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New Highline College program aims to combat South King County’s Food Desert

New Highline College program aims to combat South King County’s Food Desert

Andy Satkowski waters the edible garden at Highline College earlier this year. The garden gives students like Satkowski, who is enrolled in the college’s new Urban Agriculture certificate program, hands-on... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: An Opinion for Which There is No Defense

The Elephant in the Locker Room: An Opinion for Which There is No Defense

By Greg Wright It’s kind of comical reading Boling and McGrath at the Trib as they cover their tracks after prematurely jumping off the bandwagon a few weeks ago. Now, in the wake of the Seahawks’... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Concussion</i> Blows Up Pro Football Better Than Brady

Past the Popcorn: Concussion Blows Up Pro Football Better Than Brady

by Jeff Walls Professional football is not just a sport, it is an industry.  And the National Football League is so big that, as explained by Dr. Cyril Wecht in Concussion, they “own a day of the week…... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding two Christmas Eve services

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding two Christmas Eve services

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding two Christmas Eve Services this year: 7 p.m.: Family service 11 p.m.: Inspirational Candlelight service, with Bell & Chancel Choir special music Des... [Read more]

Chill out – ‘Winter Wonderland’ runs Dec. 28 – 31 at Mount Rainier Pool

Chill out – ‘Winter Wonderland’ runs Dec. 28 – 31 at Mount Rainier Pool

Parents: We heard you! After the Ho Ho Hos die down after Christmas, the rest of Winter Break often becomes just Ho-Hum. That’s why your Mount Rainier Pool is hosting four days of wet, wild fun between... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Merry Beastquake 2.0 Christmas to You!

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Merry Beastquake 2.0 Christmas to You!

Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s getting glossed over. It’s the elephant in the locker room,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

Here’s episode #32 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]

Shorewood Elementary School Choir performs at Wesley Terrace

Shorewood Elementary School Choir performs at Wesley Terrace

The Shorewood Elementary School Choir performed at the Wesley Terrace Retirement Center in Des Moines on Thursday, Dec. 17. The 80-member choir is under the direction of Gary W. Ballou and meets twice... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Of hands and hearts…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Of hands and hearts…

by Dave Markwell The other day I helped a buddy pour some concrete. After we were finished, I looked at my hands. They were nicked and dusty and sore. I saw new wounds and old scars. I’m not sure I’ve... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Foundation’s 1st-ever ‘Shop With a Cop’ helps 34 needy kids

Des Moines Police Foundation’s 1st-ever ‘Shop With a Cop’ helps 34 needy kids

Bright and early Wednesday morning (Dec. 16), 14 Officers – including Command Staff and 5 Fire Fighters – along with 15 ‘in need’ families (including 34 children) gathered at the Redondo Fred Meyer... [Read more]

MaST Center’s Holiday Open House will be this Thursday night, Dec. 17

MaST Center’s Holiday Open House will be this Thursday night, Dec. 17

As the festively-decorated Argosy Christmas Ships make their annual trip past Redondo Beach and the MaST Center, join in for a bonfire on the beach or stay warm inside and visit Des Moines’ MaST... [Read more]

PODCAST: Mudslide destroys Burien home; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

PODCAST: Mudslide destroys Burien home; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

Here’s episode #31 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: After Wilson’s Hot Streak, Who’s Sorry Now?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: After Wilson’s Hot Streak, Who’s Sorry Now?

By Greg Wright If you’re reading this column, you most likely follow the Seahawks. If you follow the Seahawks, you, um, most likely are also aware how dominating they have been the last three weeks. So... [Read more]

Archie’s Mexican Restaurant: Family Friendly and Open Seven Days a Week

Archie’s Mexican Restaurant: Family Friendly and Open Seven Days a Week

Advertiser Archie’s Mexican Restaurant, located in Normandy Park, is a great place to meet friends and enjoy holiday times together. Archie’s opens at 11 a.m. every day including Sunday, so... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>In the Heart of the Sea</i> is Ron Howard’s Big Fish Story

Past the Popcorn: In the Heart of the Sea is Ron Howard’s Big Fish Story

by Jeff Walls The last time star Chris Hemsworth and director Ron Howard collaborated, the result was the thrilling racing drama Rush, one of the best movies of 2013.  They leave behind the racecars... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist’s Children’s Christmas Fun Day is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist’s Children’s Christmas Fun Day is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Children’s Christmas Fun Day will be this Saturday, Dec 12, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Games, Crafts, Story Time, Movie, Lunch – Free of charge and for... [Read more]

REMINDER: Northwest Associated Arts Christmas Concert is Saturday & Sunday

REMINDER: Northwest Associated Arts Christmas Concert is Saturday & Sunday

REMINDER: Northwest Associated Arts Christmas Concert will be held this weekend – on Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 13 – at the Highline Performing Arts Center. There will be 7 ensembles, 190... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Much, Much Closer Look at the Illegal Shift

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Much, Much Closer Look at the Illegal Shift

By Greg Wright I really do think the Seahawks have found their groove, and Thomas Rawls is for real. And it’s a really, really good time for Seattle to be hitting its offensive stride, because Pittsburgh’s... [Read more]

PODCAST: Jack Mayne Commentary on recent massive public records request

PODCAST: Jack Mayne Commentary on recent massive public records request

Here’s episode #30 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]

Berkshire Hathaway holding Diaper Drive at Normandy Park Tree Lighting Sunday

Berkshire Hathaway holding Diaper Drive at Normandy Park Tree Lighting Sunday

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest will be holding a Diaper Drive this Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Tree Lighting celebration at the Normandy Park Towne Center from 5 – 6:30 p.m. All... [Read more]

Get your photo with Santa at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Saturday

Get your photo with Santa at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Saturday

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest will be hosting Santa Photos during Winterfest this Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at their offices at 930 SW 152nd Street in Olde... [Read more]

REMINDER: Kennedy Catholic High’s Arts & Crafts Fair will be this Saturday

REMINDER: Kennedy Catholic High’s Arts & Crafts Fair will be this Saturday

REMINDER: Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair will be held this Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please join your Kennedy Catholic High School neighbors as they present their... [Read more]