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The Elephant in the Locker Room: Punt Coverage

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Punt Coverage

By Greg Wright As much as I have heard about Seahawk punter Michael Dickson being a “weapon,” I have heard very little about Seattle’s punt coverage being a liability. And yet it is,... [Read more]

Celebrate the Spanish Castle at the Oddfellows Hall on Friday, Oct. 5

Celebrate the Spanish Castle at the Oddfellows Hall on Friday, Oct. 5

As part of the weekend celebrating the historic Spanish Castle, the Oddfellows Hall in Des Moines is sponsoring a Swing Night on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, from 6 – 9 p.m. This will be a FREE event, with... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Zombie Fest Northwest was fun, educational & scary

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Zombie Fest Northwest was fun, educational & scary

The 7th annual Zombie Fest Northwest was held at the Normandy Park Towne Center on Saturday, Sept. 15, and who knew that learning about disaster preparedness could be so fun…or scary? Zombies... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>It is a wonderful thing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to be a good neighbor</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber: It is a wonderful thing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to be a good neighbor

It is a wonderful thing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to be a good neighbor. By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce It is a wonderful thing to... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: About That Pass Rush

The Elephant in the Locker Room: About That Pass Rush

By Greg Wright Prepare to hear two things non-stop tonight. First, the thing you already know to be true: Seattle’s defense has been ransacked. Of last year’s starters, only three or four... [Read more]

VIDEO: Edmiston to Port: ‘What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?’

VIDEO: Edmiston to Port: ‘What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?’

Here’s episode #10 of local activist/filmmaker Steve Edmiston’s ‘The Briefing’ project, where he takes on the Port of Seattle, one Public Comment at a time. Episode #10 is entitled... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s Arts Gala will be Friday, Sept. 21

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s Arts Gala will be Friday, Sept. 21

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s 4th Annual Arts Gala will be Friday, Sept. 21 at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium, starting at 6:30 p.m. Come support your local arts programs! Meet more... [Read more]

VIDEO: Resident gives comments at Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping meeting

VIDEO: Resident gives comments at Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping meeting

Des Moines resident and lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston attended the Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping Project meeting at Highline College on Monday night, Sept. 10. Edmiston is filming a documentary... [Read more]

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

By Scott Schaefer On Monday, Sept. 17, the King County Council will likely vote to cut funding for tourism in the south end, yet allocate $135 million in taxpayer money to subsidize the upkeep of Safeco... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council sets hearing to change zoning of Landmark on Sound

Des Moines City Council sets hearing to change zoning of Landmark on Sound

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council in a study session Thursday night set the public hearing for Sept. 27 to consider reclassifying the Landmark on the Sound from residential Multifamily to an Institutional... [Read more]

Bicyclist struck by hit & run driver in Des Moines Tuesday morning

Bicyclist struck by hit & run driver in Des Moines Tuesday morning

Des Moines Police say that a 53-year old male bicyclist was struck by a hit & run driver on Tuesday morning, Sept. 4. The victim was traveling on the shoulder of Kent-Des Moines Road near 10th Ave... [Read more]

Rape attempted near top of Des Moines Beach Park Trail Thursday morning

Rape attempted near top of Des Moines Beach Park Trail Thursday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a rape was attempted near the start of the Des Moines Beach Park Trail on Thursday morning, Aug. 30. Police say the assault took place near the... [Read more]

‘Old Roy’ monument dedicated to local Bootlegging history unveiled

‘Old Roy’ monument dedicated to local Bootlegging history unveiled

Hosted in Des Moines by the Woodmont Country Club on the shores of Puget Sound, The Good Bootlegger’s Guild recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to reveal a new bronze and stone monument overlooking... [Read more]

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Late Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, Highline Public Schools announced that they reached a tentative agreement with the Highline Education Association (HEA). “This agreement honors the valuable work our... [Read more]

Farmbots and Raspberry Pi help a local garden grow

Farmbots and Raspberry Pi help a local garden grow

ACE Grantee’s launch party – the groundbreaking event for the Midway Community Garden located in Des Moines. Participants planting veggie and flower starts to kickstart the Port-funded community garden. By... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Nutting girls’ Lemonade Stand raises $1,400 for DM Police Foundation

PHOTOS: Nutting girls’ Lemonade Stand raises $1,400 for DM Police Foundation

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, Natalie & Lilah Nutting – daughters of Des Moines Councilmember Jeremy Nutting – held their third annual Lemonade Stand fundraiser, this year to benefit the Des Moines Police... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ event

VIDEO: Watch Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ event

On Friday, Aug. 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its first-ever ‘State of Our Schools’ luncheon, featuring Tukwila School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Judith K. Berry,... [Read more]

Des Moines residents plan to fight human trafficking with new film ‘Crowbar’

Des Moines residents plan to fight human trafficking with new film ‘Crowbar’

Two local Des Moines residents – Carri Litowitz of The Genesis Project, and Lee Ryan Coston, a freelance filmmaker – have teamed up to fight human trafficking and child abuse with a new film called... [Read more]

Des Moines Council told city has become ‘solvent, strong and sustainable’

Des Moines Council told city has become ‘solvent, strong and sustainable’

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council held its first budget session on Thursday (Aug. 2) for the upcoming 2019 fiscal year, the first of many meetings ahead leading to a potential final decision by... [Read more]

Police Chief Thomas sends out another letter about criminal activity in Redondo

Police Chief Thomas sends out another letter about criminal activity in Redondo

On Monday, July 30, Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas sent out another letter to the community, addressing recent criminal activity. This is Thomas’ second letter about crime, and like the first –... [Read more]