The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, September 24, 2016 This Week's Paper
Mayor to hold stakeholders meeting on Monday regarding tideflats

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland is hosting a public roundtable meeting with stakeholders of the tideflats on Sept. 26, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (1500 Broadway in Downtown Tacoma, Ballroom D).  Participating stakeholders will represent a range of perspectives, and include leaders from education, business, labor, civil rights, cultural, environmental and neighborhood organizations.

“This meeting begins an important dialogue about the planning processes the City of Tacoma and Port of Tacoma will conduct in the upcoming months and beyond,”… Read More

Celebrate Green Tacoma Day and Arbor Day on Oct. 1

Tacoma residents, businesses and community groups are invited to celebrate Green Tacoma Day and Arbor Day, on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  These events are the perfect opportunity to learn more about urban forests across the city through fun, educational activities and restoration projects.

Green Tacoma Day is an annual celebration of the Green Tacoma Partnership’s work to restore 1,881 acres of urban green space, while Arbor Day celebrates the planting, growing, and caring of Tacoma’s trees.  This day of service offers great opportunities for the Tacoma… Read More

Tacoma man turns himself in to face a murder charge

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s office has arraigned Yancy Wade Ray, 50, on one count of second-degree murder for the death of Hyson Sabb, 41. Ray is also charged with one count of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

“The defendant decided to solve an argument with a handgun,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “Now one man is dead and the defendant could spend the rest of his life in prison.”

On Sept. 3, a shooting was reported in the 1500 block of South L. Street in the city of Tacoma.

Patrol officers arrived at that location and found a 41-year-old… Read More

EDB endorses November’s mass transit measure

The Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County has endorsed Sound Transit's package of $53.8 billion in transit improvements that will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot.

“The gridlock we experience now, left unaddressed, does not bode well for future businesses being able to move goods to market,” said Bruce Kendall, EDB’s CEO and president, in the endorsement announcement. “A reliable and robust transportation system is essential for an economy that works for everyone.”

The endorsement points out that Pierce County is expected… Read More

Tacoma Schools receive CUBE award for excellence

The National School Boards Association has named Tacoma Public Schools as the winner of its 2016 CUBE Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence.

The CUBE Award recognizes the leadership of urban school districts where effective school board governance has an impact on student achievement. In 2012, Tacoma Public Schools set a goal of graduating 85 percent of its students by 2020. Last year, the four-year graduation rate rose to 82.6 percent, up from 55.3 percent in 2007. This progress and the district’s intentional focus on strategic initiatives demonstrate how TPS is leading… Read More

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