The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, July 29, 2016 This Week's Paper
Pierce County Airport-Thun Field’s runway to be closed at night for electrical work

Pierce County Airport-Thun Field’s runway will be closed Monday to Thursday at night from Aug. 1 to Sept. 9 while crews install new wiring and replace runway edge light lamps. The runway will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 9 a.m.

The work will take place Tuesday to Friday the week of Labor Day, Sept. 6-9. Work will continue Monday to Thursday Sept. 12-19, although the runway closures will not be needed.

Crews will also replace light transformers, install new energy-efficient runway end identifier lights on both Runway 17 and 35, refurbish the lighting on the existing wind tee with… Read More

Plastic bag ban to come in 2017

The Tacoma City Council voted in an 8-1 decision to enact a citywide ban on the sale of single-use plastic bags starting next summer. The ban also includes a per-bag charge of at least five cents for paper bags as a way to prompt shoppers to bring their own ways of carrying out their purchases and cut down on the litter created by discharged bags that find their ways into bushes and waterways. Businesses will keep the fee to offset the cost difference between plastic and paper bags.

Only Councilmember Joe Lonergan voted no after proposing an alternative that would allow the use of plastic… Read More

City Council Members to Lead Neighborhood History Walks

The City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office is partnering with several Council members to encourage residents to experience the city’s historic neighborhoods. Throughout July and August, Council members will lead neighborhood history walks in different parts of the city and share why they love their neighborhoods.

  • On Saturday, July 23, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Council Members Marty Campbell and Victoria Woodards will lead an Eastside Neighborhood History Walk around the McKinley Hill Business District starting at Winner’s Gym (3523 McKinley Ave East).
  • On Wednesday,… Read More
Man charged with murder for April stabbing

Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Jose Jonael Ayala Reyes, 24, with Murder in the First Degree for the stabbing of Samuel Cruces Vasquez in April of this year. Bail was set at $2,000,000 at the arraignment.

“Our gang unit has successfully reduced gang violence, and we are continuing to vigorously prosecute gang crimes,” said Prosecutor Lindquist. “Gang violence in Pierce County leads nowhere but prison.”

According to reports, on April 28, at about 11:19 p.m., Tacoma Police Department patrol officers were dispatched to 7850 S. Trafton St. and found Samuel Cruces Vasquez… Read More

Prairie Line Trail Historic Interpretation Project Community Meeting on July 21

The City of Tacoma is holding a community meeting regarding the Prairie Line Trail Historic Interpretation Project on Thursday, July 21, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Washington State History Museum (1911 Pacific Ave.) during the Third Thursday Art Walk. The public is invited to come meet the project team, share what the Prairie Line Trail means to them, and participate in discussions about the project. Free refreshments will be available.  Input on the project can also be provided by completing a brief survey.

This project will draw on historic resources and community input… Read More

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