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After 7 months of work, bridge over Saltwater State Park has re-opened

After 7 months of work, bridge over Saltwater State Park has re-opened

Photos courtesy Kelaye Concrete After seven months of work, the Bridge over Saltwater State Park –on Marine View Drive from S. 252nd Street – has reopened as of 8 a.m Thursday, May 28. As... [Read more]

‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser for Fireworks will be Wednesday, July 1

‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser for Fireworks will be Wednesday, July 1

A fundraiser BBQ called ‘Smoke on the Water’ will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 at Des Moines Beach Park, to benefit Destination Des Moines’ efforts to put on a 4th... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department gets State Accreditation from WASPC

Des Moines Police Department gets State Accreditation from WASPC

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) recognized the Bothell and Des Moines Police Departments and the Mason County Sheriffs Office with Accreditation awards at their Spring... [Read more]

Come wish Melanie the Octopus a Happy Graduation from MaST Center June 13

Come wish Melanie the Octopus a Happy Graduation from MaST Center June 13

The MaST Center will be celebrating the 7th annual OCTOPUS GRADUATION from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13! “We will release Melanie into Puget Sound so that she can apply the knowledge... [Read more]

Beach Park FREE Summer Concert Series will be Wednesday nights July 1-Aug. 12

Beach Park FREE Summer Concert Series will be Wednesday nights July 1-Aug. 12

The FREE Des Moines Beach Park 2015 Summer Concert Series will run on Wednesday nights, starting July 1 and continuing to Aug. 12. The concerts will be from 7 – 8:30 p.m., and Des Moines Beach Park... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Return of the King, review by Greg Wright Symphonic. I can find no better single word to describe the design, execution, and impact of The Return of the King. Conventional wisdom dictates that movie... [Read more]

PODCAST: Shooting has police puzzled, new baseball team, pub mural & more

PODCAST: Shooting has police puzzled, new baseball team, pub mural & more

Here’s episode #3 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: George Clooney Anchors Serviceable <i>Tomorrowland</i>

Past the Popcorn: George Clooney Anchors Serviceable Tomorrowland

by Jeff Walls In 2003, Disney struck it big when they turned one of their amusement park attractions, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, into a multi-million dollar movie franchise. If a movie based on a... [Read more]

City of Des Moines proclaims June as ‘Music4Life Month’

City of Des Moines proclaims June as ‘Music4Life Month’

On May 14, the City of Des Moines proclaimed June as “Music4Life Month.” The local program – “Highline Music4Life” – provides musical instruments to fifth and sixth graders... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Des Moines Celebrates Scholarship Winners

PHOTOS: Des Moines Celebrates Scholarship Winners

At the Des Moines Yacht Club this past Thursday evening (May 19, 2015) students, parents and members of the local community gathered for the annual Dollars for Scholars award reception. Des Moines Dollars... [Read more]

Man shot at convenience store in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

Man shot at convenience store in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

Des Moines Police are investigating a mysterious shooting that sent one man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon (May 20). The shooting happened just after 1... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Just a little over 2 weeks until the Farmers Market opens!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Just a little over 2 weeks until the Farmers Market opens!

Wanolitto says it is a little more than two weeks until Opening Day – Saturday, June 6 – for the 2015 Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Coming off another very successful season, the Market will... [Read more]

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

Highline Public Schools Teachers will be “walking out” of classrooms this Thursday, May 21 – all school is canceled for the day – and will be striking at the following sites, including... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Two Towers, review by Greg Wright With the Hobbit films having run their weary course, and 10 years having passed since The Lord of the Rings wrapped up its home video run, the time seems right to... [Read more]

First pitch for new Highline Bears Semi-Pro Baseball will be Saturday May 30

First pitch for new Highline Bears Semi-Pro Baseball will be Saturday May 30

On Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m., the Highline Bears will bring Semi-Pro baseball back to the Highline Community for the first time in over 30 years, when they take on the Snoqualmie Hurricanes at Steve... [Read more]

Bangs, Szabo seek seat Burrage vacated, Nutting wants new term, Beck alone

Bangs, Szabo seek seat Burrage vacated, Nutting wants new term, Beck alone

by Jack Mayne Two candidates have filed for the position vacated when former Councilmember Jeanette Burrage resigned last month. The candidates are Luisa Bangs and Alexander Szabo. Bangs had earlier told... [Read more]

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, domestic violence crime & more…

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, domestic violence crime & more…

Here’s episode #2 of our new SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Charlize Theron is the Real Star of <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i>

Past the Popcorn: Charlize Theron is the Real Star of Mad Max: Fury Road

by Jeff Walls The newest reboot/follow-up/sequel to come out of Hollywood’s current everything-old-is-new-again trend is Mad Max: Fury Road.  It has been thirty years since the character made famous... [Read more]