The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, December 08, 2016 This Week's Paper
Feeling a bit flighty? Go bird watching—with a purpose

The new season of Seattle Audubon’s landmark Puget Sound Seabird Survey kicks off on Oct. 1, and the group is currently recruiting enthusiastic, skilled, and dedicated volunteers to help monitor the status of local wintering seabirds.

This truly regional effort provides significant information about marine bird populations from the south end of Puget Sound all the way across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The work will strengthen Audubon’s bird census database and serve as a foundation to support the implementation of a new strategic plan.

Volunteers should be able… Read More

City shifts funding process for community needs


The City of Tacoma’s Neighborhood and Community Services Department has made changes to its services contracting and funding processes to help ensure a more systematic approach to addressing complex social needs.

“The changes are more strongly based upon Maslow’s hierarchy of needs,” said Pamela Duncan, Neighborhood and Community Services Human Services Division Manager.” So we are doing our first round of investing focusing on those basic needs – addressing homelessness and household stability- and building… Read More

Mid-day Sounder train service set to start Sept. 12

Sound Transit is adding a mid-day Sounder train to its popular south line service beginning Monday, Sept. 12. The new train will provide flex-schedule workers and other riders an additional travel option for bypassing highway gridlock that now snarls traffic throughout the day.

The mid-day train will depart Lakewood at 10:18 a.m. and stop at all south line stations before arriving in Seattle at 11:31 a.m. The return train in the afternoon will depart King Street Station at 2:32 p.m. and arrive in Lakewood at 3:45 p.m.

This mid-day Sounder train will bring the total… Read More

Advisory committee helps guide Link route improvements to Hilltop, dowtown

 As Sound Transit continues its work to expand the Tacoma Link, the City of Tacoma is working to ensure that community members have a strong voice in the way these infrastructure improvements reshape Hilltop and surrounding neighborhoods.

A 13-member citizen's advisory committee – projected to have five at-large members and eight members representing the Hilltop community – has been established to guide the process that incorporates community feedback into the streetscape work planned by the city for 1st Street, Division Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. With an eye toward… Read More

Public invited to Sept. 8 open house about Chambers Bay plans

At a study session on Aug. 23, Pierce County Councilmembers had their first look at the two development proposals vying for the opportunity to build a $45 million resort at Chambers Bay in University Place.

Pierce County’s vision for the resort is one that is comparable to those found at championship-caliber golf courses and complements the unique natural qualities and golfing experience of Chambers Bay. The project is proposed as a public-private partnership with the private development team designing, financing, constructing and operating the resort on land leased to the developer… Read More

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