The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 This Week's Paper
Plans for demolition of former hospital, construction of SS 911 center set for meeting

In partnership with Pierce County, South Sound 911 is hosting a community meeting to share plans for the site of its new public safety communications center on Dec. 8, 6-7 p.m. at Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department's auditorium (3629 South D St., Tacoma).

People can learn about Pierce County's plans to demolish the old Puget Sound Hospital to make way for South Sound 911's building project.

Note: This meeting will be video recorded.

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Two Tacoma Power employees who created the utility's video chat inspection program earned this year’s Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award for Innovation from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Sara Bowles and Jordan Whiteley, who work in Conservation Resources Management for Tacoma Power, picked up the award yesterday.

“It’s an honor to receive recognition from NEAA, a regional leader in energy efficiency,” said Tacoma Power Superintendent Chris Robinson. “We encourage innovative thinking, so it feels great to be recognized for it.”

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Police session on Open Data Dec. 8 has been canceled

The public event that had been set for Dec. 8, from 6 - 8 PM, at Destiny Middle School has been canceled at this time.

The Tacoma Police Department had recently released its first sets of data in support of the White House Police Data Initiative. This information – on officer-involved shootings since 2012 and complaint allegations with findings since 2015 – are available on TacomaData, the City of Tacoma’s open data portal. 

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Vigils set for tonight for fallen officer

The first of two candlelight vigils for the Tacoma Police officer, who was shot and killed last night when he was responding to a domestic violence call, will be held at 5 p.m. today at The Tacoma Police Department's District 4 Substation, 400 E. 56th St.

A second vigil will start at 8 p.m. today at Sheridan Elementary School, 5317 McKinley Ave. E.

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Tacoma police officer dies after being shot at domestic violence call, suspect later killed

A Tacoma police officer died Wednesday night after being shot while responding to a domestic violence call in Tacoma’s Eastside neighborhood.

The officer has not been identified, although it is known that he was a 45-year-old man who was a 17-year veteran of the department. He was rushed to Tacoma General Hospital following the shooting to undergo surgery but later died of his injuries.

The unnamed shooter, described as a 38-year-old man, barricaded himself in the house for 12 hours, reportedly using two children as human shields when law enforcement agencies responded to the… Read More

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