The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Greater Tacoma Foundation announces $1.5 million to local efforts

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has announced that its Board of Directors has approved $1,568,812 in grants.

These funds, which are for programmatic and operating use, include Vibrant Community grants, anchor grants, and donor-advised grants approved at its April Board meeting. This brings the year-to-date funding to more than $2.9 million in grants and scholarships for fiscal year 2013.

“Through our individual and collective giving, we’re investing in positive change throughout our community,” said Rose Lincoln Hamilton, President & CEO of The Greater Tacoma… Read More

May is ‘Puget Sound Starts Here’ Month

Since May is Puget Sound Starts Here Month, come out at the ball game and help celebrate how much Puget Sound means to the community.

Join the 2nd annual Puget Sound Starts Here Night at the Mariners on Saturday, May 11 at 6:10 p.m. at Safeco Field. Discount tickets are available and come with a commemorative Mariners and Puget Sound Starts Here hat. Go to to purchase discount tickets and use the special offer code “salmon.” We all count on Puget Sound. Let’s make our actions count. See… Read More

Kali is her name, being cute is her game

A 3-week-old endangered Sumatran tiger cub made her first public appearance at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium this morning. She also got her name, Kali (pronounced KAH-lee).

“She’s spunky, robust and energetic,” zoo staff biologist Steven Ok said. “She has a lot of upper body strength. She’s still just a little cub, but she’s already moving around well.”

The tiger was born April 17 to mom Jaya. Malosi is her father.

Single-cub litters occur in about 22 percent of Sumatran tiger births, statistics show.

Kali weighed about 2.5 pounds at birth and now… Read More

Deadline looms to register for Puget Sound Amateur golf championship

Local golfers are preparing to test their skills against the top amateurs in the region at the 48th annual Puget Sound Amateur, to be held May 18-19 at Lake Spanaway Golf Course and Chambers Bay.

Players will compete in a 36-hole stroke play format for up to $9,000 in prizes and the title of 2013 Puget Sound Amateur Champion. Registration is $180, and space is limited to the first 156 paid entries.

The deadline to register is Monday, May 13. Registration forms are available at: and

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Emergency Management wins top award for school safety program

Pierce County Emergency Management’s school emergency preparedness program was just awarded the Exemplary National School Safety Program Award for innovative training in local schools. The ‘Pierce County All Hazards Emergency Preparedness Training Program for Schools’ was chosen for its all hazard emergency preparedness approach to school safety. This prestigious award will be presented by the School Safety Advocacy Council at its national conference in July.

The Pierce County All Hazards Emergency Preparedness Training Program for Schools, developed in 2007 as a collaborative effort… Read More

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