The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, July 30, 2016 This Week's Paper

Single-family and duplex homeowners and renters between 72nd and 96th streets, and Pacific and McKinley avenues, are preparing to dispose of unsightly debris from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on June 8 at Larchmont Elementary School (8601 E. B St.) with the assistance of staff from the City of Tacoma and community volunteers. 
All that is required to discard debris and other unwanted items is proof of neighborhood residence, such as a driver’s license or current utility bill. Items that cannot be discarded as part of this effort include: material from a business; cars, motorcycles,… Read More

Jason Aldean headed to Tacoma

Jason Aldean is headed to the Tacoma Dome. The country superstar - known for “Big Green Tractor,” “Hicktown” and other radio hits - will headline on Sept. 27 with support from Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett. Live Nation announced that tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on June 14, with prices ranging from $37.84 to $66.30.

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Road Closures Scheduled for Sound to Narrows on June 8

A number of road closures are expected during the 2013 Sound to Narrows on June 8, which will feature a series of events starting and finishing in Vassault Park at the intersection of North Vassault and North 37th Streets in Tacoma. Vassault Street, North 37th Street, and the curb lane of southbound Pearl Street will be closed to all traffic. Additionally, access to neighborhoods in the area of the race will be restricted, as there will be multiple secondary road closures. Most of the road closures will take place between the hours of 6:30 and 11 a.m.

Event organizers, in cooperation… Read More

Brown is the new green for Pierce County libraries

At its June meeting, Pierce County Library System’s Board of Trustees will discuss plans to go brown this summer by not watering lawns on its properties, changes to borrowing books from other library systems, intellectual freedom and other issues.

The Board of Trustees will meet at the Library’s Processing and Administrative Center, 3005 112th St. E., in Tacoma, on Wednesday, June 12, from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Pierce County Library does not plan to water grass on its properties this summer. Of the 19 library properties (18 libraries and the main processing and administrative center),… Read More

The Washington State Department of Health has released initial data on same-sex marriages in the state following legalization last year.
Nearly 2,500 same sex couples were married in Washington between Dec. 6, 2012 and March 31, 2013. Same sex marriages represented more than 20 percent of the 11,661 marriages that occurred in Washington during this 16-week period.
Same sex marriages occurred in 35 of Washington’s 39 counties during this time period, which began on the first day same sex couples could legally get a marriage license in the state. More same sex couples were married… Read More

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