Des Moines seeks potential new airport study & possible state ferry connection

Des Moines seeks potential new airport study & possible state ferry connection

By Jack Mayne The City of Des Moines has joined SeaTac city officials in wanting consideration of a second international airport, and says a potential connection of the state ferry system could be another... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Realty Open Houses: Loft Condo, Federal Way Rambler, Renton Condo, Waterfront

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Realty Open Houses: Loft Condo, Federal Way Rambler, Renton Condo, Waterfront

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding six Open Houses this weekend! The first home is an immaculate, 2-level, loft-style end unit condo at The Commons... [Read more]

After reports of gunfire & lockdown, no active shooter at Highline College Friday

After reports of gunfire & lockdown, no active shooter at Highline College Friday

UPDATE: After reports of gunfire being heard just before 9 a.m. Friday morning (Feb. 16), and a lockdown on the Highline College campus, Des Moines Police reports that an initial investigation indicates... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mt. Rainier, Blue Heron & amazing red sunset

PHOTOS: Mt. Rainier, Blue Heron & amazing red sunset

Courtesy Author/Photographer George Matthew Cole comes these great photos that showcase the beauty of our region (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): A view of Mount Rainier from a neighborhood... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline & Fed. Way School Levys passing by ~58%

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline & Fed. Way School Levys passing by ~58%

The second round of results for Tuesday’s Special Election were released on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and the Highline School Levy has grown to nearly 58% approval: Highline School District No. 401... [Read more]

Potential purchasers of Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Feb. 24

Potential purchasers of Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Feb. 24

The new ‘potential purchasers’ of Des Moines’ historic Landmark on the Sound will be holding an Open House on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. This historic property was built... [Read more]

Tardy Cupids rejoice! Enjoy amazing ‘Love, Chaos & Dinner’ at Teatro Zinzanni

Tardy Cupids rejoice! Enjoy amazing ‘Love, Chaos & Dinner’ at Teatro Zinzanni

By Scott Schaefer It’s an amazing (make that‘Amazonian if you like your local Yodeling Dominatrix’ tall) night of ‘Love, Chaos and Dinner‘ in an authentic spiegeltent at Teatro Zinzanni,... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Federal Way School Levy passing by over 56%

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Federal Way School Levy passing by over 56%

The first round of results for Tuesday’s Special Election were released, and the Federal Way School District Levy is passing by a 56.53% approval: Federal Way School District No. 210 Proposition... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

The first round of election results are in for the Feb. 13 Special Election, and it looks like the Highline School District’s Replacement of Expiring Educational Programs and Operation Levy is... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Come learn March 7 or 14

Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Come learn March 7 or 14

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in, and they’ll be presented at two community meetings – on Wednesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 14. All are invited to come to... [Read more]

Show some love – donate to Legacy Foundation’s ‘No Kids Left Inside’ project

Show some love – donate to Legacy Foundation’s ‘No Kids Left Inside’ project

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation is encouraging the community to show local kids some love this Valentine’s Week by donating $5 (or more) towards its ‘No Kids Left Inside’ campaign to replace... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

FOLLOWUP: Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston reports that his new documentary film project – intended to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle Commissioners addressing the harms to airport... [Read more]

Two sports grants awarded to Des Moines Parks, Rec & Senior Services Dept.

Two sports grants awarded to Des Moines Parks, Rec & Senior Services Dept.

On Jan. 30, King County Parks announced that the City of Des Moines Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Department was awarded two 2018 Youth & Amateur Sports Grants based upon scores from the panel... [Read more]

33rd District Town Hall meeting with local legislators will be Saturday, Feb. 17

33rd District Town Hall meeting with local legislators will be Saturday, Feb. 17

A Town Hall meeting featuring 33rd District legislators Sen. Karen Keiser, Rep. Mia Gregerson and Tina Orwall will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at LiUNA! Laborers Local in Des Moines. The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Realty Open Houses: Rambler, New Burien, Townhomes, Condo, Waterfront

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Realty Open Houses: Rambler, New Burien, Townhomes, Condo, Waterfront

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding seven Open Houses this weekend! The first home is a great-looking, 3-bedroom, 1960s Rambler on a quiet cul-de-sac... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Sound Transit seeking public comment on new bus fares; deadline is Sunday

Sound Transit seeking public comment on new bus fares; deadline is Sunday

Sound Transit is reviewing ST Express bus fares with the goal to simplify and make fares easier for customers to use, and they’re seeking public comment through this Sunday, Feb. 11. To take the... [Read more]

Des Moines property taxes up nearly 21% over 2017 – largest in south county

Des Moines property taxes up nearly 21% over 2017 – largest in south county

By Jack Mayne Des Moines property taxes have gone up 20.66 percent for this year – the largest increase for any city in South King County – says a report from King County Assessor John Arthur Wilson. Other... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help regarding alleged sex crimes at Mount Rainier Pool

Police seeking public’s help regarding alleged sex crimes at Mount Rainier Pool

On Jan. 23, 2018 the Des Moines Police Department received a report from the Seattle Police Department in reference to a victim alleging sex crimes that were determined to have occurred – in part –... [Read more]

Pacific Middle School Students win Regional Future City Competition

Pacific Middle School Students win Regional Future City Competition

Congratulations to the team of students from Pacific Middle School, who won the Washington Regional Future City competition on Jan. 20. This win qualifies them to compete at the 26th Annual Future City... [Read more]

Big changes coming to 14th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival March 2-3

Big changes coming to 14th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival March 2-3

Big changes are planned this year for the 14th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming March 2 – 3. Changes include: Magician Nate Jester from ‘America’s Got Talent’ will be amazing... [Read more]

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