The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, November 30, 2015 This Week's Paper
Miss Pierce County Named 1st Runner-Up to Miss Washington

Pacific Lutheran University graduate Anikka Abbott, 22, was named first runner-up to Miss Washington 2015 during competition earlier this month.

Miss Washington is the state program of the Miss America Organization, which is the largest provider of scholarship money to young women in the world, awarding over $45 million annually. Abbott won the title of Miss Pierce County 2015 in February and went on to the Miss Washington program.

The winner of Miss Washington will go to Atlantic City, New Jersey in September to compete for…

State Transportation Package Sends $15 million to Pierce Transit

Pierce Transit will receive $15 million from the State Transportation Revenue Package for transit improvements along the SR 7/Pacific Avenue corridor from Downtown Tacoma to Spanaway. This corridor is currently being served by Pierce Transit Route 1, provides nearly 2 million annual boardings, and has been in Pierce Transit’s long-range vision for faster more reliable service.

“This project funding will allow Pierce Transit to plan and implement a long range vision for this high use corridor. The $15 million in the package is a huge win for Pierce Transit customers making connections…

AMOCAT Arts Awards Nominations Due Aug. 2

Nominations for the 2015 AMOCAT Arts Awards are due by Aug. 2 to the Tacoma Arts Commission. An online nomination form is available.

“The arts are an essential part of Tacoma’s identity thanks to a dedicated community of arts supporters,” said Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “The AMOCAT Arts Awards highlight the people, organizations and patrons who invest their energy and passion into making Tacoma an engaging and vibrant community.”

The three award categories are:

  1. Community Outreach by an Individual - Community outreach, engagement and involvement in the…
Tacoma Public Works, Environmental Services Departments Awarded Accreditation

The City of Tacoma’s Public Works and Environmental Services departments were recently awarded the American Public Works Association Accreditation. In recognition of this achievement, Pierce County Public Works Director and APWA Accreditation Board Chairman Brian Ziegler will present these departments with a plaque at the July 14 City Council meeting.

The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements established in the industry, as contained in the APWA Public Works Management Practices Manual. The two departments were awarded the Accreditation…

League of Women Voters to Offer On-Line Voters Pamphlet on July 17, an internet-based Voter’s Guide produced by the League of Women Voters of Washington (LWVWA) in collaboration with local Leagues around the state, will be available online beginning July 17.

Voters will be able to view their ballot, and compare each candidate’s answers to League-written questions against the other candidates in the same race.

Voters will also be able to print their own personalized sample ballot, find instructions on how to register to vote, or transfer their voter registration address for…

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