The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, May 02, 2016 This Week's Paper
City of Tacoma Will Sponsor 17 Community Cleanups in 2016

The City of Tacoma will partner with more than 30 Tacoma neighborhood groups between April 16 and August 20 as part of the 2016 Community Cleanup program.

The schedule for the cleanups was released this week:

April 16
Edison
Edison Elementary School, 5830 S. Pine St.

April 30
Lincoln LAWGs, East Abes and Whitman
Lincoln High School, 701 S 37th St.

May 7
Spooner’s Tract, Fern Hill, Blueberry Park and Larchmont Larchmont Elementary School, 8601 E. B St.

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Night-time I-5 lane closures near DuPont for rail bridge improvements

Southbound lanes on Interstate 5 between the Mounts Road exit and the rail bridge at Joint Base Lewis McCord will temporarily close for construction Monday, March 21, to Friday, March 25.

Single lane closures will occur 9 p.m. and 6a.m. Double lane closures will occur 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. The work will sequence east to west, with two left lanes closed Monday and Tuesday, followed by two right lane closures Wednesday and Thursday. The southbound I-5 Mounts Road onramp will also be closed Wednesday and Thursday night.

During the closures, southbound vehicles will take exit… Read More

Thanks to a financing partnership between the Washington State Housing Finance Commission and Habitat for Humanity of Washington State, the Tacoma-Pierce County Habitat affiliate will build seven new homes in Lakewood’s Tillicum area, as well as complete an ongoing community.

In all, the $2.5 million loan means Habitat for Humanity Tacoma-Pierce County—which just celebrated its 30th anniversary—will increase its capacity by 25 homes.

“We operate on a very thin margin and this is a great example of maximizing our assets,” said Maureen Fife, CEO of Tacoma-Pierce… Read More

Washington State Patrol to conduct Left Lane Emphasis

Many Washington State drivers are unaware that driving in the left lane for extended periods of time can be against the law. The left lane is designed to operate as a passing lane. In order to combat this problem,  Chief John R. Batiste announced the Washington State will conduct a statewide  emphasis patrol beginning March 16, through March 18, to bring increased awareness to the left lane law.

State Troopers will focus their efforts on locating and stopping left lane violators. Last year, the Washington State Patrol stopped 13.909 left lane law violators.

According… Read More

Annual county roadside herbicide applications start March 28

Pierce County roadsides will get their annual makeover this spring and summer.

An initial application of herbicides to combat weeds along road shoulders will start Monday, March 28, and continue through June. Targeted noxious weeds and brush control applications will occur through the end of November as needed. Only federal- and state-approved herbicides are used.

Workers will also mow, cut brush and trim trees along roads during the spring and summer. The work, which will be carried out weather permitting, is part of Pierce County’s integrated roadside vegetation management… Read More

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