The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, January 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Power sends crew to help with California storm repairs

Four, four-person crews from Tacoma Power will drive to northern California to help the region recover from storms and flooding that have left many without power.
Through a mutual aid request, Pacific Gas and Electric said it needs help from up to 50 crews from other western U.S. utilities. Tacoma Power crews will drive 550 miles to a gathering area in Humboldt County, near Eureka. They’ll get some rest and begin work tomorrow morning.

Tacoma Power will send a total of 17 employees, four bucket trucks, two derricks and four pickups. 

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Smith elected president of the Metro Parks Board

At its first meeting of the new year this week, the five-member Metro Parks Board of Commissioners chose Andrea Smith to serve as president for the coming year.

“It’s an exciting time to be a Metro Parks commissioner,” Smith said. “We’re making sure that projects promised to the public become reality. I’m especially eager to see the new peninsula park at Point Defiance. Also not to be missed: Wilson Way, the elevated bike-pedestrian trail linking Ruston Way and Point Defiance Park. The views of Mount Rainier and Tacoma will be breathtaking.”

Smith, a lifelong… Read More

Snow Expected in Tacoma today

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow. Tacoma is expected to get up to two inches of snow. The advisory is in effect through 1 p.m. today. For more information on winter preparedness, visit the inclement weather webpage

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Anti-Trafficking month prompts screening of ‘Long Night’


National Anti-Trafficking month will be marked locally with a screening of " The Long Night," at 7 p.m. on Jan. 20 at 206 North J St. across from Group Health. The screening is free but donations will be accepted.
“If you thought slavery was a thing of the past, think again. Everywhere there is cell phone reception, underage American children of all social strata are being bought and sold for sex in our country,” said Jill Goodman, President of Washington Engage’s Board of Directors.  “Sex trafficking of women and children is now surpassing elicit drug sales… Read More

Are you a poet and want others to know it? Become the city’s Poet Laureate

The Tacoma Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the seventh annual Tacoma Poet Laureate program. The application deadline is on Monday, Feb. 27.

The individual selected as Tacoma Poet Laureate will hold the title for two years – from May 2017 to April 2019 – and receive a $4,000 stipend for advancing and actively contributing to Tacoma’s literary community in meaningful ways through readings, performances, workshops, presentations, publications and/or special projects. This individual will also participate in Tacoma Arts Month each October and help produce the 2019… Read More

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