The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 This Week's Paper
MultiCare Health System announces bid for Spokane hospitals

MultiCare Health System announced today plans to purchase the assets of Rockwood Health System in Spokane from subsidiaries of Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS).  Rockwood Health System includes Deaconess and Valley Hospitals and Rockwood Clinic, a multispecialty physician practice. When the transaction is complete, the agreement will expand access and build an even stronger network of care for people and communities in the Pacific Northwest.

"We are excited to bring Rockwood Health System into the MultiCare family. We are continuously looking for like-minded… Read More

Tacoma Schools, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Receive $400,000 grant

Tacoma Public Schools will share a $400,000 grant with afterschool intermediary Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that coordinates the sharing of best practices and resources among local afterschool programs in Pierce County. Together, they will devise a plan to help children in Tacoma develop positive social and emotional skills that are linked to success in school, career and life. These include abilities and traits such as teamwork, persistence, goal-setting, self-control and getting along with others.

Tacoma Public Schools and Greater Tacoma Community… Read More

Tacoma Police to host talk regarding complaints, officer shootings on Dec. 8

The Tacoma Police Department has released its first sets of data in support of the White House Police Data Initiative. These sets of information – on local officer-involved shootings since 2012 and complaints against officers since 2015 – are available on TacomaData, the City of Tacoma’s open data portal. They will also be presented during a public event on Dec. 8, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Destiny Middle School, 1301 E. 34th St. The event follows a series of Project PEACE conversations designed to build… Read More

CONTEST: Show your Seahawks holiday decorations

The Seattle Seahawks are standing tall in the NFL rankings these days, so it only seems fitting that we should show that "12s Pride" in your holiday decorations.

Send us photos of your Seahawks holiday decorations for a chance to win tickets to "Old School Night" at the Tacoma Dome on Dec. 16, featuring Busta Rhymes.

We will post them on Facebook on Dec. 1 and let people vote by noon on Dec. 9. The photos with the most likes will be eligible to receive two tickets to a night that will also feature DMX, E-40, Method Man + Redman, Too $hort, Kokane, Pharcyde,… Read More

Tacoma Kicks Off Residential Infill Pilot Program

The City of Tacoma is launching a Residential Infill Pilot Program. This program invites developers and property owners to propose designs for four infill housing types, as part of a competitive design review process.  The results of the Pilot Program will assist City Council in making decisions, at the conclusion of the pilot, about future infill housing types and appropriate zoning districts.

Residential infill - the building of housing units into already established areas - is an important part of providing improved housing choice, quality and affordability in Tacoma’s… Read More

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