The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, May 25, 2017 This Week's Paper
Next step for Sound Transit

Now is the time to help decide where Sound Transit services expand after current voter-approved projects are complete in 2023.

Voters in Central Puget Sound approved the formation of Sound Transit to develop a high-capacity transportation system for the region, where about 40 percent of the state's residents live. The Long-Range Plan is the vision for how the system should grow over many decades.

Sound Transit is asking the public to help update the LRP as part of preparing a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS). This important process will identify public priorities… Read More

Constellation Art Gallery will be hosting a Ladies Night Event on Nov. 8, 6-9 p.m., an evening of shopping for fine arts, gifts, décor and jewelry by local and regional artists. A suggested donation of $10 per person is requested with all proceeds going to “Planting Seeds Charity,” which will feed needy families in Tacoma Public Schools.
 Meet the wonderful representatives of the prestigious fragrance line Jo Malone - London, Tacoma, that will be present at the gallery with their products for you to enjoy. Gift items will be available from Joe Malone-London to purchase at this event.… Read More

Art at Work Month starts today

Nov. 1 is finally here – the first day of Tacoma’s 12th annual Art at Work Month – a community celebration of the arts that includes more than 400 community-hosted arts and culture events, exhibits, and workshops for all ages taking place every day throughout the month. Programming includes music, theater and dance performances; visual art exhibits; film screenings; literary readings; lectures; cultural events; and workshops. All events are open to the public and many activities are free.
Information about the 400+ Art at Work Month events and programs can be found online… Read More

Man Charged in Drug Cartel Murder

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Ray Turner, 32, with Murder in the First Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Murder in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree and Attempted Robbery in the First Degree.

The defendant was arrested yesterday after an extensive investigation connected him to the Nov. 12, 2012 killing of Jamie Diaz-Solis. Turner will be charged as a co-defendant with three other defendants taken into custody in June, 2013: William Alvarez, Mazzar Robinson and Robert Leon Smith. A fifth defendant remains at large.

“Foreign drug cartels bring in… Read More

In celebration of Halloween, Tacoma's own online story teller Judy Cullen will be reading stories online today, twice.

At noon, Cullen will be reading her competition entry story for 2014 "Her Own Words: Have you ever been haunted by your own words? What if they came back to haunt you literally?" followed by "In The Mists," was last fall's spooky adventure of a young Irish girl's encounter with the legendary Far Liath.

At 5:30 p.m. she will be reading selections from Bram Stoker's "Dracula."

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