The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 This Week's Paper
Citizens for a Health Bay seeks volunteers for nature projects

Citizens for a Healthy Bay has some fantastic volunteer opportunities coming up.

Earth Day Wetland Restoration

April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. crews will rebuild an entire wetland ecosystem along the banks of the Puyallup River. The Gog le hi te wetland is critical to the Puyallup’s native salmon, river otter, an astonishing variety of birds and much more. Volunteers will be removing harmful invasive species and cleaning debris that washes in from the river.

CHB will provide gloves, supplies and refreshments. Volunteers will need waterproof,… Read More

Little Bill Engelhart pays homage to Buck Ormsby (video)

As promised, there's more video from Sunday's tribute to Northwest rock legend Buck Ormsby at the Temple Theatre. Our second clip (click here) features fellow Bluenote Bill Engelhart performing a mash-up of Ray Charles hits “Baby, Please Don't Go” and “I Got a Woman.” He chose those cuts to commemorate the times he and Ormsby would sneak into Lacey's Evergreen Ballroom to catch Charles, Little Richard and more of their idols back in the 1950s. Stay tuned for more clips… Read More

Former Superior Court Judge enters Port race

Former Superior Court Judge John McCarthy has announced that he is running for the Port of Tacoma Commission, Position #1. The position will be vacated by Connie Bacon when her term expires at the end of the year. McCarthy previously served as a Port of Tacoma Commissioner from 1983 to 1992.

“I am passionate about the Port of Tacoma. Our public port will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018 and members of my family have worked there for more than 75 years. The port is at a critical point in decisions about its future use and development. I want to be part of making the decisions… Read More

On Sunday, a who's who of classic Northwest rock descended on the Temple Theatre for “Buck's House Party,” a tribute concert for fallen legend Buck Ormsby who died on Oct. 29. Among the highlights was Merrilee Rush's set-ending performance of her 1968 breakthrough, “Angel of the Morning,” featuring husband Billy Mac on keys. Click here to see it. Check back throughout the week as we'll be posting more clips from the show, and be sure to pick up our March 31 edition for more on Sunday's tribute. 


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TPD to host session on officer shootings

The Tacoma Police Department is presenting the data sets it has released in support of the White House Police Data Initiative – on officer-involved shootings since 2012 and complaint allegations with findings since 2015 – during a public event on March 29, from 6 - 8 PM, at Destiny Middle School (1301 E. 34th St. in Tacoma).

The event follows a successful series of Project PEACE conversations designed to build trust, relationships and understanding between community members and Tacoma Police Department officers. "The City of Tacoma has been taking proactive steps to increase… Read More

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