The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, January 20, 2017 This Week's Paper
Washington ranks second in cell service taxes, fees

Earlier this year, the think tank Tax Foundation released a study detailing the wireless service tax and fee rates in the U.S.

This week, the map that details the state and local tax and fee rates on wireless service. The average state and local rate is 11.36 percent.

Oregon has the lowest rate at 1.85 percent, and is tailed closely by Nevada at 2.13 percent and Idaho at 2.28 percent. Nebraska has the highest rate at 18.67 percent, and is followed closely by Washington at 18.62 percent and New York at 17.85 percent.… Read More

Parts of Chambers Creek beach to close during removal of pilings

Parts of Chambers Creek beach to close during removal of pilings

Portions of a public beach will close for about three weeks in July while Pierce County removes approximately 200 derelict creosote pilings from the shoreline along Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place.

Work will begin July 8 at the south portion of the beach, including the off-leash dog area, and move north. Beach access will be restricted in the immediate area surrounding the work.

The pilings were part of structures such as piers that were used to bring raw materials out to barges for transport… Read More

Tacoma Link to run on extended hours Tuesday

Last northbound train on Tuesday will leave Tacoma Dome at midnight to accommodate concert goers.

Sound Transit will operate extended hours for Tacoma Link on Tuesday, July 9, to accommodate crowds leaving the New Kids on the Block concert at the Tacoma Dome.

The last northbound train will depart the Tacoma Dome Station at 12 a.m.

The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Sound Transit buses and Link light rail trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

Train and bus schedules are available at

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Fitch Ratings Upgrades Outlook for City of Tacoma

Fitch Ratings has revised its outlook for the City of Tacoma from negative to stable.

According to a recent statement from the national financial firm, the upgraded rating reflects an improvement in financial operations following the recent appointment of a new management team, positive general fund results for fiscal year 2012 after four consecutive years of deficits, and the adoption of a balanced budget for the 2013-14 biennium.

“We're encouraged by this news,” said Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “The City of Tacoma will continue to work hard to ensure that it stays… Read More

The Washington State Fair has added an electronic music festival to it's late summer lineup. Canadian DJ and dubstep producer Jeff Abel, aka Excision, is among the big names headed to Puyallup for the Digital Affair, a showcase of “the world's most in-demand Djs” that will take over the fair grandstand on Sept. 14. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, with prices ranging from $45 to $80.

Washington State Fair is putting on the event with USC Events, and the announcement… Read More

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