The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, December 09, 2016 This Week's Paper
Snow predicted to fall overnight

Pierce County Emergency Management has issued a weather update from the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service has notified Pierce County Emergency Management that the predicted start time for snowfall in Pierce County is between 3:30 and 4 p.m. today.They predict accumulation will be less than one inch overall this afternoon, but it may affect the commute traffic. This will precede the main band of snowfall yet to follow this evening. Temperatures will rise during the night and rain will replace snow overnight.

Updates are available at

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EPA to ponder no-discharge zone in Sound

The Environmental Protection Agency has opened a comment period for input on whether or not to establish a No Discharge Zone in Puget Sound. This would prohibit the discharge of sewage from all boats, commercial or recreational, in Puget Sound, whether it’s treated or not. 

All comments are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 23 following an extension that allowed for more comment time after the original deadline of Dec. 7. 

People can comment on the idea through the web survey at

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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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