The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, April 29, 2017 This Week's Paper
Man who shook infant son pleads guilty

Joshua Sullivan, 21, has pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree for violently shaking his 7-day-old son in 2013. Sullivan had already pleaded guilty in 2014 to assault of a child for the shaking crime. Subsequently, the baby passed away from injuries sustained in the shaking, and the murder charge was filed.

“Protecting the vulnerable and holding accountable those who harm the vulnerable is one of our main missions,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

On May 23, 2013, Sullivan was awoken at approximately 3 a.m. by his crying infant son. Sullivan got out of bed to check… Read More

City to offer cloud-based vendor process

As part of the City of Tacoma's continued efforts to improve the way it does business, it is transitioning to a cloud-based application called SAP Ariba, beginning now through Spring 2017. The new application will streamline the procurement and payables processes, making it easier for businesses to contract with the city.

"Vendors will have the ability to electronically self-register for bid notifications, submit bid responses, receive purchase orders, sign contracts and submit invoices,” said City Procurement and Payables Division Manager Patsy Best. “In addition, the City of… Read More

Tacoma General Hospital avoids strike as Registered Nurses tentatively agree to contract

The Washington State Nurses Association announced a tentative contract agreement with MultiCare’s Tacoma General Hospital, covering the hospital’s 730 Registered Nurses.

“These were long and difficult contract negotiations,” said Christine Himmelsbach, MN, RN, assistant executive director for labor relations for WSNA. “The bargaining team was rock solid in standing up for the needs of their fellow nurses and the patients they care for. MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital stepped forward and worked with us to hammer out the first firm, detailed nurse-to-patient ratios ever included… Read More

Restrooms coming to W.W. Seymour Conservatory

The Victorian-style greenhouse on the west side of Tacoma’s Wright Park will get much-needed public restrooms next year.

The public is invited to an informational meeting about the planned addition and future phased additions and improvements to the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at Metro Parks Tacoma headquarters, 4702 S. 19th St., Tacoma.

The meeting follows a series of planning meetings held earlier in 2016 to discuss possible Conservatory improvements and expansion. In the process, participants identified public restrooms as the top priority.… Read More

Sound Transit to hold public meeting on Tacoma Link Extension

Sound Transit will hold an open house on updated design plans for the 2.4-mile Tacoma Link Extension on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 5 – 7 p.m. at The Evergreen State College – Tacoma campus, 1210 6th Ave.

An online open house at will be available Dec.18 – Jan. 8 for people who cannot attend the meeting.

Members of the public are invited to review and comment on station design and traction power substation screening proposals, suggest station names, and learn about the art process associated with the route from downtown… Read More

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