The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, April 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Northwest Innovation Works terminates lease with Port of Tacoma

After 24 months of studying the feasibility of developing a methanol plant on the former Kaiser smelter site, Northwest Innovation Works has exercised its option to terminate the lease, effective immediately.

The lease allowed NWIW to either terminate the lease during the remainder of the feasibility period, which runs through April 30, or enter the construction period of the lease. The lease’s construction period would have required the company to increase its lease payments.

The April 25 special Port of Tacoma Commission meeting to consider an extension to the lease’s feasibility… Read More

Bay watching group adds its name to methanol plant opposition

Citizens for a Healthy Bay has announced that the non-profit environmental watchdog group opposes Northwest Innovation Works’ (NWIW) request to extend the feasibility period of their lease with the Port of Tacoma for a methanol refinery.

"CHB holds as a central value making science-based decisions. We are committed to empowering members of the public to be effective advocates for a healthy Commencement Bay by sharing clear and scientifically accurate information, and to broker straightforward conversations with policymakers, industry representatives, government agencies, environmental… Read More

Gypsy moth spraying set for tomorrow

The weather continues to prompt adjustments in the state's gypsy moth treatment schedule.

On Tuesday, April 19, Washington State Department of Agriculture sprayers will conduct gypsy moth treatment in areas of Tacoma'd Browns Point and the northern tideflats beginning at 6 a.m.  

To date, WSDA has conducted gypsy moth treatments in areas from Vancouver to Nisqually, Gig Harbor and much of Tacoma and Fife.

All sites must be treated three times with Btk, a non-chemical bacterial insecticide approved for organic agriculture. It targets caterpillars and is not… Read More

Early morning blaze at 21st & Commerce St.

Just before 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, crews responded to a reported fire in a parking garage/warehouse at 2134 Commerce St., the site of the former Tacoma Steel Supply Co. Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames and smoke showing from the very large buildings constructed in the 1920's.

Given the size of the fire and the collapse of portions of the structure, a second alarm was initiated to bring additional resources to the scene. Approximately 60 personnel battled the blaze with aerial master streams and ground monitors. Three firefighters were treated for minor injuries and there… Read More

Delta Dental of Washington Brings Smile Power to Tacoma

Smiles are transformative, powerful and contagious – and they will be delivered to deserving and unsuspecting faces in Tacoma April 19 to 21. For three days beginning on Tuesday, April 19, Delta Dental of Washington’s Tooth Fairy and Smile Power team be in town with the Smile Power vehicle, bringing surprise and delight moments and free smiles to those they meet.

As part of this ‘Smile Power’ tour, Delta Dental is celebrating Smile Makers and community members who give back through volunteering, kind acts and other good deeds. Whether at home, at work or out having coffee,… Read More

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