The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, March 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
South Sound 911 relaunches online crime reporting tool

South Sound 911 has launched a new, improved version of its online reporting system. The system is available for the reporting of minor crimes occurring in the cities of Lakewood, Roy, Ruston, Sumner, Tacoma, and University Place, as well as in unincorporated areas of Pierce County. Non-emergency crimes which may be reported online include lost property, vandalism, and theft (excluding theft of vehicles, license plates, firearms, or instances of fraud).

Those needing to file an eligible police report may access the reporting system from the South Sound 911 website, www.southsound911.org,… Read More

Tacoma Council Members Urge ICE to release DACA detainee from Tacoma detention center

Tacoma City Councilmember Ryan Mello is urging Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security to release Daniel Ramirez, who has been detained in the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma since last week.

Ramirez was brought to the United States when he was 7 years old and was approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. He was recently picked up in a raid targeting others.

Mello, along with council members Lauren Walker, Keith Blocker and Anders Ibsen, sent a letter to John Kelly, Secretary of the Department… Read More

Link to run extended hours Saturday for Blake Shelton concert

Sound Transit will operate extended hours to accommodate crowds leaving the Blake Shelton concert Saturday 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 7:30 p.m.

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

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Sustainability Expo Showcases set for March 4

The community is invited to attend the 10th Annual South Sound Sustainability Expo on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (1500 Broadway) and Tollefson Plaza (1548 Pacific Ave.).

This free event allows participants to discover services and products from over 90 companies and nonprofits that address sustainability needs in the local community. Participants will explore a variety of topics, including local food and gardening, transportation choices, energy conservation, green construction, habitat stewardship and other ways… Read More

Council races taking shape as Ushka, Neal seek seats

Tacoma School Board President Catherine Ushka has announced she is running for Tacoma City Council, positon 4, the seat currently held by Marty Campbell who is serving his second and final term due to term limits, while Tacoma Planning Commissioner Meredith Neal announced that she is running for Tacoma City Council At-Large Position No. 6. She was one of the eight finalists the council considered to fill the position vacated when Victoria Woodards resigned to focus on her bid for mayor against Tacoma architect Jim Merritt.

Ushka said in her announcement that she wants to focus on important… Read More

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