The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, September 26, 2016 This Week's Paper
Brown is the new green for Pierce County libraries

At its June meeting, Pierce County Library System’s Board of Trustees will discuss plans to go brown this summer by not watering lawns on its properties, changes to borrowing books from other library systems, intellectual freedom and other issues.

The Board of Trustees will meet at the Library’s Processing and Administrative Center, 3005 112th St. E., in Tacoma, on Wednesday, June 12, from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Pierce County Library does not plan to water grass on its properties this summer. Of the 19 library properties (18 libraries and the main processing and administrative center),… Read More

The Washington State Department of Health has released initial data on same-sex marriages in the state following legalization last year.
Nearly 2,500 same sex couples were married in Washington between Dec. 6, 2012 and March 31, 2013. Same sex marriages represented more than 20 percent of the 11,661 marriages that occurred in Washington during this 16-week period.
Same sex marriages occurred in 35 of Washington’s 39 counties during this time period, which began on the first day same sex couples could legally get a marriage license in the state. More same sex couples were married… Read More

Students learn, nonprofits benefit: a win-win in Tacoma schools

On May 28, James Hardie Siding Company representatives Amy Launiuvao, Kevin Johnson and Adam Gapsch stopped by to surprise teacher Kathleen Casper’s Fawcett Elementary School’s 3rd grade JAWS Highly Capable Program class with pizza and treats for winning a special award for being the top team in a project where more than 100 JAWS students competed to create designs of “back safety” banners for the James Hardie warehouse.

In turn, the students showered the representatives with thank you cards and cheers because with their $500 donation to several local charities in the classes’… Read More

Get the facts about sun safety before summer arrives

Even the Stone Age people knew the sun brought life on Earth and that is one reason they used to worship it. But the sun can both heal and destroy. Sunlight can be the kiss of life or death. It depends on the way we use it.

Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources is sponsoring “The Sun and Your Skin: What the Sun Can Do,” a special workshop to help lay out the truth about the consequences of exposure to the sun, potential short and long term harm, and things people can do to prevent skin damage.

The workshop will be repeated four times at four different locations:

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It seems Trent Reznor's announced retirement from touring a few years back was a bit premature. The angsty rocker's band, Nine Inch Nails, will be back on the road this fall with a Nov. 22 stop slated for KeyArena in Seattle. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on June 14,Live Nation announced today. Reznor and writing partner Atticus Ross have spent the last few years racking up Oscar nods… Read More

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