The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, July 24, 2016 This Week's Paper
Pierce County Ferry out of service until further notice

The Pierce County Ferry is expected to be out of service most of Feb. 29 following electrical issues on the M/V Steilacoom II.

The ferry lost steering controls on one engine as it departed Steilacoom at 5:45 a.m. for the first run of the day. The ferry returned to the dock, where crews found damage to the steering electrical panel. Repair technicians arrived onsite around 9:30 a.m. to assess the damage.

“We apologize to our ferry riders for this inconvenience,” said Deb Wallace, Pierce County Public Works airport and ferry administrator. “We are working with our repair technicians… Read More

UPS names Seattle University Provost as President Elect

The University of Puget Sound Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Isiaah Crawford, Ph.D., provost of Seattle University, as president-elect of Puget Sound.

Crawford will become the university’s 14th president on July 1, succeeding current President Ronald R. Thomas, who is completing his 13th year of service and the successful implementation of a strategic plan that has secured Puget Sound’s reputation as one of the country’s leading national liberal arts colleges.

Following an extensive national search that included a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates,… Read More

Looking at how ‘The Big One’ will impact Pierce County

The sky may not be falling but the earth may be shaking. By many estimates Pierce County is likely to experience a major earthquake in the near future. That historic event – a possible 9.0 quake – could be tomorrow or 100 years from now. No one knows when.

“Surviving the Really Big One” examines what a 9.0 earthquake will look like and its aftermath in Pierce County with a specific focus for older adults and individuals with disabilities. The presentation will review how roads, utilities and services will likely be interrupted and the length of stoppage. We will also present important… Read More

Workshop explains Social Security retirement changes in 2016

Social Security continues to be a key part of how Americans ensure their financial security after they retire. Congress made some substantial changes to the program that take effect in 2016. For people preparing to start their Social Security benefits, these changes may impact their retirement plans. A few simple tips might save thousands of dollars. And for those currently receiving Social Security benefits, there may be ways to increase the benefits in the long term.

“Social Security: What You Need to Know” is a fast-paced, one-hour presentation for anyone anticipating their benefits… Read More

City Works to Update Marijuana Regulations to Comply With New State Laws

On Wednesday, March 2, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on potential marijuana code amendments, at 5 p.m. in the Tacoma Municipal Building Council Chambers (747 Market St., 1st Floor). This hearing will provide information and seek public input on potential amendments to Tacoma’s land use regulations for the production, processing, and retail and medical uses of marijuana.

The potential amendments are intended to provide regulatory guidance for City of Tacoma’s review of marijuana license applications from the Washington State Liquor Control Board. In addition,… Read More

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