The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, March 23, 2017 This Week's Paper
County Council to hear resolution about growth in urbanized areas

The Pierce County Council’s Community Development Committee will hear a resolution that articulates the county’s focus and efforts to manage growth in the central urban growth area.

During the committee meeting on Monday, Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m., the committee will hear Resolution No. 2016-150 the “Urban Communities of Pierce” initiative.

The initiative supports and highlights the need for continued collaboration between County departments and the community for implementing a proactive plan that supports growth in the County’s central urban area including major transportation… Read More

Seaport Alliance named port of the year by national group

The Washington Public Ports Association recognized The Northwest Seaport Alliance with its annual Port of the Year Award.

The annual award recognizes a WPPA member port that demonstrates exceptional success in the industry. The selection committee cited the NWSA’s first-year accomplishments, including General Central Peninsula and Terminal 5 improvements, the Operations Service Center and returning cargo volumes.

“We are honored by WPPA’s recognition of our work to create jobs for our state and provide more efficient ways for exporters and manufacturers to get their products… Read More

Tacoma launches online site for updates about commercial projects

The City of Tacoma's Department of Planning and Development Services has launched a Commercial Project Report that is now available to the public online. The Project Report retrieves information for commercial projects within the City valued at over $100,000 and sorts the projects by Council District. The report only provides project information for pre-application meetings and permit applications that have had an action in the permit system within the last 30 days. For example, an action could be a change to the permit status from “Permit Issued” to “Certificate of Occupancy.”

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MultiCare Health System announces bid for Spokane hospitals

MultiCare Health System announced today plans to purchase the assets of Rockwood Health System in Spokane from subsidiaries of Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS).  Rockwood Health System includes Deaconess and Valley Hospitals and Rockwood Clinic, a multispecialty physician practice. When the transaction is complete, the agreement will expand access and build an even stronger network of care for people and communities in the Pacific Northwest.

"We are excited to bring Rockwood Health System into the MultiCare family. We are continuously looking for like-minded… Read More

Tacoma Schools, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Receive $400,000 grant

Tacoma Public Schools will share a $400,000 grant with afterschool intermediary Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that coordinates the sharing of best practices and resources among local afterschool programs in Pierce County. Together, they will devise a plan to help children in Tacoma develop positive social and emotional skills that are linked to success in school, career and life. These include abilities and traits such as teamwork, persistence, goal-setting, self-control and getting along with others.

Tacoma Public Schools and Greater Tacoma Community… Read More

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