The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, October 23, 2016 This Week's Paper
Flood insurance rates could change once FEMA flood maps go into effect

New flood maps issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency could change flood insurance rates for some properties when they go into effect next spring.

Drafts of the new flood maps were released Sept. 7. Homeowners can view a document that describes how to download drafts of the maps from the Pierce County website at

The maps provide homeowners with more information and greater accuracy about the flood risk to their homes. Homeowners affected by the new maps and insurance agents will… Read More

Utility commission to hold public meetings concerning PSE gas plant plan

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission will hold two hearings next week regarding the financial plan regarding the proposed liquefied natural gas plant on the tideflats. The proposed plan would have ratepayers of Puget Sound Energy share in the cost of construction of the 8 million gallon facility that would be used to provide fuel for Totem Ocean Express container ships and serve as storage for natural gas the utility could use during extreme weather.

The commission will hold an evidentiary hearing at 9:30 a.m., on Monday, Oct. 17, in Room 206, Second Floor, Richard Hemstad… Read More

Free Educational Screening of “Just Eat It” set for Oct. 20

The City of Tacoma, as part of the Preventing Wasted Food campaign and in honor of National and World Food Days, will offer a free screening of the film “Just Eat It.” The family-friendly event is from 7- 9 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the University of Washington Tacoma’s Carwein Auditorium (1754 Commerce St., Tacoma).

“Just Eat It” explores our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes and reveals that wasted food is having devastating consequences around the globe.

The film looks at food waste from farm, through retail, to the back of your fridge.… Read More

City Plans Snow and Ice Training on Oct. 19

Residents could see snow plows operating throughout the city on Wednesday, Oct. 19, between 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the City of Tacoma’s effort to be prepared for winter snowstorms. During this time frame, emergency snow vehicles will be dispatched so crews can experience operating these vehicles along snow routes and around the travelling public.

During a snowstorm city crews plow and de-ice streets on a priority level, beginning with primary arterial streets, followed by secondary and auxiliary routes. The time required to clear these routes depends on the intensity… Read More

Murder on the menu for an interactive dinner Oct. 28

Put your inner detective skills to work Oct. 28 at Parks and Recreation’s Murder Mystery Dinner, set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 9850 64th St. W. in University Place.

“The Ungrateful Dead,” a special Halloween-themed production by the Mystery Theatre Company and their cast of outrageously hilarious characters will interact with dinner guests in a live “whodunit” mystery. A detective will lead the investigation, helping guests to solve the mystery for prizes.

No one is safe from accusation as clues are uncovered and diner’s put their skills… Read More

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