The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 This Week's Paper
Urban Grace Church holds MLK event

Martin Luther King, Jr. Redeeming the Prophetic Vision Interfaith Service and Celebration will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19 at Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St., 2:30-4 p.m. Once again C. Rosalind Bell, local playwright, will be featured with a presentation of a newly created dramatic piece for the occasion. As well, music of the civil rights era will be featured.
The event aims to recognize the prophetic vision of Dr. King with a program that has an edge of social justice in its message. On this, the eighth year of its existence, the celebration will honor Dr. King's birthday with… Read More

On Friday, the Indigo Girls headlined the first major show of 2014 at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater; and nearly three decades into their partnership, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers reminded fans why they are among the most beloved and influential folk-rock acts of their generation.

The duo was backed by a three-piece supporting band that included standout fiddle player Lyris Hung, whose frenzied solos especially galvanized… Read More

Temporary Homeless Camp Permitting Process Proposed

The City of Tacoma Planning Commission is seeking public comment on proposed land use regulations concerning a Temporary Homeless Camps Permitting Process. The proposal would amend the Tacoma Municipal Code, Chapter 13.05 Land Use Permit Procedures and Chapter 13.06 Zoning, to add regulations for a permit review process for temporary homeless camps run by religious organizations.

A public hearing by the Commission is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 5:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers,… Read More

Supreme Court: State still falling short on K-12 school funding

The Washington Supreme Court’s latest school funding critique found that the state Legislature is still falling far short of funding the quality public education students deserve, and the state is failing to make adequate progress toward the 2017-18 deadline for fully funding K-12 public schools.

Washington Education Association President Kim Mead said Washington’s students and school employees deserve fully funded schools, not more unfulfilled promises.

“The Supreme Court’s original McCleary decision was clear, and so is the Court’s latest report – the state is failing… Read More

Free flu shots for children this Saturday

Protect your family and loved ones against the flu. Children and youth can get a free flu vaccination this Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Hill Mall in Puyallup near the Old Country Buffet entrance. A parent or guardian’s permission is required.
Flu vaccination is free for children from ages 6 month to 18. Flumist and flu shots will be available. Adult vaccine will be available for $30.
MultiCare Children’s Immunization Services, Medical Reserve Corps of Pierce County, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department are sponsoring this flu clinic.Read More

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