The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, May 26, 2016 This Week's Paper
Faulty electrical wiring damages Gove house

At 3:31 a.m. today, firefighters from station 7 responded to a report of the smell of smoke in a house at 6212 S. Gove St. Upon their arrival, they found fire had started in a wall in the kitchen and spread into the attic and roof area of the single story house. The Engine 7 officer upgraded the operational response and they were quickly joined by additional firefighters from stations 2,8,16,17.

Crews extinguished the fire with handlines, ventilated the attic space, and conducted search and rescue of the home. A fire investigator determined that the fire was caused by faulty electrical… Read More

Return of the News Haiku

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.

Helena Star told to move;
Fake news spoofs many;
Spring sun brings out the weirdos.

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,… Read More

Tacoma Fire incidents report

Fire Incidents 3/29-3/31 Posted: 01 Apr 2013 09:24 AM PDT Date: 3/29/13 Time: 5:08 a.m. Address: 465 E.15th St. Response: Station 2 Damage Estimate: Minor Narrative: Arrived to find two large foundry castings that had been placed on a wood pallet during the manufacturing process had caught the pallet on fire. There was light smoke in the building, but the fire spread was limited to the pallet. With the assistance of plant personnel, a fork lift was used to move the castings to a proper metal pallet, and the smoldering wood pallet was removed and extinguished.

Date: 3/30/13 Time: 12:32… Read More

Every year, Seattle country station KKWF-FM (100.7, The Wolf) showcases an up-and-coming performer at the Spring Fair in Puyallup. This year, it will be “Thank a Farmer” singer James Wesley, fair organizers announced today.

Wesley will appear 7:30 p.m. on April 20 on the Showplace Stage at the Puyallup's Washington State Fair Events Center (formerly Puyallup Fair & Event Center.) The Wolf showcase is free, but admission to the fair… Read More

Board of Equalization alternate member vacancy

Applications are being accepted to fill a vacancy for an Alternate Member on the Pierce County Board of Equalization. The seven-member board hears appeals from taxpayers who disagree with the assessed value of their properties as determined by the Assessor-Treasurer's Office, such as property valuations and exemption changes and denials.

The board session begins on July 15 each year. The board is on a three member rotation cycle; each member works three weeks in a row with two weeks off. Upon completing work before it, the board adjourns until fall when petition hearings begin. Members… Read More

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