The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, January 20, 2017 This Week's Paper
Applications Due Jan. 6 for At-Large Position No. 6 on Tacoma City Council

The City of Tacoma is accepting applications through Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. for At-Large Position No. 6 on the Tacoma City Council. Citizens seeking appointment to the City Council must be qualified electors and City residents for two years immediately preceding the time of appointment.

The City Council is responsible for enacting all legislation, developing policies and making general decisions for governing the City of Tacoma. City Council duties include adopting and amending City laws, approving the budget, establishing City policies and standards, approving contracts and agreements, and… Read More

Zoolights highlights the animal kingdom

Animal light displays for this year's Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium include hammerhead sharks and sea turtles, carnivorous plants and their insect prey, a whimsical 30-foot-wide underwater landscape, a majestic polar bear family, and a gorgeous giant Pacific octopus.

Cost is $10 at the gate or $8.50 online or at Fred Meyer stores.

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Treecycle your Christmas tree

When the holidays are over, don’t forget to "treecycle" your fresh cut Christmas tree.

Pierce County residents who subscribe to yard waste collection service can place their unflocked tree in their container. Flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be disposed as garbage.

Residents may also recycle their tree free of charge at Pierce County’s transfer stations. For locations, visit

To treecycle, remove the tree stand, tinsel, decorations and any nails or staples. Place the tree… Read More

Prep work for new Greater Tacoma Convention Center Hotel to begin nexth month

Work to construct a ramp from Commerce Street into the parking garage under the Greater Tacoma Convention Center and Trade Center– as well as additional dock space adjacent to the existing ones on Market Street is now scheduled to begin in January at the developer’s expense.

Sidewalks in the vicinity of the new Greater Tacoma Convention Center A garage entrance on Commerce Street will be closed through March to enable ramp construction, and a fence will be placed to secure the development site in April, blocking access to the surface lots and the Carlton parking structure at South… Read More

Lincoln District Revitalization Project to begin in March

The City of Tacoma has gone out to bid for Phase 1 of the Lincoln District Revitalization Project, which will include work on streetscape improvements and underground utilities. Bids are due in late January, with construction projected to take place from March to November. During construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction in the construction zone.

Having recently been awarded $1,299,530 in Transportation Improvement Board grant funding by the State of Washington, the city is also working on plans for Phase 2 of the project, which will include the creation of a… Read More

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