The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, March 23, 2017 This Week's Paper
City of Tacoma Receives $133,000 State Grant

The City of Tacoma has been awarded $133,000 in grant funding from the Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice for its gang reduction program from Nov. 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015.

“With these much needed dollars, we can continue our work to foster a comprehensive and community-inclusive anti-gang approach, build capacity within the community for gang prevention and intervention, and develop programs, strategies, and policies to reduce youth gang involvement,” said Assistant City Manager Tansy Hayward, who also oversees the City’s Neighborhood and Community Services… Read More

UWT campus has two new eateries

Since the start of the fall academic quarter, two new places to get a snack or meal have opened on campus, and two more are under construction.

Granola’s Frozen Yogurt & More – “not your typical self-service yogurt shop” – opened on Oct. 1 in the Joy Building. In the same building, construction is underway on Than Brothers Pho, which may open by the end of October or in November. Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches will open in late 2013 or early 2014 in yet another Joy Building space.

At a slightly higher level—up the hill next to Pinkerton—Budha Bear Bagels &… Read More

Tacoma is Stage for Last of Hearing for Proposed Longview Coal Export Terminal

Puget Sound elected leaders and residents will gather before the official scoping hearing for the proposed coal export terminal in Longview.

At both the news conference and the subsequent hearing tomorrow in Tacoma, residents will voice thoughts about the proposal and impacts from the transporting and burning of coal.

The gathering will be at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Tollefson Plaza, Commerce St. and South 17th Street.

Speakers include:

Tacoma City Council member Ryan Mello

Elizabeth Satiacum, Quileute-Native American Indian Rights Advocate and… Read More

Accidental shooting death leads to manslaughter charges

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Tanielu Lotovaivai, 19, with First Degree Manslaughter today in the death of Jalon Bea, 17, who died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. The shooting was an accident.

“This is a sad example of why you should never point a gun at anyone unless you intend to shoot,” said Lindquist.

On Oct. 11, the defendant was parked in a car at at South 43rd and South G streets with several people and was passing around his .38 caliber revolver. Others were standing next to the car, including the victim. The defendant said he was “playing… Read More

Send a kid to camp and take home some art

Tahoma Audubon, the Pierce County chapter of National Audubon Society, is conducting an online art print auction to replenish its scholarship fund. Tahoma Audubon provides need-based scholarships for area youth attending classes and day camps offered by both Tahoma Audubon and the Tacoma Nature Center, for our summer camp teen internship, and for adult environmental education programs and classes year round.
The fall art auction is live now and runs until Oct. 20. It features more than 50 fine art prints featuring birds and wildlife of North America. Most prints are signed by the artist.… Read More

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