The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Save Tacoma Water files appeal for initiatives

The grassroots effort Save Tacoma Water has filed a notice of appeal in hopes of changing Pierce County Superior Court Judge Jack Nevin's decision that haulted their efforts to put ballot measures up for a vote that would require a vote on high-water using projects.

In filing this appeal, Save Tacoma Water seeks a hearing on its argument that the lower court’s decision was a violation of the people’s democratic rights including that of free speech, political speech, and a direct violation of the people’s fundamental right to local community self-government.

“The courts… Read More

Fife’s Hulcey retapped for Freight Mobility Board

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Fife Deputy Mayor Pat Hulcey to a second term on the Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board (FMSIB).  Hulcey will serve a four-year term. In speaking of his appointment, Hulcey stated, “It is truly a privilege and an honor to serve the citizens of the State of Washington.”

He has worked consistently with freight and transportation issues impacting Fife, the region and the state. Because of Fife's geographic location and its relationship to the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle, major UPRR and BNRR railways and major surface transportation… Read More

Sound Transit Board selects firm for Link expansion final design

The Sound Transit Board of Directors today selected HDR Engineering, Inc. to provide final design services for the Tacoma Link Expansion and an expanded maintenance facility. When open, the 2.4-mile extension will connect riders from the Stadium and Hilltop districts to a 1.6-mile line that currently operates between the Theater District and Tacoma Dome.

“This is exciting news for Tacoma’s residents, businesses and community organizations,” said Sound Transit Board Vice Chair and Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “Moving forward with final design means we are on track to… Read More

South Sound 911 boards approve site for future public safety communications center

South Sound 911 Policy Board and Operations Board members have unanimously approved a motion to support the acquisition of the 5.34 acre site of the old Puget Sound Hospital. Pierce County officials originally proposed the evaluation of two adjacent parcels totaling 8 acres along Pacific Avenue. The boards’ action supports the pursuit of the single parcel at 3580 Pacific Ave.

South Sound 911 must reach an agreement with Pierce County for the site and the Pierce County Council will need to formally approve the agreement.

According to South Sound 911 Executive Director Andrew Neiditz… Read More

Fort Nisqually set for Brigade encampment Aug. 13,14

A vibrant mixture of sights, sounds, and smells will inundate Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, located in Point Defiance Park, as more than 100 historical interpreters pitch their tents to present a weekend of activities, Aug. 13 and 14.

The annual Brigade Encampment recreates the lively visit of a large group of fur traders (a brigade) to the Fort in 1855. 

At noon each day, guests will witness the arrival of the fur trade brigade, full of bravado and glad tidings. In the early afternoon, there is a spirited contest as historical interpreters run through an “obstacle… Read More

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