The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, July 24, 2016 This Week's Paper
News Haiku: Linking thinking

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku.

Link route to Hilltop;
Council likes it, sort of;
Lack of plan, cold chills.

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five "on" respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this isn’t quite right since syllables and “on” are not the same, but this… Read More

Malfunctioning dishwasher sparks house fire

At 11:11 a.m. yesterday, Tacoma firefighters from stations 2,3,8,12, and 17 responded to a reported house fire at 6705 24th St. NE.

The first arriving company found heavy smoke showing from the side and rear of the one-story 1,058 square foot house. Crews attacked the fire with handlines, ventilated the structure and completed a search to confirm no one was trapped in the building. Two of the occupants were evaluated by paramedics and released at the scene, and a total of five were displaced by the blaze.

A fire investigator determined that a mechanical failure in a dishwasher… Read More

Lakewood Playhouse’s production of N. Richard Nash’s “Rainmaker” brought what it promised to deliver. It rained. The thunder of the great performances and the creatively simple set design added to the fun.

The Depression-era show plays out on a Midwest ranch desperately in need of rain at a time when a wandering conman just happens to stop by with an offer of bringing some of that life-saving, cloud-based moisture for $100. The water-bringer, Starbuck (Bruce Story), brings more than that. He also manages to pair up the middle-aged farmer’s daughter (Tanya Barber) with the town’s… Read More

A concerned and caring citizen may have saved the life of an elderly woman recently by reporting suspicions of abuse to Adult Protective Services at the Department of Social and Health Services.
The story about the woman, who was found in a “homemade crib” while under the care of her daughter, was published in the Seattle Times on April 17.
DSHS would like to remind the public that reports of abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults can be made by calling DSHS at its 24-hour, toll-free number: 1-866-EndHarm (1-866-363-4276 or TTY: 1-800-737-7931). There are English and… Read More

Tacoma City Councilmembers are preparing to endorse a Link light rail expansion plan that would run tracks along the “Medical Mile” of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

The routing endorsement was a matter of discussion at a council study session today in preparation for a formal vote on April 30.

The study session marked the first time several council members had publicly declared their support for particular routes. The MLK route gained the most support followed by the Portland Avenue option and a hybrid route that would reach from the theater district to MLK on one… Read More

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