serves a minimum three-year term, with a time commitment of approximately two to six hours a month, and six hours for an annual retreat.

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