The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, October 01, 2016 This Week's Paper
Eastbound SR 16 drivers near I-5 can expect delays through spring 2017

Temporary but significant changes are coming for drivers who use the eastbound State Route 16 on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma. The change will allow crews to continue efforts to extend HOV lanes into Tacoma, but a similar configuration in 2015 created routine backups on SR 16 approaching I-5.

Weather permitting, on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5, the eastbound SR 16 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane through spring 2017. In the event of inclement weather, the changes will be rescheduled.

“Because we’ve used this traffic configuration before,… Read More

Sound Off: Take Tacoma Weekly’s poll on the presidential race

The Tacoma Weekly in conducting a presidential poll as a fun and informative way to provide information about the upcoming election.

In the left corner is former First Lady turned Senator turned Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who received the Democratic Party’s nomination against two-term Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Representing the Republican Party in the right corner is real estate developer turned television celebrity Donald Trump, who is the last person standing in a field that started with more than a dozen… Read More

Informational meeting about planned Proctor South development set for Oct. 10

The developers of Proctor Station are applying for permitting approval from the City of Tacoma for Proctor South, a multi-family apartment building, planned for North 25th and Proctor.

The City of Tacoma and the Northend Neighborhood Council will host an informational meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct.10, at Mason Middle School about the proposed development, provide details of the permitting and the environmental review process and describe ways for the community to comment.  

The presentation will take about a half hour and include time for questions and forms… Read More

Open house on Chamber Bay plan set for Oct. 5

Pierce County officials will hold an open house next week on the Chambers Creek Regional Park Master Site Plan. This 930-acre regional park includes two miles of saltwater shoreline, 2.5 miles of urban creek canyon, walking trails, soccer fields, open lawns, and breathtaking mountain and Puget Sound views.

Park users, citizens and interested stakeholders are encouraged… Read More

Four Tacoma schools earn 2016 ‘School of Distinction’ award

Four Tacoma schools—Wilson High School, Geiger Elementary School, Lincoln High School and Science and Math Institute (SAMI)—earn 2016 School of Distinction awards for ranking in the top 5 percent of Washington schools for increasing academic achievement.

Wilson is the only school in the state to win this award for an unprecedented sixth year in a row. This is the second year on the list for both Geiger and Lincoln, and the first for SAMI, one of Tacoma Public Schools’ innovative high schools.

The School of Distinction designation recognizes the top 5 percent of… Read More

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