The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber named finalist for national nod

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives is conducting its “Chamber of the Year” awards process, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is among the top four finalists.

ACCE President and Chief Executive Officer Mick Fleming said, “Applicants have already proven themselves worthy of emulation and praise by the time they reach finalist status. Only chambers meeting certain benchmarks are even invited to apply, so becoming a finalist is a big deal. In each case, the chamber’s numbers are good, their highlighted programs are strong and their impact on businesses and communities… Read More

Video News: Sheriff calls for more deputies, ferry adds runs
Bail set at $50,000 for high priority offender

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged high-priority offender, David Keith Legge, 52, with Burglary the Second Degree. The court set bail at $50,000.

“The goal of the High-Priority Offender Program is to make our community safer and reduce crime by focusing resources on the small percentage of offenders who are committing a large percentage of the crimes," said Prosecutor Lindquist.

The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Legge with two counts of Identify Theft in the First Degree and two counts of Forgery on May 11, 2016. At the time of his arrest for the… Read More

Tacoma Avenue South Bridge is Now Open

After a nearly 16 month closure, the City of Tacoma has reopened the Tacoma Avenue South Bridge, located between Center and Delin streets. The bridge is now open to all vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

This closure was necessary to reconstruct the bridge deck, guardrails, replace the girders and paint the steel members of the over 80-year-old bridge. Traffic lanes have also been re-configured to three vehicular lanes and two bicycle lanes and wider sidewalks were added.

Total project cost was at $12 million and funding came from the Federal Highway Bridge Program,… Read More

FWDA Board taps new director

The Foss Waterway Development Authority Board of Directors has announced that Norm Gollub is the new executive director of the authority.  Gollub, formerly of Sarasota, Florida, will report on June 23 to take the helm.  
“The board and selection committee were very impressed with the combination of Norm's attributes, skills, and experience," said Jay Jetter, board president. "He wore three different hats in his previous position in Sarasota, and we feel that his experience in economic development, public-private partnerships, and marketing will allow him to continue… Read More

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