The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 This Week's Paper

The Daily Mashup is a way to stay informed about the news around the 253 between publication dates of the Tacoma Weekly. Learn about band releases, events, breaking news and the latest from the blogosphere.

Workshop lay out solutions for Social Security

It’s no secret that tax revenue for Social Security is outpaced by payments made to beneficiaries. In less than 20 years, Social Security will only be able to pay out about 75 percent of promised benefits. What can be done to keep the program healthy for current and future recipients? 

“Updating Social Security” is a free informational presentation sponsored by the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center. A review of the 12 most common proposals suggested to help Social Security maintain its commitments for the long term will be presented, along with pros and cons… Read More

Interviews for At-Large Position No. 6 Finalists to Take Place at noon on Tuesday

The eight finalists for at-large Position No. 6 – Katherine Baird, Eric Hahn, Shalisa Hayes, Lillian Hunter, Angela Jossy, Meredith Neal, Laura Rodriguez, and Lauren Walker – will be interviewed during the City Council Study Session on Tuesday, January 24, at noon in the Tacoma Municipal Building Council Chambers (747 Market St., first floor).

Resolution No. 39633 – to appoint one of these finalists to the vacant position – is on Tuesday, Jan. 24's City Council agenda. The City Council meets every Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Tacoma Municipal Building Council Chambers.

Both… Read More

Motorists should fix leaks so they ‘Don’t Drip and Drive’

Motorists in Pierce County can find an affordable fix and keep pollutants out of Puget Sound, thanks to Puget Sound Starts Here’s “Don’t Drip and Drive” program.

As part of the program, participating repair shops across Washington are conducting free visual leak inspections (a diagnostic service valued at up to $80) throughout the year. If there is a problem, the driver will receive a coupon for 10 percent off service (up to $50) to fix the problem - a total savings of up to $130. The coupon will expire at the end of the year.

In addition to the inspections, free workshops… Read More

Pierce County Council chooses leadership, committees for 2017

The seven-member Pierce County Council has elected its leadership and made assignments on Council committees and other boards and commissions.

In last week’s Council meeting, Pierce County Councilmember Doug Richardson was re-elected Council chair. Councilmember Rick Talbert is vice-chair and Councilmember Dan Roach is serving as executive pro-tempore. The chair presides at all regular Council meetings, while the vice-chair presides in the absence of the chair. The executive pro tempore is a councilmember selected to perform some of the County Executive's duties in the event of the… Read More

Emergency Food Network announces new deputy director

Emergency Food Network has announced that Michelle Douglas is the regional food bank's new deputy director.

Douglas brings 16 years of leadership experience with her to the position. She most recently served as Executive Director at the Rainbow Center in Tacoma and also served as Operations Manager at the Center for Dialogue and Resolution.

In addition to her leadership experience, Douglas also has an extensive background in the food industry, including catering, hospitality, and service. Her longtime desire to provide food for people and her commitment to making a… Read More

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