The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, July 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Pierce Library honors volunteers

Volunteers at Pierce County Library System enhance the library’s service to communities. Next week, April 21-27, people throughout the United States will acknowledge National Volunteer Week, and the Library System is giving special recognition and saying thank you to all of its volunteers.

“Volunteers allow our staff to work directly with the hundreds of thousands of people we serve,” said Neel Parikh, executive director for Pierce County Library. “They also act as ambassadors in their communities and share about their enthusiasm for the Library’s offerings for learning and… Read More

Every parent believes, or at least should believe, their children are the most brilliant and adorable creatures on the planet. They are all wrong, since mine are the actually the most brilliant. But I can’t participate in this contest. But you can.

I’m announcing another contest to win more Tacoma swag.

The contest is simple: Send us a photo (yes, just one) of your child (or children) with no more than 100 words about why he or she (or they) are awesome. The deadline is April 22. The images will be posted on April 23. The most “likes” on Facebook or votes on our contest… Read More

Comedian Christopher Titus worked out some brand new bits last night at Tacoma Comedy Club, including that thing about giving grade school aged kids Glocks. The guy's got two more nights left in Tacoma, so we thought we'd share another clip from our April 1 interview.

In this snippet, he talks about his new… Read More

News Haiku: Stoned Tacoma

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. Follow the links for the back story.

*Save the cobbled street;
They have fewer potholes, ugh;
Cold reality.

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”… Read More

In a new letter, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell and a bipartisan group of six other Senate and House aviation leaders urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to prevent the closure of 149 air traffic control towers across the country. The 149 contract towers – which are operated by contractors for the FAA – are scheduled to close on June 15.
Five contract towers in Washington state would be among the contract towers closed under the current plan: Renton Municipal Airport, Tacoma Narrows Airport, Yakima Air Terminal/McAllister Field, Felts Field in Spokane, and Olympia… Read More

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