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PODCAST: Des Moines grapples with Pokémon Go craze, weather & more

PODCAST: Des Moines grapples with Pokémon Go craze, weather & more

Here’s episode #65 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PHOTO: Amazing sunset as seen from Des Moines Marina Friday night

PHOTO: Amazing sunset as seen from Des Moines Marina Friday night

Courtesy DeNelle Knutzen comes this amazing photo of the gorgeous, red sunset – with a large plume of smoke from forest fires visible – as seen from the Des Moines Marina Friday night, Aug. 26 (click... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Arts Gala will be at Beach Park Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 16

Poverty Bay Arts Gala will be at Beach Park Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 16

The second annual Poverty Bay Arts Gala will be held on Friday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. Salty’s Grill at Redondo and their chef will provide fantastic food at... [Read more]

City of Des Moines releases statement on Pokémon Go craze

City of Des Moines releases statement on Pokémon Go craze

The City of Des Moines released the following statement on Thursday, Aug. 25 about the Pokémon Go craze that’s been affecting both the marina and Beach Park, still citing the game as having a... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Fine Reward…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Fine Reward…

by Dave Markwell Each morning I get up, start a pot of coffee, let my dogs outside and think about my day. When my dogs are finished with their business, I head back inside my house and pour my first... [Read more]

REMINDER: Blues & Brews Festival is SATURDAY at Des Moines Beach Park!

REMINDER: Blues & Brews Festival is SATURDAY at Des Moines Beach Park!

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. REMINDER: The 7th annual “Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival” is this SATURDAY, Aug. 27, at Des Moines Beach Park. The event will... [Read more]

No ban, but concerns over Pokémon Go players in Des Moines; plus, take our Poll

No ban, but concerns over Pokémon Go players in Des Moines; plus, take our Poll

A large group of Pokémon Go players congregate in the crowded marina parking lot and pier around 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2016 (click image to see larger version). Photo by Diane Towne. By Jack Mayne &... [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

Another HOT day at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market last week and the crowds flowed all day. A lot of vendors said they had one of their best days this season. The market sales are up about 7%... [Read more]

Get your tickets NOW – 7th annual Blues & Brews Festival is this SATURDAY!

Get your tickets NOW – 7th annual Blues & Brews Festival is this SATURDAY!

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. Get your tickets now – the 7th annual Blues and Brews festival is coming back this SATURDAY, Aug. 27 to the Des Moines Beach Park with music,... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: If It’s All About Taking Care of the Ball… We’re in Trouble

The Elephant in the Locker Room: If It’s All About Taking Care of the Ball… We’re in Trouble

By Greg Wright After four playoff 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... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; Burien Police save O.D. victim; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; Burien Police save O.D. victim; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #64 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Pete’s Dragon</i> is a Different Movie, Not Just a Remake

Past the Popcorn: Pete’s Dragon is a Different Movie, Not Just a Remake

by Jeff Walls Disney has no shortage of movies in their catalogue to remake and it appears as if they plan to go through them all.  The animated Jungle Book was given an update earlier this year and... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sat., Sept. 17

SAVE THE DATE: Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sat., Sept. 17

Mackenzie Bull won the 2015 kid’s costume contest with this amazing, haunting look. Photo by Scott Schaefer. SAVE THE DATE: Join 2,000+ zombies on Saturday, Sept. 17 for Zombie Fest Northwest, a FUN... [Read more]

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

By Jack Mayne Former Highline High School teacher Jasmine Kettler has forcefully condemned the “out of school suspension policy” that has been cited by Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Boykin, Hail Mary, and Roughing the Passer

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Boykin, Hail Mary, and Roughing the Passer

By Greg Wright   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... [Read more]

Michael Matthias selected as new Des Moines City Manager

Michael Matthias selected as new Des Moines City Manager

EDITOR’S NOTE: This updated story replaces one from earlier Saturday that had incomplete information about this council meeting. We apologize for the error. By Jack Mayne Assistant Des Moines City Manager... [Read more]

Andrea Reay named President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

Andrea Reay named President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

Experienced non-profit, business consultant and community organizer Andrea H. Reay will assume the position of President/CEO of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, it was announced Friday, Aug.... [Read more]

New local film examines lost work of missing surveillance whistleblower

New local film examines lost work of missing surveillance whistleblower

This week, Seattle-based EKE Pictures announced the world premiere release of The Periphery Project, Volume I, will be on IndieFlix, the membership-based global movie hub. According to Producer Steve... [Read more]