The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
Open House on Lincoln District changes set for March 29

The City of Tacoma invites residents to an event providing the latest updates on the Lincoln District Revitalization Project on Wednesday, March 29, from 4 to 6 PM in the cafeteria of Lincoln High School (701 S. 37th St.). The open house will give residents a chance to hear what has been accomplished thus far, see the latest streetscape design and provide feedback on welcome sign designs. 

“The revitalization of the Lincoln Business District has been about improving the quality of life for neighborhood residents and attracting more private investment,” said Mayor Marilyn… Read More

Murray, Cantwell Ask DOJ to Uphold Existing Policy on State Marijuana Laws

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators, including Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressing concern that the Trump administration may begin enforcing federal law in states that have legalized marijuana. It asks the U.S. Department of Justice to clarify the Trump administration’s policy on law enforcement in states that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana.

The letter was prompted by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s remarks during his briefing on February 23rd, suggesting that the… Read More

Applicants Sought for the Sustainable Tacoma Commission

The Tacoma City Council is currently seeking applicants to fill five positions on the Sustainable Tacoma Commission, consisting of two positions for three-year terms, two positions for two-year unexpired terms, and one unexpired youth term.

The purpose of the Sustainable Tacoma Commission is to bring citizen accountability, transparency, and vigilance to the long-term implementation of Tacoma’s Environmental Action Plan, and to communicate and encourage public involvement regarding sustainability initiatives.

The Tacoma City Council is looking for commission members… Read More

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

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