The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, June 25, 2017 This Week's Paper
Water monitoring set for March 18

Pierce Conservation District Stream Team and King Conservation District Stream Stewards are partnering for the kickoff of the World Water Monitoring Challenge.

The challenge is held each March and engages citizens in local water-quality monitoring. Citizens can upload their data to monitorwater.org and check out other local data. On March 18 from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. current stream monitors and those interested in monitoring are invited to participate in a field day with interactive stations about water quality and land use. Local crews will visit two… Read More

Citizens’ Forum rescheduled for March 21

At this week’s City Council meeting, the City Council approved moving Citizens’ Forum from Tuesday, March 14 to Tuesday, March 21 due to the cancellation of the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 14. 

The purpose of Citizens’ Forum is to assist the Council in making policy decisions; therefore, items of discussion shall be limited to matters over which the City Council has jurisdiction. A speaker’s remarks shall be limited to up to three minutes per person, per Citizens’ Forum. Where necessary, due to the number of persons who want to address the Council, the presiding… Read More

Public Forum to Add Value to Planning and Permitting Process

Following the first event in February, the City of Tacoma’s Planning and Development Services Department is holding the second in a series of monthly interactive public forums that run through May 2017. This next forum will be held on Monday, March 13, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Gray Middle School (6229 S. Tyler St. in Tacoma).

These forums provide direct access for community members to meet staff and learn how the planning and development process works, what information is used and how the City manages the ongoing impacts from growth and development.

The March event will… Read More

Free workshop on essential legal documents offered to the public

Pierce County’s Aging and Disability Resource Center will host four free workshops on essential legal documents, which includes wills, powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care and finances.

The workshops will discuss the importance of having advance directives and other legal documents in place before medical emergencies or the incapacitation of a loved one. This class is intended for any adult who wants to take control of who may make health care decisions on his or her behalf.

Jonete Waters Rehmke, member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, will… Read More

Pierce County READS selects “Grunt”

Celebrating its 10th year, Pierce County READS selects “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach for the county’s largest one-book reading program. With this choice, Pierce County Library System emphasizes the important ties between its larger countywide community and the military community. Pierce County READS runs now through April 28.

A kickoff open house is planned for Saturday, March 11 at 3-5 p.m. at Lewis Army Museum on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The event includes music, food, special museum exhibits and brief remarks at 3:15 p.m. Visitors can access… Read More

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