The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 This Week's Paper
Temporary Homeless Camp Permitting Process Proposed

The City of Tacoma Planning Commission is seeking public comment on proposed land use regulations concerning a Temporary Homeless Camps Permitting Process. The proposal would amend the Tacoma Municipal Code, Chapter 13.05 Land Use Permit Procedures and Chapter 13.06 Zoning, to add regulations for a permit review process for temporary homeless camps run by religious organizations.

A public hearing by the Commission is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 5:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers,… Read More

Supreme Court: State still falling short on K-12 school funding

The Washington Supreme Court’s latest school funding critique found that the state Legislature is still falling far short of funding the quality public education students deserve, and the state is failing to make adequate progress toward the 2017-18 deadline for fully funding K-12 public schools.

Washington Education Association President Kim Mead said Washington’s students and school employees deserve fully funded schools, not more unfulfilled promises.

“The Supreme Court’s original McCleary decision was clear, and so is the Court’s latest report – the state is failing… Read More

Free flu shots for children this Saturday

Protect your family and loved ones against the flu. Children and youth can get a free flu vaccination this Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Hill Mall in Puyallup near the Old Country Buffet entrance. A parent or guardian’s permission is required.
Flu vaccination is free for children from ages 6 month to 18. Flumist and flu shots will be available. Adult vaccine will be available for $30.
MultiCare Children’s Immunization Services, Medical Reserve Corps of Pierce County, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department are sponsoring this flu clinic.Read More

Pierce College students tie the knot at Century Link Field

As Seahawks fans around the state gear up for Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, two Pierce College students are taking their fandom to new heights – by tying the knot at the Blue Friday Tailgate party, taking place at Century Link Field on Jan. 10.
The party has become a regular occurrence every Friday before game day, with giveaways, prizes, food, games and more.  It’s been the go-to spot for superfans to gather in support of their team, and organizers have already rallied around Randy Kudijaroff and Megan German in support of their… Read More

Now that vehicles are using the permanent eastbound State Route 16 viaduct in Tacoma, crews will turn their attention to demolishing the nearby temporary viaduct.  From 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, through 4:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, drivers can expect full closures of South Tacoma Way between Pine and Wilkeson streets. Motorists will detour to South Center Street. The closure is necessary so Washington State Department of Transportation contractor, Mowat Construction, can safely demolish portions of the temporary eastbound Nalley Valley viaduct that span over the city street.

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