The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, September 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Tacoma preps to weigh in on lawsuit over water initiatives

The City of Tacoma will be formally responding to a lawsuit filed by the Port of Tacoma, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and the Tacoma-Pierce County Economic Development Board. The city is named as a defendant alongside the backers of two citizen initiatives pertaining to large-volume industrial water usage.

Both citizen initiatives require that applications for water service of one million gallons or more of water use per day be placed on the ballot at the next general election for voter approval, that the applicant for water service pay associated election costs, and that… Read More

City of Tacoma Surveys 9,200 Local Businesses

In support of the City Council’s continued efforts to help Tacoma’s businesses succeed, the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department is conducting an online survey of all local businesses to learn what's working, what isn't, and how City staff can be of assistance.

“This week, our 9,200 Tacoma businesses will receive a letter regarding this survey from Mayor Marilyn Strickland,” said Community and Economic Development Department Director Ricardo Noguera. “We hope to hear from every single one of them, as this survey will help inform how we move forward… Read More

Port seeks to invalidate water initiatives as signatures are gathered

The Port of Tacoma filed a lawsuit today asking Pierce County Superior Court to declare invalid two proposed initiatives currently gathering signatures.

The two ballot initiatives are spearheaded by a group calling itself Save Tacoma Water. The measures, which attempt to amend Tacoma’s city charter and municipal code, seek a public vote on potential developments that would use 1 million gallons of water or more per day from Tacoma Water.

The Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County and the… Read More

Slipknot delays upcoming appearance in Auburn

Medical issues have caused alt-metal band Slipknot to postpone its scheduled June 11 appearance at Auburn's White River Amphitheatre. The band announced that leader Corey Taylor had recently undergone “unplanned spinal surgery” leading to the delay in launching their tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice and Men.  
Taylor posted the following message on his Facebook page:

“Regretfully, I'm sending this to our fans to inform you that we will be postponing the first couple of weeks of our upcoming U.S tour. Unfortunately, I had to undergo an unplanned spinal surgery.… Read More

Sound Transit approves faster transit package

The Sound Transit Board has unanimously approved changes to the Sound Transit 3 plan that will speed up light rail extensions by two to five years and add projects in Renton, Kirkland and North Seattle.

“The public sent us a clear message: We want light rail and other high-capacity mass transit, and we want it as soon as possible. That’s exactly what the Sound Transit Board approved today,” said Sound Transit Board Chair and King County Executive Dow Constantine. “We’ll continue to work with cities, communities and other partners to deliver… Read More

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