The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, July 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Recent fire incidents

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 09:42 AM PDT Time: 12:12 a.m. Address: 422 Tacoma Ave S Response: Station 1,2,4 Damage Estimate: none Narrative: Crews responded a reported kitchen fire and upon arrival found burnt food had caused smoke to fill the kitchen. The fire was contained to the food.

Time: 3:11 p.m. Address: 3516 N. Union Ave Response: Station 2,4,8,9,13,11,16 Damage Estimate: $1,500 Narrative: Firefighters responded to a reported house fire. The first arriving company found a small fire in the basement of the residence. A lacquer based sealant was being applied to the basement floor and… Read More

Is it ‘merry’ or ‘happy’ aviation month?

Aviation enthusiasts have reason to celebrate June as Gov. Jay Inslee has declared it “General Aviation Appreciation Month” in Washington state. General aviation – from recreational to business to emergency medical flights – is a vital part of the state’s transportation system and economy.

Washington is home to 135 public-use airports, more than 19,000 pilots and more than 6,660 general aviation aircraft. The state’s aviation system supports 248,500 jobs, $15.3 billion in wages and $50.9 billion in economic activity.

“We’re pleased for the support that Gov. Inslee… Read More


Eight-year-old Pacific harbor seal Shila gave birth at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on Sunday to a 23-pound pup. The pup, a male, is doing well and nursing.

The new mom and pup are in an off-exhibit space in the Rocky Shores section of the zoo. They need time to bond and nurse to gain a blubber layer so it can regulate its own temperature before they make their public debut, zoo general curator Karen Goodrowe Beck said. It’s too early to say when that might be, but it likely will be a couple of weeks.

When the public is able to see the new mom and pup “is just going to… Read More

New poll shows public support for transportation package

The transportation revenue package being considered in Olympia has won the support of a broad coalition of stakeholders including business, labor, environmentalists, agriculture and local government. General public support also is strong,. according to folks at Port of Tacoma.

Last weekend, EMC Research conducted a poll of 600 registered voters. They found that nearly three-quarters of voters (71 percent) say they are concerned about “the condition and safety of Washington’s roads, highways and bridges.” Two-thirds (69 percent) say it is important for “the legislature to pass… Read More

We now know at least one act that will represent Washington at Memphis' prestigious International Blues Challenge next January.

The South Sound Blues Association held its annual Back to Beale Street Competition yesterday at Jazzbones. I helped judge, and we picked dynamic boogie-woogie keyboardist Arthur Migliazza to advance out of… Read More

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