The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, April 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
Video: Z.Z. Ward at Bumbershoot 2013

Day one of Seattle’s Bumbershoot festival is in the books with day two just underway, with Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara and fun. coming up on the main stage at KeyArena.

Tacoma Weekly is there and we'll be posting some of the things we've seen and heard, starting with this tidbit from early in singer-songwriterZ.Z. Ward’s set yesterday. There’s also a gallery in the works on our multimedia page, Beyond Words; so keep checking back.… Read More

Sound Transit to hold public hearing on proposal to sell surplus properties in Tacoma

Sound Transit will conduct a public hearing to seek comment on a proposal to sell four parcels totaling approximately 35,000 square feet of surplus land from the D to M Streets Sounder track and signal project to the City of Tacoma.

The hearing will be held at 12:30 on Sept. 12 at Union Station, Ruth Fisher Boardroom, 401 S. Jackson St. in Seattle.

The parcels are located on the northwest corner of South Tacoma Way and Pacific Avenue, and on the northeast corner of South 26th Street and Pacific Avenue. The proposed use… Read More

Poetry class for those 50 or better

Are you FAB? (Fifty and Better?) Join Tammy Robacker, 2010-11 Tacoma Poet Laureate and poetry instructor, and other FABulous local seniors and seasoned poets for her adult education fall 2013 poetry class through Metro Parks Tacoma. It starts on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Center at Norpoint. This six-class course runs every other Tuesday until November from 10 a.m. to noon. Get your creative juices percolating reading excellent poems, discussing technique and craft and writing your own poem ideas and drafts. For class and registration information, visit
https://interactivepdf.uniflip.com/2/18870/310353/pub.

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The Stadium Way Arterial Project will open Stadium Way to vehicle and bicycle traffic on Wednesday morning, Sept. 4.
Drivers may experience some delays as final tasks such as landscaping, handrail installation, and final cleanup are completed in September and October. Plus, pedestrians will have to wait a little longer for the new handrails to be installed to enjoy the upgraded ADA-accessible sidewalks, benches, garbage cans and other pedestrian street amenities. Yet, City staff are happy with the opening date.
“Our goal has been to get the road open before school begins,”… Read More

Fewer houses are underwater on mortgages

As home values continue to rise, the national negative equity rate, commonly known as being "underwater," continued to fall in the second quarter, dropping to 23.8 percent of all homeowners with a mortgage, according to the second quarter Zillow Negative Equity Report. However, millions of homeowners remain so far underwater that it will take years for them to regain equity, even as home values continue their recovery.

Approximately 12.2 million homeowners with a mortgage were in negative equity, or underwater, at the end of the second quarter, owing more on their mortgages than their… Read More

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