The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, July 23, 2016 This Week's Paper
PLU names former State Superintendent of Public Instruction to dean post

Terry Bergeson, Ph.D., has joined Pacific Lutheran University as interim dean of the School of Education & Kinesiology. Bergeson has extensive experience in state education, having served as Washington state superintendent of public instruction from 1997 to 2009, and as executive director of the Washington Commission on Student Learning from 1993 to 1996.

Bergeson was most recently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington Tacoma, where she taught a course in Human Resources in Educational Institutions to students pursuing doctoral degrees in educational leadership.… Read More

The City of Tacoma and Pierce County will celebrate the first Transfer of Development Rights project in Tacoma on Monday, July 11, at the site of the Stadium Apartments  (102 N. G St. in Tacoma) from 11 a.m. – noon.  TDR is a tool for implementing growth and conservation through voluntary transactions between rural landowners and developers, helping cities gain additional density in areas where growth is desired while protecting family farms and working forests.

“I am thrilled to begin our first project utilizing this new tool,” said Deputy Mayor Ryan Mello. … Read More

City Explores Possible Rename of Tacoma Mall Neighborhood

The City of Tacoma is currently working to develop a Subarea Plan for the Tacoma Mall Neighborhood that focuses on the vision, goals and strategies for the area. During outreach for this effort, there has been community interest in whether the current name is the best representation of the neighborhood. The city is asking for feedback from members of the community about a possible rename of the neighborhood by filling out a short survey at

Over the past year, residents have expressed support for changing the name as a way to capture a vision of positive… Read More

Inmate charged with attempted murder of corrections deputy

Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Kady Jo Paxton, 21, with Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Prisoner. The court set bail in the amount of $250,000.

“Our commitment to protecting the community includes protecting those who protect us,” said Prosecutor Lindquist. “Jail guards have a tough job. We’ve charged everything the evidence supports.”

Paxton was in the Pierce County Jail on a felony taking of a motor vehicle charge and other out of county warrants. According to reports,… Read More

Boca del Rio is Tacoma’s 14th Sister City

Boca del Rio, located in the center of State of Veracruz, Mexico has become Tacoma's 14th Sister City.

"A sister city in Mexico is long overdue for Tacoma and we are thrilled to welcome Boca del Rio to the family," said Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “This relationship will help strengthen Tacoma’s position as a welcoming city with an international focus and a great place to visit, become educated, celebrate the arts and conduct business.”

“The Sister Cities Committee has created a work plan through 2018 to ensure that Boca del Rio’s relationship with Tacoma fulfills… Read More

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