The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, December 08, 2016 This Week's Paper

Washington State's Amber Alert system has issued an alert for people to be on the lookout for a 16-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy who were abducted in Boulevard, Calif. and believed to be on their way to Canada in a car driven by a 40-year-old man.

The Washington State Patrol is looking for Hannah Anderson is described as white, with blonde hair and blue eyes and 5 feet, 7 inches. The boy, Ethan Anderson, is described as white, with sandy hair and believed to be 4-feet-11 and about 65 lbs.

Authorities said that the teen and boy may be in the company of James DiMaggio, a white… Read More

Bruce Burnside has a sizable lead of 48.2 percent of the vote in his bid to retain his spot on the Fife School Board. He is challenged by Enid T. Duncan and John C. West, both with 26 percent of the vote in early returns.

Only the top two vote getters will face the Nov. 5 general election.

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Election results

Turn out in the primary election on Tuesday sits at about 17 percent of the registered voters in early returns.

On Tacoma’s ballot was a Port of Tacoma Commissioner’s race, with incumbent Connie Bacon taking a decisive lead with 49 percent of the vote, followed by Eric Holdeman with 23 percent and Dave Dormier with 20 percent. Andre Young trailed with just 5 percent. Young is a convicted sex offender who spent much of his life behind bars until he was released in 2010.

Bacon is a long-time port watcher, 16-year veteran of the commission and the former director of the World… Read More

Foss Waterway Seaport selects Wesley Wenhardt as new Executive Director

The Foss Waterway Seaport—the Puget Sound's premier maritime heritage, education and event center—is pleased to announce Wesley Wenhardt has been appointed to lead the Seaport as Executive Director effective Aug. 12.

Wesley brings his enthusiasm and extensive experience in the development and leadership of nationally and internationally regarded museums and cultural attractions. Wesley has held executive positions with the Vancouver Maritime Museum, in Vancouver, Canada; the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, Canada; Auckland Museum in New Zealand; and The Tech Museum of Innovation… Read More

Rider sweepstakes kicks off Tacoma Link 10-year anniversary

Sound Transit will kick off the 10-year anniversary of the start of service for Tacoma Link with an enter-to-win contest that begins this Thursday.

Service on the 1.6-mile light rail line from the Tacoma Dome Station to the Theatre District began Aug. 22, 2003.

“Sound Transit is proud of the 10 years of service Tacoma Link has provided to downtown and Dome District residents and businesses,” said Pat McCarthy, Chair of the Sound Transit Board of Directors and Pierce County Executive. “Since Tacoma Link began operation, more than nine million riders have used the service.… Read More

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