The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 This Week's Paper
State Farm to hire over 250 new local workers

State Farm plans to add more than 200 new employees in Tacoma and some 50 new employees in DuPont in early 2017. The insurance company will host a career fair on Jan. 11, at Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma.  

Event Details:
What: State Farm Career Fair
When: Wednesday, Jan. 11: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma

“We’re seeking applicants for full and part-time positions in claims,” said State Farm spokesman Brad Hilliard. “It is a new year, and this is a great time to jump into a new career.”Read More

Workshops show how to live fully with diabetes

With the start of the New Year, it’s a good time to kick off paying closer attention to our physical health. More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes and 25 percent of them don’t know it. At the same time, 86 million are living with prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2013 (and may be underreported). It is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and adult-onset blindness. More than 20 percent… Read More

‘Year of the Red Rooster’ celebration set for Jan. 29

Business owners and other community leaders in the Lincoln International Business District will host the 2017 Lunar New Year Celebration on January 29, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.between Yakima Avenue and South 38th Street in Tacoma.

"The Lincoln International Business District continues to be on the rise," said District 4 Council Member Marty Campbell. "The annual Lunar New Year Celebration will kick off what promises to be a big year for the district, as work on the streetscape and underground utilities begins in March and we see the area further evolve.”

Event attendees… Read More

Nominations City of Destiny Awards are being accepted

Nominations for the City of Tacoma’s 32nd Annual City of Destiny Awards, which spotlights exceptional volunteers who have worked to drive Tacoma forward, are being accepted now through Feb. 3.

Eligibility requirements for the award categories – which includes a new Disability Advocate Award category in 2017 – are available on the current nomination form. The form is also available in hard copy upon request through Kala Dralle in the Special Events Office at or (253) 573-2523.

Since 1987, the City of Tacoma has honored more than 200 outstanding local… Read More

City accepting applications for Citizen Police Advisory Committee

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill four positions on the Citizen Police Advisory Committee, consisting of one at-large position, one youth position, and one position each for residents of City Council Districts 1 and 5.

The Committee is an advisory panel to the City Council as it pertains to Tacoma Police Department policy. Members are responsible for conducting policy review; reviewing trends in complaint investigation and statistical reports; and engaging in community outreach. Members are recommended by the Community Vitality and Safety Committee and appointed by the City Council.… Read More

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