The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 This Week's Paper

Paul Simon and Sting will headline Seattle's KeyArena on Feb. 19, and tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18, Live Nation announced. The listed price range is $40 to $250, plus applicable service charges. A special Live Nation “pre-sale” event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 15, with details available at here.… Read More

Port celebrates 95 years today

The Port of Tacoma will mark its 95th anniversary Nov. 5. Pierce County citizens voted to create the port district in 1918 on about 240 acres of land, and the Edmore was the first vessel to call the new port in 1921.

Today, the Port encompasses about 2,700 acres in the Port industrial area. Tacoma has grown into one of the top container ports in North America and a major gateway to Asia and Alaska.

Learn more about POT history online.

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Unattended candle ignites house fire on S. 37th Street

At 9:34 p.m. Nov. 4, Tacoma firefighters from stations 2,4,7,8,9,11 and 17 responded to a reported house fire at 1201 S. 37th St. The first arriving engine company found smoke and flames showing from the basement of the 2,600-square-single family home functioning as a group boarding home.

Crews attacked the fire with handlines and conducted a thorough search of the structure to confirm no one was trapped in the blaze. Initial reports were that one occupant had reentered the house and was missing. However, it was eventually determined that all 11 occupants of the residence were able to… Read More

News Haiku: Art at Work

The masses have spoken. The News Haiku is back for the month of November to celebrate Art at Work month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku.

Seahawks heart attack;
Pothole Pig takes center stage;
Chilly election.

Now you try it: American haiku consist of 17 “ons” (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, but this is Tacoma so we make our own rules. Use of three… Read More

Next step for Sound Transit

Now is the time to help decide where Sound Transit services expand after current voter-approved projects are complete in 2023.

Voters in Central Puget Sound approved the formation of Sound Transit to develop a high-capacity transportation system for the region, where about 40 percent of the state's residents live. The Long-Range Plan is the vision for how the system should grow over many decades.

Sound Transit is asking the public to help update the LRP as part of preparing a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS). This important process will identify public priorities… Read More

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