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Come wish Melanie the Octopus a Happy Graduation from MaST Center June 13

Come wish Melanie the Octopus a Happy Graduation from MaST Center June 13

The MaST Center will be celebrating the 7th annual OCTOPUS GRADUATION from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13! “We will release Melanie into Puget Sound so that she can apply the knowledge... [Read more]

It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week and Priceless Pet Clinic has some tips

It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week and Priceless Pet Clinic has some tips

It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic has some tips: Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. Almost 1 in 5 (800,000) people... [Read more]

Community invited to enjoy Highline College student art show June 1-2

Community invited to enjoy Highline College student art show June 1-2

The community is invited to enjoy Highline College’s student art show, to be held June 1–2 on campus: This event is free. WHAT: 2015 Highline College Art and Design Portfolio Show WHEN: June 1–2,... [Read more]

City of Des Moines proclaims June as ‘Music4Life Month’

City of Des Moines proclaims June as ‘Music4Life Month’

On May 14, the City of Des Moines proclaimed June as “Music4Life Month.” The local program – “Highline Music4Life” – provides musical instruments to fifth and sixth graders... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Des Moines Celebrates Scholarship Winners

PHOTOS: Des Moines Celebrates Scholarship Winners

At the Des Moines Yacht Club this past Thursday evening (May 19, 2015) students, parents and members of the local community gathered for the annual Dollars for Scholars award reception. Des Moines Dollars... [Read more]

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

Highline Public Schools Teachers will be “walking out” of classrooms this Thursday, May 21 – all school is canceled for the day – and will be striking at the following sites, including... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High Cheerleaders holding fundraiser Car Wash this Saturday

Mt. Rainier High Cheerleaders holding fundraiser Car Wash this Saturday

The Mt. Rainier High School Cheerleaders will be holding a Car Wash at North Hill Espresso this Saturday, May 23, to help raise funds for Cheer Camp. “Please come on out to support the team that... [Read more]

Here’s more info on why Highline Schools Teachers are walking out Thursday

Here’s more info on why Highline Schools Teachers are walking out Thursday

As we reported last week, Highline Public Schools Teachers will conduct a one-day walkout this Thursday, May 21, to make a statement to the state legislature about their repeated failure to provide adequate... [Read more]

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, domestic violence crime & more…

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, domestic violence crime & more…

Here’s episode #2 of our new SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

All Highline Schools will be closed Thursday, May 21 due to Teacher walkout

All Highline Schools will be closed Thursday, May 21 due to Teacher walkout

Screenshot from the HEA Facebook page announcing the May 21 walkout. All schools in Highline Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, May 21 due to a teacher walkout. The Highline Education Association... [Read more]

Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA wants you to know that their Summer Camp Registration is Open – your child can play, explore, develop skills and make new friends at the Y this summer! SUMMER REGISTRATION... [Read more]

Highline students’ fundraiser for sex trafficking victims will be Monday, May 18

Highline students’ fundraiser for sex trafficking victims will be Monday, May 18

Students at Highline College will be hosting a bake sale on Monday, May 18 to raise money for the Genesis Project, a local non-profit organization that helps female sex trafficking victims out of the life. All... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High School hosting one-day basketball camp Monday, June 15

Mt. Rainier High School hosting one-day basketball camp Monday, June 15

Mt. Rainier High School will be hosting a one-day basketball camp on Monday, June 15 for kids entering grades 7, 8 and 9. The camp is FREE if you bring at least one item of non-perishable food to donate... [Read more]

VIDEO: New reef is reaping rewards off Saltwater State Park

VIDEO: New reef is reaping rewards off Saltwater State Park

A new reef is reaping rewards off Saltwater State Park, and here’s video proof: But… “Over the past few days we’ve witnessed illegal crab pots being dropped on to the reef,”... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Return of the Thunderstorms!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Return of the Thunderstorms!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Return of the Thunderstorms on Cinco de Mayo! What to Expect May 5, 2015: It’s... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding three free events this weekend

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding three free events this weekend

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding three free events this weekend: Friday (May 1) 7:00pm: Movie “Big Hero 6″ (room 110 lower entrance) Sunday 1:15pm, Crop Walk (both main entrance). Sunday... [Read more]

REMINDER: Comprehensive Plan Open House is Wednesday night, April 29

REMINDER: Comprehensive Plan Open House is Wednesday night, April 29

The City of Des Moines will be holding an Open House for its Draft 2015 Comprehensive Plan on Wednesday night, April 29, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Activity Center, located at 2045 S. 216th Street. This... [Read more]

Highline College will hold annual cultural celebration on Saturday, May 9

Highline College will hold annual cultural celebration on Saturday, May 9

Highline College will host its annual cultural celebration – GlobalFest – on Saturday, May 9. The event is student-run and features food, performances and displays from around the world. Guests can... [Read more]