The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, July 01, 2016 This Week's Paper

At approximately 9:55 today, Fife's Dispatch Center operators received a phone call regarding a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot at the 2500 62nd Ave. East.

The responding police officer stated that upon inspection of the vehicle, there was an unresponsive male inside with a note taped to the window stating,"Do Not Open, Hydrogen Sulfide – Call 9-1-1."

Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas with the characteristic odor of rotten eggs; it is heavier than air, very poisonous, corrosive, flammable and explosive.

Police immediately cordoned off the area. Tacoma Fife Department… Read More

A grant-funded Urban Forestry Restoration Project is helping the City of Puyallup improve water quality in Silver Creek and Meeker Creek. As the headwaters for Clarks Creek, restoration sites along Silver Creek and Meeker Creek are an important part of creating a healthy habitat for endangered species of salmon.

The grant is funding a Washington Conservation Corps team to help maintain recent plantings of native trees and shrubs in city-owned restoration areas. When these plantings mature, they will grow tall enough to naturally shade out the invasive weeds and provide stormwater/habitat… Read More

The Sound Transit Board of Directors selected the Tacoma Link expasion route endorsed by the City Council, passing a milestone that now triggers detailed engineering work.

The board nob now sets Sound Transit staff to do environmental review for the North Downtown Central Corridor, which would run along the Stadium District and onto Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

“We are pleased to be moving the project forward to the project level environmental review phase, though there is more work to be done in finding a financial partner or partners. Still, the selection of E1 as the preferred… Read More

A portion of a bridge on Interstate 5 collapsed into the Skagit River near Mount Vernon Thursday, and drivers are asked to avoid the area as national and state investigators work to determine the cause.

Washington State Department of Transportation crews will have a signed detour in place by 4 a.m. to guide drivers through the area.

Reports indicate a span near the north end of the bridge was damaged by a commercial vehicle. State officials are investigating, and National Transportation Safety Board investigators are expected to arrive before noon Friday.

With more than… Read More

OK, so we were a little premature in saying Robert Plant isn't coming to Washington with JamBase Live this summer. His suddenly un-canceled gig has just been moved to a smaller venue.

The festival – sponsored by music site JamBase.com, and off to a rocky start - was originally booked for a two-night stand at George's Gorge Amphitheatre, on July 5 and 6. That plan got nixed and refunds have been issued; but today, promoter Live Nation announced that JamBase Live is back on at the cozier Chateau… Read More

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