The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, May 28, 2017 This Week's Paper
Learn about construction of Point Defiance Park roundabout

A traffic roundabout will soon replace the tangled intersection that now confounds drivers at the North Pearl Street entrance to Metro Parks Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park.

The roundabout’s design will make it easier and safer to drive to and from the park, the Point Defiance Marina boat launch and the Vashon Island ferry landing.

Construction could begin as early as July and will likely continue for about six months, depending on the weather. Temporary detours will keep traffic flowing.

Two community meetings will provide opportunities to find out about… Read More

State Supreme Court upholds death penalty in 1997 murder case

The Washington State Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for Cecil Emile Davis, 57. Davis was found guilty of aggravated murder in Pierce County Superior Court and sentenced to death for the murder of Yoshiko Couch.
Davis raped, robbed, and killed Couch in her home in 1997 and was sentenced to death. His first death sentence was set aside for error in 2004. In 2007 the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office successfully sought the death penalty again and that sentence was affirmed by the Washington State Supreme Court on direct appeal.  Today’s decision pertains to a second… Read More

NWSA year-to-date container volumes grow 8 percent

For the month of April, total container volumes remained steady as the new ocean carrier alliance deployments took effect, resulting in 0.5 percent growth over the same month last year. Year-to-date volumes were up 8 percent.

April international container volumes performed well. At 110,821 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units), full imports grew 6 percent compared to April 2016, as retailers continued to rebuild inventory levels and a favorable market outlook fueled import demand. Full exports were up 1 percent to 77,558 TEUs. Empty exports grew 81.5 percent as ocean carriers began repositioning… Read More

Kid’s Day at Tacoma Historical Society

Did you know that Tacoma's Browns Point Lighthouse is not the typical round lighthouse but it is square? Tacoma Historical Society is having a FREE kid's event this Saturday, May 20, where kids can make their own square lighthouse and decorate seashells.

Please call if you would like to attend 253.472.3738. And you can explore our current exhibit on "Northeast Tacoma" and learn all about the lighthouse and its keepers. The society is located at located at 919 Pacific Ave.

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday May 29: Memorial Day Observation 11:00 at… Read More
Tacoma Partners to Provide Crisis Text Line in Tacoma

Tacoma is the first city in Washington State to enter into a keyword partnership with Crisis Text Line.

The City entered into the partnership this month as part of its efforts to address mental health needs in the community and raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Month.

The service is available for anyone suffering from a family crisis, domestic violence, sexual assault, anxiety, depression, self-harm, stress, eating disorders, bullying, LGBTQ issues and more.

The crisis text line rapidly assess situations using an algorithm that analyzes words in… Read More

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