The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, June 27, 2016 This Week's Paper
Mixer for Heritage Organization Professionals on Feb. 6

The City of Tacoma's Historic Preservation Office invites professionals and volunteers in heritage-related fields and organizations to a no-host lunch mixer on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 12:30 p.m. at Elemental Pizza (1702 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma).

This mixer will follow the Heritage League of Pierce County’s annual meeting, and is being used to encourage networking and collaboration between local heritage organizations and the Historic Preservation Office. It will also provide an opportunity for attendees to share their 2016 programming.

“We’ve been seeing a stronger… Read More

City of Destiny Awards Nomination Deadline Extended Through Feb. 5

Nominations for the City of Tacoma’s annual City of Destiny Awards, which spotlights exceptional volunteers who have worked to drive Tacoma forward, are being accepted now through Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.

Eligibility requirements for each of the award categories are available on the current nomination form, which is available in hard copy at the various Tacoma Public Library branches and the TacomaFIRST 311 Customer Support Center (Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., 2nd Floor).

The current nomination form, and additional details about the City of Destiny Awards, is also… Read More

“Tiger Boys” will be on exhibit this weekend before move to other zoos

He was just a little guy when he arrived in Tacoma, a 6-week-old, orange-and-black ball of fluff who came from Tulsa to be raised with another young tiger, recently born at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

The two tigers – both single-cub litters rebuffed by their mothers – were to grow up together, learn tiger behavior from one another and eventually race around forested and grassy exhibit spaces. Chasing. Wrestling. Splashing.

As they’ve matured into adults, they’ve continued to spend a lot of time together, but they’ve also been growing apart – each tiger needing… Read More

Northwest Seaport Alliance tops 3.5 million containers in 2015

International container volumes through the Puget Sound rebounded strongly in 2015 with The Northwest Seaport Alliance handling more than 3.5 million 25-foot equivalent units (TEUs), an increase of 4 percent.

Container volumes grew despite the slowing Chinese economy and volume declines earlier in the year during West Coast labor negotiations.

The ports of Seattle and Tacoma formed The Northwest Seaport Alliance in August to strengthen the Puget Sound gateway—the third largest in North America—and create more economic opportunities.

“The Northwest Seaport Alliance… Read More

Streamlined Permitting System Now Live at

The City of Tacoma’s Planning and Development Services has launched an online Tacoma Permits system that utilizes Accela software and offers a number of efficiencies.

With this launch, all land use, building, and site development permits will be processed through the new system. When first logging in, applicants will be required to set up an account which will then store customer information for future permits and allow access to permit information at any time.

“This new permitting software is really about transparency and accessibility,” said Planning and Development… Read More

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