The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, June 22, 2017 This Week's Paper

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

Here's another clip from MxPx's 21st anniversary set Saturday night at Jazzbones. In this one, they romp through "Aces Up" and "Screw Loose," two cuts from last year's "Plans Within Plans" album. Check it out, then read our show preview to learn how Mike Herrera talks about his plans to follow up "Plans."

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MxPx play

One of the hottest tickets in T-town over the weekend was MxPx's anniversary bash Saturday night at Jazzbones, a sweaty, sold-out set that featured highlights from the band's first 21 years. Here's some of the action from the early set.

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