The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 This Week's Paper
News Haiku: Howdy-hi neighbor

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.

State Farm on its way;
Downtown will get a big boost;
Howdy-hi neighbor.

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 right since syllables… Read More

Tacoma will soon have a new corporate giant as a resident.

State Farm has ended months of suspense by announcing that the insurance firm finalized two lease agreements yesterday for space in the former Russell Investment building and on four floors of the Columbia Bank Center in downtown Tacoma to open a claims center this fall.

Hiring for the initial 300 employees is set to start this summer. Projections put full employment levels at about 1,200 people. That’s about the workforce size of its regional operations center in DuPont. Even more could follow as the company expands… Read More

New transit service, major I-5 ramp closure covered in Pierce County News video

Pierce County News for the week of April 18 includes clips on transit to rural Pierce County, WSDOT plans to close 38th southbound mall exit and free car inspections for possible oil leaks.

The 20-minute newscast is produced by PCTV and can be seen on channel 22 Comcast and Click! Watch Pierce County News every day at 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., or online anytime at www.piercecountytv.org/pcn.

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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

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