The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, November 26, 2015 This Week's Paper
Woman Remains Missing

Danielle McGowan’s family reported her missing on Monday, July 13, and police want your help with locating her.

She was last seen at about 2:30 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, July 11. At that time, she was talking to a friend in the area of her home located in north Tacoma.

McGowan then drove out of the area and headed towards downtown Tacoma. McGowan has not been in touch with family or friends, which her family said is very unusual.

McGowan is described as a white female, standing 5'10" tall and weighing 130 pounds. She has long, brown hair and hazel eyes.


Street Repair and Maintenance Funding Measures Approved for November Ballot

Tacoma’s City Council and the Transportation Benefit District, which is also the council, voted to approve two street repair and maintenance funding resolutions that will place two separate propositions on the November general election ballot.

These propositions must be placed separately since funding will come from both the City and the Transportation Benefit District. The first ballot measure, Proposition 3, is under the City and would levy a 1.5 percent tax on power, natural gas and phone service earnings and levy an additional 20 cents per $1,000 of assessed value on property tax.…

City Recognized Again For Management Programs

For the third year in a row, the City of Tacoma is being recognized by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for its performance management efforts with a Certificate of Excellence from the ICMA Center for Performance Analytics. Certificates are awarded at the levels of Achievement, Distinction and Excellence. Tacoma is one of 33 jurisdictions receiving the Certificate of Excellence, the highest level awarded.

“Working in support of the vision that our Mayor and City Council have for Tacoma as we move forward into the next decade, I am proud of what we have accomplished…

City Joins Effort to Help Sex Trafficked Victims

The City of Tacoma and Rebuilding Hope Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County have entered into a partnership to provide assistance and services to youth in Tacoma who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Previously, the city did not have services for people who have been victims of sex trafficking, and the establishment of a community advocate will be the first step in creating a more robust support and outreach system.

“This is an important step for Tacoma and for the victims of commercial sexual exploitation in our community,” said Nadia Chandler-Hardy, Neighborhood…

Miss Pierce County Named 1st Runner-Up to Miss Washington

Pacific Lutheran University graduate Anikka Abbott, 22, was named first runner-up to Miss Washington 2015 during competition earlier this month.

Miss Washington is the state program of the Miss America Organization, which is the largest provider of scholarship money to young women in the world, awarding over $45 million annually. Abbott won the title of Miss Pierce County 2015 in February and went on to the Miss Washington program.

The winner of Miss Washington will go to Atlantic City, New Jersey in September to compete for…

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