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Des Moines Council upgrades zoning to better control mental health facilities

Des Moines Council upgrades zoning to better control mental health facilities

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council has unanimously approved changes in the city’s ordinance that would allow them to control any potential “enhanced service facilities” (ESF) or mental health... [Read more]

Suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting at football game arrested

Suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting at football game arrested

Des Moines Police on Thursday, Feb. 28 announced that William Oliver Holly – the suspect wanted in connection with the fatal Thanksgiving, 2018 shooting of 21-year old Leuea Loto – has been taken into... [Read more]

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen groups and activists from communities neighboring Sea-Tac Airport, including Quiet Skies Puget Sound, Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, the Federal Way Air Noise Alliance, and The Briefing Project,... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower will begin its three-part series this coming Monday, March 4! Presented by local filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer... [Read more]

VIDEO: North Hill package theft suspect caught by Des Moines Police

VIDEO: North Hill package theft suspect caught by Des Moines Police

From the Des Moines Police Department: Package theft happens in a blink of an eye. Watch this video as it captures a package theft on the North Hill of Des Moines on Monday night, Feb. 25: Residents called... [Read more]

Des Moines Council told ’Snowmageddon’ met & tamed, leaving lessons for future

Des Moines Council told ’Snowmageddon’ met & tamed, leaving lessons for future

By Jack Mayne The February snow storm cost thousands but the Des Moines City Council was told on Thursday night (Feb. 21) that the city was well prepared but it needs to be “more self-reliant” for... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be Mar. 1-2 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be Mar. 1-2 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

The 15th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival is fast approaching – coming Friday, Mar. 1 and Saturday, Mar. 2 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium! Join the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park along... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Good Bootlegger’ Smith Tower event postponed 1 month due to weather

UPDATE: ‘Good Bootlegger’ Smith Tower event postponed 1 month due to weather

Due to inclement weather, Monday’s ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower has been postponed one month, and will instead begin its three-part series on Monday, March... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>Be Prepared</I>

Seattle Southside Chamber: Be Prepared

Be Prepared By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce “Be prepared,” the scout motto used around the world since 1907, is more than just good advice. It can save your life... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #17: The Myth of Engagement’  presented to Port of Seattle

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #17: The Myth of Engagement’ presented to Port of Seattle

Local lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston continues his ‘The Briefing’ project, a one-man crusade (and documentary) against the Port of Seattle Commission, and his most recently testimony... [Read more]

Legacy Foundation awards $2,000 to Medical Teams International Dental Van

Legacy Foundation awards $2,000 to Medical Teams International Dental Van

Continuing into their third decade of helping to make Des Moines a better community through parks, recreation and senior services, the Des Moines Legacy Foundation will be awarding $2,000 to the Grace... [Read more]

Des Moines Police gets new substation on Pacific Highway

Des Moines Police gets new substation on Pacific Highway

The Des Moines City Council on Thursday (Jan. 24) approved a lease agreement with the owner of the Redondo Square Shopping Center for a 1,400 square foot storefront police substation. The Council was... [Read more]

Happy puppy ‘Dez’ is the newest Des Moines Police Officer

Happy puppy ‘Dez’ is the newest Des Moines Police Officer

By Jack Mayne He is still a puppy but he is the newest addition to the Des Moines Police Department, a young dog named ‘Dez,’ who was introduced to the Des Moines City Council at the Thursday... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATES: Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be Mar. 1 & 2!

SAVE THE DATES: Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be Mar. 1 & 2!

The 15th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival is returning to Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium the weekend of March 1-2, 2019, and Destination Des Moines and the Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary Club invite... [Read more]

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2019, a press conference was held at Burien Police Precinct #4, where a task force was announced to investigate a pattern of unsolved shootings – 11 so far – on and... [Read more]

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

By Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher/Editor The South (King) County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd) on Tuesday (Jan. 15) released a ‘Legislative Request for Support’ that recommends siting... [Read more]