The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, January 16, 2017 This Week's Paper
Inmate charged with possession of methamphetamine soaked letters

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Rickey Claude Yandell, 49, with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Letters sent to him in the mail had been soaked in methamphetamine.

“This is a new take on an old problem - smuggling drugs into jail,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

On Jan. 4, a Pierce County Corrections officer along with her K9 partner, Rocket, were asked to investigate a letter that had been sent to Yandell while he was in custody at the Pierce County Jail. The letter was addressed to Yandell and was suspicious because of its odd… Read More

Northwest Seaport Alliance handles single-largest auto discharge in Port of Tacoma history

The Northwest Seaport Alliance, the umbrella organization that operates terminal traffic on the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, is expected to unload more than 4,800 vehicles off the Glovis Composer auto ship on Jan. 9. The roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) ship from Korea will berth at Terminal 7 in Tacoma.

At 656 feet long (200 meters) and 106 feet wide (32 meters), the ship has a total capacity to transport 6,400 vehicles. During this call, the South Harbor will receive 4,818 vehicles in addition to six high and heavy cargoes, making this the single-largest auto discharge off a vessel in the Port… Read More

Columbia Bank raises $200,000 for homeless programs

Columbia Bank announced today that $209,335.96 and 8,140 items were raised for 54 local homeless shelters across the Northwest during the second annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive. Through generous donations from customers, employees and the community, Columbia Bank surpassed its 2016 fundraising goal of $160,000 for Warm Hearts by 30.8 percent, and exceeded the funds raised in 2015 by 32.8 percent.

“We are so proud of our employees, customers and community, who rallied together again this year to raise awareness of this growing issue, and make a real difference,” said Melanie… Read More

Joint Base Lewis-McChord late-night firing set for next week

Two units on Joint Base Lewis-McChord are scheduled to conduct training with 120mm Mortars between 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 to Thursday, Jan. 12. Increased levels of activity will be noticed during the day, and evening hours, and firing will be conducted from two ranges on base.

Queries or comments about noise may be directed to the JBLM Public Affairs Office’s External Communication Division hotline at (253) 967-0852.

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Local Artists of Color Invited to Apply for Portable Artwork Collection

Pierce County artists of color can submit applications now through Feb. 13 to have existing portable pieces of artwork considered for purchase and installation at People’s Community Center in Tacoma, Wash. Portable artworks include two-dimensional pieces that fall within certain eligibility guidelines. Media can include, but is not limited to: painting, drawing, works on paper, photography, printmaking, digital, collage, mosaics, fiber, mixed-media, and wall-mountable low-relief sculpture.

Applicants must be artists of color, live in Pierce County and be 18 years or older. Artists with… Read More

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