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Des Moines Legacy Foundation buys sculpture & freezers for ‘Meals on Wheels’

Des Moines Legacy Foundation buys sculpture & freezers for ‘Meals on Wheels’

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation is a local non-profit that raises funds for Youth and Senior Services in and around the Des Moines Area, and here’s the latest from them: Tree of Life! The Des Moines... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Uncorked & Unplugged’ Poverty Bay Wine Festival is next weekend!

REMINDER: ‘Uncorked & Unplugged’ Poverty Bay Wine Festival is next weekend!

REMINDER: There are just a matter of days left before the 12th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Fest, coming to Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium next weekend – Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5! Tickets... [Read more]

Students from Pacific Middle School participate in ‘Future City’ competition

Students from Pacific Middle School participate in ‘Future City’ competition

Story & Photos by Sandy Gady On Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, six teams from Pacific Middle School participated in the Washington State Future City Regional Competition. This is a national competition... [Read more]

Local educators honored by Legislature for leadership in civic education

Local educators honored by Legislature for leadership in civic education

Legislators honored a select group of educators from around the state this week as a part of Civic Education Day on Presidents Day, including two locals – Professor T. M. Sell, a political science and... [Read more]

Four Mt. Rainier High School students accused of raping two 15-year old girls

Four Mt. Rainier High School students accused of raping two 15-year old girls

Four Mt. Rainier High School students have been accused of raping two 15-year-old girls while on an overnight school trip, according to documents released by the King County Prosecutor’s office, as... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to share their love for Puget Sound as Beach Naturalists

Volunteers needed to share their love for Puget Sound as Beach Naturalists

Volunteers are needed to share their love for Puget Sound as Beach Naturalists: As a Beach Naturalist, you’ll learn more about Puget Sound beaches and their inhabitants, and you’ll be trained to help... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits; here’s how YOU can help

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits; here’s how YOU can help

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits! Do you want to help your community and have fun at the same time? The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival – sponsored by the Rotary Club of... [Read more]

Seattle Christian Schools Open House scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25

Seattle Christian Schools Open House scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25

Advertiser Seattle Christian Schools invites you to discover why families in Seattle and South King County continue to choose Seattle Christian Schools! They invite you to an Open House on Thursday,... [Read more]

Is it mid-winter break time already? Time to head back to Mount Rainier Pool!

Is it mid-winter break time already? Time to head back to Mount Rainier Pool!

It’s time for mid-Winter Break at local schools, which means your Mount Rainier Pool is having another special event from Feb. 15-16: Here are the details: Mid-Winter Break for Highline and Federal... [Read more]

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Highline College on Tuesday, Feb. 16

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Highline College on Tuesday, Feb. 16

Coffee with a Cop brings Des Moines Police Officers to Highline College on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., and provides an opportunity for students and employees to talk about issues... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park gives $10,066 to Music4Life

Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park gives $10,066 to Music4Life

The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park  this week presented a check for $10,066 to David Endicott, CEO of Highline Music4Life. These funds will help provide instruments for children in our region who... [Read more]

Highline College named among nation’s ‘Top 150’ community colleges

Highline College named among nation’s ‘Top 150’ community colleges

Last week, Highline College was named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. The honor gives Highline the chance to compete for the 2017 Aspen... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue launches pilot program for non-emergency calls

South King Fire & Rescue launches pilot program for non-emergency calls

People call their Fire Department for help with medical emergencies every day – in fact, if you add up the calls received in the Federal Way, Auburn and Des Moines area last year people called 911 nearly... [Read more]

Highline Schools praised as President announces Computer Science Initiative

Highline Schools praised as President announces Computer Science Initiative

The White House cited Highline Public Schools as a leader in computer science education, as President Obama announced in his weekly address a $4 billion plan to give all students across the country the... [Read more]

MaST Center promotes education, installs signs for local crab fishermen

MaST Center promotes education, installs signs for local crab fishermen

Highline College’s Marine Science and Technology Center, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the City of Des Moines Marina recently created multi-lingual signs to help reduce illegal harvesting... [Read more]

No School? Come to the Pool! Special event at Mt. Rainier Pool this Friday

No School? Come to the Pool! Special event at Mt. Rainier Pool this Friday

There is no school for middle and high school students in the Highline School District this Friday, so that means that Mt. Rainier Pool is having another “Not in School? Come to the Pool!”... [Read more]

FREE Financial Aid event to be held at Highline College on Saturday, Jan. 30

FREE Financial Aid event to be held at Highline College on Saturday, Jan. 30

College Bound in the Fall? Now is the time for college-bound students—including qualifying immigrants—to apply for financial aid, and a FREE event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Highline... [Read more]

Public Disclosure Commission rejects Wasson complaint over use of election funds

Public Disclosure Commission rejects Wasson complaint over use of election funds

by Jack Mayne The Washington Public Disclosure Commission rejected a complaint by Donald F. Wasson of Des Moines that the Highline Public School District violated state law when it sent out a brochure... [Read more]