The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 This Week's Paper
Labor Day weekend brings holiday schedule, extreme tide warning for Pierce County Ferry

The Pierce County Ferry will operate on its holiday schedule on Labor Day, Sept. 7.

Pierce County ferry riders in large vehicles and vehicles with low ground clearance - such as an RV, commercial truck or a vehicle towing a trailer – traveling to or from Anderson and Ketron islands should plan ahead to avoid extreme tides Sept. 4, 5 and 7.

Load restrictions will be in place on some sailings during extreme tides, and riders may be asked to go on a different sailing. Extreme tides are expected during the following timeframes: Sept. 4: 9:35 p.m. – 11:35 p.m. Sept. 5: 10:35 p.m.…

L&I issues hazard alert urging car and truck washes to use safer alternatives

A chemical commonly used in commercial car and truck washes can be dangerous to the health of people who work with it, according to new research by the Department of Labor & Industries’ (L&I) SHARP Program.

A close look at workers’ compensation injury reports over a 12-year period shows nearly 50 workers in Washington were burned after coming in contact with hydrofluoric acid-based car and truck wash products.

SHARP, an occupational safety and health research program at L&I, found seven of the injured workers were hurt seriously enough to require hospitalization.…

Container volumes continue to grow in Puget Sound in July

Container volumes through The Northwest Seaport Alliance continued to post gains in July, growing nearly 8 percent compared to July 2014.

Through the first seven months of the year, the NWSA has handled nearly 2.1 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units), a 4 percent increase year to date. Strong volumes of full import containers powered the 3 percent year-to-date gain in containerized imports to 823,695 TEUs. Export containers grew nearly 6 percent year to date to 733,150 TEUs, propelled by the high volume of empty containers being sent back to Asia.

Full export containers struggled…

City of Tacoma to Launch Lincoln District Revitalization Project

The City of Tacoma invites residents to a community kick-off event launching the Lincoln District Revitalization Project on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (3629 S. D St.). The open house will give residents a chance to hear about the neighborhood revitalization initiatives and give public comment on the South 38th Streetscape design.

“When the City Council identified revitalization of the Lincoln Mixed Use Center as a priority in 2014, we set the stage to improve the quality of life for neighborhood residents…

Cobain Doc Debuts at Grand Friday, Special Even to Follow Tuesday

Nirvana captivated the world in the 1990’s, and true music fans know the band has strong ties to Tacoma. The Grand Cinema will open Cobain: Montage of Heck, the new Nirvana documentary, for a limited run starting Friday, Aug. 14.

After the Tuesday, Aug. 18 screening at 6:45 p.m., Wade Neal, founding member of the Tacoma band Seaweed – and also one of two new Assistant Executive Directors at the Grand - will lead an open discussion with Jim May, founder of the Community World Theater, a vibrant cultural icon that was the focal point for PNW…

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