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Mount Rainier Rams football team loses first round of playoffs to Skyline Friday

Mount Rainier Rams football team loses first round of playoffs to Skyline Friday

Des Moines’ Mount Rainier High School Rams football team lost the first round of State District Playoffs by a score of 41-7 to Skyline Friday night, Nov. 4. The game was played at Skyline High School,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools releases ‘Fact-check the Buzz about the Bond’ FAQ

Highline Public Schools releases ‘Fact-check the Buzz about the Bond’ FAQ

Highline Public Schools this week released a ‘Fact-check the Buzz about the Bond’ FAQ, intended to clarify some misconceptions about the upcoming School Bond on the Nov. 8 ballot. “We’ve... [Read more]

Highline School Board named ‘Board of Distinction’ by WSSDA

Highline School Board named ‘Board of Distinction’ by WSSDA

Award-winning Highline School Board members are Michael Spear (Board President), Bernie Dorsey, Angelica Alvarez, Tyrone Curry Sr., and Joe Van. The five-member Highline School Board has been named a ‘Board... [Read more]

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Photos courtesy Nancy Tosta On Tuesday night, Nov. 1, the Port of Seattle held a Community Meeting and Open House on its proposed Flight Corridor Safety Program, which is intended to remove around 3,000... [Read more]

‘Thank You Des Moines Police!’ event at Des Moines Library this Friday, Nov. 4

‘Thank You Des Moines Police!’ event at Des Moines Library this Friday, Nov. 4

A ‘Thank You Des Moines Police!’ event will be held at the Des Moines Library this Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. – Noon. This is a free, family program, and all ages are welcome. “Join... [Read more]

Highline College wins Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

Highline College wins Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Des Moines’ Highline College has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that... [Read more]

FREE ‘Squid-A-Rama’ is Saturday, Nov. 5 at the MaST Center at Redondo

FREE ‘Squid-A-Rama’ is Saturday, Nov. 5 at the MaST Center at Redondo

FREE AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! The annual – and FREE – ‘Squid-A-Rama’ will be at the MaST Center at Redondo this Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4– 7:30 p.m. MaST Center divers and Marine... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s annual Bayside Brunch will be Sunday, Nov. 6

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s annual Bayside Brunch will be Sunday, Nov. 6

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s 17th annual Bayside Brunch will be this coming Sunday, Nov. 6 at Anthony’s HomePort Restaurant. This year’s theme is Margaritaville, and proceeds will... [Read more]

Benefit concert for teen superhero ‘Sidekick Collective’ will be Sun., Nov. 6

Benefit concert for teen superhero ‘Sidekick Collective’ will be Sun., Nov. 6

On Sunday, Nov. 6, Los Angeles-based recording artist Shannon Curtis will perform a benefit concert for The Sidekick Collective, a statewide non-profit that provides seed funding to high schoolers who... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Friends, I sat down today to fill... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media is an active member of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday (Oct. 21) that it is endorsing Prop.... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools wants cities to impose impact fees

Highline Public Schools wants cities to impose impact fees

By Jack Mayne The Highline School District has asked all the cities it serves – including Des Moines – to approve school impact fees to help it build funds to upgrade and replace aging and outdated... [Read more]

South King Firefighters distribute 211 new winter coats to local school kids

South King Firefighters distribute 211 new winter coats to local school kids

South King Fire & Rescue paid a visit to Midway Elementary in Des Moines on Monday (Oct. 17) as part of a nationwide effort known as “Operation Warm.” South King County Professional Firefighters... [Read more]

JOBS: FREE Job Fair will be at Highline College on Wednesday, Oct. 26

JOBS: FREE Job Fair will be at Highline College on Wednesday, Oct. 26

Close to 50 local employers with full-time, part-time and temporary job opening will be represented at Highline College’s FREE Fall Job Fair, which will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Underwater Pumpkin Carving and other free events coming to MaST Center

Underwater Pumpkin Carving and other free events coming to MaST Center

Community members are invited to a wide range of events sponsored by Highline College’s Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center during fall quarter 2016. All events are FREE and open to the public,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools wants area residents to “Get Informed on the School Bond” by attending free and open School Tours & Open Houses this week. “See for yourself,” the district... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/JackMayneonSchoolBond.mp3 It is time to stop requiring the students... [Read more]

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

Here’s episode #71 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]