The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 This Week's Paper
City survey invites input on website usage and content

The City of Tacoma has been working to overhaul its external website to better serve the needs of Tacoma's residents, businesses and visitors.

As part of its efforts to fully integrate a more modern design with improved ease of navigation and citizen engagement, the City's Media and Communications Office invites everyone to provide additional input through a brief web usage survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cotwebcontent.

News Haiku: new neighbors

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku.

Vacant shops begone;
State Farm claims town home?;
No ones talking shop.

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five "on" respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this isn’t quite right since syllables and “on” are not the same, but this is…

Pierce County team receives Open Government Award

A team of Pierce County employees who redesigned part of the county's website to make it much easier for citizens to access public records were honored Wednesday by the Washington Coalition for Open Government.

It was the second time in three years that Pierce County has been recognized by the coalition for contributions to open government

WCOG President Toby Nixon presented the organization's Key Award to county communications director Hunter George, the project sponsor, Diane Ladenburg, public records ombudsman, and Al…

Community Cafe’s will help guide services in Pierce County

Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources (ADR) will host a series of three Community Cafés to help draft the 2014-2015 Area Plan Update. The Area Plan is used as a guide for planning and funding programs and services that can best serve older adults and adults with disabilities in Pierce County.

The Community Cafés are opportunities to listen to seniors, people with disabilities, families, caregivers, community leaders and service providers what essential services and supports are needed to create livable communities for people of all ages throughout Pierce County.

Community…

Tacoma welcomes Northwest poets Derek Sheffield, Arlene Kim, Marjorie Manwaring & Rebecca Hoogs to King's Books. Join host and Tacoma Community College professor Allen Braden—TCC professor and author of A Wreath of Down and Drops of Blood (University of Georgia) and Elegy in the Passive Voice (University of Alaska/Fairbanks), winner of the Midnight Sun Chapbook Contest)—as the poets read from new works at the crossroads of clarity and magic at a free event at 7 p.m. today at King’s Books,218 St. Helens.

The four innovators in Northwest poetry have been called by critics “captivating,…

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