The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 This Week's Paper

The following invitation was sent out today from Indira Trejo, President of the Latino Student Union at University of Washington-Tacoma:

Attention students, faculty, staff and community,

The Latino Student Union cordially invites you to join the celebration of our culture and learn about our community's issues during our upcoming Latino Heritage Week.
•    Monday, April 29, we will host a roundtable discussion with the topic “What is Latino or Hispanic?” from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the GWP Tacoma Room 320.
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Former child actor turned reality TV star and Seattle radio personality Danny Bonaduce has been hosting a monthly comedy night at Tacoma Comedy Club, on the first Sunday of the month.

I interviewed him before he went on April 7 for a story that will run in this week's paper. Among other things, he recalled the rough spell that followed his run on "The Partridge Family." "I’ve done very, very, very well for myself in the last 20 years," he said. But you can’t wash… Read More

Voters Overwhelmingly Support Milton Annexation

In a special election, voters in the City of Milton and those who live in the East Pierce fire district overwhelmingly approved a measure to officially annex Milton into the fire district.

Early results indicate that 85 percent of Milton voters support the annexation. Among voters living in the East Pierce Fire and Rescue district, 86 percent approve the measure. “I truly believe that the reason we received such a strong show of support is because of the exceptional work our personnel provide every day throughout the district. We sincerely appreciate the voters confidence in us”,… Read More

Ethnic Fest Poster Contest Deadline Quickly Approaching

Ethnic Fest 2013 will be held on July 27 and 28 in Tacoma’s Wright Park. In preparation for this annual celebration of culture and community, all Pierce County high school students are invited to participate in the Ethnic Fest Poster Contest.

In addition to the pride and recognition gained by participating in the contest, cash prizes will be awarded to the top three student artist winners.

The Grand Prize winner’s artwork may be used on select Ethnic Fest marketing and promotional materials. It will be displayed in a prominent location at Ethnic Fest. The first-place winner… Read More

Borrow a fish-friendly car wash kit for your next fundraiser

Car wash fundraisers can be a great way to raise money, but the soap and pollutants that run off the vehicles can be toxic to fish and other aquatic life.

Organizations can help keep Puget Sound clean during their next car wash fundraiser by checking out a fish-friendly car wash kit. The kits are available at several Pierce County locations.

“These kits are designed to keep soap, oil and other pollutants from entering storm drains and flowing into streams, lakes, rivers, and the Puget Sound,” said Harold Smelt, Pierce County Public Works and Utilities surface water manager.… Read More

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