The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 This Week's Paper
New transit service, major I-5 ramp closure covered in Pierce County News video

Pierce County News for the week of April 18 includes clips on transit to rural Pierce County, WSDOT plans to close 38th southbound mall exit and free car inspections for possible oil leaks.

The 20-minute newscast is produced by PCTV and can be seen on channel 22 Comcast and Click! Watch Pierce County News every day at 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., or online anytime at www.piercecountytv.org/pcn.

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Most cargo categories increase in March at Port of Tacoma

Port of Tacoma's container volumes are up 37 percent to 469,233 TEUs year to date through March.

Demand for industrial machinery, furniture, auto parts and electronics pushed full import container volumes up nearly 52 percent to 172,421 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units). Growth in agricultural and wood products contributed to a 39 percent jump in full containerized exports to 134,867 TEUs.

Domestic volumes to Alaska and Hawaii grew to 103,458 TEUs, improving 7 percent on the year.

Other cargo categories posting year-to-date gains through March include:

Intermodal lifts… Read More

If you love stomach-twisting experiences and are exceptionally creative, the Washington State Fair has a contest for you! A new looping inversion coaster is screaming into Puyallup to make its debut at the Washington State Fair, Sept. 6-22, 2013 and it needs a name. Wouldn’t you love to be THE person who created a name that would go down in Fair history?
A contest kicks off today and runs through May 8, 2013 at midnight, PDT. Ideas are accepted by those 13 years or older at the Spring Fair in Puyallup, April 18-21 at the Washington State Fair booth in Sleep Country ShowPlex, by… Read More

Lonergan seeks second term

Tacoma City Council Member Joe Lonergan has announced he is seeking re-election to the Fifth District seat, representing voters South of 56th Street and West of McKinley.

“I surveyed the voters four years ago and then went to work on their priorities,” Lonergan said. “Several goals have been accomplished, but more remains to be done.”

Lonergan, 36, served last year as Deputy Mayor of Tacoma and is currently chair of the Government Performance and Finance Committee. He also represents Tacoma as Vice Chair of South Sound 911, the Zoo-Trek Authority and the Tacoma Gang Reduction… Read More

Puyallup River Clean-Up seeks volunteers on April 20

On Earth Day and beyond, Pierce County residents can go green as they tackle their spring cleaning to-do list.

“Indoors and outdoors, sometimes the products and methods we use to clean and spruce up our homes can be harmful to our family and the environment,” said Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy. “Citizens can make simple changes as they tackle spring cleaning that are healthier for both.”

Before working on their own property, residents are invited to help keep Pierce County’s waterways healthy. On Earth Day, which is April 20, Trout Unlimited and Pierce County are… Read More

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