The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Tacoma receives $200,000 from EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that the City of Tacoma has been selected to receive $200,000 in Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grant dollars.

Working with its partners – Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region, Clover Park Technical College and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department – the City of Tacoma will use the EWDJT grant dollars to operate environmental job training programs that provide opportunities for unemployed and underemployed residents in Pierce County.

"Workforce training helps people… Read More

Drinking water at Metro Parks Tacoma passes tests

Metro Parks officials have reported that more than 60 drinking water sources throughout the park district recorded either no lead or minute levels well below public health limits.

Staff members collected samples from water fountains and sinks in buildings and parks where water is intended for consumption. Sites included all of the community centers, sports field complexes, neighborhood parks, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and all areas at Point Defiance Park that are used by students of the Science and Math Institute (SAMI), for example.

Samples were taken from April… Read More

UWT students revamp Knights of Pythias website, May 20 unveiling set

Students at the University of Washington Tacoma have come together to refresh the look of the website for the Knights of Pythias, Commencement Lodge #7 fraternal order in hopes of shining more light on this piece of Tacoma history.
The students, known as the Knight Owls, are excited to announce the completion of the website and to inform Tacomans about this organization born in Tacoma in 1881, which has roots dating all the way back to 1864.

With this revamped website, the Knights of Pythias  can to receive more deserved attention… Read More

Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival canceled

This year's Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival has been canceled. Organizer Rich Wetzel issued a press release over the weekend outlining a decline in sponships for the event, which was scheduled to take place on July 30 in South Tacoma.
“Based on the sponsorship minimum it takes to produce the festival, sadly I have to let everyone know we are canceling the Saturday, July 30th 2016 date for what would have been the 14th annual Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival,” he writes in a press release issued over the weekend.
“At this point I just want to take some time off and re-evaluate… Read More

New station at Freighthouse Square set to open in 2017

Washington's passenger rail improvements are moving full steam ahead with a new station in Tacoma's historic Freighthouse Square just around the corner. Construction on the new Tacoma Amtrak Cascades Station starts next month, following a contract award to low-bidder Garco Construction, Inc., Spokane, this week.

The $10.3 million station is a key component of the Washington State Department of Transportation's Cascades High-Speed Rail Program, a federally funded program designed to improve passenger rail throughout the Amtrak Cascades corridor in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

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