The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, October 05, 2015 This Week's Paper

Port of Tacoma Commissioners are expected to consider a request to purchase five new straddle carriers to replace older cargo-handling equipment at a meeting on Thursday.

Commissioners also will consider design work for a stormwater treatment system at the West Hylebos log yard.

After the action agenda, commissioners will also receive a progress report on developing a Land Use and Transportation Plan to support the Port’s 2012-2022 Strategic Plan.

The proposed purchase and planning review come at a time when the port is posting strong gains in containerized traffic from…

Port terminals back in operation today after fatal accident yesterday

All Port of Tacoma terminals are back in operation today following a fatal accident at Pierce County Terminal Tuesday.

A member of ILWU Local 23 employed with Pacific Crane Maintenance Co. died during routine maintenance on a crane at the terminal.

The state Department of Laborand Industries is investigating the cause of the accident.

The City of Tacoma is developing a conceptual design for the conversion of the former Prairie Line rail corridor into a pedestrian/bicycle corridor and linear park through the heart of Downtown Tacoma and down to the Foss.

A presentation about the project is set for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 14 at Tacoma Art Museum.

First group of Tacoma residents begin every-other-week collection

The City of Tacoma’s Solid Waste Management rolled out the first trucks for every- other-week garbage collection this week.

As the city makes the shift to this new service customers will automatically receive double their current garbage capacity with either a new double-sized container or a second same-sized container.

Every-other-week collection will be implemented across the city in phases through November of this year. Find more information about Tacoma’s every-other-week garbage collection at

As everyone already knows, March 3 was declared national “If Pets Had Thumbs Day.” So that seems as good a reason as any to have a pet-themed photo contest.

The rules are simple. Readers emailed in photos of their pets with a caption of what they thought their pet was thinking at the time.

Now it is your turn to vote on the best photo and caption. The photos will then be posted online and on Facebook. The photo with the most votes, either through “likes” or comments, by March 15 will be the winner. The winners will be announced March 18.

The top winner will receive…

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