The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Water tapped as Top 10 in the nation

Year after year of planning, strategy and management helped Tacoma Water win a Platinum Award for Utility Excellence from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies. AMWA, which includes the largest publicly owned drinking water systems in the country, recognized Tacoma and nine other utilities with a platinum award this year.

“Tacoma Water has made a pronounced shift toward using data and analysis in its decision making,” said Tacoma Public Utilities Director Bill Gaines. “The change positions the utility well to adapt to future conditions and opportunities, ably serving customers… Read More

Tacoma PD to release officer-shooting, complaint information at public event

The Tacoma Police Department has released its first sets of data in support of the White House Police Data Initiative. These data sets – on officer-involvedi shootings since 2012 and complaint allegations with findings since 2015 – will be presented during a public event on Oct. 27, from 6 - 8 p.m., at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center (4851 S. Tacoma Way in Tacoma). The event follows a successful series of Project PEACE conversations designed to build trust, relationships and understanding between community members and Tacoma Police Department officers.

"The City of Tacoma has… Read More

State Farm seeks 200 new employees in Tacoma

State Farm plans to add approximately 200 additional new employees in Tacoma this fall. The company will once again host a career fair on Oct. 24, at Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma.

New employee benefits include:

  • Entry level pay of $16 an hour
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible work schedules and paid time off
  • 401(k) AND a fully funded retirement plan

“We’re seeking applicants for full and part-time positions in claims,” said Brad Hilliard State Farm Spokesman. “We are a fortune 50 company looking for career minded… Read More

County exec taps Absher-led team for Chambers Bay development

After a comprehensive review that included significant community input, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has selected Chambers Bay Development, LLC as the group to design, build and operate the Chambers Bay Resort in University Place. As a result, County officials will begin the process to negotiate a development agreement.

“We’re pleased to have had two outstanding proposals to consider and are delighted to move forward with Chambers Bay Development,” said McCarthy. “While both proposals had very strong elements, the internal review committee found in Chambers Bay a cohesive… Read More

TV Tacoma set to shift to high definition

As part of the City of Tacoma’s Council Chambers Improvement Project, TV Tacoma has completed a conversion to high-definition that will go live on Saturday, Oct. 15 on HD channels 512 for Click! and 321 for Comcast cable systems.

“The upgrade to Digital High Definition provides a noticeable increase in clarity for both video and audio; providing sharp, colorful images in a wider format that gives the viewer a more cinematic experience,” said Jeff Lueders, cable communications and franchise services manager.” As one of only a handful of government channels that are now HD… Read More

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