The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 This Week's Paper
Get updates on Eastside Community Center at open house Nov. 18

The public can get an update on plans for the new Eastside Community Center, including early site and building designs, at an open house from 6 to 8 p.m.  on Nov. 18 at 
the Salishan Family Investment Center, 1724 E. 44th St., Tacoma.

Metro Parks Tacoma is working with Tacoma Public Schools, the City of Tacoma, Tacoma Housing Authority, the Greater Metro Parks Foundation and other community partners to develop plans for the Eastside Community Center, which will include an event space, an aquatics center, and a variety of multi-use activity spaces.


Pierce County invites community to flood preparedness open house

Pierce County residents are invited to a flood preparedness open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Stewart Elementary School, 426 4th Ave. NE in Puyallup.

This free event will feature informational booths and short presentations about flood preparedness. Residents can drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Children’s activities will be available.

“Residents will learn how to plan and prepare for flooding at the Nov. 14 open house,” said Harold Smelt, Pierce County Public Works surface water manager. “Being ready for flooding is incredibly important in order…

Tacoma Joins Compact of Mayors Working to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mayor Marilyn Strickland has joined the Compact of Mayors, an international coalition of cities led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. This global coalition is committed to reducing carbon emissions and maintaining a commitment to mitigating climate change through public reporting of emissions levels. The City of Tacoma's participation will demonstrate its ambitious commitment to the reduction of greenhouse gases and responsible environmental stewardship.

“Local government has the power to address climate change in…

Video News: Veterans job training, ballot tracking, piano-playing juvenile, and more

Pierce County News for the week of Nov. 5, includes:

Soon-to-be veterans from JBLM get internships to learn civilian workforce
Pierce County justice programs help incarcerated veterans
Voters can track ballot, be notified of signature errors until certification
First responders talk about rise of mass shootings, how tactics are changing
Community academy has people in U.P. seeing police differently
New system making it easier to apply for jobs with Pierce County
Piano-playing juvenile fills Remann Hall with music
See what big animal Bates students…

City Plans Public Meetings Since $12-per-hour Initiative Likely Approved by Voters

Although the results have not officially been certified, early reports indicate that Tacoma voters likely approved Initiative Measure 1B on election day, increasing the minimum wage for most employees who work more than 80 hours per year within Tacoma city limits.  Initiative Measure 1B requires employers to phase in a minimum wage of $12 per hour over two years, adjusted annually thereafter by the rate of inflation. 

Initiative Measure 1B calls for the minimum wage to increase to $10.35 per hour on Feb. 1, 2016 (the same effective date the Paid Leave Ordinance passed in January…

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