The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, March 23, 2017 This Week's Paper
Mayor Strickland to Host Tacoma Works Summit

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will convene a summit – called “Tacoma Works” – on Wednesday, March 22, geared toward boosting Tacoma-Pierce County employment in the construction field. The event will bring together contractors, job trainers and workforce development agencies to identify strategies for getting more people employed in the skilled trades and crafts, and related fields. Attendees will discuss barriers to employment and develop strategies to overcome them.

“From residential and commercial buildings to highways, city streets and transit, the Puget Sound region will… Read More

Tacoma Will Sponsor 17 Community Cleanups

The 2017 Community Cleanup program will kick off on April 22, and this year will include paper shredding services as well as donation services, dumpsters and recycling stations.

The full schedule is available online at cityoftacoma.org/cleanup.

The list includes:

  • April 22 Edison Edison Elementary School (5830 S. Pine St.)
  • April 29 Lincoln LAWGs, East Abes and Whitman Lincoln High School (701 S 37th St.)
  • May 6 South Tacoma Bates Technical College - South Campus (2201 S. 78th St.)
  • May 6 Tacoma… Read More
Save Tacoma Water sets sights on term limits

The grassroots effort that bubbled up during the now-dead proposal for what would have been the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol plant in the world being constructed on the Tacoma Tideflats has filed the legal paperwork to start gathering signatures for a petition to close what the group calls a “loop hole” in the city charter’s definition of term limits.

The Tacoma Charter currently limits council members to 10 consecutive years either on the council or as mayor. That means council member who serve two, four-year terms on the council can’t then run for another term or… Read More

Bay watching group sets Occidental cleanup forum

Citizens for a Healthy Bay will be hosting a public forum on the Occidental Chemical Superfund cleanup on April 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the University of Washington Tacoma.

Attendees will learn from a panel of experts about the Occidental Chemical pollution plume, the risk it poses to the community and environment, and what people need to do to ensure an adequate cleanup. There will also be a question-and-answer session as well.

What: Community… Read More

Tacoma Link to run extended hours Saturday night for Eric Church concert

Sound Transit will operate extended hours to accommodate crowds leaving the Eric Church concert tomorrow night at the Tacoma Dome.

The last northbound train Saturday will depart the Tacoma Dome Station at 11:48 p.m.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Complete train and bus schedules are available at soundtransit.org/Schedules.

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