The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, July 28, 2017 This Week's Paper

“Friends of the Holidays,” a 100 percent volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to providing meals to Pierce County low-income families during the December holiday season, is now in its 15th year and will be hosting its second music benefit for 2013.
Through Friends of the Holidays’ first 14 years, they have provided support to over 4,900 families throughout this region as well as Emergency Food Network and St. Leo’s Food Connection. This year, The Friends will be holding two events to support their cause and assist as many families as they can. In order to… Read More

The Gorge adds second installment of Sasquatch! for 2014

Festivals that happen only once a year are *soooooo* 2012. Yeah, we're talking to you Coachella and Bonaroo.

In 2014, local music fans will party at Sasquatch! Festival twice, Live Nation announced today. For more than a decade, the Gorge Amphitheatre's yearly indie-rock showcase has served as unofficial pre-funk for summer concert season, and it will return to its usual Memorial Day weekend slot next year, from May 23 to 25. What's new for 2014, though, is a second Fourth of July weekend installment that is scheduled for July 4 to 6.

Each installment will have separate lineups,… Read More

Car ramming leads to police chase

On Nov. 25, at around 2:47 a.m., a woman called 911 to report that a friend of hers was intentionally ramming her parked vehicle and trying to break out her vehicle windows in the 300 block of South Ninth Street.

As Tacoma Police responded to the area, the female began yelling that the friend was ramming her vehicle and the suspect fled the scene. Police attempted to make a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle, but the suspect failed to stop. Police from various jurisdictions responded to assist and continued to attempt to stop the vehicle, which was entering into the City of Puyallup.… Read More

City Manager Formally Appoints Directors for Public Works and Planning & Development Services

Tacoma City Manager T.C. Broadnax formally announced the appointments of Kurtis Kingsolver to the position of Public Works director, and Peter Huffman to the position of Planning & Development Services director. Both were serving on an interim basis, and will step into their new roles effective Dec. 2.

“Kurtis brings a solid background in civil engineering and hands-on management experience to our Public Works Department,” said Broadnax. “And Peter’s deep understanding of planning and development issues – as well as the breadth of his experience – make him very well qualified… Read More

Tacoma-based Columbia Bank has announced the launch of its 20-year anniversary campaign to commemorate its two decades of history and legacy of community support in the Pacific Northwest, with a variety of celebrations this December.

Columbia Bank will grant a total of $20,000 to three charities throughout the bank's footprint in Washington and Oregon. Beginning today, the contest will encourage community members to nominate non-profit organizations in an effort to highlight three deserving groups. The first-place winner will receive $10,000 and two second-place winners will each receive… Read More

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