The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, February 25, 2017 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Council Members Urge ICE to release DACA detainee from Tacoma detention center

Tacoma City Councilmember Ryan Mello is urging Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security to release Daniel Ramirez, who has been detained in the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma since last week.

Ramirez was brought to the United States when he was 7 years old and was approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. He was recently picked up in a raid targeting others.

Mello, along with council members Lauren Walker, Keith Blocker and Anders Ibsen, sent a letter to John Kelly, Secretary of the Department… Read More

Link to run extended hours Saturday for Blake Shelton concert

Sound Transit will operate extended hours to accommodate crowds leaving the Blake Shelton concert Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome.

The last northbound train Saturday will depart the Tacoma Dome Station at 11:48 p.m.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Complete train and bus schedules are available at soundtransit.org/Schedules.

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Sustainability Expo Showcases set for March 4

The community is invited to attend the 10th Annual South Sound Sustainability Expo on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (1500 Broadway) and Tollefson Plaza (1548 Pacific Ave.).

This free event allows participants to discover services and products from over 90 companies and nonprofits that address sustainability needs in the local community. Participants will explore a variety of topics, including local food and gardening, transportation choices, energy conservation, green construction, habitat stewardship and other ways… Read More

Council races taking shape as Ushka, Neal seek seats

Tacoma School Board President Catherine Ushka has announced she is running for Tacoma City Council, positon 4, the seat currently held by Marty Campbell who is serving his second and final term due to term limits, while Tacoma Planning Commissioner Meredith Neal announced that she is running for Tacoma City Council At-Large Position No. 6. She was one of the eight finalists the council considered to fill the position vacated when Victoria Woodards resigned to focus on her bid for mayor against Tacoma architect Jim Merritt.

Ushka said in her announcement that she wants to focus on important… Read More

Fife mayor resigns over health concerns

Fife City Mayor Winston Marsh has announced his resignation as Fife's mayor and councilmember.  At this time, Marsh will be focusing on his health and family.

Marsh noted that serving on Fife City Council has been a great honor and privilege, and he is pleased to have worked alongside his fellow Councilmembers for the residents of Fife. “I’ll miss serving the citizens of Fife greatly, but am proud of the City Council and staff and what we’ve been able to accomplish together,” he said. Marsh added that his decision to resign from the City Council “was necessary for… Read More

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