The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, December 09, 2016 This Week's Paper

Sound Transit’s Sounder trains will serve three special events this weekend, making it easy for military parade attendees and sports fans to avoid weekend gridlock and save on gas and parking.

A special Sounder train will depart the Lakewood and South Tacoma stations on Saturday at 3 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. respectively, delivering parade goers to Freighthouse Square in Tacoma in plenty of time for “Celebrating Military Service” festivities that begin at 5 p.m.

The parade, which is being hosted by the City of Tacoma and the Daffodil Festival, starts at 6 p.m. The return train… Read More

Tacoma Public Schools parents can now use MEAL APP NOW via the Internet to apply for free and reduced-price school meals for their children for the 2013-2014 school year. Apply soon to make sure your children do not miss meals if they are eligible for free or reduced-price breakfast and/or lunch school meals.
Fast and convenient, MEAL APP NOW eliminates lost paper applications and provides the school district with immediate access to completed applications for prompt processing. You can access this quick and secure program 24/7. 
Access MEAL APP NOW by clicking this link: www.mealappnow.com/mantec.… Read More

Washington “eight-for-eight” on AMBER Alerts

State officials and broadcasters are hailing the effectiveness of the AMBER Alert system, in the wake of eight successful activations and recoveries so far in 2013.

Nationwide, the AMBER Alert system has led to the successful recovery of 656 children since its inception.

“The value of the AMBER Alert system in these recoveries cannot be overstated. Timely public awareness was crucial and directly helped law enforcement safely recover these abducted children,” said State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste. “The AMBER Alert system is a true partnership between law enforcement and… Read More

Tacoma Link celebrates 10 years, 9.4 million riders

Sound Transit celebrates 10 years of light rail service on Tacoma Link tomorrow with rider appreciation events at all six Tacoma Link stations.

Sound Transit Board Chair and Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy will be joined by Sound Transit Board members Marilyn Strickland, Mayor of Tacoma; Mary Moss, Lakewood City Councilmember; and Dave Enslow, Mayor of Sumner, to greet riders at the Union Station platform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and hop aboard the train as part of the celebration.

“Today marks an exciting milestone in the evolution of light rail service in Pierce… Read More

Port of Tacoma container volumes up through July, although growth moderates

Nearly 1.1 million containers have crossed Port of Tacoma docks through July, marking a 24 percent increase year to date.

Despite the gain on the year, container volume growth appears to be moderating, as expected. International volumes had posted double-digit gains through the first six months of the year but grew only 3 percent last month. With lagging domestic volumes factored in, overall container growth was flat compared to July 2012.

The tempered growth was expected. July marked the first month-over-month comparison that included the Grand Alliance in both the 2013 and 2012… Read More

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