The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 This Week's Paper
Most cargo categories increase in March at Port of Tacoma

Port of Tacoma's container volumes are up 37 percent to 469,233 TEUs year to date through March.

Demand for industrial machinery, furniture, auto parts and electronics pushed full import container volumes up nearly 52 percent to 172,421 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units). Growth in agricultural and wood products contributed to a 39 percent jump in full containerized exports to 134,867 TEUs.

Domestic volumes to Alaska and Hawaii grew to 103,458 TEUs, improving 7 percent on the year.

Other cargo categories posting year-to-date gains through March include:

Intermodal lifts… Read More

If you love stomach-twisting experiences and are exceptionally creative, the Washington State Fair has a contest for you! A new looping inversion coaster is screaming into Puyallup to make its debut at the Washington State Fair, Sept. 6-22, 2013 and it needs a name. Wouldn’t you love to be THE person who created a name that would go down in Fair history?
A contest kicks off today and runs through May 8, 2013 at midnight, PDT. Ideas are accepted by those 13 years or older at the Spring Fair in Puyallup, April 18-21 at the Washington State Fair booth in Sleep Country ShowPlex, by… Read More

Lonergan seeks second term

Tacoma City Council Member Joe Lonergan has announced he is seeking re-election to the Fifth District seat, representing voters South of 56th Street and West of McKinley.

“I surveyed the voters four years ago and then went to work on their priorities,” Lonergan said. “Several goals have been accomplished, but more remains to be done.”

Lonergan, 36, served last year as Deputy Mayor of Tacoma and is currently chair of the Government Performance and Finance Committee. He also represents Tacoma as Vice Chair of South Sound 911, the Zoo-Trek Authority and the Tacoma Gang Reduction… Read More

Puyallup River Clean-Up seeks volunteers on April 20

On Earth Day and beyond, Pierce County residents can go green as they tackle their spring cleaning to-do list.

“Indoors and outdoors, sometimes the products and methods we use to clean and spruce up our homes can be harmful to our family and the environment,” said Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy. “Citizens can make simple changes as they tackle spring cleaning that are healthier for both.”

Before working on their own property, residents are invited to help keep Pierce County’s waterways healthy. On Earth Day, which is April 20, Trout Unlimited and Pierce County are… Read More

Friends of South 12th Street hosts first cleanup of the season on April 20

It’s neighborhood cleanup season. Single-family and duplex homeowners and renters in the Central Tacoma neighborhood – from Sixth Avenue to South 15th Street and from Union to Sprague avenues – are preparing to dispose of unsightly debris from 9 a.m. to noon on April 20 at Franklin Elementary School (1402 S. Lawrence St.) with the assistance of staff from the City of Tacoma and Friends of South 12th Street volunteers.

All that is required to discard debris and other unwanted items is proof of neighborhood residence, such as a driver’s license or current utility bill. Items that… Read More

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