The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, July 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
Metro Parks Tacoma enlists volunteers in hacker outreach

Metro Parks Tacoma is opening up a new realm of volunteerism using digital technology to get more people involved in parks and recreation activities.

The platform is a hackathon, a two-day event geared to professional and amateur techies who are invited to strategically dig into all sorts of data and create digital tools that will increase public access and engagement.

"Hackathon – Parks and People United Through Technology" takes place Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, at STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma.

It’s an opportunity for… Read More

Marsh, former Fife mayor dies

Former Fife Mayor Winston Marsh died on March 31, about a month after he resigned from public service to focus on his family and health.

A service for Marsh will be held April 7 at 3 p.m. at All Saints Parish in Puyallup, 204 6th Ave.

Marsh resigned Feb. 21, halfway through his two-year term as mayor.

The City Council selected Councilmember Kim Roscoe to finish out the rest of his term and then appointed Lisa McClellan last week to serve on the council.

Marsh had lived in Fife since 2007 and began his service on City Council when he was first elected in… Read More

Pierce County point-in-time count results released

 According to those individuals experiencing homelessness who were surveyed in Pierce County, the three most frequently identified causes of their situation are the loss of a job, eviction or family break-up.

These responses are included in this year’s Point-in-Time Count results. “This year, volunteers counted 1,321 people who were experiencing homelessness,” said Tess Colby, the County’s manager of Housing, Homelessness and Community Development.

Colby noted that while the overall number of people experiencing homelessness was down since the previous year’s count… Read More

Learn about Tacoma’s history at Amazing Preservation Race

Registration is now open for the City of Tacoma’s Amazing Preservation Race taking place on Sunday, May 7, as part of Historic Preservation Month 2017. The race will begin at 11 a.m. on the University of Washington Tacoma campus stairs (1754 Pacific Ave). Participants will race across downtown Tacoma completing fun challenges as they learn about the city’s historic and cultural resources.

“Our theme this year is ‘Tacoma’s Maritime History: Rails to Sails’, because we’re highlighting the Prairie Line Trail and Tacoma’s inclusion in the proposed National Maritime Heritage… Read More

City, port partner on Tideflats Subarea Plan

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Port of Tacoma Commission President Dick Marzano have agreed to begin negotiation for an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) to develop a Tacoma Tideflats subarea plan. The ILA will outline roles and responsibilities for the project including the recruitment of a consultant to assist with developing the subarea plan. The ILA will require approval of both governing bodies.

“Tacoma is a growing and evolving city that has conducted sub-area plans for the Dome District, the Hilltop Neighborhood, the Tacoma Mall area,” said Strickland. “We look forward… Read More

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