The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, August 27, 2016 This Week's Paper
SR 16 traffic rerouting to being next week

Drivers who use the State Route 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge are encouraged to plan ahead for weekend and weekday delays in late August and early September.

During the weekends of Aug. 26 to 29 and Sept. 9 to 12, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce SR 16 to two lanes in each direction at the Tacoma Narrows Bridge for bridge paving. To keep traffic moving, the eastbound lanes of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will be used to carry both eastbound and westbound traffic across the Narrows.

“Repaving both bridges is quite an undertaking,”… Read More

Fife bans smoking in parks

Fife City Council passed Ordinance 1943 banning all tobacco products, smoking and e-cigarettes/vaping in all public parks at their regular meeting on Aug. 9. The penalty for violations will be a Class 3 Civil Infraction and subject to a $50 fine. The ordinance will take effect Aug. 16.

In banning tobacco products, Fife Mayor Winston Marsh said, “Although a divisive issue for the Parks Board and City Council, the ban was debated thoroughly. I think it comes down to giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy our parks. We have joined a growing number of cities such as Seattle and Tacoma… Read More

Tall Ships to visit Tacoma for tours

The Foss Waterway Seaport, Puget Sound’s maritime heritage, education and event center, will officially host the tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain between Aug. 19 – 23. The ships will be docked at the Foss Waterway Seaport, and will offer free dockside tours to Foss Waterway Seaport visitors presenting their admission sticker or receipt. Cannon battles and sailing excursions will also be presented.

Launched in 1989 to celebrate Washington’s centennial, Lady Washington has appeared in several movies and TV programs, including “Once Upon A Time.” She was… Read More

City Releases New Webisode of ‘Inspired Palates’

The City of Tacoma's Media and Communications Office – in partnership with its Community and Economic Development Department – has released a new webisode of Inspired Palates featuring Tacoma resident and local chef Vathunyu “Yu” Nanakornphanom of Indo Asian Street Eatery. 

Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Nanakornphanom is a self-taught chef who enjoyed cooking with his family in his youth and spending time on the streets of Bangkok, where he grew up eating various comfort foods at the street vendors.


Inspired Palates pays tribute to Tacoma’s creative… Read More

Man sentenced in deadly Puyallup shooting rampage

Nathen Ryan Terault, 35, has pled guilty to First Degree Murder, First Degree Robbery, and five counts of Second Degree Assault in connection with the murder of Richard Johnson and the shooting rampage in Puyallup in August of last year. Terault was sentenced to over 51 years in prison.

“As horrible as this was it could have been worse if Puyallup police hadn’t arrived at the scene as quickly as they did,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “These crimes jolted our sense of community safety. The defendant is being held accountable and will never again be a threat to our community.”

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