The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, February 13, 2016 This Week's Paper
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.


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,…

Christopher Titus will headline Tacoma Comedy Club next week, from April 11-13, which was a good excuse to call the guy up to talk about his new standup comedy special, “Voice in My Head” and other stuff he's been working on.

Apparently, his forthcoming projects include a movie that expands on a pilot he shot a few years back called “Special Unit.” Titus described it as “'The Shield' with handicapped…

The Rescue Mission in Tacoma will be holding its first Walk-A-Thon event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at Federal Way High School in Federal Way.


Everyone is invited to take part in this fun, healthy day for the whole family. Highlights will includelive entertainment, tasty treats, and activities for kids, as well as opportunities for participants to learn about the experience of our region’s homeless population.


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