The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, June 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Interactive Dashboard Launched for Tacoma Streets Initiative

The City of Tacoma’s Public Works Department has launched an interactive dashboard that outlines funding as well as maintenance and capital projects for the Tacoma Streets Initiative.

In 2015, Tacoma voters said yes to invest in city streets and passed two propositions for increased funding for street repair and improvements. Over the next decade, proposition funding will combine with City funding, grants and matching funds that are estimated to raise $325 million for Tacoma’s streets. When these factors come together they create the Tacoma Streets Initiative that will maintain… Read More

Jury finds caregiver guilty of murder for death of man in his care

A jury has found Larry Lee, 51, guilty of Murder in the Second Degree for the death of Philip Carter, 59. The jury also found Lee guilty of Manslaughter in the First Degree and returned a special verdict finding that the victim was particularly vulnerable. The jury delivered their verdicts following a six-day trial.

“Protecting elders and vulnerable adults is one of our top priorities,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “Deputy Prosecutors Erika Nohavec and Bryce Nelson vigorously tried the case and reinforced the message that we emphasize the protection of vulnerable adults in Pierce… Read More

Prairie Line Trail Historic Interpretation Project Begins

Over the next year, the City of Tacoma will create a historic interpretive plan for the City’s segments of the Prairie Line Trail and install several interpretive features along the corridor. As part of the ongoing Prairie Line Trail effort, the City was recently awarded a $400,000 Washington State 2015-2017 Heritage Capital Projects Fund grant to fund this project.

The project will draw on historic resources and community input to develop an interpretive strategy recognizing the significance and diverse history of the corridor. In addition, the effort will include early implementation… Read More

Defendant sentenced to 21 years for murder of roommate

Michael Clifford Boisselle, 36, has been sentenced to 260 months in prison for the shooting of his roommate Brandon Zomalt in August of 2014. On May 23, a jury found Boisselle guilty on counts of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

“Michael Boisselle killed Brandon Zomalt and then destroyed evidence to avoid accountability," said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “Thanks to the good work of Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys John Neeb and Gerald Ham who tied together the remaining evidence, Boisselle is being held accountable."

In August of 2014,… Read More

Fife Considers Annual $20 Vehicle License Fee

The City of Fife Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Board will consider adopting a $20 annual car tab fee at its next meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at Fife City Hall.

The proposed $20 vehicle license fee will fund local transportation projects in Fife. Fife City Council formed a TBD in November, 2014, but the TBD has not yet established any revenue stream. If the TBD adopts the proposed $20 vehicle license fee, it will collect approximately $150,000 per year. The revenue will be used to improve and maintain the City's residential streets.

"The $20 car… Read More

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