The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, April 29, 2017 This Week's Paper
Learn about Tacoma’s history at Amazing Preservation Race

Registration is now open for the City of Tacoma’s Amazing Preservation Race taking place on Sunday, May 7, as part of Historic Preservation Month 2017. The race will begin at 11 a.m. on the University of Washington Tacoma campus stairs (1754 Pacific Ave). Participants will race across downtown Tacoma completing fun challenges as they learn about the city’s historic and cultural resources.

“Our theme this year is ‘Tacoma’s Maritime History: Rails to Sails’, because we’re highlighting the Prairie Line Trail and Tacoma’s inclusion in the proposed National Maritime Heritage… Read More

City, port partner on Tideflats Subarea Plan

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Port of Tacoma Commission President Dick Marzano have agreed to begin negotiation for an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) to develop a Tacoma Tideflats subarea plan. The ILA will outline roles and responsibilities for the project including the recruitment of a consultant to assist with developing the subarea plan. The ILA will require approval of both governing bodies.

“Tacoma is a growing and evolving city that has conducted sub-area plans for the Dome District, the Hilltop Neighborhood, the Tacoma Mall area,” said Strickland. “We look forward… Read More

Pierce unmoved in overall health rankings

Still at 24 out of 39, Pierce County saw no overall movement in the 2017 County Health Rankings. Slightly lower rates of adult smoking and drinking, improvements in rates of physical activity and a decreasing level of teen births, uninsured and unemployed residents, however is good news.

The County Health Rankings explore how long people live and how healthy people feel while alive. While Pierce County hasn’t seen any dramatic improvement in overall health rankings from this or other similar reports, the community has enhanced its focus on collaborative efforts to tackle long-standing… Read More

City’s technology survey shows residents use smartphones more than computers

To better understand how Tacoma residents use technology – as well as any related areas of need that may exist – the City of Tacoma surveyed 1,270 randomly selected households representing a diverse cross-section of the community in English, Korean, Khmer, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. The survey yielded a 41 percent response rate as well as detailed data that supported preliminary findings.  

Nearly all respondents indicated that they had a computing or internet-enabled device in the household, with smartphones slightly edging out computers in usage. Most survey respondents… Read More

Citizens for a Health Bay seeks volunteers for nature projects

Citizens for a Healthy Bay has some fantastic volunteer opportunities coming up.

Earth Day Wetland Restoration

April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. crews will rebuild an entire wetland ecosystem along the banks of the Puyallup River. The Gog le hi te wetland is critical to the Puyallup’s native salmon, river otter, an astonishing variety of birds and much more. Volunteers will be removing harmful invasive species and cleaning debris that washes in from the river.

CHB will provide gloves, supplies and refreshments. Volunteers will need waterproof,… Read More

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