The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, September 24, 2016 This Week's Paper
Tacoma police seek murder suspect

Tacoma Police detectives need help to locate homicide suspect Yancy Ray. A felony warrant has been issued for Ray’s arrest for Murder in the 2nd degree and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the 1st degree.

At 9:55 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 3, suspect Yancy Ray reportedly shot and killed victim Hyson Sabb following an argument in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma. Ray and a woman were reportedly arguing about narcotics when the victim intervened in the argument Ray threatened to kill him. Ray left the residence only to return with a firearm a short time later and shot the victim. Ray… Read More

Metro Parks seeks ways to improve Point Defiance traffic flow, parking

Metro Parks Tacoma will begin a series of public meetings to discuss options to make it easier to get to and from favorite destinations such as Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, to move around the park in general and to better separate pedestrian from vehicle traffic. The first public meeting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29 will take place in the park’s Pagoda. 

The Sept. 29 meeting will be the public’s first opportunity to weigh in on proposed solutions, which also will be posted online at At the meeting,… Read More

Annual Downtown to Defiance event set for Sept. 11

South Sound residents will gather on Sept. 11, to experience the Tacoma waterfront, free of vehicle traffic. For the fourth year, Tacoma and Metro Parks Tacoma will host Downtown to Defiance, an event that opens up almost seven miles of roadways to human-powered transportation. This family-friendly event is free to attend and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"Downtown to Defiance has become a major community celebration,” said Downtown On the Go Executive Director Kristina Walker. “Participants can experience a great stretch of Tacoma's waterfront while biking, running, skateboarding,… Read More

Port quietly extends feasibility period of PSE

The Port of Tacoma, under CEO John Wolfe’s signing authority, extended the feasibility period of Puget Sound Energy’s lease by two months.

Puget Sound Energy proposes to build a liquefied natural gas facility at the Port of Tacoma to support TOTE Maritime Alaska’s plan to retrofit its ships to use the cleaner burning fuel, as well as provide natural gas for household use during peak demand periods.

Port commissioners authorized the lease with Puget Sound Energy on Aug. 21, 2014. The two-year feasibility period originally ended Aug. 31. This amendment extends it to Oct. 31,… Read More

Fitch Upgrades Tacoma’s Financial Future

Fitch Ratings has upgraded its outlook for the City of Tacoma two notches, from ‘A+’ to ‘AA’, signaling its comfort that the city's financial future is on a sustainable fiscal path. According to a recent statement from the national ratings firm, the upgraded credit rating is supported by positive revenue trends, well-managed expenditure growth, low long-term liabilities and solid operating performance.

“Tacoma has worked diligently to improve our operating performance, and revenue growth over the past few years has been strong, outpacing both overall U.S. economic performance… Read More

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