The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, May 02, 2016 This Week's Paper
UBER, Traffic Safety Task Force Team Up to get Pierce County Home Safe

If you're headed out for a night on the town with friends this Saturday in Pierce County, consider swapping the car keys for a smartphone and getting a free ride home with Uber instead. The Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force is partnering with the popular ride-hailing app, Uber, to help fun seekers get to and from bars safely and reliably at the push of a button.

With Uber, people can request a ride wherever they are and be picked up within minutes. Beginning this Friday and through the end of 2016, Pierce County residents and visitors planning an evening out with alcohol… Read More

Northwest Innovation Works terminates lease with Port of Tacoma

After 24 months of studying the feasibility of developing a methanol plant on the former Kaiser smelter site, Northwest Innovation Works has exercised its option to terminate the lease, effective immediately.

The lease allowed NWIW to either terminate the lease during the remainder of the feasibility period, which runs through April 30, or enter the construction period of the lease. The lease’s construction period would have required the company to increase its lease payments.

The April 25 special Port of Tacoma Commission meeting to consider an extension to the lease’s feasibility… Read More

Bay watching group adds its name to methanol plant opposition

Citizens for a Healthy Bay has announced that the non-profit environmental watchdog group opposes Northwest Innovation Works’ (NWIW) request to extend the feasibility period of their lease with the Port of Tacoma for a methanol refinery.

"CHB holds as a central value making science-based decisions. We are committed to empowering members of the public to be effective advocates for a healthy Commencement Bay by sharing clear and scientifically accurate information, and to broker straightforward conversations with policymakers, industry representatives, government agencies, environmental… Read More

Gypsy moth spraying set for tomorrow

The weather continues to prompt adjustments in the state's gypsy moth treatment schedule.

On Tuesday, April 19, Washington State Department of Agriculture sprayers will conduct gypsy moth treatment in areas of Tacoma'd Browns Point and the northern tideflats beginning at 6 a.m.  

To date, WSDA has conducted gypsy moth treatments in areas from Vancouver to Nisqually, Gig Harbor and much of Tacoma and Fife.

All sites must be treated three times with Btk, a non-chemical bacterial insecticide approved for organic agriculture. It targets caterpillars and is not… Read More

Early morning blaze at 21st & Commerce St.

Just before 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, crews responded to a reported fire in a parking garage/warehouse at 2134 Commerce St., the site of the former Tacoma Steel Supply Co. Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames and smoke showing from the very large buildings constructed in the 1920's.

Given the size of the fire and the collapse of portions of the structure, a second alarm was initiated to bring additional resources to the scene. Approximately 60 personnel battled the blaze with aerial master streams and ground monitors. Three firefighters were treated for minor injuries and there… Read More

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