The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, June 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Seattle tunnel project creates local jobs

When the 1.8-mile SR 99 tunnel opens to traffic in 2015, it will rely on the strength of 1,450 precast concrete rings fabricated with pinpoint precision at a newly expanded plant in Pierce County.

Dozens of community and business leaders gathered May 15 at the FPS EnCon Precast plant in Frederickson to hail the collaboration that will create more than 130 jobs.

“Replacing Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct with a tunnel requires expertise and resources from around the world, and a key portion of that work is coming together in Frederickson,” said Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy.… Read More

On Thursday, May 16, 21 fire and police agencies will be conducting training exercises involving water rescues in the Puget Sound at Sunnyside Beach Park in Steilacoom.

The goal of the exercise is to evaluate both individual agency capabilities and their ability to effectively communicate and work together.

These exercises will focus on dive rescue and surface water rescue efforts and is being conducted for training purposes, as well as building interagency partnerships. Marine units will train using different vessels simultaneously during the water scenarios. There will also be… Read More

The awesomeness that is Casi Wilkerson will be less visible at Lakewood Playhouse now that she and announced she is leaving her post as its education director and Lakewood Institute of Theatre guru.

Taking her position is Jefri Peters.

Wilkerson announced in an email that she has decided to move on to new projects and family endeavors. Fear not, she still plans to direct "Pride and Prejudice"and continue to support Lakewood Playhouse and its missions.

"As difficult as 'change' can be, we are excited about our clever solution," the announcement stated. "The dynamic, outgoing… Read More

Peoples Retirement Community chief gets state nod

Robyn Meier, Administrator of Peoples Retirement Community was recently awarded “Administrator of the Year Award for 2013” by the Washington Health Care Association.

This award recognizes an assisted living administrator who demonstrates outstanding innovation, achievement, and capabilities in their provision of high quality person-centered care in a service oriented culture in an assisted living community.

Meier’s leadership, dedication, integrity and high standard of ethical behavior were some of the contributing factors leading to such a prestigious award.

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Tacoma Fire incidents

Fire Incidents for May 10-12, 2013 Posted: 13 May 2013 02:12 PM PDT Date: 5/10/13 Time: 6:58 a.m. Address: 2246 Bay St. Response: Station 2 Damage Estimate: none Narrative: Firefighters responded to a prohibited outdoor burn.

Date: 5/10/13 Time: 6:55 p.m. Address: 773 Broadway Response: Station 1 Damage Estimate: none Narrative: Crews responded to a reported kitchen fire and upon arrival found the occupant had burnt food on the stove top. Firefighters confirmed that there was no fire extension and assisted with smoke removal.

Date: 5/10/13 Time: 7:05 p.m. Address: 3831 Tacoma Ave… Read More

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