The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, April 29, 2017 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Link to run extended hours Saturday night for Eric Church concert

Sound Transit will operate extended hours to accommodate crowds leaving the Eric Church concert tomorrow night at the Tacoma Dome.

The last northbound train Saturday will depart the Tacoma Dome Station at 11:48 p.m.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Complete train and bus schedules are available at

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Tacoma artists sought for projects at Valhalla Hall

The Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority, in partnership with the City of Tacoma, invites Tacoma artists and/or artist teams to submit qualifications for two opportunities at Valhalla Hall (1216 Martin Luther King Jr. Way):
An Exterior Mural - $8,000 Budget, All-Inclusive

This is an opportunity to create a mural on two walls of the exterior covered courtyard, which serves as the entryway into Valhalla Hall. The mural must be painted on an appropriate substrate material off-site for installation on the building walls in coordination with the construction contractor.

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Man sentenced in underage sex sting

Anthony Ray Blankenship, 33, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison and 36 months of community custody after he pleaded guilty on Feb. 8, to three counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

“We are committed to protecting children and other vulnerable members of our community,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

In mid-December of 2015, the Washington State Patrol arrested Blankenship as part of a sting operation where undercover officers posed as a 13-year-old girl online. Blankenship responded to an online posting by the officers and exchanged sexually explicit… Read More

School zone camera set to return around Stewart

The Tacoma Police Department wants drivers to remember that there are school-area speed cameras located at 50th and Pacific.  The cameras were off line and citations were not issued during the time of remodeling at Stewart Middle School.  The school re-opening means the speed cameras will be back on line during school hours.

The Tacoma Police Department will be giving warnings for a two week period. On March 27, the citations issued will stand as school zone camera issued citations.

Stewart Middle School students will be attending Stewart Middle School located… Read More

Six local schools receive garden grants from Whole Kids Foundation

Six Pierce County elementary schools will each receive $2,000 school garden grants through Whole Kids Foundation, a Whole Foods Market foundation. Students at Tacoma’s Clover Creek Elementary, Seabury School, Summit Olympus and Whitman Elementary, and University Place’s Evergreen Primary and Curtis High School, can now enjoy an edible educational garden.

Gardens are becoming an increasingly used educational tool as school gardens are shown to improve children’s behavior and performance at school and improve their attitudes about and appreciate for the environment. Additionally,… Read More

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