The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, July 28, 2016 This Week's Paper
Revised State Transportation Package Released

After substantive discussions with members of both parties, a revised transportation investment package incorporating input from legislative leaders and the Governor’s office was unveiled today. The proposal has an increased emphasis on reform and targets the most immediate project needs to help Washington businesses.

At $8.4 billion, the revised Connecting Washington package is $1.4 billion less than the original proposal released earlier this session. Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island) one of the authors of the package says that changes focus on making the package more efficient… Read More

City wants thoughts on live-work spaces for artists

Help the City of Tacoma make informed decisions by taking a few minutes to respond to an anonymous survey focused on your current living and working accommodations, as well as any possible desire for new accommodations. The survey can be found at and should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

The city is interested in gaining input from artists of all disciplines from Tacoma and beyond. Fill it out even if you are not currently looking to change your living/working… Read More

Weekend closure of westbound SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge delayed

Drivers who were preparing for the April 26 weekend closure of the westbound State Route 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge can take a breather. A project to replace a problematic expansion joint has been delayed a few weeks.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and its contractor, Mowat Construction, learned last last week that the new expansion joint, which is being fabricated specifically for this bridge, will not be ready in time. The work and associated traffic restrictions will more likely occur in mid-May.

A new closure date will be announced once WSDOT can verify a… 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.

*Boston bomb news blitz;
Be thankful for what you have;
Warm hearts, big huggles.

(Most people with kids will know that a "huggle" is one part hug, one part snuggle that is applied liberally to those they love.)

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three… Read More

The Washington State Patrol is investigating allegations that the former manager of the State Crime Lab in Cheney mishandled case files and claimed to have completed laboratory case work that was not actually done.

The investigation reveals that at least five cases had been mishandled. The manager resigned from state service during the investigation.

There is no evidence that the alleged misconduct led to any wrongful convictions. The investigation began when those working for the manager raised concerns to the Crime Laboratory Division Commander. Information gathered to date… Read More

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