The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, July 27, 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.

Garrison change of command set for Friday

Colonel Daniel S. Morgan will relinquish garrison command of Joint Base Lewis-McChord to Colonel Nicole M. Lucas, in a change of command ceremony scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday on Watkins Field, JBLM Lewis Main.

Morgan has been the Joint Base Garrison Commander since Aug. 5, 2015. The Joint Base Garrison Commander manages the day-to-day installation operations of Joint Base Lewis-McChord on behalf of the Army and Air Force senior war-fighting commanders here.

Under Morgan’s leadership, the JBLM workforce focused base resources on military readiness and joint training… Read More

Understanding overhead, federal contracts workshop set for Aug. 15

As part of a series on government contracting, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center at the City of Tacoma has partnered with the Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Small Business Transportation Resource Center to present a free, hands-on workshop for small business owners on understanding overhead within the context of managing a federal contract. The free workshop takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St., Room 243).  
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House adopts Heck idea to study stormwater programs

During debate to determine federal funding for energy and water programs, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a proposal from Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) which provides the Army Corps of Engineers a $500,000 increase for their operations and maintenance budget in order to encourage an examination of the latest, most cost-effective technologies and techniques to reduce stormwater runoff.

Before the amendment was adopted by the House for inclusion in the final Fiscal Year 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations bill, Congressman Denny Heck addressed his colleagues on the House… Read More

5K Recreation Event to Benefit Homeless Youth set for Sept. 9

The City of Fife is looking for heroes in the Puget Sound area to help keep students of the Fife School District in the classroom and off the streets with the Heroes for the Homeless 5K fun-run event on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Dacca Park.

All proceeds from the fun-run will benefit the Fife School District McKinney Vento Foundation chapter. The McKinney Vento Foundation provides products and services to the homeless youth in the Fife School District. As of 2016, 75 students in the Fife School District were either homeless or did not have access to stable housing.… Read More

INFRA freight grant program moves forward

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell’s (D-WA) INFRA freight grant program (formerly FASTLANE) continues to build momentum with the announcement that the Senate Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee included $900 million for the program in its funding bill for the Department of Transportation. Additionally, the TIGER infrastructure program, which Cantwell has supported throughout the funding process, received $550 million dollars of funding in the bill.

With no substantive progress being made by President Trump on his infrastructure agenda, programs… Read More

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