The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, March 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
Puyallup Restorative Correctional Facility brings inmates back to their roots

When the Puyallup Tribe opened its Restorative Correctional Facility three years ago, the plan was to make it not just a place for incarceration but also a bridge to help guide inmates on a path to creating better lives for themselves. The word “restorative” was taken to heart, presenting a different way of treating Native American people – with compassion and respect rather than locking them up to do their time then be released back into the world no better equipped for life than they were before. Through programming including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings, and… Read More

Foss Seaport offers tours, dinner cruises aboard Schooner Zodiac

The Schooner Zodiac has partnered with the Foss Waterway Seaport. While docked in Tacoma, the Zodiac will offer daily dockside tours to the seaport’s visitors. 

“We are delighted to invite the public to come down, visit the seaport and participate in dockside tours and sailings and to partner with the majestic Schooner Zodiac as a preview of the Festival of Sail, June 15-18, 2017,”  Wesley Wenhardt, Executive Director of Foss Waterway Seaport, said.  

The dinner cruises will take place each evening. Passengers are welcome to assist in the raising and maneuvering… Read More

Mayor Strickland to Host Tacoma Works Summit

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will convene a summit – called “Tacoma Works” – on Wednesday, March 22, geared toward boosting Tacoma-Pierce County employment in the construction field. The event will bring together contractors, job trainers and workforce development agencies to identify strategies for getting more people employed in the skilled trades and crafts, and related fields. Attendees will discuss barriers to employment and develop strategies to overcome them.

“From residential and commercial buildings to highways, city streets and transit, the Puget Sound region will… Read More

Tacoma Will Sponsor 17 Community Cleanups

The 2017 Community Cleanup program will kick off on April 22, and this year will include paper shredding services as well as donation services, dumpsters and recycling stations.

The full schedule is available online at cityoftacoma.org/cleanup.

The list includes:

  • April 22 Edison Edison Elementary School (5830 S. Pine St.)
  • April 29 Lincoln LAWGs, East Abes and Whitman Lincoln High School (701 S 37th St.)
  • May 6 South Tacoma Bates Technical College - South Campus (2201 S. 78th St.)
  • May 6 Tacoma… Read More
Save Tacoma Water sets sights on term limits

The grassroots effort that bubbled up during the now-dead proposal for what would have been the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol plant in the world being constructed on the Tacoma Tideflats has filed the legal paperwork to start gathering signatures for a petition to close what the group calls a “loop hole” in the city charter’s definition of term limits.

The Tacoma Charter currently limits council members to 10 consecutive years either on the council or as mayor. That means council member who serve two, four-year terms on the council can’t then run for another term or… Read More

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