The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 This Week's Paper

For many in the Northwest, it wouldn't be the holidays without the rippling harps, dulcimers, and other lush Celtic sounds of acclaimed family ensemble Magical Strings. The tradition continues this year, as Magical Strings conducts its 35th triumphant year of annual Celtic Yuletide Concerts taking place throughout Puget Sound in December.
On Friday, Dec. 13 Magical Strings will perform at Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St. Tickets are available now, online at Magicalstrings.com, or via 1-800-838-3006. Advance tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for children (12 and under) for general… Read More

Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson is no longer the most gamma irradiated comic since Joe Piscopo. The Las Vegas-based funny man will headline the Emerald Queen Casino on Dec. 14, and fans there will notice he's slimmed back down to about a buck forty, his original, svelte fighting weight.

Thompson addresses his evolving physique in the interview that's running… Read More

Tow companies, volunteers and cops team up to keep holiday roads safe

Law enforcement officers who began removing impaired drivers from Pierce County roads Thanksgiving Day are urging potential drinking drivers to call taxis and line-up sober designated drivers again this weekend.

The Tacoma Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force will conduct a “Night of a Thousand Stars” enforcement this Saturday night, Dec. 14, midway through a statewide five-week holiday crackdown on drunk drivers and in conjunction with its local Tow and Go and Home Safe Bar programs.

The effort, hosted by the Fife Police Department, will involve more than two dozen… Read More

Tow companies, volunteers and cops team up to keep holiday roads safe

Law enforcement officers who began removing impaired drivers from Pierce County roads Thanksgiving Day are urging potential drinking drivers to call taxis and line-up sober designated drivers again this weekend.

The Tacoma Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force will conduct a “Night of a Thousand Stars” enforcement this Saturday night, Dec. 14, midway through a statewide five-week holiday crackdown on drunk drivers and in conjunction with its local Tow and Go and Home Safe Bar programs.

The effort, hosted by the Fife Police Department, will involve more than two dozen… Read More

A King County Superior Court judge has ruled Washington’s new charter school act is unconstitutional.

Judge Jean Rietschel struck down the core of the Charter School Act by determining that charter schools are not common schools and cannot be funded with state common school funds.

“A charter school cannot be defined as a common school because it is not under the control of the voters of the school district,” Judge Rietschel wrote.

The judge also found that, as a result, charter schools cannot receive restricted common school construction funds from the state.

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