The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 This Week's Paper
News Haiku: it’s go time

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. Follow the links for the back story.

Transit ponders route;
'Hybrids' have their place as well;
Why plan, just do it.

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… Read More

Sound Transit open house Thursday on potential Tacoma Link expansion

Sound Transit is conducting an open house this Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome Station, 424 East 25th St. The event is part of an alternatives analysis to seek public feedback on corridor alternatives for a potential project to expand the 1.6-mile Tacoma Link system that now operates between the Tacoma Dome and Theater District stations.

At the open house, the public will have the opportunity to review and comment on five corridor alternatives currently under consideration. Three of these alternatives were identified from a total of 24 possible corridor alternatives evaluated… Read More

City recognized for its work to preserve the Murray Morgan Bridge

The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has recognized the City of Tacoma for its outstanding rehabilitation of the Murray Morgan Bridge. The City is one of just 10 honorees receiving a State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation this year. The awards program is in its 23rd year and recognizes persons, organizations and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation.

"It’s an incredible honor for our organization," said City of Tacoma Historic Preservation Officer… Read More

Sprinker center cuts energy use in half after remodel

Sprinker Recreation Center, which serves thousands of visitors every year, has won Pierce County’s “Biggest Energy Loser” award for 2012 by cutting its energy use in half.

The 35-year-old ice rink was remodeled in 2011. The remodel consisted of upgrading mechanical systems, improving the building envelope and changing out the lighting, which led to a 49.8 percent reduction in energy used last year.

The result: the facility is saving more than $98,000 per year in energy, water and sewer costs.

“The Sprinker project is a great example of how we can save resources while… Read More

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. Follow the links for the back story.

T-town's kids are great;
It's adults are less awesome;
Naughty… Read More

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