The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
Work starts on landslide solutions for Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor

Work is underway to help stabilize slopes and stop landslides along the Pacific Northwest’s only north-south passenger rail corridor. One project site is along Point Defiance.

During long periods of heavy rain, rail line owner BNSF Railway temporarily suspends passenger rail service to ensure safety when a landslide occurs or a high-level threat of landslide exists. Alternate transportation is provided when rail service is suspended by landslides.

Between November 2012 and early January 2013, landslides cancelled a record number of daily trips. The Washington State Department… Read More

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department formally commissioned its new patrol boat today. The vessel is named "Kent Mundell" to honor the fallen deputy.

Mundell was killed in a gunfight in 2009 with a drunken man at a home outside Eatonville.

“It was just an opportunity to have a long-lasting memorial for Kent,” said Lt. Jerry Lawrence.

Mundell never worked with the 20-member marine services unit, Lawrence said. But some in that unit are primarily assigned to the Mountain Detachment, where Mundell was based.

The 36-foot vessel has been in service since May and… Read More

Tacoma Youth Theatre's talented and dedicated young actors, will proudly present Tacoma Youth Theatre's original adaptations of “Robin Hood” – today, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m.; Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.; and Aug. 18 at 3 p.m.
This witty adaptation of the classic folk tale is under 60 minutes - perfect as an introduction to theatre, and FUN for the whole family! 
Tickets are by donation - PAY WHAT YOU CAN – as part of an on-going fundraiser in support of Tacoma Youth Theatre's mission. Tickets are available, through cast members, at the door, or by calling Tacoma… Read More

The Tacoma Rainiers and the Carol Milgard Breast Center (CMBC) are joining forces for the third year in a row to host “Pink at the Park” this Sunday, Aug. 18 – a Rainiers game devoted to increasing screening mammograms for medically underserved women in the South Sound.
The first 3,000 fans through the gates for the Rainiers 1:30 p.m. game against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox will receive a limited edition pink CMBC hat to further emphasize the importance of this event designed to increase awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer in our community.Read More

After a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees, Dr. Lonnie L. Howard of Houston, Texas, has been offered the position as the next president of Clover Park Technical College.
Howard most recently served as the executive director of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Houston.
The decision completes an eight-month inclusive and transparent public process, which involved participation from college faculty, staff and students, and community members. Howard will replace Dr. John Walstrum, who has served as president for the past seven years and will retire… Read More

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