The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, August 27, 2016 This Week's Paper

Weather-permitting, at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, crews will open a new southbound Interstate 5 exit to South 38th Street in Tacoma as part of its I-5/SR 16 Eastbound Nalley Valley project.
The ramp was originally scheduled to open the end of July. Good weather, detailed planning and rapid progress contributed to the early opening.
“This ramp provides key access to the Tacoma Mall, Costco and other businesses,” said Olympic Region Administrator Kevin Dayton. “Mowat Construction did a great job planning the work and getting it built well ahead of schedule.”Read More

With July 4 nearing, state releases annual fireworks statistics

There were 354 fireworks-related injuries and fires reported by fire departments and hospitals to the State Fire Marshal’s Office in 2012.

Of the 354 reports received, there were 128 fires and 226 injuries. The majority of these incidents occur on July 4. Most incidents were cause by males between 8 and 21 years of age. The incidents of greatest concern are:
· 7 residential fires totaling $880,500 in loss, 1 was caused by an illegal device, 3 were caused by legal fireworks and 3 were caused by an unknown type of firework device.
· 26 fires and 64 injuries were caused by… Read More

Acting on a tip last weekend, police went to an East Pierce County home early Sunday and arrested a couple for allowing their residence to be used for an after-graduation underage drinking party for their daughter.

Upon obtaining a search warrant to search the property, officers found a keg in the garage that was strewn with beer cans, wine and hard liquor bottles. Police also discovered an unconscious 18-year-old male inside a tent next to a beer cooler in the back yard and immediately summoned Central Pierce Fire and Rescue. Once on site, first responders also evaluated the homeowner’s… Read More

Make wearable art for a good cause

On Saturday, June 22, the incredibly talented Linda Danforth will be holding three jewelry classes with proceeds going to benefit Peace Out. Peace Out is an after school program established to teach youth the importance of civic engagement and social responsibility. Its mission is to create the next generation of leaders, doers and philanthropists. Peace Out believes that our youth have a unique capacity to make a difference in their community and should be empowered, rewarded and encouraged to do so.
This fundraiser is appropriate for ages 10 and beyond of all skill levels… Read More

Imports, exports lead 31 percent gain in Tacoma’s container volumes

Port of Tacoma container volumes inched closer to the 1 million mark in May, posting a 31 percent gain year to date to 758,071 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

Both imports and exports continue to grow. Full containerized imports improved 45 percent year to date to 281,145 TEUs, while exports rose 38 percent to 213,482 TEUs.

While container volumes continue to reflect the addition of the Grand Alliance and its associated carriers last July, the volumes also reflect positive year-to-date growth from our established customers. Tacoma's international container volumes would be up… Read More

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