The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, July 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Lonergan seeks second term

Tacoma City Council Member Joe Lonergan has announced he is seeking re-election to the Fifth District seat, representing voters South of 56th Street and West of McKinley.

“I surveyed the voters four years ago and then went to work on their priorities,” Lonergan said. “Several goals have been accomplished, but more remains to be done.”

Lonergan, 36, served last year as Deputy Mayor of Tacoma and is currently chair of the Government Performance and Finance Committee. He also represents Tacoma as Vice Chair of South Sound 911, the Zoo-Trek Authority and the Tacoma Gang Reduction… Read More

Puyallup River Clean-Up seeks volunteers on April 20

On Earth Day and beyond, Pierce County residents can go green as they tackle their spring cleaning to-do list.

“Indoors and outdoors, sometimes the products and methods we use to clean and spruce up our homes can be harmful to our family and the environment,” said Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy. “Citizens can make simple changes as they tackle spring cleaning that are healthier for both.”

Before working on their own property, residents are invited to help keep Pierce County’s waterways healthy. On Earth Day, which is April 20, Trout Unlimited and Pierce County are… Read More

Friends of South 12th Street hosts first cleanup of the season on April 20

It’s neighborhood cleanup season. Single-family and duplex homeowners and renters in the Central Tacoma neighborhood – from Sixth Avenue to South 15th Street and from Union to Sprague avenues – are preparing to dispose of unsightly debris from 9 a.m. to noon on April 20 at Franklin Elementary School (1402 S. Lawrence St.) with the assistance of staff from the City of Tacoma and Friends of South 12th Street volunteers.

All that is required to discard debris and other unwanted items is proof of neighborhood residence, such as a driver’s license or current utility bill. Items that… Read More

Every parent believes, or at least should believe, their children are the most brilliant and adorable creatures on the planet. They are all wrong, since mine are the actually the most brilliant. But I can’t participate in this contest. But you can.

I’m announcing another contest to win more Tacoma swag.

The contest is simple: Send us a photo (yes, just one) of your child (or children) with no more than 100 words about why he or she (or they) are awesome. The deadline is April 22. The images will be posted on April 23. The most “likes” on Facebook or votes on our contest… Read More

Birthday party leads to 24 underage drinking arrests

A Party Intervention Patrol on April 6 coordinated by the Tacoma Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force resulted in the arrest of 24 youth, ages 18-21, for minor in possession.

Included among the arrested youth was a female who was taken to jail for making false statements, an intoxicated male who insisted he would drive home once released from the site, and a female who was taken to the hospital by medics when she was discovered semi-conscious and suffering from alcohol poisoning on the bathroom floor of the Bonney Lake apartment where the illegal binge party took place.

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