The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 This Week's Paper
Lincoln student set to enter UW this fall

Laryce Toleafoa, a senior at Lincoln High School, is having a good day. She learned this morning in a ceremony at school that the University of Washington Tacoma has accepted her application for admission starting in September. Laryce, overjoyed by the news, said she will be the first one in her family to go to college.

What helped make today possible for Laryce and more than 100 other graduating seniors of our high schools was a new partnership between Tacoma Public Schools and UWT called "Pathway to Promise."

The partnership aims to dramatically increase the number of students…

Mayan tiger cub remains in guarded condition from unknown illness

An endangered Malayan tiger cub remains in guarded condition at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium today as a team of veterinarians works to uncover the cause of his sudden illness.

Veterinarians continue extensive diagnostic testing in their ongoing effort to pin down what caused 6‐month‐old Berani to fall ill Monday afternoon, zoo general curator Karen Goodrowe Beck said.

Berani remains sedated as the veterinary team, led by head veterinarian Dr. Karen Wolf, works to keep him comfortable, treat him for breathing difficulties and regulate his temperature. Members of the zoological…

The Tacoma Farmers Market is holding an art contest to gain local, creative art for our 2013 market media.

The winning artwork will be chosen by the Tacoma Farmers Market for the 2013 poster and all other promotional material, thus the market will hold all reproduction rights.

The winning designer will receive $250 in market money (tokens) and credit for the design.

Rules of Contest:
• Art work is encouraged in any two-dimensional media not to exceed 11 x 17 inches.
• Art work must represent…

Since 1972, drummer Alan White has been best known for keeping the beat for British prog-rock titans, Yes. He'll be with his main band on Sunday, March 3, at Seattle's Moore Theatre as the group performs not one, not two, but three of its most critically acclaimed albums, “The Yes Album,” “Close to the Edge” and “Going for the One."

We'll have a related story in this week's print edition. Until that hits…

Tacoma City Council passed a plan last night to make the selling of fortified wines and high-alcohol malt liquors in the city’s North and West Ends in an effort to stem the rise of street drunkenness, petty crimes and littering of the tall cans and pocket-sized bottles the boozers leave behind.

The first step in the effort is to politely ask the 37 convenience stores and grocery outlets that sell the dozens of brands, commonly with the High Gravity, Steel, Ice names, to stop stocking them on their shelves. If the request doesn’t solve the issue, the effort steps up from there until…

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