The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, February 13, 2016 This Week's Paper
Polar Bear day at PDZA means new local contest for businesses

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium wants to reward local businesses for their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, thereby helping reduce the effects of climate change that threatens the sea ice on Polar Bears hunt. It is is International Polar Bear Day after all.

Nominations are now being accepted for the brand new Polar Bear “Paw of Approval” award, which recognizes environmental stewardship in this area by Pierce County businesses. The award program is a joint effort of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, the Sustainable Tacoma…

Urban Land Institute officials are en route to Tacoma for MLK Corridor visit

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, and key staff from both the City of Tacoma and Sound Transit, will be joined March 4 through March 7 by representatives of the Urban Land Institute, planners and urban design specialists from across the country, and officials from the cities of Hartford, Conn., Louisville, Ky. and Austin, Texas. The visiting delegation will inspect and tour Tacoma’s Martin Luther King, Jr. corridor to formulate and suggest development strategies.

The visit comes just in time as the corridor is under review for an expansion of the Sound Transit Link light rail system.

Lincoln student set to enter UW this fall

Laryce Toleafoa, a senior at Lincoln High School, is having a good day. She learned this morning in a ceremony at school that the University of Washington Tacoma has accepted her application for admission starting in September. Laryce, overjoyed by the news, said she will be the first one in her family to go to college.

What helped make today possible for Laryce and more than 100 other graduating seniors of our high schools was a new partnership between Tacoma Public Schools and UWT called "Pathway to Promise."

The partnership aims to dramatically increase the number of students…

Mayan tiger cub remains in guarded condition from unknown illness

An endangered Malayan tiger cub remains in guarded condition at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium today as a team of veterinarians works to uncover the cause of his sudden illness.

Veterinarians continue extensive diagnostic testing in their ongoing effort to pin down what caused 6‐month‐old Berani to fall ill Monday afternoon, zoo general curator Karen Goodrowe Beck said.

Berani remains sedated as the veterinary team, led by head veterinarian Dr. Karen Wolf, works to keep him comfortable, treat him for breathing difficulties and regulate his temperature. Members of the zoological…

The Tacoma Farmers Market is holding an art contest to gain local, creative art for our 2013 market media.

The winning artwork will be chosen by the Tacoma Farmers Market for the 2013 poster and all other promotional material, thus the market will hold all reproduction rights.

The winning designer will receive $250 in market money (tokens) and credit for the design.

Rules of Contest:
• Art work is encouraged in any two-dimensional media not to exceed 11 x 17 inches.
• Art work must represent…

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