The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
Motorists should fix leaks so they ‘Don’t Drip and Drive’

Motorists in Pierce County can find an affordable fix and keep pollutants out of Puget Sound, thanks to Puget Sound Starts Here’s “Don’t Drip and Drive” program.

As part of the program, participating repair shops across Washington are conducting free visual leak inspections (a diagnostic service valued at up to $80) throughout the year. If there is a problem, the driver will receive a coupon for 10 percent off service (up to $50) to fix the problem - a total savings of up to $130. The coupon will expire at the end of the year.

In addition to the inspections, free workshops… Read More

Pierce County Council chooses leadership, committees for 2017

The seven-member Pierce County Council has elected its leadership and made assignments on Council committees and other boards and commissions.

In last week’s Council meeting, Pierce County Councilmember Doug Richardson was re-elected Council chair. Councilmember Rick Talbert is vice-chair and Councilmember Dan Roach is serving as executive pro-tempore. The chair presides at all regular Council meetings, while the vice-chair presides in the absence of the chair. The executive pro tempore is a councilmember selected to perform some of the County Executive's duties in the event of the… Read More

Emergency Food Network announces new deputy director

Emergency Food Network has announced that Michelle Douglas is the regional food bank's new deputy director.

Douglas brings 16 years of leadership experience with her to the position. She most recently served as Executive Director at the Rainbow Center in Tacoma and also served as Operations Manager at the Center for Dialogue and Resolution.

In addition to her leadership experience, Douglas also has an extensive background in the food industry, including catering, hospitality, and service. Her longtime desire to provide food for people and her commitment to making a… Read More

Police prepare to release standards of professional expectations

In continued support of the White House's Police Data Initiative, the Tacoma Police Department is preparing to release policies on the City of Tacoma’s open data portal, TacomaData, that ensure the department's personnel are aware of the actions and attitudes expected of them.  The policies, which serve as the department’s Canon of Ethics, will also provide the public with standards by which agency and individual performance can be measured.

"We maintain our commitment to the community we serve to increase levels of transparency… Read More

Most city operations to be closed Monday

Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will close Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

The Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center (3510 S. Mullen St.) will be open as normally scheduled, however, and customer pickups will not be affected. Information specific to a customer’s address can be found at

Police and fire personnel will be on duty as normally… Read More

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