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The Elephant in the Locker Room: Seahawks <i>Still</i> Make “The Jimmy” Disappear

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Seahawks Still Make “The Jimmy” Disappear

By Greg Wright Another season, another slow start on the offensive side of the ball. Another week, another struggle to turn Red Zone visits into touchdowns. Another game, and another media anguish about... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is reminding everyone that the holidays are fast approaching and you need to stock up on some “Holiday Cheer” (Farmers Market Wines). Stop by the wine tasting... [Read more]

Madi’s Grill opens Wednesday at old Scotch & Vine location

Madi’s Grill opens Wednesday at old Scotch & Vine location

According to a Facebook post by owner Mica Purcell, Des Moines’ brand new Madi’s Grill will be opening today – Wednesday, Sept. 20 – at 4 p.m. This restaurant has taken over the location... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Caught with Our Pants Down Again

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Caught with Our Pants Down Again

By Greg Wright I’m hoping that what follows will become a regular feature in this column for the rest of the season. We’ll just call it “A Chat with the Huard Whisperer.” Every... [Read more]

Man kills self after leading Des Moines Police on high speed chase early Friday

Man kills self after leading Des Moines Police on high speed chase early Friday

A man who fled Des Moines Police on a high speed chase on a stolen motorcycle apparently killed himself early Friday morning in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box in Fife, police said. Police were first... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Gone.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Gone.

by Dave Markwell Last Saturday, I dropped my son off at college. Walking the hallways of his fraternity, I remembered the timeless smells of stale beer and bad choices. I carried a mini-fridge, a TV,... [Read more]

Bronze sculpture worth $14,500 stolen from Des Moines Marina Promenade

Bronze sculpture worth $14,500 stolen from Des Moines Marina Promenade

The City of Des Moines needs your help! This bronze sculpture – entitled “Beginning” by artist Sabah Al-Dhaher – was stolen recently from the Des Moines Marina Promenade: “We do... [Read more]

Arts Gala on Poverty Bay fundraiser Auction & Sale will be Friday, Sept. 22

Arts Gala on Poverty Bay fundraiser Auction & Sale will be Friday, Sept. 22

The Arts Gala on Poverty Bay fundraiser Auction & Sale will be held at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 22, from 5 – 9 p.m. An evening of great arts featuring Poverty Bay’s... [Read more]

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

By Jack Mayne A federal appeals court decision released on Aug 29 threw out changes the Federal Aviation Administration made to its landing and takeoff routes over and involving Sky Harbor International... [Read more]

Des Moines Theater Open House shows off plans for historic building

Des Moines Theater Open House shows off plans for historic building

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School The Des Moines Theater hosted an open house on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 26. It’s in the process of construction, with plans to add housing to the upper floors... [Read more]

City of Des Moines honors ‘Spirit of Des Moines’ award winners Thursday night

City of Des Moines honors ‘Spirit of Des Moines’ award winners Thursday night

At Thursday night’s Council meeting, the City of Des Moines gave out their 2016 Spirit of Des Moines Awards to several notable locals: Lifetime Awards (posthumous): CARMEN SCOTT Carmen Scott was a long-time... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

By Jack Mayne The Council passed unanimously, 5 to 0 with two excused absences, a motion rejecting any possibility of a safe injection site in Des Moines at Thursday night’s meeting (Aug. 24). City... [Read more]

Des Moines joins with Forterra to buy property above Marina

Des Moines joins with Forterra to buy property above Marina

By Jack Mayne Des Moines city officials on Thursday signed an agreement with Forterra to purchase a little over a half acre property located above the Des Moines Marina, with the intention of expanding... [Read more]

‘Pip! Pip! Cheerio!’ Let’s all go to the English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 9!

‘Pip! Pip! Cheerio!’ Let’s all go to the English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 9!

Fête rhymes with PLATE and you will HATE to miss the 4th annual English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton. Festive village fêtes are fairs,... [Read more]

It’ll be Pina vs. Martinelli, Harris vs. Pennington, Buxton vs. Steinmetz & Harper vs. Mahoney Nov. 7

It’ll be Pina vs. Martinelli, Harris vs. Pennington, Buxton vs. Steinmetz & Harper vs. Mahoney Nov. 7

On Tuesday (Aug. 15), King County Elections released its final, certified election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, so now we know who will face off for Des Moines City Council in the General Election. The... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Networking in the Digital Age

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Networking in the Digital Age

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce When my father was the owner of a small independent pharmacy he and I (when I was old enough) spent a large part of our time detailing,... [Read more]

Jack Bermingham announces retirement as President of Highline College

Jack Bermingham announces retirement as President of Highline College

In a letter to the college’s Board of Trustees on Thursday (July 27), Dr. Jack Bermingham announced his retirement as president of Highline College, effective next week. The board accepted the letter... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation: Every kid deserves the chance to play outdoors!

Des Moines Legacy Foundation: Every kid deserves the chance to play outdoors!

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation has mounted a fundraising drive to replace all of the worn-out and aging playground equipment across the city’s parks system, plus add equipment at both the Beach... [Read more]

Paid Marina parking start went well; Police Chief says 4th of July ‘trying time’

Paid Marina parking start went well; Police Chief says 4th of July ‘trying time’

By Jack Mayne The first day of paid parking at the Des Moines Marina went well, with about 1,200 tickets sold Thursday (July 6), but that number does not include marina tenants or those who have a... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council objects to new airport passenger holding structure

Des Moines City Council objects to new airport passenger holding structure

By Jack Mayne Des Moines city government is questioning a large new traveler holding room at the south end of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because city residents are constantly challenged by noise... [Read more]