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‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: Maury Island Incident’ at Norwescon April 13

‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: Maury Island Incident’ at Norwescon April 13

Local filmmakers and historians Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer will be presenting ‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: The Maury Island Incident’ at the 40th Annual Norwescon from 3 – 5... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday,  April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier High School. This free and open meeting will discuss new... [Read more]

Police Chief says time needed to investigate shooting of machete wielding man

Police Chief says time needed to investigate shooting of machete wielding man

By Jack Mayne The public was asked to be patient while the shooting of a machete wielding man by a Kent Police officer is thoroughly investigated by a multi-agency task force. Investigation of this type... [Read more]

Police shoot, kill man armed with machete in Des Moines early Thurs. morning

Police shoot, kill man armed with machete in Des Moines early Thurs. morning

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that officers shot and killed a man armed with a machete early Thursday morning, March 23. Police say that around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, deputies responded to... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Streetcar Information that You Desire

The Marine View Driver: Streetcar Information that You Desire

By Mike Smith Many have been wondering what happened to the Seattle Streetcars on that fateful day where they were pulled from service. I can tell you what I know. Or rather, what I have been told. I’d... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High’s ‘Ramen Robotics’ team holding fundraiser to go to competition

Mt. Rainier High’s ‘Ramen Robotics’ team holding fundraiser to go to competition

Mount Rainier High School’s ‘Ramen Robotics’ Team is trying to raise money for its upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition. “Our program at Mount Rainier High School encourages other... [Read more]

Quiet Des Moines Council enlivened by citizen upset with airport noise

Quiet Des Moines Council enlivened by citizen upset with airport noise

A relatively quiet Des Moines City Council meeting last week was enlivened a bit when long-time resident and regular citizen commenter ‘Redondo Rick’ Johnson wondered…

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO: Business – yes, it is <i>Personal</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO: Business – yes, it is Personal

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a new regular column for South King Media, written by Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Andrea Reay: By Andrea H. Reay The old colloquialism “Nothing... [Read more]

Des Moines Police seeking homes & businesses to share video camera feeds

Des Moines Police seeking homes & businesses to share video camera feeds

The Des Moines Police Department announced Wednesday (March 8) that they are seeking Home and Business Surveillance Camera owners to register and share their video feeds as a way to increase security... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Over $65,000 raised at 13th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

PHOTOS: Over $65,000 raised at 13th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Our friends at the Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park tell us they raised an “unofficial” total of $65,056 from the 13th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, held March 3 and 4! “Last... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Back on Track

The Marine View Driver: Back on Track

Or: Just so we’re tracking together. By Mike Smith It’s great to see you all again. I haven’t been on hiatus. I’ve been working hellacious hours. There is a new car in my life. It is called... [Read more]

City Council considers future of Wasson property at Des Moines Marina

City Council considers future of Wasson property at Des Moines Marina

By Jack Mayne When longtime Des Moines Councilmember Donald Wasson died a year ago he left his waterfront property located at the entrance to Beach Park to the city and now City Council and staff are... [Read more]

Former Blog Sales Manager Janet Grella has passed away

Former Blog Sales Manager Janet Grella has passed away

Janet Garrott Grella: October 2, 1949 – February 23, 2017 Janet and her husband Michael. On a scooter in Italy. We’re incredibly sad to report that Janet Garrott Grella – South King Media’s... [Read more]

Local Historians seek state recognition for infamous 1947 flying disc story

Local Historians seek state recognition for infamous 1947 flying disc story

Local historic group the Maury Island Incident Historical Society (“MIIHS”) has submitted a Resolution to Washington State Senators Karen Keiser (33rd District) and Sharon Nelson (34th District)... [Read more]

VIDEO: Port of Seattle does noise testing at Des Moines Elementary

VIDEO: Port of Seattle does noise testing at Des Moines Elementary

On Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, the Port of Seattle conducted noise testing at Des Moines Elementary School as part of their continued partnership with Highline Public Schools on airplane noise mitigation. A... [Read more]

Des Moines Police took no part in ‘Dreamer’ arrest that sparked area outrage

Des Moines Police took no part in ‘Dreamer’ arrest that sparked area outrage

By Jack Mayne The arrest last week in Des Moines of a 23-year-old Mexican man brought as a child illegally into the United States but who was given a “Dreamer” work permit under the Obama administration... [Read more]

Man rescued after falling off boat into water at Des Moines Marina

Man rescued after falling off boat into water at Des Moines Marina

South King Fire & Rescue is reporting that a man in his 70s fell off the stern of his boat on the G dock at about 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. A citizen on the docks heard his muffled call for help,... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber Business Awards & Recognition given out Friday

Seattle Southside Chamber Business Awards & Recognition given out Friday

Photos courtesy Andrew Crain Photography On Friday afternoon, Feb. 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon at the Four Points by Sheraton Seattle... [Read more]