Ah, Weird Al Yankovic. He's been our guilty pleasure since the Reagan Era. And last night he took over Tacoma's Pantages Theater for 2 ½ hours of high-energy pop parody. Food puns and Imperial Stormtroopers were involved. Oh, and lots goofy costume changes. He rocked a blonde wig and Cobain's iconic stripes for “Smells Like Nirvana,”a blue peacock ensemble for Lady Gaga sendup “Perform… Read More
The Daily Mash-Up
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.
Warmed faces, top down;
Summer comes for Monday morn;
A day late, but fine.
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 Tacoma… Read More
Pierce County will use findings from its recent research on food waste management to develop tools and programs to cut 10 percent from the waste disposal stream over the next five years.
Pierce County will focus on overall waste reduction, create a voluntary food waste collection program for restaurants, grocery stores and cafeterias, and divert materials such as metal and wood from the landfill. Tools and programs in these three areas will be developed in 2013, and implemented in 2014.
“Based on our research and community feedback, we have decided to work on reducing all waste,… Read More
The 20-minute newscast is produced by PCTV and can be seen on channel 22 Comcast and Click! Watch Pierce County News every day at 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., or online anytime at www.piercecountytv.org/pcn.
This week's episode includes: Tribute to victims of crime, Crystal Judson Family Center needs your help to mark the 10th anniversary of Police Chief David Brame's shooting of his wife before killing himself, and a reminder of Drug Take Back Day.Read More
Simbarashe Change, one of Tacoma Community College’s stellar international students, has been selected to receive a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Simbarashe is one of 73 scholars selected from around the country to receive the award this year. The scholarship will pay up to $30,000 per year. It is designed to cover the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive. Simbarashe, who goes by “Simba,”… Read More