The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, June 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
ACU Helps Erase Tacoma’s School Lunch Debt!

America's Credit Union President and CEO Ken Leonard President heard about Jeff Lew's Go Fund Me campaign to erase Tacoma’s school lunch debt and knew the credit union had to help.

Many local Tacoma residents had already heard about Lew's campaign to erase the Tacoma school lunch debt that started on May 17, and quickly reached enough donations to cover the outstanding school lunch debt. However, Lew didn’t want to stop there – knowing that many families would likely be in the same position this upcoming school year he wanted to ensure there was extra to cover any future debt. That’s… Read More

PCTV highlights county projects

Pierce County News on PCTV for the week include broadcasts about: 

  • Rural zoning in central Pierce County to be big topic in community plan updates
  • Demolition of old Puget Sound Hospital to begin in late June
  • County Council could put money toward existing mobile crisis teams
  • Lots of online feedback gives clear vision for south area of Chambers Creek Park
  • Festival of Sail brings tall ships to Thea Foss Waterway June 15-18
  • Rainiers fans cheer on King Felix during rehab at Cheney Stadium
  • Pierce County Parks & Recreation:… Read More
Evergreen Post Office to host passport fair on June 17

The Tacoma-Evergreen Post Office, 4001 S. Pine St.,  is hosting a Passport Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.

Passport fees are separate payments of $110 for persons 16 and older or $80 for minors under age 16. The fee must be paid by cash, check or debit card.  Passport card applications will also be accepted.  The Cards cost $30 for those over 16 and $15 for those under 16. There is a $25 processing fee for each Passport book or card.  Photos are available for $15.Read More

Applicants needed for Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority Board

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill five positions on the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority Board – one position with experience as an attorney; two positions with at least three years of experience as a licensed real estate broker; and two positions with experience in the construction or development of affordable housing or mixed use projects.

The board, among other things, administers loans to a variety of populations including low-income Tacoma families who need help buying or repairing their homes, developers that provide multi-family housing to low-income families,… Read More

27th Commencement at UWT to award 1,770 degrees, honor longtime advocate

The University of Washington Tacoma will award 1,770 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 27th annual Commencement on June 14. Also on that day, UWT will award an honorary doctor of humane letters degree to Tacoma businessman and philanthropist William W. Philip.

This year, the awarding of degrees will occur at two separate ceremonies. Students receiving degrees in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Nursing & Healthcare Leadership, and Social Work & Criminal Justice will attend the 10 a.m. ceremony. Students receiving degrees from the School of Education, the Institute… Read More

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