The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, December 05, 2016 This Week's Paper
Is it ‘merry’ or ‘happy’ aviation month?

Aviation enthusiasts have reason to celebrate June as Gov. Jay Inslee has declared it “General Aviation Appreciation Month” in Washington state. General aviation – from recreational to business to emergency medical flights – is a vital part of the state’s transportation system and economy.

Washington is home to 135 public-use airports, more than 19,000 pilots and more than 6,660 general aviation aircraft. The state’s aviation system supports 248,500 jobs, $15.3 billion in wages and $50.9 billion in economic activity.

“We’re pleased for the support that Gov. Inslee… Read More


Eight-year-old Pacific harbor seal Shila gave birth at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on Sunday to a 23-pound pup. The pup, a male, is doing well and nursing.

The new mom and pup are in an off-exhibit space in the Rocky Shores section of the zoo. They need time to bond and nurse to gain a blubber layer so it can regulate its own temperature before they make their public debut, zoo general curator Karen Goodrowe Beck said. It’s too early to say when that might be, but it likely will be a couple of weeks.

When the public is able to see the new mom and pup “is just going to… Read More

New poll shows public support for transportation package

The transportation revenue package being considered in Olympia has won the support of a broad coalition of stakeholders including business, labor, environmentalists, agriculture and local government. General public support also is strong,. according to folks at Port of Tacoma.

Last weekend, EMC Research conducted a poll of 600 registered voters. They found that nearly three-quarters of voters (71 percent) say they are concerned about “the condition and safety of Washington’s roads, highways and bridges.” Two-thirds (69 percent) say it is important for “the legislature to pass… Read More

We now know at least one act that will represent Washington at Memphis' prestigious International Blues Challenge next January.

The South Sound Blues Association held its annual Back to Beale Street Competition yesterday at Jazzbones. I helped judge, and we picked dynamic boogie-woogie keyboardist Arthur Migliazza to advance out of… Read More

Cheap Trick headed to Puyallup

Cheap Trick has been added to the Washington State Fair concert lineup. The band – known for “I Want You to Want Me,” “Dream Police” and other confectionary rock hits – will be backed by orchestra as it performs two of its albums, “At Budokan” and “Sgt. Pepper Live,” on Sept. 11 at Puyallup's Washington State Events Center (formerly the Puyallup Fair & Events Center.) The show will kick off at 7:30 p.m. that evening, and tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. On June 8,… Read More

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