The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, July 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Residents Invited to Celebrate the Thea Foss Waterway at Maritime Fest

The City of Tacoma is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of a historically significant cleanup effort on the Thea Foss Waterway. The cleanup and continuing work has been the topic of events being held throughout the year and is culminating with a Critical Mass Paddle& Row event starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday July 17, at Waterway Park (2104 East D St.). This paddle parade will lead down the waterway and end at the Tacoma Maritime Fest (705 Dock St.) for a special City led presentation taking place on the main stage from noon-12:30 p.m.

This main stage presentation will honor… Read More

Associated Ministries transfers Hunger Walk to Emergency Food Network

Hungry neighbors in need throughout Pierce County will receive more than 50,000 pounds of food as a result from the Pierce County Hunger Walk.

Emergency Food Network reports that 34 percent of households are low-income in Pierce County. In 2015, food banks and meal sites responded to 1.4 million visits from residents in need and more than 50 percent of people seeking assistance were working families with children as well as seniors. Through partnership with 70 food programs in Pierce County, Emergency Food Network provides a much needed safety net for these families and individuals… Read More

The friends and family members of 37 individuals who died in Pierce County have one last opportunity to reclaim their remains. The list of individuals can be found below and at the Medical Examiner's website.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner plans to scatter unclaimed ashes on the waters of Puget Sound in August. Ashes being scattered are from individuals who died between 1998 and 2015.

The Medical Examiner’s office will board a Pierce County Sherriff’s boat to respectfully scatter remains that have gone unclaimed. “Everything possible is done to find the next of kin or… Read More

Unlicensed pot store owner arraigned

Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Robert Linwood Hall III, 33, with Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, and Unlawful Manufacturing of a Control Substance.

Pierce County began mailing letters to business owners, landlords, and operators in 2015, notifying them of the July 1 deadline for unlicensed marijuana sales operations. The defendant failed to get a license and continued to sell marijuana from a store front shop.

“Our goal is to aid law enforcement so that everyone complies with current law,”… Read More

PLU names former State Superintendent of Public Instruction to dean post

Terry Bergeson, Ph.D., has joined Pacific Lutheran University as interim dean of the School of Education & Kinesiology. Bergeson has extensive experience in state education, having served as Washington state superintendent of public instruction from 1997 to 2009, and as executive director of the Washington Commission on Student Learning from 1993 to 1996.

Bergeson was most recently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington Tacoma, where she taught a course in Human Resources in Educational Institutions to students pursuing doctoral degrees in educational leadership.… Read More

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