The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, July 28, 2017 This Week's Paper
City Recognized for Technology Initiatives

The City of Tacoma earned the No. 7 ranking in its population category in the 2013 Digital Cities Survey by the Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities program for the implementation of its new technology-related initiatives during the past year.

Image of the Digital Cities Initiative Winter 2013 logo“It’s exciting for Tacoma to be recognized for the work it has done to improve citizen access to government services,” said Jack Kelanic, interim director of the Information Technology… Read More

News Haiku: The pig lives

The masses have spoken. The News Haiku is back for the month of November to celebrate Art at Work month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku.

Perceval gets play;
Seattle scribes take note;
Call him "she," although.

Now you try it: American haiku consist of 17 “ons” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five… Read More

News Haiku: Artsy Time

The masses have spoken. The News Haiku is back for the month of November to celebrate Art at Work month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku.

Art @ Work, fun times;
T-town has lots to offer;
Events abound here.

Now you try it: American haiku consist of 17 “ons” (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… Read More

Become a Volunteer Tax Preparer

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-- No Experience Required
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QUALIFICATIONS: Must be friendly, dependable, customer… Read More

News Haiku: road rash

The masses have spoken. The News Haiku is back for the month of November to celebrate Art at Work month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku.

Mayor has some class;
Prop 1 dies, she keeps smiling;
Ooops, bump, a pothole.

Now you try it: American haiku consist of 17 “ons” (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 so we make our own rules. Use of three… Read More

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