The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 This Week's Paper
Prosecutor finds officer’s use of deadly force lawful

Independent and concurrent investigations by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office, Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office and Tacoma Police Department regarding the shooting death of Jason Dion Galaviz, 40, have been completed. Galaviz died from a gunshot wound inflicted by off-duty Tacoma Police Officer Dwaine Dakarai.

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist concluded the death was justifiable homicide under state law. “Though off duty, Officer Dakarai acted to protect a young woman who was being robbed. His actions were proper to protect her and other citizens.”

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City Invites Input on Draft Environmental Action Plan

The City of Tacoma is seeking public feedback on a number of environmental actions proposed for 2016-2020. The new Environmental Action Plan, scheduled for adoption in early 2016, will update the 2008 Climate Action Plan, outlining strategies for reducing climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions and making other improvements to the local environment in accordance with the City’s Strategic Plan.

Over the past several months, staff from City departments and other local organizations worked together to identify meaningful actions that would address environmental issues and improve… Read More

Man shot on North Pearl, dies in hospital
We’re confused: Is he Sonics Guy or Seahawks Guy?

Tacoma's Kris “Sonics Guy” Brannon has gone big time this week. He appears in this funny, new ESPN segment featuring for which Kenny Mayne makes Seattle Seahawks fans stand in the rain and apologize for hating on pop star Ciara, who some blamed for the up and down play of resurgent quarterback Russell Wilson.

“I'm sorry, I'm so sorry,” he says, shaking his head sadly as moisture drips sadly from his salt-and-pepper 'fro. “On behalf of all the haters, you won. I apologize.” Check it out below. 

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Tacoma Selected To Participate in ‘What Works Cities’

Tacoma has been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “What Work Cities” - one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector. Launched in April 2015, the $42 million initiative is already providing support to city halls in eight cities and will admit up to 100 cities on a rolling basis through 2017. 

"The strategic use of technology and data will help us improve services to the residents of Tacoma and measure goals set by the community for Tacoma 2025,"… Read More

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