The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, April 27, 2017 This Week's Paper
ELECTION ’13 Burnside faces West for Fife School Board

The Oct. 18 edition of the Fife Free Press contained an error concerning the race for Fife School Board. John C. West is running against Bruce Burnside for District 5 on the Fife School Board, not Enid Duncan as was reported. Election day is Nov. 5.

Here West discusses the issues facing Fife Schools:

Fife Free Press: What neighborhood school issues do you see as your top concerns for your district and what plans do you have to champion them?

John C. West: Meeting the growing needs of our diverse district. The communities served in our district… Read More
Two local stages opened shows this weekend

Tacoma Little Theatre presents Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias,” directed by Elliot Weiner starting this weekend and running through Nov. 3. Tacoma Musical Playhouse is staging "Les Miserables."

Magnolias follows a group of gossipy Southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor as they live out life’s challenges with caring and laughter. This production features the talents of Stephanie Leeper (Truvy), Jessica Robins (Annelle), Dana Galagan (Clairee), Gretchen Boyt (Shelby), Kathi Aleman (M'Lynn), and Carol Richmond (Ouiser).

“Steel Magnolias” runs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays… Read More


The Fife Public Arts Commission (FPAC) will celebrate the unveiling of a newly commissioned mural at Fife City Hall on October 22nd at 6:30 in the evening. The mural, entitled “Opulence” by Muralist Savy Jane, represents the diversity and bright and full lives that Fife residents enjoy. It depicts a historical scene with a contemporary, progressive interpretation to represent Fife’s progress, growth and future.

Jane is a local artist from Puyallup and created the mural over three months at her studio in Seattle. The mural is painted on five- four by eight foot panels of outdoor… Read More

Tacoman named Umpqua finalist, needs supportive votes

As part of "The Good Project", Umpqua Bank has announced the inaugural Community Good Deed Awards finalists making a meaningful difference in their communities.

During the nomination period, Umpqua received more than 250 nominees. The 12 finalists embody Umpqua’s culture of service and commitment to their individual communities.

Sally Budack, of Tacoma, made it into the final 12.

From Oct 16 through Nov 1, community members are invited to learn more about the finalists and help vote for the winners at Umpqua's Facebook page

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Tacoma’s container volumes up 15 percent through third quarter of 2013

Container volumes through the Port of Tacoma posted a 15 percent gain year to date through September to more than 1.4 million 20-foot equivalent units.

Full import containers improved 23 percent to 520,765 TEUs on the year, while exports were up 21 percent to 383,029 TEUs. Domestic volumes remained flat, down 1 percent to 341,902 TEUs.

Month-over-month container volumes continued to decline but at a slower pace than the previous month. Volumes fell 5 percent last month compared to September 2012.

In other year-to-date cargo news, intermodal rail lifts grew 16 percent, reflecting… Read More

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