The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 This Week's Paper
‘Talks with TPD’ video series gives community, cops a way to build understanding

A new video series that supports the Tacoma Police Department's continued efforts to build trust, relationships and understanding between community members and Tacoma Police Department officers, "Talks With TPD" launches with a conversation between Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell and Office of Equity and Human Rights Director Diane Powers. 

"Last October, in support of the City of Tacoma's commitment to raising levels of transparency and accountability across the organization, the Tacoma Police Department released its very first data sets on the City of Tacoma's open… Read More

‘Talks with TPD’ video series gives community, cops a way to build understanding

A new video series that supports the Tacoma Police Department's continued efforts to build trust, relationships and understanding between community members and Tacoma Police Department officers, "Talks With TPD" launches with a conversation between Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell and Office of Equity and Human Rights Director Diane Powers. 

"Last October, in support of the City of Tacoma's commitment to raising levels of transparency and accountability across the organization, the Tacoma Police Department released its very first data sets on the City of Tacoma's open… Read More

Man charged with decapitation murders of two Tacoma women

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Matthew Ryan Leupold, 32, with two counts of aggravated murder and first degree arson for the brutal deaths of Theresa Greenhalgh, 31, and Mary Buras, 22.

Because of the nature of the crime, this is a potential death penalty case.

“Before I make a decision on the death penalty, we will gather as much information as possible about the defendant, the victims, and the surrounding circumstances,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “We always want to make the right decisions for the right reasons."

On Jan. 6, just before… Read More

Tacoma’s MLK Jr. event ‘Beloved Community’ set for Jan. 16

The theme of the City of Tacoma’s 29th annual event on Jan. 16, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is “Beloved Community”. The event begins at 11 a.m., with doors opening at 10 a.m., in the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

“In Dr. King’s vision of the ‘Beloved Community’, poverty, hunger, homelessness and discrimination in all forms, will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it,” said City Events and Recognition Committee Chairwoman Erin Lee. “The… Read More

Public Meeting Regarding Marine View Mine Proposal set for Jan. 12

A Conditional Use Permit request was received by the City of Tacoma on Dec. 21 for the removal of 400,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel material from an existing extraction site on Marine View Drive that has been utilized intermittently for this purpose as recently as the mid-1990s.

During a public meeting at 5:30 p.m.on Jan. 12 in the Tacoma Municipal Building Council Chambers, 747 Market St., information will be shared with the community about the proposed project and staff will gather community comments for further review.

"This is the first step in the process of a thorough… Read More

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