The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, May 02, 2016 This Week's Paper
Man shot on North Pearl, dies in hospital
We’re confused: Is he Sonics Guy or Seahawks Guy?

Tacoma's Kris “Sonics Guy” Brannon has gone big time this week. He appears in this funny, new ESPN segment featuring for which Kenny Mayne makes Seattle Seahawks fans stand in the rain and apologize for hating on pop star Ciara, who some blamed for the up and down play of resurgent quarterback Russell Wilson.

“I'm sorry, I'm so sorry,” he says, shaking his head sadly as moisture drips sadly from his salt-and-pepper 'fro. “On behalf of all the haters, you won. I apologize.” Check it out below. 

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Tacoma Selected To Participate in ‘What Works Cities’

Tacoma has been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “What Work Cities” - one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector. Launched in April 2015, the $42 million initiative is already providing support to city halls in eight cities and will admit up to 100 cities on a rolling basis through 2017. 

"The strategic use of technology and data will help us improve services to the residents of Tacoma and measure goals set by the community for Tacoma 2025,"… Read More

Jovita Boulevard closed for emergency repairs

The City of Edgewood has closed Jovita Boulevard between West Valley Highway and 114th Avenue East to all motorists. The roadway closure is a necessary public safety measure.
The closure is necessary to allow road maintenance crews to perform emergency repairs to Jovita Boulevard and restore and repair drainage structures. Roadway damage occurred with
overnight flooding, downed trees and several small landslides and high water volumes along Jovita creek resulting in damage to the roadway base and drainage systems.

The closure is anticipated to last for several… Read More

Emergency Operations Center opens for flood response

In response to flooding on multiple rivers, isolated landslides, and road closures in Pierce County, the Pierce County Emergency Operations Center opened today at a Level 2 at 9 a.m.

Officials are working with jurisdictions and partners across Pierce County to gather information and provide assistance to residents. Evacuation notifications have been issued in the McKenna area.

Visit Pierce County’s Emergency Information Blog for up-to-date emergency information at http://blog.piercecountywa.org/emergency.

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