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PODCAST: Businesses shot at; Jack Mayne on interim city managers & more

PODCAST: Businesses shot at; Jack Mayne on interim city managers & more

Here’s episode #76 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]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: About That “Roughing the Kicker” Thing, and Fines

The Elephant in the Locker Room: About That “Roughing the Kicker” Thing, and Fines

By Greg Wright Whew! I was almost certain that some intrepid journalist would scoop me on my chosen topic this week. When I saw the teaser for Danny O’Neil’s column on Thursday, I thought for... [Read more]

Wear your Pajamas to the annual Des Moines Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 2!

Wear your Pajamas to the annual Des Moines Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 2!

All are encouraged to wear Pajamas to the annual Des Moines Tree Lighting – to be held Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Big Catch Plaza. This is a FREE event for all, and will be fun for the whole... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD VETERAN’S DAY: Empty Plate.

FEEL GOOD VETERAN’S DAY: Empty Plate.

by Dave Markwell A couple of years ago, after an evening out, my wife and I headed to Denny’s for the obligatory late-night gut-bombing. Per normal procedure, my wife drove as I was, once again, over-served... [Read more]

Christmas Ship Festival departs from Des Moines Marina Wednesday, Dec. 7

Christmas Ship Festival departs from Des Moines Marina Wednesday, Dec. 7

The Christmas Ship Festival – a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949 – will set sail from the Des Moines Marina on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. You can get on the Christmas Ship herself with the... [Read more]

REMINDER: Get underwater photos with Santa at TL Sea Diving Tuesday, Nov. 22

REMINDER: Get underwater photos with Santa at TL Sea Diving Tuesday, Nov. 22

REMINDER: You can get underwater photos with Santa at TL Sea Diving’s jolliest event of the year on Tuesday, Nov. 22 – and also discover a Scuba intro, Drysuit experiences, Peak Performance Buoyancy,... [Read more]

Not in school? Come to Mt. Rainier Pool for Veterans Day this Friday!

Not in school? Come to Mt. Rainier Pool for Veterans Day this Friday!

Friday is Veterans Day and you know what that means: No School! At Mount Rainier Pool we are continuing our pledge to parents that we’ll have a special event to help keep the kids busy on their... [Read more]

Normandy Park’s annual ‘Winterfest’ will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3

Normandy Park’s annual ‘Winterfest’ will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3

Normandy Park’s ‘Winterfest’ will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at two locations: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Manhattan Village (17847 1st Ave South): Cookie decorating at QFC Carolers Santa! 5 –... [Read more]

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #75 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]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Offensive Diaspora; or, Where Are They Now?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Offensive Diaspora; or, Where Are They Now?

By Greg Wright I remember a time when ex-Seahawks just vanished. We never had high-profile players that were expendable, and none of our free-agents ever signed big-time contracts with other teams…... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shotgun Riders.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shotgun Riders.

by Dave Markwell Halloween each year marks an anniversary of the day my little brother died. He was 16 years old. I was 19. Though many years have passed since this event, it remains likely the single-most... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Mel Gibson Wows Again with Bravura <i>Hacksaw Ridge</i>

Past the Popcorn: Mel Gibson Wows Again with Bravura Hacksaw Ridge

by Jeff Walls Mel Gibson’s career as a director reached a high point in 1996 when the director took home both the directing and producing Oscars for just his second film, Braveheart.  He returned to... [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]

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

Here’s episode #74 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]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: All In, or Giving Everything You’ve Got for the Team

The Elephant in the Locker Room: All In, or Giving Everything You’ve Got for the Team

By Greg Wright The big contracts have been banked. Russell Wilson: $87.6 M; Richard Sherman $56 M; Doug Baldwin: $46 M; Bobby Wagner: $43 M; Earl Thomas: $40 M; Jimmy Graham: $40 M; Cliff Avril: $28.5... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Night Dive.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Night Dive.

by Dave Markwell Several lifetimes ago, I drove to Costa Rica with a couple of buddies. We slept in my 1986 Vanagon with each other’s feet in our faces. We ate cheap street tacos and drank cheap beer.... [Read more]