The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 This Week's Paper
Keep some firework stats in mind as Independence Day nears

There were 432 fireworks-related injuries and fires reported to the State Fire Marshal’s Office by fire departments and hospitals in 2014. The majority of these incidents occur on July 4, with demographic trends indicating that the highest number of injuries were sustained by males 36 years old and older.

The incidents of greatest concern:
· 155 fires resulted in $320,240 in damage and property loss. Residential fires resulted in $161,050 in damages – or 50% of the total loss.
· 66 injuries were caused by devices which are illegal to own or possess in Washington State.…

U.S. Open posts record sales, discounts start today

All remaining U.S. Open Merchandise will be 50 percent off today from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m, in the main Merchandise Pavilion in Spectator Square. This is open to the public and parking in Lot F-ESB.

While there are some items still available the U.S Open at Chambers Bay had to best merchandise sales in U.S. Open history with 130,000 transactions and more than 100,000 hats sold.

The event also had the highest web traffic numbers in U.S. Open history with’s web traffic numbers this year posting double last year's championship.

It also had the fastest accumulation…

Chambers Bay was worthy of the toughest test in golf, say McCarthy

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy congratulated U.S. Open winner Jordan Spieth and called the championship well worth the effort by the region.

"This was one of the most extraordinary weeks in our region's history. Our communities hosted thousands of visitors, and tens of millions of people saw spectacular views of our beautiful home. On behalf of Pierce County, I offer our thanks and appreciation to the local, state and federal partners who helped make this a huge success, as well as the championship volunteers and residents who provided such a warm welcome to all of our visitors,"…

Tacoma’s Theatre on the Square transformed into a Caveman’s dwelling for Rob Becker’s smash, one-man show “Defending the Caveman” through the Father’s Day weekend.

The one-man show, starring John Venable, tackles the roots of the modern gender gap by examining the struggles between the sexes through the microscope of caveman vision.

Becker had spent three years studying anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology to turn what started out as a comedy act into…

Street Maintenance Scheduled June 25 – 30

The City of Tacoma’s Street Operations Division is performing upcoming street repairs that will lead to partial or full street closures.

The first repairs are scheduled on Thursday, June 25, through Saturday, June 27, on and adjacent to Ruston Way from McCarver Street to North 49th Street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. These repairs will include smoothing depressions and potholes on the street surface for Freedom Fair activities. Traffic will be down to one lane during maintenance with flaggers in place for traffic control.

The second set of repairs are scheduled on Monday, June 29,…

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