The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, May 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
Wapato Lake water treatment successful against algae

Metro Parks Tacoma crews have successfully treated Wapato Lake to reduce public exposure to toxic algae.

“We’re happy the treatment went well,” said Marina Becker, director of parks and natural resources for the district. “This should give visitors to the lake confidence that the water is safe for non-motorized boats and paddle boards, and for kids to dip their toes in.”

Metro Parks is working with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to restock the lake for youth fishing later in the year.

Blue-green algae blooms have been a problem in Wapato… Read More

Lopez Announces Tacoma Mayor Bid

Evelyn Lopez, whose prior work includes stints as Assistant Attorney General and Executive Director of the state’s Public Disclosure Commission, announced that she is running for Mayor of Tacoma.

“We need better management from our leaders and a commitment to doing the people’s work. I have managed teams of staff and worked for justice and open government. Tacoma is on the brink of enormous change," she announced. "We need smart growth in mixed-used areas like Stadium and around the Mall. We also need leaders with the backbone to say no to projects like the LNG plant.”

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‘Meet the Finalists’ Forum, Reception Set for May 12

Community members will have the opportunity to attend a “Meet the City Manager Finalists” forum on May 12 at the Tacoma Municipal Building Council Chambers (747 Market St.) from 5 – 6 p.m. In a moderated format, finalists will present their visions for Tacoma and answer questions compiled from the responses of a recent community and City of Tacoma staff survey on the City Manager recruitment. Immediately following the forum, community members will have the chance to engage with each of the finalists during a community reception from 6 – 7 p.m.

The four finalists vying to become… Read More

Event on Federal Procurement Set For May 18

A free event designed to help small businesses understand the federal procurement process is coming to Washington state for the first time. The event – called "Getting Back to Business" – will be hosted by the City of Tacoma's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center, in partnership with the University of Puget Sound and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, in the Memorial Fieldhouse located at the south end of the University of Puget Sound campus on North 11th Street, on May 18 from 8 - 5 p.m.

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Metro Parks Tacoma to unveil plaque honoring Tacoma baseball ambassador

A man who as a boy found joy in athletics and as an adult recognized its catalytic power to bring people together, will be honored May 13 when Metro Parks unveils a plaque recognizing the late Bob Maguinez.

Maguinez, who passed away at 71 in 2000, worked for Metro Parks for about 20 years, including about a dozen as the first supervisor of the People’s Community Center. Before he went to the center, he oversaw Metro Parks youth athletics. In 1999, the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association honored Maguinez for his contributions to the sport.

In 2002, Metro… Read More

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