The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, June 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Improvements about to begin next to Point Defiance Park entrance

Visitors to Point Defiance Park may notice renewed construction activity east of the Pearl Street entrance in July.

It’s all part of a plan to redevelop the waterfront area, remediate contaminated soils and turn the peninsula near Tacoma Yacht Club into 11 acres of new recreation space for the community.

The first step of the project begins June 20 with the removal of trees and brush that now cover the steep bluff on the west bank of the yacht basin. The area has a history of instability and past landslides, and the next steps will address those issues.

After the site… Read More

Job Info Session June 23

The City of Tacoma's Human Resources Department and the Tacoma Public Library are hosting a free community job info session on June 23, from 1 - 2:30 p.m., in the Tacoma Public Library's main downtown location (Olympic Room). You'll get the skills you need to navigate the job application process and interview successfully.

You'll also learn about resources available through your local library for resume review, and you'll become more familiar with today's best websites for job listings.

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Interactive Dashboard Launched for Tacoma Streets Initiative

The City of Tacoma’s Public Works Department has launched an interactive dashboard that outlines funding as well as maintenance and capital projects for the Tacoma Streets Initiative.

In 2015, Tacoma voters said yes to invest in city streets and passed two propositions for increased funding for street repair and improvements. Over the next decade, proposition funding will combine with City funding, grants and matching funds that are estimated to raise $325 million for Tacoma’s streets. When these factors come together they create the Tacoma Streets Initiative that will maintain… Read More

Jury finds caregiver guilty of murder for death of man in his care

A jury has found Larry Lee, 51, guilty of Murder in the Second Degree for the death of Philip Carter, 59. The jury also found Lee guilty of Manslaughter in the First Degree and returned a special verdict finding that the victim was particularly vulnerable. The jury delivered their verdicts following a six-day trial.

“Protecting elders and vulnerable adults is one of our top priorities,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “Deputy Prosecutors Erika Nohavec and Bryce Nelson vigorously tried the case and reinforced the message that we emphasize the protection of vulnerable adults in Pierce… Read More

Prairie Line Trail Historic Interpretation Project Begins

Over the next year, the City of Tacoma will create a historic interpretive plan for the City’s segments of the Prairie Line Trail and install several interpretive features along the corridor. As part of the ongoing Prairie Line Trail effort, the City was recently awarded a $400,000 Washington State 2015-2017 Heritage Capital Projects Fund grant to fund this project.

The project will draw on historic resources and community input to develop an interpretive strategy recognizing the significance and diverse history of the corridor. In addition, the effort will include early implementation… Read More

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