The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, July 29, 2016 This Week's Paper
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

Public input sought on Chambers Creek Regional Park Master Site Plan update

Pierce County Parks and Recreation is looking for public input on the 2017 update to the Chambers Creek Regional Park Master Site Plan.

The master plan is used to establish the vision for the park and to guide future development. Park users, citizens and interested stakeholders are encouraged to take a short five-minute survey to help identify uses and activities that might be developed in the park over the next 10 years. The survey will close Aug. 31, 2016.

The 930-acre regional park includes over 2 miles of saltwater shoreline, 2.5 miles of urban creek canyon, walking trails,… Read More

Two men found guilty in drug-cartel murder

Mazzar Robinson, 41, was found guilty in Pierce County Superior Court of Murder in the First Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Burglary, Attempted Robbery and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Co-defendant Michael Rowland, 32, was found guilty of Murder in the First Degree, Burglary and Attempted Robbery.

This is a third-strike conviction for Robinson. The case was tried by deputy prosecutors Maureen Goodman and Zack Dillon.

"Good work on a big case," said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. "Drug dealing can be a hazardous business. Our streets are safer with these defendants… Read More

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