The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 This Week's Paper
State Farm seeks 200 new employees in Tacoma

State Farm plans to add approximately 200 additional new employees in Tacoma this fall. The company will once again host a career fair on Oct. 24, at Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma.

New employee benefits include:

  • Entry level pay of $16 an hour
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible work schedules and paid time off
  • 401(k) AND a fully funded retirement plan

“We’re seeking applicants for full and part-time positions in claims,” said Brad Hilliard State Farm Spokesman. “We are a fortune 50 company looking for career minded… Read More

County exec taps Absher-led team for Chambers Bay development

After a comprehensive review that included significant community input, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has selected Chambers Bay Development, LLC as the group to design, build and operate the Chambers Bay Resort in University Place. As a result, County officials will begin the process to negotiate a development agreement.

“We’re pleased to have had two outstanding proposals to consider and are delighted to move forward with Chambers Bay Development,” said McCarthy. “While both proposals had very strong elements, the internal review committee found in Chambers Bay a cohesive… Read More

TV Tacoma set to shift to high definition

As part of the City of Tacoma’s Council Chambers Improvement Project, TV Tacoma has completed a conversion to high-definition that will go live on Saturday, Oct. 15 on HD channels 512 for Click! and 321 for Comcast cable systems.

“The upgrade to Digital High Definition provides a noticeable increase in clarity for both video and audio; providing sharp, colorful images in a wider format that gives the viewer a more cinematic experience,” said Jeff Lueders, cable communications and franchise services manager.” As one of only a handful of government channels that are now HD… Read More

Prepare yourself for coming storms

The National Weather Service has issued a heavy storm warning for Western Washington starting the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 12, and extending through the weekend. During heavy rain, the City of Tacoma’s stormwater system could get overwhelmed and some city streets and low areas could flood.

Storm drains clogged by fallen leaves are one of the biggest causes of street flooding, and one of the easiest to prevent. Residents can help prevent potential flooding issues by disposing of leaves and yard waste properly and by keeping streets and storm drains free from debris.
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Tacoma Cops want your unused prescription drugs

The Tacoma Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. People can bring their unused pills for disposal to any Tacoma police substation on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons of prescription drugs at almost 5,400… Read More

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