The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, May 28, 2016 This Week's Paper
Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger with Annual Food Drive on Saturday

Letter Carriers will help stock the shelves of food banks in Pierce County with their annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on Saturday, May 14.

This national event is a great opportunity for residents and businesses to join together to see that no person goes hungry in our community. Pierce County letter carriers partner with Emergency Food Network (EFN) and area food banks to collect more than 300,000 pounds of food during the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive every year.

Each address in the county will receive a bag, but there is no limit to the amount of bags residents… Read More

Puget Sound Starts Here Family Fun Day Set for Sunday
Police accreditation teams seeks public comment

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will arrive June 6, to examine all aspects of the Tacoma Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

National accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, which only 2 percent of police agencies nationwide possess.  In Washington State, just eight out of approximately 237 law enforcement agencies are CALEA accredited.  The Tacoma Police Department is the only law enforcement agency in Pierce County… Read More

Pierce Transit invites public input into bus route system design

Pierce Transit is in a time of transition from a route system designed four decades ago to one that better meets the traveling needs of the region today and into the future. To meet that goal, the agency is conducting a comprehensive analysis of its existing bus service to help form recommendations for improvements and efficiencies. Since public input is an important part of the process, Pierce Transit is seeking citizens’ input into changes it might make and how the agency should prioritize service enhancements in late 2016 and 2017.

Citizens are invited to visit www.piercetransit.org/route-analysis-moving-forward/Read More

Cantwell Applauds $1.5 Million Grant for Tacoma Minority Business Center

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), the former Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce’s $1.5 million, five-year award to the City of Tacoma to support operation of a Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center.

The grant program aims to support minority-owned firms create jobs, develop businesses, and compete in a global economy.

“This grant is an important step to drive new economic opportunities in Tacoma,” said Cantwell. “Promoting inclusive growth benefits the entire… Read More

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