The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, December 03, 2016 This Week's Paper
USDA provides top five Thanksgiving food safety tips

Millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table this week to give thanks for all they have. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked all year, leaving plenty of room for mistakes that could cause foodborne illness.

“Unsafe handling and undercooking of food can lead to serious foodborne illness,” said Al Almanza, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “Turkeys may contain Salmonella and Campylobacter, harmful pathogens that… Read More

Comcast announces faster Internet speeds are on the way

Comcast has announced it is significantly increasing the speeds of its most popular Xfinity Internet speed packages – Performance Pro and Blast Pro – for both new and existing customers in Washington at no added cost.

“Every day, we’re in our communities upgrading and expanding our facilities and expanding capacity to bring our customers faster speeds, so it’s exciting to be able to announce yet another speed increase to give our customers a faster online experience,” said Kyle McSlarrow, Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Washington Region. “We know our customers… Read More

Tacoma architect announces bid for mayor

Jim Merritt, local architect, has announced plans to run for mayor of Tacoma. Merritt was born and raised in the Tacoma area and has lived in Tacoma for over 30 years. He and his wife, Claudia, have three children, one son-in-law, and two grandchildren all in the area.

Merritt has been involved in numerous public and community projects and initiatives throughout his adult life. Currently, he is a Board Member of the Northend Neighborhood Council and Tacoma Rotary 8. Recently, he was a member of the City of Tacoma 2014 City Charter Review Committee. He is known nationally for his… Read More

County Council to hear resolution about growth in urbanized areas

The Pierce County Council’s Community Development Committee will hear a resolution that articulates the county’s focus and efforts to manage growth in the central urban growth area.

During the committee meeting on Monday, Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m., the committee will hear Resolution No. 2016-150 the “Urban Communities of Pierce” initiative.

The initiative supports and highlights the need for continued collaboration between County departments and the community for implementing a proactive plan that supports growth in the County’s central urban area including major transportation… Read More

Seaport Alliance named port of the year by national group

The Washington Public Ports Association recognized The Northwest Seaport Alliance with its annual Port of the Year Award.

The annual award recognizes a WPPA member port that demonstrates exceptional success in the industry. The selection committee cited the NWSA’s first-year accomplishments, including General Central Peninsula and Terminal 5 improvements, the Operations Service Center and returning cargo volumes.

“We are honored by WPPA’s recognition of our work to create jobs for our state and provide more efficient ways for exporters and manufacturers to get their products… Read More

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