The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, June 22, 2017 This Week's Paper

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

Tacoma Named One of the Top Best 100 Places to Live

Tacoma has been named one of the Top Best 100 Places to Live by, a website that ranks quality of life and travel amenities across America’s small and mid-sized cities.

Tacoma ranked 41st on the list, with a total score of 605 points, and high scores in amenities (88), demographic diversity (73) and education (64). Palo Alto, Calif. topped the list, with a total score of 646 points, and high scores in education (85), amenities (82), and social and civic capital (74).

"We’ve been working very hard to make Tacoma a desirable place to live, work, learn and play,”… Read More

City of Tacoma Receives $133,000 State Grant

The City of Tacoma has been awarded $133,000 in grant funding from the Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice for its gang reduction program from Nov. 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015.

“With these much needed dollars, we can continue our work to foster a comprehensive and community-inclusive anti-gang approach, build capacity within the community for gang prevention and intervention, and develop programs, strategies, and policies to reduce youth gang involvement,” said Assistant City Manager Tansy Hayward, who also oversees the City’s Neighborhood and Community Services… Read More

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