The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, April 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Pinwheels strive to raise awareness, prevention of child abuse and neglect during April

Silver and blue pinwheels have taken over the front lawn of Pierce County Juvenile Court, and are springing up around Tacoma and Pierce County to help bring awareness to National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

For the third year Pierce County Juvenile Court’s CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program kicked off the “Pinwheels for Prevention”campaign by planting pinwheels around town during April to raise awareness for the area’s abused children. The pinwheel is the new national symbol of child abuse and neglect prevention and symbolizes the hope for the happy, healthy,… Read More

Walk Tacoma 2016 Kicks Off on April 6

Celebrate National Walking Day tomorrow by joining Downtown On the Go and the American Heart Association on the Walk Tacoma Kick-off in Wright Park.  The 1.7 mile Tacoma's Historic Schools Walk, led by Dr. Garcia, Tacoma Public Schools and Jonah Jensen, BLRB Architects, will highlight Stadium High School and the Central School.  This event will kick-off the 2016 Walk Tacoma Series sponsored by the Puyallup Watershed Initiative Active Transportation.

The walk, sponsored by Commencement Bank, will begin on the south end of Wright Park by the lion sculptures at noon, with sign-in… Read More

Jury convicts killer in 2006 cold-case murder

A jury has convicted Brandon Lee Farmer, 30, of murder in the first degree for the 2006 shooting death of Velma Tirado, 45. In 2014, Tacoma Police Department cold-case detectives received a tip that led to Farmer’s arrest. Farmer is scheduled to be sentenced on April 14 at 1:30 p.m. in room 411 of the County-City Building in Tacoma.

“Another success story for justice from our cold-case project,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “Collaboration between the Tacoma Police Department, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, and our office has resulted in several convictions with more… Read More

Want to learn more about possible facility solutions that Pierce County is exploring? Residents can attend community meetings during April to hear about a concept under consideration that may provide improved facilities for some County employees, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and South Sound 911. At the meetings, representatives from the three agencies will preview the concept proposal and residents can ask questions.

“While this is still just a concept in the due diligence phase, we believe this will prove to be an innovative… Read More

Applicants sought for the Human Services Commission


The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill five positions on the Human Services Commission.

The Human Services Commission consists of 15 members who are interviewed and recommended by the Community Vitality and Safety Committee and appointed by the City Council. Membership must reflect the diversity of our community as to race/culture, gender, age, socioeconomics, geography, and interest in Commission membership. Youth between the ages of 16 and 18 are encouraged to apply.

The Human Services Commission conducts public hearings, accepts and reviews funding… Read More

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