The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, May 29, 2017 This Week's Paper
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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On Thursday, Dec. 12, the Swiss Pub will hold a musical benefit for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which ravaged the Philippines a month ago. Organizers are suggesting a $10 donation, with proceeds being donated to the relief efforts of the Philippine American Youth Organization and Habitat for Humanity.

Organizers are also assembling care packages to be shipped… Read More

Pierce County’s low income families will gather Dec. 14 in Pacific Lutheran University’s East Campus for the 24th annual Winterfest. Winterfest needs donations and volunteers to host this event.
Winterfest offers 500 low income families the opportunity to spend a day full of holiday spirit picking out presents for each other. Parents chose toys and warm clothes to give to their children for Christmas. Children spend the day visiting Santa, getting their faces painted and making presents for their parents.
Winterfest is only possible if the community donates to this event.… Read More

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