The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, February 20, 2017 This Week's Paper

Due to predicted high temperatures, park resources have been shifted to provide daily sprayground operations at Wright Park this week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Traditionally, spraygrounds shift to weekend only operations following Labor Day weekend when kids are heading back to school. However, operations at the centrally located park at 501 South I St. have been extended for the community to enjoy the lingering summer temperatures.
“We would love to be able to extend hours at all locations, but it is vital now for staff to focus on maintenance, repairs, and weatherization in… Read More

Supporters to Host Town Hall on Citywide Paid Leave Ordinance

Healthy Tacoma will hold a Town Hall this Thursday to hear from community members about the need for a citywide paid sick and safe days ordinance to protect workers’ health and safety, and prevent the spread of disease.

The Healthy Tacoma Town Hall will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 at 3510 McKinley Ave. E. in Tacoma.

The event will include a panel discussion with state Representative David Sawyer (D-29); Andrew Wright, co-director of GI-Voice and an Iraq war veteran; Makini Howell, a local small business owner; and Lynda Foster, chair of Pierce County Young Democrats.

Healthy… Read More

Country megastar Taylor Swift headlined the Tacoma Dome on Aug. 31 followed by the formidable one-two punch of Craig Morgan and Trace Adkins kicking off the Washington State Fair concert series last weekend. Then - as if local country fans weren't spoiled enough - Little Big Town dropped by to headline the Fair grandstand on Monday, a raucously received appearance before the quartet headed back out on the road with Keith Urban's Light the Fuse tour.

Little Big Town is enjoying the hottest streak of its 15-year career having scored its first No. 1 on the country album charts with “Tornado”… Read More

PLU students rally for faculty in union vote

Students at Pacific Lutheran University rallied in support of the contingent faculty at the university yesterday as these adjunct instructors are seeking to form a union in an effort to raise standards and conditions for students and faculty.

Students said they are seeking to hold the university accountable to its stated mission and core values: allowing its community to make free and informed decisions, part of PLU’s mission to teach students to “care -- for other people, for their communities and for the earth.”

The students gathered outside the annual meeting of the Pacific… Read More

Little Big Town set list

Chart-topping country quartet Little Big Town took time off from its gig opening for Keith Urban's Light the Fuse tour to do a little headlining of their own tonight at the Western Washington Fair. The show was attended by 6,500-plus hyped up fans and just wound down about an hour and a half ago. We'll have more later, but here's the 18-song set list, for starters.

Little Big Town set list (Sept. 9, 2013, Washington State Fair):

Little White Church, On Fire Tonight, Bring It On Home, Pavement Ends, Bones,… Read More

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