The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, April 29, 2017 This Week's Paper
I-5 exit to SR 7 in Tacoma closing for nine weeks

Drivers trying to reach State Route 7 from Interstate 5 later this month will be taking the long way around for nine weeks.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close the southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 for nine weeks. Motorists will be detoured around the closure using Interstate 705 and State Route 509.

To prepare for the long-term ramp closure, crews will close nearby ramps from 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, and detour motorists through the I-5/South 56th Street interchange. Those ramps… Read More

Single-family and duplex homeowners and renters in multiple Tacoma neighborhoods are preparing to dispose of unsightly debris from 10 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the Giaudrone Middle School (4902 S. Alaska St.) with the assistance of staff from the City of Tacoma and community volunteers.  All that is required to discard debris and other unwanted items is proof of neighborhood residence, such as a driver’s license or current utility bill. Items that cannot be discarded as part of this effort include: material from a business; cars, motorcycles, campers or boat parts; truck canopies, trailers,… Read More

City Council members will join other area leaders, community members and city staff on Tuesday, Aug. 6 for the 30th anniversary of National Night Out Against Crime, an event that celebrates previous successes in making Tacoma safer while creating a broader awareness of the resources and partnerships that exist locally to aid future efforts.
“Serving as each other’s eyes and ears is critical in the fight against crime and National Night Out Against Crime, co-sponsored by Safe Streets, is about taking the time to get to know one another a little better as we move toward our… Read More

With fire danger continuing to increase across Washington, officials from four state agencies today urged residents to recognize that even seemingly low-risk activities, such as parking on a grassy field or using motorized yard tools, can spark a wildfire.

Thirty-seven of the state’s 39 counties have declared burn bans. Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark has banned fires on all lands protected by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), including wildlife areas and other facilities managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

However,… Read More

Baseball, comedy, street fair, car show and an open house are all part of Lincoln High School’s 100th birthday celebration. The series of events, from Aug. 5 to Sept. 14, are open to Lincoln students, staff, alumni and the Tacoma community. Donations are accepted at all events and will go toward the Lincoln High School Scholarship Fund.
Aug. 5
 Lincoln Night Out at Tacoma Rainiers
Stadium - tour: 6 p.m., game: 7 p.m., Cheney Stadium - tickets: $15 (reserved seating, hot dog, chips, soft drink)
Aug. 8 
Lincoln Night Out at Tacoma Comedy Club… Read More

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