Des Moines Police took no part in ‘Dreamer’ arrest that sparked area outrage
By Jack Mayne The arrest last week in Des Moines of a 23-year-old Mexican man brought as a child illegally into the United States but who was given a “Dreamer” work permit under the Obama administration was not assisted by Des Moines Police, the City Council was told Thursday (Feb. 15) by Chief George Delgado. Since the arrest, the Seattle Times reports that Daniel Ramirez Medina was detained and a petition filed that challenges the immigration detention and seeks his release. His attorneys say he was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducting an action at his father’s house. But the newspaper said ICE ...
Proceeds from March 3 & 4 Poverty Bay Wine Festival will go to Music4Life
Wine, music and a great cause – the annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival – presented this year on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at the Des Moines Beach Park Event Center – is proud to be donating a majority of the proceeds to Highline Music4Life. This noble non-profit helps underprivileged kids to acquire musical instruments. For the founder of Music4Life, Dave Endicott, it’s personal: “Music saved my life, got me off the streets.” Last year, more than 720 guests of the Poverty Bay Wine Festival helped to provide funds for the Music4Life organization. This is the 13th year of ...
REVIEW: ‘Sex with Strangers’ not to be missed; plus, how to get FREE tickets!
Photos by Michael Brunk Review by Shelli Park A play entitled 'Sex with Strangers' can be a bit provocative if the subject of sex makes you feel uncomfortable. Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) is currently running a production of the play, written by Laura Eason, as you may have heard. You may be thrilled at the courage it takes for a small theatre company in a small town to produce a play with such a potentially controversial title. Or you may be offended by the seeing the word sex displayed on advertising all around town. If you are offended, let me assure you that this ...
Mt. Rainier High’s Ramen Robotics Team raising funds for upcoming competition
Mount Rainier High School's Ramen Robotics Team is trying to raise money for is upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition. This program at MRHS encourages students to pursue a career in the STEM field through friendly competition with other teams around the world. Right now, they're collecting donations in order to provide their team with enough supplies to build our robot. In addition, they need help paying for participation and travel fees for these competitions. Here's more info: We are the Ramen Robotics Team from Mount Rainier High School in Seattle, Washington. Our team works towards encouraging other students like ourselves, to pursue a career in the ...
Man rescued after falling off boat into water at Des Moines Marina Sunday
South King Fire & Rescue is reporting that a man in his 70s fell off the stern of his boat on the G dock at about 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. A citizen on the docks heard his muffled call for help, and found him going underwater between the swim step and the dock. The good samaritan held the victim's head above water until South King Fire & Rescue and Des Moines Police responders arrived. Lt. Joe Suver, firefighter Patrick Heier and Officer Bob Crane pulled the victim from the water and transferred him to the Medic One unit that ...
Seattle Southside Chamber Business Awards & Recognition given out Friday
Photos courtesy Andrew Crain Photography On Friday afternoon, Feb. 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon at the Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South in Des Moines. The luncheon celebrated local businesses and individuals who have "gone above and beyond for our community and who exemplify our promise to be a voice for business and a leader in our Community." Here's a video of the awards portion of the event courtesy South King Media: [embed]https://youtu.be/1wFC0zIBBrk[/embed] Awards were give out to (with comments from chamber CEO Andrea Reay): Special Recognition: Natalie Elert of Dollar Rent-A-Car. Over the past few years, ...
Seattle Southside Chamber announces new partnership with South King Media
This week, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced that it is forming a new media and marketing partnership with South King Media, publisher of six award-winning local news websites, including The Waterland and B-Town Blogs. “South King Media have been dedicated members of our Chamber since 2008, and we’re happy to announce our new partnership,” Andrea H. Reay, CEO/President of the Chamber of Commerce, said. In addition to The B-Town Blog, South King Media publishes local blogs for Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Tukwila and White Center. Their combined readership for 2016 exceeded 107,000 Sessions per month, delivering over 275,000 monthly Pageviews ...
