The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, July 23, 2016 This Week's Paper
Point Defiance Bypass Work Begins

Construction has begun for the Point Defiance Bypass track and signal improvements between South Tacoma and Nisqually. The project is funded through a federal grant, and the state department of transportation has contracted with Sound Transit to deliver this track and signal work, since it is occurring on Sound Transit right-of-way.

The track and signal work is progressing from north to south, with most of the actual construction occurring on weekends, beginning at midnight on Fridays through 7 a.m. on Mondays. However, you may notice work crews staging materials along the route and doing… Read More

City Issues Call to Artists for South Tacoma Business District

The City of Tacoma – in collaboration with State Farm, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the South Tacoma Business District – is seeking artists and/or artist teams who reside in Washington State to submit qualifications for a $111,000 commission to create a permanent public artwork or series of artworks along and adjacent to South Tacoma Way (between S. 47th and S. 58th streets).

"The arts in Tacoma are a really important driver for economic development and community engagement, and I'm really pleased to see the work that is happening in District 3," said Council… Read More

Police need help locating missing woman


Holly Sims was last seen on the morning of Feb. 27 at her residence located at 1202 S. Fernside Dr.  in Tacoma. Sims has medical issues and needs medication. Her condition degrades the longer she goes without her medications.  Sims often uses public transportation and accepts rides from others.  Sims’ family said she is easily taken advantage of.  She has been known to frequent Krickett’s and El Toro in the Spanaway area. 

Sims is described as a 5'4" tall white female, weighing 175 pounds. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes. Please call 911 if… Read More

Ghosts set to visit the Balfour Dock Building

Back by popular demand for the second year, visitors can experience an innovative storytelling experience entitled, “Ghosts In the Balfour Dock Building" at the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum.

Ticket holders will be taken back in time! Experience the vast historic warehouse in the dark and cold to learn more about local history in a creative way. Visitors will see the incredible expanse of 116-year old trusses and hear the sounds of the working waterfront while ghostly spirits from the past appear to tell their stories.

Hear firsthand what Tacoma was like before our historic… Read More

City Seeks Transit Oriented Development for Site Near Tacoma Dome Station

The City of Tacoma released a Request for Interest to developers for a high density commuter housing project on a site owned by Pierce Transit near the Tacoma Dome Station.  Located at 415 E. 25th St., the property is a transit oriented development site with views of Puget Sound at the Thea Foss Waterway.

“Developers won’t want to miss this opportunity,” said Community and Economic Development Director Ricardo Noguera. “This site affords easy access to all of the amenities of the Puget Sound region in Tacoma’s increasingly popular South Downtown neighborhood. University… Read More

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