The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 This Week's Paper
Associated Ministries transfers Hunger Walk to Emergency Food Network

Hungry neighbors in need throughout Pierce County will receive more than 50,000 pounds of food as a result from the Pierce County Hunger Walk.

Emergency Food Network reports that 34 percent of households are low-income in Pierce County. In 2015, food banks and meal sites responded to 1.4 million visits from residents in need and more than 50 percent of people seeking assistance were working families with children as well as seniors. Through partnership with 70 food programs in Pierce County, Emergency Food Network provides a much needed safety net for these families and individuals… Read More

The friends and family members of 37 individuals who died in Pierce County have one last opportunity to reclaim their remains. The list of individuals can be found below and at the Medical Examiner's website.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner plans to scatter unclaimed ashes on the waters of Puget Sound in August. Ashes being scattered are from individuals who died between 1998 and 2015.

The Medical Examiner’s office will board a Pierce County Sherriff’s boat to respectfully scatter remains that have gone unclaimed. “Everything possible is done to find the next of kin or… Read More

Unlicensed pot store owner arraigned

Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Robert Linwood Hall III, 33, with Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, and Unlawful Manufacturing of a Control Substance.

Pierce County began mailing letters to business owners, landlords, and operators in 2015, notifying them of the July 1 deadline for unlicensed marijuana sales operations. The defendant failed to get a license and continued to sell marijuana from a store front shop.

“Our goal is to aid law enforcement so that everyone complies with current law,”… Read More

PLU names former State Superintendent of Public Instruction to dean post

Terry Bergeson, Ph.D., has joined Pacific Lutheran University as interim dean of the School of Education & Kinesiology. Bergeson has extensive experience in state education, having served as Washington state superintendent of public instruction from 1997 to 2009, and as executive director of the Washington Commission on Student Learning from 1993 to 1996.

Bergeson was most recently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington Tacoma, where she taught a course in Human Resources in Educational Institutions to students pursuing doctoral degrees in educational leadership.… Read More

The City of Tacoma and Pierce County will celebrate the first Transfer of Development Rights project in Tacoma on Monday, July 11, at the site of the Stadium Apartments  (102 N. G St. in Tacoma) from 11 a.m. – noon.  TDR is a tool for implementing growth and conservation through voluntary transactions between rural landowners and developers, helping cities gain additional density in areas where growth is desired while protecting family farms and working forests.

“I am thrilled to begin our first project utilizing this new tool,” said Deputy Mayor Ryan Mello. … Read More

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