The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, October 24, 2016 This Week's Paper
Four Tacoma schools earn 2016 ‘School of Distinction’ award

Four Tacoma schools—Wilson High School, Geiger Elementary School, Lincoln High School and Science and Math Institute (SAMI)—earn 2016 School of Distinction awards for ranking in the top 5 percent of Washington schools for increasing academic achievement.

Wilson is the only school in the state to win this award for an unprecedented sixth year in a row. This is the second year on the list for both Geiger and Lincoln, and the first for SAMI, one of Tacoma Public Schools’ innovative high schools.

The School of Distinction designation recognizes the top 5 percent of… Read More

Leave Law Gives Domestic Violence Victims Time to Seek Help

Tacoma’s paid leave law, which went into effect last February, can be used for more than just sick time. Paid leave hours can also be used for absences that improve an employee’s safety or wellbeing following incidents of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, the City of Tacoma’s Employment Standards Office is working to increase awareness of the “safe time” uses for paid leave. As part of this effort, it is partnering with the YWCA to share information with social service providers and domestic violence survivors at various… Read More

People’s Community Center pool is now open, offering special

Everyone’s invited to enjoy the warm, sparkling water of the newly opened indoor swimming pool at the People’s Community Center in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood.

Saturday’s grand opening celebration and open house attracted about 400 people to see the new pool at People's Community Center, 1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Erik Hanberg, president of the Metro Parks Board of Commissioners; Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland; City Council Member Victoria Woodards and former City Council Member Lauren Walker all heralded the pool as the kind of community treasure the… Read More

City seeks nominations for MLK Jr. awards

Recognizing and encouraging excellence in community service activities, the city's Events and Recognition Committee is now accepting nominations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award. The committee is particularly interested in receiving nominations highlighting youth, or individuals, organizations or groups serving youth.

Nominations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 14, to be considered by the committee. Nominations can be submitted by email at, fax at (253) 591-5232, or mail… Read More

Adventuress to offer dockside tours, sails this weekend

The Foss Waterway Seaport, Puget Sound’s maritime heritage, education and event center, will officially welcome and host the historic schooner Adventuress. Entry to the ship will be free for all visitors with paid admission to the Foss Waterway Seaport.

“We are delighted to welcome visitors to the schooner Adventuress and give them the opportunity to re-connect with the Tacoma waterfront, Puget Sound and the maritime history of our region, in anticipation of the 2017 Festival of Sail (Tall Ships) in Tacoma, scheduled for June… Read More

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