The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, September 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
State troopers to conduct extra patrols on Tacoma’s stretch of I-5

The Washington State Patrol is launching a two-day High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) effort along Northbound and Southbound I-5 between Portland Avenue East and South 56th Street.

The two-mile stretch of freeway has one of the highest collision rates in the region, according to crash reports and state troopers want to learn way as well as alert drivers to be extra careful. Motorcycle troopers will patrol the roadway today and Thursday.

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City seeks info in survey on how residents use technology

To better understand how Tacoma residents use technology to retrieve and communicate information – as well as any related areas of need that may exist – the City of Tacoma is in the process of conducting its first Community Technology Survey. Piloted this past summer to 250 randomly selected households representing a diverse cross-section of the community, the full survey begins this week, and a condensed version of the survey is now available over the next six weeks to all Tacoma residents at tacomatechsurvey.com.

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State Patrol warns of dangers of playing Pokemon Go while driving

The Washington State Patrol issues a release warning drivers against playing Pokemon Go while driving.

A new study, according to the release, shows the extent of the problem. The Journal of the American Medical Association released a national report on Friday which tracked 14 Pokémon Go-related crashes over a 10 day period in July of this year.  The researchers correlated driver’s tweets with crash data found on news reports.

According to the study:

  • 18 percent of tweets indicated a person was playing and driving (“omg I’m catching Pokémon and driving”)
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Forum provides businesses opportunity to work with government

Businesses looking to win government contracts have that opportunity at the Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum. This free event takes place Thursday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon at the McGavick Conference Center located on the campus of Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, in Lakewood.

Participants can learn first-hand how to register and compete for contracts with federal, state, and local government agencies, meet one-on-one with purchasing agents, network with other Pierce County business owners and managers, and participate in breakout sessions.

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Learn the lost art of stick shifting at car museum this weekend

Hagerty, the largest classic car insurer in the world, will have classic cars on hand at LeMay: America's Car Museum on Saturday to provide teens and young adults with the increasingly rare opportunity to receive hands-on instruction about manual-shift transmissions on how to drive some of the most iconic classic cars on the road.

Students will learn the lost art of operating a stick shift on a closed-course.

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