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Wanolitto’s Musings: Ciscoe will be at Des Moines Farmers Market on Wed.!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Ciscoe will be at Des Moines Farmers Market on Wed.!

Boy, lots of stuff happening last Saturday on the 4th! People, cars, trucks – you name it – were all jockeying for space. The marina staff did an outstanding job directing traffic. There was however... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, review by Greg Wright What was that I was saying about Lee Pace being a welcome presence as Thranduil in The Desolation of Smaug?  When Peter Jackson has him... [Read more]

REBUTTAL: Des Moines Mayor responds to TM Sell’s Sound Transit Editorial

REBUTTAL: Des Moines Mayor responds to TM Sell’s Sound Transit Editorial

by Dave Kaplan Mayor and Councilmember City of Des Moines If you build it they will come – if you build it in the right place. As my good friend Dr. Sell recently noted, Sound Transit will soon decide... [Read more]

Enter to win 2 tickets to the 6th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

Enter to win 2 tickets to the 6th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

Want to go to the bestest, bluesiest and brewiest music festival of the summer? Here’s your chance – just enter to win 2 Tickets to the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival, coming... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Closer Look at the One That Got Away

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Closer Look at the One That Got Away

After two Super Bowl appearances in a row, everyone’s paying attention… yet even with all the scrutiny, it seems that there’s always some key issue that’s getting glossed over.... [Read more]

High speed crash in Des Moines sends one to hospital early Thursday morning

High speed crash in Des Moines sends one to hospital early Thursday morning

A high-speed crash into a utility pole at S. 216th and Pacific Highway South in Des Moines early Thursday morning (July 2) sent one to the hospital with serious injuries, according to South King Fire &... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting at renovated Dining Hall

PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting at renovated Dining Hall

Late Wednesday afternoon (July 1), local dignitaries, residents and former campers gathered in the sweltering heat for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly-restored Des Moines Beach Park Dining Hall,... [Read more]

OPINION: Pacific Highway transit route makes more long-term sense

OPINION: Pacific Highway transit route makes more long-term sense

by T.M. Sell If you build it, they will come – if you build it in the right place. Sound Transit soon will decide where to site its extension of the light rail from Angle Lake toward Federal Way. The... [Read more]

Shooting at Red Robin in Des Moines sends victim to hospital

Shooting at Red Robin in Des Moines sends victim to hospital

A man was shot in the abdomen in the parking lot of the Red Robin in Des Moines Tuesday afternoon, sending him to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Sgt. Doug Jenkins of the Des... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: What “Meet Russell Wilson” Is Coming to Mean

The Elephant in the Locker Room: What “Meet Russell Wilson” Is Coming to Mean

After two Super Bowl appearances in a row, everyone’s paying attention… yet even with all the scrutiny, it seems that there’s always some key issue that’s getting glossed over.... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Over 2,000 expected to ‘Drink to Music’ at Blues & Brews Aug. 29

SAVE THE DATE: Over 2,000 expected to ‘Drink to Music’ at Blues & Brews Aug. 29

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. Dozens of Micro-Brews, world-renowned blues acts and over 2,000 civic minded individuals are forecasted to attend and support the 6th Annual... [Read more]

The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival is a Spellbinding Experience

The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival is a Spellbinding Experience

Redondo’s PowellsWood Garden, in collaboration with local storytelling guilds, hosts its fourth annual Storytelling Festival July 24th and 25th with five national storytellers on hand to share... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: I Was Late for the Protest… Did I Miss Anything?

The Marine View Driver: I Was Late for the Protest… Did I Miss Anything?

In which the author writes of inadvertent dialing, traffic, and irony. by Mike Smith I dash dialed a friend the other day. A dash dial, in case you were wondering, is like a pocket dial of your smart... [Read more]

Luisa Bangs sworn in as new Des Moines City Councilmember

Luisa Bangs sworn in as new Des Moines City Councilmember

by Jack Mayne Luisa Bangs is now a member of the Des Moines City Council following a unanimous vote Thursday. Bangs will fill out the remainder of the term of resigned member Jeanette Burrage and will... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Pixar Gets Back in the Groove with <i>Inside Out</i>

Past the Popcorn: Pixar Gets Back in the Groove with Inside Out

by Jeff Walls Throughout the entire decade of the 2000s, animation powerhouse Pixar was the king of original cinematic experiences.  2001’s Monsters Inc. was followed by Finding Nemo which was followed... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from multi-agency maritime exercise at Des Moines Marina

PHOTOS: Scenes from multi-agency maritime exercise at Des Moines Marina

Dory Hamlyn took some great photos of the multi-agency maritime exercise by the King County Sheriff’s Office Tac 30 Team at the Des Moines Marina on Tuesday morning, June 16. “They were on their... [Read more]

Public’s help sought in identifying female body found in suitcase in Kent

Public’s help sought in identifying female body found in suitcase in Kent

Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are looking for any information on an unidentified female (sketch above) whose body was found in a suitcase in Kent on May 27. Her... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Return of the King, Extended Edition review by Greg Wright I have to assume that those who really want to know about the Extended Edition of The Return of the King are already fans of Peter Jackson’s... [Read more]