The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 This Week's Paper

Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will close Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
The City's landfill, recycling center and household hazardous waste facility (3510 S. Mullen St.) will close on Thursday, July 4, and reopen on Friday, July 5. The facility’s normal operating hours are from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Garbage, recycling and yard/food waste pick-ups will be a day late, with Thursday pick-ups occurring Friday and Friday pick-ups occurring Saturday. Read More

City of Puyallup Receives Finance Award

The City of Puyallup has been awarded the ‘Distinguished Budget Presentation Award’ by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for the 2013 fiscal year annual budget. This award is the highest form of recognition in government budgeting and represents a significant achievement by the City of Puyallup.

The City’s budget document was examined by a panel of independent reviewers and satisfied all nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well a budget serves as: a policy… Read More

New Tacoma Walmart Marks Milestone

he new Walmart store in Tacoma, scheduled to open this summer, moves closer to completion as associates now begin stocking shelves in preparation for its grand opening. The approximately 148,000-square-foot store, located at 1965 S. Union Ave., will include a full line of groceries and a wide assortment of merchandise.

“With major construction complete, we are headed into the home stretch for our grand opening,” said store manager Adam Fann. “We are proud of our new store and look forward to welcoming members of the community to come visit us.”

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Washington ranks second in cell service taxes, fees

Earlier this year, the think tank Tax Foundation released a study detailing the wireless service tax and fee rates in the U.S.

This week, the map that details the state and local tax and fee rates on wireless service. The average state and local rate is 11.36 percent.

Oregon has the lowest rate at 1.85 percent, and is tailed closely by Nevada at 2.13 percent and Idaho at 2.28 percent. Nebraska has the highest rate at 18.67 percent, and is followed closely by Washington at 18.62 percent and New York at 17.85 percent.… Read More

Parts of Chambers Creek beach to close during removal of pilings

Parts of Chambers Creek beach to close during removal of pilings

Portions of a public beach will close for about three weeks in July while Pierce County removes approximately 200 derelict creosote pilings from the shoreline along Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place.

Work will begin July 8 at the south portion of the beach, including the off-leash dog area, and move north. Beach access will be restricted in the immediate area surrounding the work.

The pilings were part of structures such as piers that were used to bring raw materials out to barges for transport… Read More

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