The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, June 27, 2016 This Week's Paper
Pierce Transit to provide free rides to Freedom Fair

Pierce Transit will provide free express bus service for people visiting the Tacoma Freedom Fair along Tacoma’s Ruston Way on July 4.

Buses will run every 30 minutes from Tacoma Community College (19th and Mildred) and the Tacoma Dome Station (610 Puyallup Ave.) to Old Town near the Freedom Fair. Parking is free at both locations. Service will run every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and then resume after the fireworks to transport fair-goers back to Tacoma Community College and the Tacoma Dome Station. 

This express service, as well as rides on all Pierce Transit… Read More

Free Taste of Tacoma shuttle to help ease parking troubles

Organizers of the Emerald Queen Casino’s Taste of Tacoma presented by BECU are offering a free shuttle bus for riders to and from Point Defiance Park for this year’s event.

Thousands of people annually flock to the free, three-day gathering. To alleviate the traffic strain, event organizers have arranged free parking at Tacoma Community College for all three days of the festival, from June 24 to 26. Free shuttles are scheduled to begin at TCC at 10:30 a.m. and run every 15 minutes to and from the park. The final shuttle will leave the park half an hour after the event shuts… Read More

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

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