The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 This Week's Paper
City of Tacoma Surveys 9,200 Local Businesses

In support of the City Council’s continued efforts to help Tacoma’s businesses succeed, the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department is conducting an online survey of all local businesses to learn what's working, what isn't, and how City staff can be of assistance.

“This week, our 9,200 Tacoma businesses will receive a letter regarding this survey from Mayor Marilyn Strickland,” said Community and Economic Development Department Director Ricardo Noguera. “We hope to hear from every single one of them, as this survey will help inform how we move forward… Read More

Port seeks to invalidate water initiatives as signatures are gathered

The Port of Tacoma filed a lawsuit today asking Pierce County Superior Court to declare invalid two proposed initiatives currently gathering signatures.

The two ballot initiatives are spearheaded by a group calling itself Save Tacoma Water. The measures, which attempt to amend Tacoma’s city charter and municipal code, seek a public vote on potential developments that would use 1 million gallons of water or more per day from Tacoma Water.

The Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County and the… Read More

Slipknot delays upcoming appearance in Auburn

Medical issues have caused alt-metal band Slipknot to postpone its scheduled June 11 appearance at Auburn's White River Amphitheatre. The band announced that leader Corey Taylor had recently undergone “unplanned spinal surgery” leading to the delay in launching their tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice and Men.  
Taylor posted the following message on his Facebook page:

“Regretfully, I'm sending this to our fans to inform you that we will be postponing the first couple of weeks of our upcoming U.S tour. Unfortunately, I had to undergo an unplanned spinal surgery.… Read More

Sound Transit approves faster transit package

The Sound Transit Board has unanimously approved changes to the Sound Transit 3 plan that will speed up light rail extensions by two to five years and add projects in Renton, Kirkland and North Seattle.

“The public sent us a clear message: We want light rail and other high-capacity mass transit, and we want it as soon as possible. That’s exactly what the Sound Transit Board approved today,” said Sound Transit Board Chair and King County Executive Dow Constantine. “We’ll continue to work with cities, communities and other partners to deliver… Read More

Sound Transit has broken ground on its Tacoma Trestle Track and Signal Project, which will replace an aging single-track timber railroad trestle with a concrete, double-track bridge. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, state Rep. Jake Fey, Sound Transit Board Chair and King County Executive Dow Constantine, Vice Chair and Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, and Boardmember Pat McCarthy attended the event.

“I strongly support investments in our nation’s transportation infrastructure, to make our roads, rails, and public transit safer, more efficient and to help meet… Read More

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