The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 This Week's Paper
Cobain Doc Debuts at Grand Friday, Special Even to Follow Tuesday

Nirvana captivated the world in the 1990’s, and true music fans know the band has strong ties to Tacoma. The Grand Cinema will open Cobain: Montage of Heck, the new Nirvana documentary, for a limited run starting Friday, Aug. 14.

After the Tuesday, Aug. 18 screening at 6:45 p.m., Wade Neal, founding member of the Tacoma band Seaweed – and also one of two new Assistant Executive Directors at the Grand - will lead an open discussion with Jim May, founder of the Community World Theater, a vibrant cultural icon that was the focal point for PNW…

TOTE announces plans to convert vessel to natural gas

Totem Ocean Trailer Express announced that it has signed a contract with Keppel Offshore & Marine for the conversion of the Midnight Sun to dual fuel liquefied natural gas propulsion. This is the world’s first major conversion of a large RO/RO vessel to LNG. The work will begin in December and is expected to be completed in 90 days.

Once complete, the Midnight Sun will emit fewer air and greenhouse gas emissions. Her sister ship, the North Star, is expected to be converted by 2017.

Totem will be the first in North America to begin the conversion to natural gas. Totem Ocean…

Once a month, the Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health allows concerned citizens to voice their opinions. Tomorrow – Wednesday, Aug. 5 – those who wish to give, or hear, public commentary on e-cigarettes are invited to join up there with the Pink Lung Brigade for “Awareness Wednesday,” 3-5 p.m. The Health Department is located at 3629 S. D St.

Full weekend of SR 167 closure across Puyallup River begins Aug. 7

Drivers who rely on the State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridges (Meridian) are encouraged to plan for delays and alternate routes during the weekend of Aug.7.

Both the northbound and southbound SR 167 bridges that span the Puyallup River will be closed to traffic while crews relocate an obsolete steel truss bridge.

County outlines strategy for enforcing marijuana violations

By July 1, 2016, all unlicensed marijuana sales operations in unincorporated Pierce County – medical and recreational – must close. That message has been delivered to county landlords, business owners and operators whose establishments involve the burgeoning marijuana market.

Pierce County’s Marijuana Enforcement Policy Task Force, a collaborative effort made up of representatives from the County Executive’s office, the County Council, the County Prosecutor’s office, Planning and Land Services, Pierce County Responds, and the Sheriff’s department, began issuing letters of…

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