The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, April 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Sheriff’s Community Academy openings

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is looking for interested citizens to attend its winter Community Academy program. The University Place academy begins Jan. 13, and will meet each Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 10 weeks. The South Hill academy begins Feb. 23, and will meet each Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 10 weeks.

The academy is an opportunity for participants to learn first-hand about law enforcement in Pierce County and to meet the Sheriff and other department members. The course seeks to… Read More

Tacoma Urban League Wins $200,000 Grant

The Tacoma Urban League has received a grant of $200,000 from the Northwest Area Foundation to fund the first phase of Community of Practice, designed to improve economic outcomes for African Americans in Tacoma-Pierce County.

The grant is part of a three-year initiative to advance the financial capability of communities in cities with the highest African-American populations within the Northwest Area Foundation’s region: Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; Portland, Oregon; Seattle and Tacoma; and Des Moines, Iowa. The initiative will bring together a cohort of six African-American-led… Read More

Tacoma's Events and Recognitions Committee will honor the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s lota Mu Lambda chapter with the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award during the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on Monday, Jan. 18. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

“Their activities in Tacoma have been truly exceptional and are reflective of Dr. King’s commitment to honor the dignity and rights of every person,” said Committee Chairwoman Erin Lee. “Our event theme in 2016 is ‘Ordinary Men,… Read More

Help shape improvements to Foss Waterway Park and Central Park

Metro Parks and the Foss Waterway Development Authority are working together to develop plans for Foss Waterway Park and Central Park, and the public is invited to participate in a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, at Metro Parks headquarters.

Waterway Park is on East D Street at the end of Foss Waterway. A study in 2009 assessed options for converting the existing Berg Scaffolding building or constructing a new facility to serve as a public boathouse on the site. The boathouse would support human-powered watercraft and could include restrooms, picnic facilities, parking… Read More

Pierce County passes resolution supporting Stepping Up initiative

The Pierce County Council has passed a resolution in support for the national “Stepping Up” initiative. The program will be employed to reduce the number of people with mental illness in the Pierce County jail.

The county plans to convene a team that includes the Sheriff, mental health professionals and multiple agencies to develop and execute a strategy that will result in a measurable reduction in the number of people in jail who suffer from mental illness.

The resolution was introduced by Councilmembers Connie Ladenburg and Derek Young. “The initiative will provide the… Read More

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