The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 This Week's Paper
Save Tacoma Water sets sights on term limits

The grassroots effort that bubbled up during the now-dead proposal for what would have been the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol plant in the world being constructed on the Tacoma Tideflats has filed the legal paperwork to start gathering signatures for a petition to close what the group calls a “loop hole” in the city charter’s definition of term limits.

The Tacoma Charter currently limits council members to 10 consecutive years either on the council or as mayor. That means council member who serve two, four-year terms on the council can’t then run for another term or… Read More

Bay watching group sets Occidental cleanup forum

Citizens for a Healthy Bay will be hosting a public forum on the Occidental Chemical Superfund cleanup on April 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the University of Washington Tacoma.

Attendees will learn from a panel of experts about the Occidental Chemical pollution plume, the risk it poses to the community and environment, and what people need to do to ensure an adequate cleanup. There will also be a question-and-answer session as well.

What: Community… Read More

Tacoma Link to run extended hours Saturday night for Eric Church concert

Sound Transit will operate extended hours to accommodate crowds leaving the Eric Church concert tomorrow night at the Tacoma Dome.

The last northbound train Saturday will depart the Tacoma Dome Station at 11:48 p.m.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Complete train and bus schedules are available at

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Tacoma artists sought for projects at Valhalla Hall

The Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority, in partnership with the City of Tacoma, invites Tacoma artists and/or artist teams to submit qualifications for two opportunities at Valhalla Hall (1216 Martin Luther King Jr. Way):
An Exterior Mural - $8,000 Budget, All-Inclusive

This is an opportunity to create a mural on two walls of the exterior covered courtyard, which serves as the entryway into Valhalla Hall. The mural must be painted on an appropriate substrate material off-site for installation on the building walls in coordination with the construction contractor.

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Man sentenced in underage sex sting

Anthony Ray Blankenship, 33, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison and 36 months of community custody after he pleaded guilty on Feb. 8, to three counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

“We are committed to protecting children and other vulnerable members of our community,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

In mid-December of 2015, the Washington State Patrol arrested Blankenship as part of a sting operation where undercover officers posed as a 13-year-old girl online. Blankenship responded to an online posting by the officers and exchanged sexually explicit… Read More

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