The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, October 01, 2016 This Week's Paper
Point Defiance Visitors Center continues weekend operations mid month

The increasing popularity of the Point Defiance Visitors Center this summer has prompted Metro Parks Tacoma to extend its operations past Labor Day.

The center will continue to welcome and offer information to visitors from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 18. The Visitors Center will reopen for Memorial Day weekend next year.

“Building off the great success we’ve had so far, we very much look forward to the 2017 season,” said Phedra Redifer, Metro Parks… Read More

Tacoma cops serve warrants as part of prostitution sting

Tacoma Police Department served several search warrants within the City of Tacoma on Sept. 1 as part of an ongoing prostitution investigation. The service of the warrants was completed  in cooperation with members of law enforcement and community service entities from the Puget Sound region. Multiple arrests were made. This investigation is ongoing, additional information will be released when appropriate.

Supporting agencies included: FBI, ATF, Homeland Security Investigations, South Sound Child Exploitation Task Force, Missing & Exploited Children’s Task Force, Washington… Read More

Feeling a bit flighty? Go bird watching—with a purpose

The new season of Seattle Audubon’s landmark Puget Sound Seabird Survey kicks off on Oct. 1, and the group is currently recruiting enthusiastic, skilled, and dedicated volunteers to help monitor the status of local wintering seabirds.

This truly regional effort provides significant information about marine bird populations from the south end of Puget Sound all the way across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The work will strengthen Audubon’s bird census database and serve as a foundation to support the implementation of a new strategic plan.

Volunteers should be able… Read More

City shifts funding process for community needs

The City of Tacoma’s Neighborhood and Community Services Department has made changes to its services contracting and funding processes to help ensure a more systematic approach to addressing complex social needs.

“The changes are more strongly based upon Maslow’s hierarchy of needs,” said Pamela Duncan, Neighborhood and Community Services Human Services Division Manager.” So we are doing our first round of investing focusing on those basic needs – addressing homelessness and household stability- and building… Read More

Mid-day Sounder train service set to start Sept. 12

Sound Transit is adding a mid-day Sounder train to its popular south line service beginning Monday, Sept. 12. The new train will provide flex-schedule workers and other riders an additional travel option for bypassing highway gridlock that now snarls traffic throughout the day.

The mid-day train will depart Lakewood at 10:18 a.m. and stop at all south line stations before arriving in Seattle at 11:31 a.m. The return train in the afternoon will depart King Street Station at 2:32 p.m. and arrive in Lakewood at 3:45 p.m.

This mid-day Sounder train will bring the total… Read More

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