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SoCo Culture’s ‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series kicks off tonight in Des Moines

SoCo Culture’s ‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series kicks off tonight in Des Moines

SoCo Culture’s Engaging Trees Speaker Series, which explores the vital role of trees in our lives begins TONIGHT – Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 – in Des Moines. This free event will include a panel... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Zombie Fest Northwest was fun, educational & scary

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Zombie Fest Northwest was fun, educational & scary

The 7th annual Zombie Fest Northwest was held at the Normandy Park Towne Center on Saturday, Sept. 15, and who knew that learning about disaster preparedness could be so fun…or scary? Zombies... [Read more]

Josh Gerstman chosen as Vice President for Highline College

Josh Gerstman chosen as Vice President for Highline College

Josh Gerstman has been named vice president at Highline College. He will oversee the college’s Institutional Advancement division. The division handles the college’s marketing, communications, alumni... [Read more]

REMINDER: Zombie Fest Northwest is this SATURDAY, Sept. 15!

REMINDER: Zombie Fest Northwest is this SATURDAY, Sept. 15!

REMINDER: Hundreds of Zombies of all ages will gather for the 7th annual Zombie Fest Northwest, to celebrate the beginning of the haunting and holiday season this SATURDAY, Sept. 15, 2018! This FREE,... [Read more]

Two local students receive scholarships from Coast Guard Foundation

Two local students receive scholarships from Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced Wednesday, Sept. 12 that it has awarded a record-breaking... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department’s ‘Basic Citizens Academy’ starts Tues., Oct. 16

Des Moines Police Department’s ‘Basic Citizens Academy’ starts Tues., Oct. 16

The Des Moines Police Department ‘Basic Citizens Academy’ – which starts Tuesday, Oct. 16 – provides an opportunity for citizens to get up close and personal with the resources and tools... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier Football holding first-ever Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 13

Mt. Rainier Football holding first-ever Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 13

Come get a better night’s sleep AND support the Mount Rainier Football Boosters with their first-eve Mattress Sale fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. They’ll have quality... [Read more]

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College this coming MONDAY, SEPT. 10, and all area residents who... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13% for 2018-19

Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13% for 2018-19

Under a tentative agreement reached with the Highline Education Association this week, Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13 percent for the 2018-19 school year, the district announced. In... [Read more]

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Late Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, Highline Public Schools announced that they reached a tentative agreement with the Highline Education Association (HEA). “This agreement honors the valuable work our... [Read more]

Farmbots and Raspberry Pi help a local garden grow

Farmbots and Raspberry Pi help a local garden grow

ACE Grantee’s launch party – the groundbreaking event for the Midway Community Garden located in Des Moines. Participants planting veggie and flower starts to kickstart the Port-funded community garden. By... [Read more]

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23, members of the Highline Education Association – the union that represents Teachers in Highline Public Schools – voted to authorize a strike should no agreement with... [Read more]

Chess4Life event will be this Wednesday, Aug. 22

Chess4Life event will be this Wednesday, Aug. 22

A ‘Chess4Life’ event will happen in Des Moines this Wednesday, Aug. 22: Children’s Home Society of Washington, Washington State Association (WSA) of Head Start and Early Childhood Education... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ event

VIDEO: Watch Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ event

On Friday, Aug. 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its first-ever ‘State of Our Schools’ luncheon, featuring Tukwila School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Judith K. Berry,... [Read more]

Interactive ‘StormFest’ is coming to Des Moines Beach Park Oct. 10-11

Interactive ‘StormFest’ is coming to Des Moines Beach Park Oct. 10-11

‘StormFest’ is an interactive stormwater science focused educational festival for 6th grade students in the Highline School District, and it’s coming to Des Moines Beach Park on Oct.... [Read more]

Pollinator Meadow Seeding at Sonju Orchard will be Saturday, Aug. 11

Pollinator Meadow Seeding at Sonju Orchard will be Saturday, Aug. 11

All are invited to come to the Sonju Orchard and Community Garden in Des Moines to learn more about native pollinators and the habitat that supports them on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. – Noon. During... [Read more]