The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, June 25, 2016 This Week's Paper

A concerned and caring citizen may have saved the life of an elderly woman recently by reporting suspicions of abuse to Adult Protective Services at the Department of Social and Health Services.
The story about the woman, who was found in a “homemade crib” while under the care of her daughter, was published in the Seattle Times on April 17.
DSHS would like to remind the public that reports of abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults can be made by calling DSHS at its 24-hour, toll-free number: 1-866-EndHarm (1-866-363-4276 or TTY: 1-800-737-7931). There are English and… Read More

Tacoma City Councilmembers are preparing to endorse a Link light rail expansion plan that would run tracks along the “Medical Mile” of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

The routing endorsement was a matter of discussion at a council study session today in preparation for a formal vote on April 30.

The study session marked the first time several council members had publicly declared their support for particular routes. The MLK route gained the most support followed by the Portland Avenue option and a hybrid route that would reach from the theater district to MLK on one… Read More

People post memes and status updates on social media this time of year about how much they love their mothers and how great their own mothering skills apparently are. Now is your time to put those skills to the test with our “Great Mom” contest.
The contest is simple: Send us a photo (yes, just one) of your mom along with a few sentences about why she is great. The submission deadline is May 1. The images will then be posted online. The most “likes” on Facebook or votes on our contest gallery at TacomaWeekly.com by the end of the contest, May  9, will receive… Read More

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) has moved its Tacoma health center to a new location at 1515 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, just six blocks east of the old location. The new health center opened last week.
“We are extremely pleased to be opening our new facility in Tacoma,” said Chris Charbonneau, CEO of PPGNW. “The new health center is more spacious and we’ll be able to serve more clients who need affordable, quality health care in Tacoma and Pierce County. It’s a busy health center and we’re committed to providing the best care for… Read More

Pierce Library nationally noted for program

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal funding for the nation’s museums and libraries, has announced that the Pierce County Library System is one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

The nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community will be presented at a celebration in Washington, D.C. on May 8.

The Pierce County Library System was chosen as a recipient for its innovative programs and partnerships that serve and support an incredibly diverse community.… Read More

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