The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, April 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Tacoma’s container volumes jump 47 percent in February

Containerized imports and exports through the Port of Tacoma waters saw double-digit growth last month, pushing container volumes up 47 percent compared to the same month last year.

Full containerized imports posted the most dramatic increase with a 62-percent gain to 114,176 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units). Exports rose 41 percent to 81,567 TEUs.

The surge in international container volumes reflects shippers preparing for Lunar New Year, when factories in several Asian countries that export to the U.S. close their doors for one to two weeks. The holiday fell in mid-February this… Read More

Judith Cullen will be reading from the recently released “A Trio of Irish Tales,” as well as from the about-to-be-released “Reflections from The Golden Wheel” on Saturday at United Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public.

Listeners can simply sit back and listen as the stories unfold. Cullen will then field questions.

Cullen is a Northwest artist, storyteller, and author who has been part of the Puget Sound Theater community for more than 20 years. To learn more about her and her work as an author and storyteller visit Read More

Round Table Pizza in Tacoma is matching donations dollar-for-dollar up to $10 to help Wilson High School's Music Boosters buy replacement instruments. Simply “click n’ give” to the Music Boosters using GIVINGtrax and Round Table Pizza will match your donation. Click here to learn more:
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The City of Tacoma's Neighborhood and Community Services Department has released its 2013-2014 Mental Health Chemical Dependency Application to support human services projects. Priorities include community based care, programs targeted to help youth, and services to avoid the use of costly interventions for the mentally ill or chemically dependent such as jail, emergency rooms and hospitals. The amount of funding available for projects is estimated to be $1.7 million. Contracts will last 18 months, from July 1, through Dec. 31, 2014.

"When the City Council unanimously supported a one-tenth… Read More

Tacoma police have arrested a man for the assault on a Tacoma day care center worker on Monday.

The Tender Heart Learning Center worker was reportedly opening the center when a man entered the building under the guise of wanting more information about enrollment. He then savagely attacked her, leaving her so battered that she had to be rushed to the hospital after she was located.

Police reportedly found forensic evidence at the scene that led them to the suspect, who is also under investigation for other violent and predatory crimes.

The SWAT team arrested a man in Tacoma… Read More

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