The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, July 01, 2016 This Week's Paper

The Ethnic Fest Poster contest now includes cash prizes, thanks to Jerry McLaughlin, a retired owner of JayRay Communications who has sponsored the contest for the past six years:
· 1st place: $200
· 2nd place: $100
· 3rd place: $50

Ethnic Fest 2013 will be held on July 27 and 28 in Tacoma’s Wright Park. In preparation for this annual celebration of culture and community, all Pierce County high school students are invited to participate in the Ethnic Fest Poster Contest. The poster contest is open to all Pierce County high school students. Submissions must be received… Read More

Housing 4 Success is part of a county-wide effort to end youth and young adult homelessness by providing individuals with the tools they need to become self-sufficient.

H4S is recruiting for Host Homes in the community. Host Home pairs a young person experiencing homelessness with a caring individual/family that has a spare bedroom and wants to make a difference. Host Home Providers receive support services from a Housing Specialist along with financial assistance.

“People have two basic needs: food and shelter,” said Dana Coggon, a Tacoma resident who opened her spare room… Read More

State set to crack down on ‘pot bars’

The Washington State Liquor Control Board opened a rule-making talk today to address consumption of marijuana in liquor licensed establishments, like the Stonegate in South Tacoma.

Section 21 of Initiative 502 states: It is unlawful to open a package containing marijuana, useable marijuana, or a marijuana-infused product, or consume marijuana, useable marijuana, or a marijuana-infused product, in view of the general public.

A person who violates this section is guilty… Read More

Work on Meridian railroad crossing to close street in Puyallup

City of Puyallup and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway are working to rehabilitate three railroad crossings during the next few months, and road closures will be required to complete the construction.

The restoration project will begin with the crossing at Meridian on the weekend of April 12. Meridian will be closed for construction to all vehicular traffic beginning on April 12 at 5:30 p.m. and will re-open on the morning of April 15 at 7 a.m. The roadway will be open during the span of the Spring Fair, which starts April 18.

The rehabilitation process will involve removal… Read More

Trade watchers to host export forum

With 95 percent of potential customers living outside the United States, exporting goods and services makes great sense and can add significantly to a firm’s bottom line.

The Pierce County Economic Development Department and the World Trade Center Tacoma are teaming up to host an Export Forum this month to help businesses succeed.

Washington State Commerce Director Brian Bonlender will be the keynote speaker at this annual event. Participants will learn about exporting from private companies and federal, state and local experts.

The event is free, so join other business… Read More

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