The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, June 26, 2016 This Week's Paper
$5 Million Lawsuit Against County Dismissed

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office secured a major victory when a $5 million lawsuit claiming false arrest and malicious prosecution was dismissed.

“Prosecutors charged Lynn Dalsing because evidence showed she facilitated crimes against children,” said Richard Jolley, an attorney representing the county. “Despite obstacles, our clients stuck to their guns because they knew they acted appropriately and ethically. This is a great victory for the Prosecutor’s Office, the Sheriff’s Department and the people of Pierce County.”

Dalsing has now dismissed all her claims,… Read More

UWT students revamp non-profit site

Projecto Honduras, a non-profit based in Federal Way, is able to release a new website in the coming week thanks to a group of IT students (known as CIJJAE) from the University of Washington, Tacoma. Evelyn Castellar, the president of Projecto Honduras, felt that their website was cluttered and needed to be brought up to date and asked around her organization if anyone could help.

As part of a school project, the UWT students took on the task of revamping Projecto Honduras’ website. With the new site being released soon, the students are hoping to bring more awareness to the organization… Read More

State Farm Awards $20,000 Grant to City’s Summer Jobs 253 Program

 

For the second consecutive year, State Farm has awarded a $20,000 grant to the City of Tacoma for the Summer Jobs 253 program.

“We thank State Farm for their $20,000 contribution which shows their continued commitment to the youth of Tacoma,” Mayor Marilyn Strickland said.  “This annual contribution to Summer Jobs 253 helps our students develop the important skills they will need to be successful at work, home and in our community.”

The grant funding received from State Farm is the largest private sponsorship the Summer Jobs 253 has received to date.… Read More

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation names Alexander as Art Award Winner

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has announced artist Sean Alexander as the winner of its ninth annual Foundation of Art Award.

Founded in 2008, the Foundation of Art Award is one of the most prestigious regional art awards, designed to recognize the talent and commitment of local artists to the Pierce County community.

As the recipient, Alexander will receive a $7,500 award and create a commissioned art piece for the Community Foundation, to be unveiled in an exhibit in October 2016 at a Spaceworks gallery, which will also feature the work of the other 15 Foundation of… Read More

Economic Showcase on June 1 to draw businesses, developers

Highlighting recent and planned developments, as well as opportunities for developers and investors, the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department will host an Economic Showcase on June 1, from 8 – 11 a.m., at LeMay: America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St. in Tacoma. The event is currently expected to draw more than 150 brokers, developers, investors and tech-savvy businesses.

At the event, there will be remarks from Mayor Marilyn Strickland on the more than $275 million in planned investments from foreign developers, Portland-based brewer McMenamins on plans for… Read More

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