Poverty Bay Wine Festival fundraiser will be back for its 13th year on March 3 & 4!
Get ready to raise your wine glasses for a good cause – the Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be back at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium for its 13th year on Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March 4! 2017 Poverty Bay Wine Festival Presented by Rotary of Des Moines from bmesser on Vimeo. With over 10% of available tickets already sold, this popular Rotary Club fundraiser is expected to have a record breaking attendance. Last year, 722 guests helped raise funds for deserving benificiaries such as seen here. Be sure to reserve your seat before tickets are sold out. Tickets come with 10 tasting tokens, and can be purchased ...
The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Visit With the Ghosts of Playoffs Past and Present
(Or, A Seahawks Carroll, with Apologies to Charles Dickens) By Greg Wright The Seahawks are not dead, to begin with. While we all may be grossly disappointed that it's Atlanta representing the NFC in tomorrow's NFL extravaganza, I suppose we can take solace that a.) Ex-Seahawk Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn coaches Atlanta, so we are represented, in a way; b.) We lost to Atlanta, so we could still argue that we were this close to making it back to the big show; c.) Three out the last four Super Bowls have featured at least one Bennett brother; d.) The Seahawks have won at least one playoff game each ...
Former Mayor Dave Kaplan announces he won’t seek re-election to city council
Longtime Des Moines City Councilmember and former Mayor Dave Kaplan announced Tuesday, Jan. 31 that he won't seek re-election this year. He serves in Position #7, and his term expires Dec. 31, 2017. Kaplan has served on the council for 16 years, and as Mayor for four. "After sixteen years in local elective office, and twenty straight years of working on city-related issues, I’ve decided that this will be my last year to serve as a Councilmember here in Des Moines," Kaplan said in a statement published on Facebook Tuesday. Here's Kaplan's full statement: Dear Friends, Family, Supporters, and Residents of Des Moines, After sixteen years in ...
By Jack Mayne The arrest last week in Des Moines of a 23-year-old Mexican man brought as a child illegally into the United States but who was given a “Dreamer” work permit under the Obama administration... [Read more]
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At a recent Des Moines City Council meeting, Village Concepts donated $32,000 to the Des Moines Legacy Foundation. This 501c3 foundation, formed in 1999 to support Des Moines parks, recreation and senior... [Read more]
Photos by Michael Brunk Review by Shelli Park A play entitled ‘Sex with Strangers’ can be a bit provocative if the subject of sex makes you feel uncomfortable. Burien Actors Theatre (BAT)... [Read more]
A community meeting for the proposed Marina & Beach Park paid parking program will be held from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Des Moines Activity Center. This meeting is free and open... [Read more]
Mount Rainier High School’s Ramen Robotics Team is trying to raise money for is upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition. This program at MRHS encourages students to pursue a career in the STEM field... [Read more]
South King Fire & Rescue is reporting that a man in his 70s fell off the stern of his boat on the G dock at about 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. A citizen on the docks heard his muffled call for help,... [Read more]
Photos courtesy Andrew Crain Photography On Friday afternoon, Feb. 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon at the Four Points by Sheraton Seattle... [Read more]
All are invited to attend the first-ever Waterland Wine & Art Walk in Des Moines on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Six local businesses will host a wine tasting and Art Show, in collaboration... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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High school students in south King County are invited to Highline College for the 2017 Latinx Summit, a free, day-long event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25…
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Pacific Northwest flagship for Flow Motion aquatic fitness, FITT BALANCE, will be exhibiting at the 2017 Northwest Yoga Conference hosted at Lynnwood Convention Center this Thursday, Feb. 9 –... [Read more]
On October 27, 2016 the City Council Approved Resolution No. 1344, which officially established a commemorative street name of “Rainier Drive South” for the portion of 19th Ave South between South... [Read more]Read More Headlines