The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, January 23, 2017 This Week's Paper
Snow Expected in Tacoma today

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow. Tacoma is expected to get up to two inches of snow. The advisory is in effect through 1 p.m. today. For more information on winter preparedness, visit the inclement weather webpage

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Anti-Trafficking month prompts screening of ‘Long Night’

National Anti-Trafficking month will be marked locally with a screening of " The Long Night," at 7 p.m. on Jan. 20 at 206 North J St. across from Group Health. The screening is free but donations will be accepted.
“If you thought slavery was a thing of the past, think again. Everywhere there is cell phone reception, underage American children of all social strata are being bought and sold for sex in our country,” said Jill Goodman, President of Washington Engage’s Board of Directors.  “Sex trafficking of women and children is now surpassing elicit drug sales… Read More

Are you a poet and want others to know it? Become the city’s Poet Laureate

The Tacoma Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the seventh annual Tacoma Poet Laureate program. The application deadline is on Monday, Feb. 27.

The individual selected as Tacoma Poet Laureate will hold the title for two years – from May 2017 to April 2019 – and receive a $4,000 stipend for advancing and actively contributing to Tacoma’s literary community in meaningful ways through readings, performances, workshops, presentations, publications and/or special projects. This individual will also participate in Tacoma Arts Month each October and help produce the 2019… Read More

Planning Commission chair announces bid for Tacoma City Council

City of Tacoma Planning Commission Chair Chris Beale has announced that he is running for Tacoma City Council Position 5; the seat is currently held by Councilmember Joe Lonergan, who is barred by the city charter from running for another term and has been in the position since 2009. Beale says that his experience volunteering in various community-based organizations and boards led him to the decision to run.

“I am running for City Council because I care deeply about South Tacoma – As a first generation college graduate, I have dedicated… Read More

Inmate charged with possession of methamphetamine soaked letters

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Rickey Claude Yandell, 49, with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Letters sent to him in the mail had been soaked in methamphetamine.

“This is a new take on an old problem - smuggling drugs into jail,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

On Jan. 4, a Pierce County Corrections officer along with her K9 partner, Rocket, were asked to investigate a letter that had been sent to Yandell while he was in custody at the Pierce County Jail. The letter was addressed to Yandell and was suspicious because of its odd… Read More

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