The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, April 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Murals Project offers community groups creative solutions to blight and vandalism

In support of the City of Tacoma’s ongoing efforts to combat blight and vandalism, the Tacoma Murals Project would like to hear from community groups interested in collaborating with local artists who will design and implement murals that reflect positive neighborhood themes or messages. The deadline for submissions is May 28.

“These community-based murals have proven to be positive community catalysts, bringing neighbors together, helping them find common voices, and enlivening areas that were previously neglected,” said Tacoma Arts Administrator Amy McBride. “It is inspiring… Read More

Ah, Weird Al Yankovic. He's been our guilty pleasure since the Reagan Era. And last night he took over Tacoma's Pantages Theater for 2 ½ hours of high-energy pop parody. Food puns and Imperial Stormtroopers were involved. Oh, and lots goofy costume changes. He rocked a blonde wig and Cobain's iconic stripes for “Smells Like Nirvana,”a blue peacock ensemble for Lady Gaga sendup “Perform… Read More

News Haiku: summer fun

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku.

Warmed faces, top down;
Summer comes for Monday morn;
A day late, but fine.

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five "on" respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this isn’t quite right since syllables and “on” are not the same, but this is Tacoma… Read More

Pierce County to work on reducing all waste, not just food waste

Pierce County will use findings from its recent research on food waste management to develop tools and programs to cut 10 percent from the waste disposal stream over the next five years.

Pierce County will focus on overall waste reduction, create a voluntary food waste collection program for restaurants, grocery stores and cafeterias, and divert materials such as metal and wood from the landfill. Tools and programs in these three areas will be developed in 2013, and implemented in 2014.

“Based on our research and community feedback, we have decided to work on reducing all waste,… Read More

Pierce County News video tributes victims of crime

The 20-minute newscast is produced by PCTV and can be seen on channel 22 Comcast and Click! Watch Pierce County News every day at 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., or online anytime at

This week's episode includes: Tribute to victims of crime, Crystal Judson Family Center needs your help to mark the 10th anniversary of Police Chief David Brame's shooting of his wife before killing himself, and a reminder of Drug Take Back Day.

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