The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, June 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
State set to crack down on ‘pot bars’

The Washington State Liquor Control Board opened a rule-making talk today to address consumption of marijuana in liquor licensed establishments, like the Stonegate in South Tacoma.

Section 21 of Initiative 502 states: It is unlawful to open a package containing marijuana, useable marijuana, or a marijuana-infused product, or consume marijuana, useable marijuana, or a marijuana-infused product, in view of the general public.

A person who violates this section is guilty… Read More

Work on Meridian railroad crossing to close street in Puyallup

City of Puyallup and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway are working to rehabilitate three railroad crossings during the next few months, and road closures will be required to complete the construction.

The restoration project will begin with the crossing at Meridian on the weekend of April 12. Meridian will be closed for construction to all vehicular traffic beginning on April 12 at 5:30 p.m. and will re-open on the morning of April 15 at 7 a.m. The roadway will be open during the span of the Spring Fair, which starts April 18.

The rehabilitation process will involve removal… Read More

Trade watchers to host export forum

With 95 percent of potential customers living outside the United States, exporting goods and services makes great sense and can add significantly to a firm’s bottom line.

The Pierce County Economic Development Department and the World Trade Center Tacoma are teaming up to host an Export Forum this month to help businesses succeed.

Washington State Commerce Director Brian Bonlender will be the keynote speaker at this annual event. Participants will learn about exporting from private companies and federal, state and local experts.

The event is free, so join other business… Read More

Kits has landed

Tacoma Weekly's own Kathleen Merryman and a group of fellow travelers has landed in Biot, France for a visit to Tacoma's newest Sister City.

You can follower the adventures on Tumblr at

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The blogosphere is all abuzz and atwitter following local news reports that State Farm is continuing negotiations to lease the Russell Investment building and other Class A spaces nearby to house about 2,000 workers for claims processing.

While few folks at the table are talking on the record about the negotiations, word has trickled out since January. The latest news blitz comes after Frank Russell Investments negotiated an early termination of its lease with the building’s owner Ilahie Holdings that took effect in March. That deal frees up the building for a new tenant, or tenants,… Read More

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