The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, July 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
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 tacomamallneighborhood.com.

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

Pierce County judge finds water initiatives unconstitutional

A Pierce County Superior Court judge on Friday threw out two initiatives that would require public votes for high-water volume projects.

Judge Jack Nevin agreed with the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, the Port of Tacoma and the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County, saying that the initiatives can’t legally compel a vote on development projects, set conditions for the provision of water, interfere with existing city administrative management of water operations or conflict with local, state and federal laws.

“The initiatives, besides being unconstitutional, would… Read More

Man sentenced to 18 years for death of elderly man in his care

Superior Court Judge Michael Schwartz has sentenced Larry Lee, 51, to 220 months in prison for the death of Philip Carter, 59. The sentence is the high end of the standard range, as requested by deputy prosecutors Erika Nohavec and Bryce Nelson. Nohavec told the court that medical professionals called this “one of the worst cases of neglect they had seen.”

A jury found Lee guilty of second-degree murder on June 15, finding also that Carter was a particularly vulnerable victim.

Prosecutor Mark Lindquist noted that successful prosecutions of caregivers for neglect is rare, but… Read More

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