The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 This Week's Paper
State Patrol warns of dangers of playing Pokemon Go while driving

The Washington State Patrol issues a release warning drivers against playing Pokemon Go while driving.

A new study, according to the release, shows the extent of the problem. The Journal of the American Medical Association released a national report on Friday which tracked 14 Pokémon Go-related crashes over a 10 day period in July of this year.  The researchers correlated driver’s tweets with crash data found on news reports.

According to the study:

  • 18 percent of tweets indicated a person was playing and driving (“omg I’m catching Pokémon and driving”)
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Forum provides businesses opportunity to work with government

Businesses looking to win government contracts have that opportunity at the Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum. This free event takes place Thursday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon at the McGavick Conference Center located on the campus of Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, in Lakewood.

Participants can learn first-hand how to register and compete for contracts with federal, state, and local government agencies, meet one-on-one with purchasing agents, network with other Pierce County business owners and managers, and participate in breakout sessions.

George… Read More

Learn the lost art of stick shifting at car museum this weekend

Hagerty, the largest classic car insurer in the world, will have classic cars on hand at LeMay: America's Car Museum on Saturday to provide teens and young adults with the increasingly rare opportunity to receive hands-on instruction about manual-shift transmissions on how to drive some of the most iconic classic cars on the road.

Students will learn the lost art of operating a stick shift on a closed-course.

First introduced in 2011, the Hagerty Driving Experience has introduced hundreds of teens to the… Read More

Non-peak ferry rates start next month

Non-peak season fare rates start Oct. 1 for Pierce County Ferry passengers. Drivers of passenger vehicles will see their rates decrease from the peak-season rate of $23.85 to the non-peak rate of $18.35, while motorcyclists will see a decrease from $12.95 to $9.95. 

The five-trip pass for vehicles will remain $73.40, while the five-trip pass for motorcycles will remain $39.70. Walk-on passenger rates are the same year-round, and bicycles can be walked on at no extra cost.

The Pierce County Ferry provides service between Steilacoom, Anderson Island and Ketron Island. Non-peak… Read More

Pair arraigned for thefts from senior community

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s office has arraigned Russell Glen Grover, 33, and Adrienne L. Van Arsdale, 33, on charges related to multiple thefts from a senior community called The Lakes.

“Cases like this are why we started our Elder Abuse Unit,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “We are committed to protecting our elders, and we seek long sentences for those who prey upon them.”

Grover is charged with Residential Burglary and four counts of Trafficking Stolen Property in the First Degree. Van Arsdale is charged with one count of Trafficking Stolen Property in the First… Read More

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