The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 This Week's Paper
Pierce Library nationally noted for program

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal funding for the nation’s museums and libraries, has announced that the Pierce County Library System is one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

The nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community will be presented at a celebration in Washington, D.C. on May 8.

The Pierce County Library System was chosen as a recipient for its innovative programs and partnerships that serve and support an incredibly diverse community.… Read More

News Haiku: Bra talk

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku. Follow the links for the back story.

Bra thefts grab push ups;
Eight grand taken from mall shop;
Hot bods, cold hearts... shhhh

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five "on" respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this isn’t quite… Read More

City’s Earth Day report highlights progress toward sustainable operations

In recognition of Earth Day, the City of Tacoma highlights its progress toward sustainable operations through reduction in paper, electricity and petroleum fuel in its Earth Day report found at www.cityoftacoma.org/sustainability.

"We take seriously our responsibility to reduce wasteful consumption,” said Environmental Policy & Sustainability Manager Kristi Lynett. “It benefits our citizens and our planet's finite resources."

Here’s a summary of how the City is reducing its environmental footprint:

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NO-WAKE Zones have been established in the Tacoma Harbor

Effective April 2013, Ordinance No. 28142 amends Section 4.10.130 of the Tacoma Municipal Code to establish no-wake zones in the Thea Foss Waterway and within 1,000 feet of any marine fueling dock. These changes to the Harbor code are designed to improve public safety and reduce spillage at marine fueling docks.

NO-WAKE Zones have now been established in the following areas:
The Thea Foss Waterway
The fueling docks located at the Foss Harbor Marina and Youth Marine Center is included within the Foss Waterway NO-WAKE Zone.

Within 1,000 feet of any marine fueling dock:
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On April 19, the fine folks of the Empowerment Center, a program of El Shaddai Christian Ministries in Tacoma, welcomed the Tacoma Weekly as guest of honor for the center’s first annual Volunteer Appreciation Night. In thanks to the Weekly for helping to bring volunteers to the center, and for publicizing the good works that Empowerment does through its extensive food bank operations and job coaching, founders and pastors Jimmie and Lawanna Lee presented managing editor Matt Nagle with an engraved plaque. The staff of Tacoma Weekly, pictured here, is thrilled to have received such an… Read More

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