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Mt. Rainier alum/police officer seriously injured in accident; fundraiser started

Mt. Rainier alum/police officer seriously injured in accident; fundraiser started

Sgt. Wing Woo – a graduate of Mt. Rainier High School who also served as Mayor of Burien from 2002-2003 – was involved in a tragic accident this week while vacationing with his family in Maui. Reports... [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

Last Saturday at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market was not only a sunny day but a big crowd enjoyed shopping at the season’s first Clutter 2 Cash sale. Some even asked if we couldn’t do this... [Read more]

Destination Des Moines’ ‘Fireworks Over Des Moines’ will be Monday, July 4

Destination Des Moines’ ‘Fireworks Over Des Moines’ will be Monday, July 4

Destination Des Moines’ ‘Fireworks Over Des Moines will be held on Monday, July 4, with the big pyrotechnics show starting around 10:15 p.m. In addition to a great fireworks show shot off from the... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

The City of Des Moines, along with Police Department, would like to remind everyone that the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of Des Moines is prohibited: 9.42.030 Fireworks... [Read more]

Longtime local champion/activist Jeanne Moeller has passed away

Longtime local champion/activist Jeanne Moeller has passed away

Des Moines/Burien native and longtime resident/activist Jeanne Moeller passed away on June 16, 2016. She was 90 years old. A rosary and funeral will be held at St. Francis of Assisi (15246 21st Ave SW)... [Read more]

Authenticity In Focus At Powellwood Garden Storytelling Festival

Authenticity In Focus At Powellwood Garden Storytelling Festival

The PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival is a potent and charming alternative to a culture dominated by self-serving stories designed to distract or mislead.  Anybody read or heard any of those lately?... [Read more]

‘Find Your Treasure’ at Legacy Fundraiser at Beach Park on Wednesday, July 6

‘Find Your Treasure’ at Legacy Fundraiser at Beach Park on Wednesday, July 6

Live large, win big, play hard, shop till you drop, eat great BBQ, listen to great tunes and support local underprivileged youngsters by joining the Legacy for Kids Silent Auction and Raffle on Wednesday,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Gunshot puts campus into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode; Jack Mayne…

PODCAST: Gunshot puts campus into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode; Jack Mayne…

Here’s episode #57 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]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Deep Waters.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Deep Waters.

by Dave Markwell My daughter doesn’t like to write. She’s not super-fond of reading either. In fact, the entire scope of language arts is only grudgingly accepted as a necessary evil. As an avid reader... [Read more]

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on November bond issue election

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on November bond issue election

By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new... [Read more]

AUDIO: Mayor Matt Pina discusses Des Moines projects at Mayor’s Luncheon

AUDIO: Mayor Matt Pina discusses Des Moines projects at Mayor’s Luncheon

Story, Photo & Audio by Scott Schaefer The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Mayor’s Luncheon on Thursday, June 18, with representatives from Des Moines, Burien, Normandy Park,... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. SAVE THE DATE: The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park is rallying its members, sponsors and the surrounding communities for the annual... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Disney and Pixar Get a Sequel Right with <i>Finding Dory</i>

Past the Popcorn: Disney and Pixar Get a Sequel Right with Finding Dory

by Jeff Walls Unless they star a toy cowboy and his space ranger pal, sequels to Pixar movies have been somewhat underwhelming.  Cars 2 and Monsters University were both moderately entertaining, but... [Read more]

Des Moines Community ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ will be July 6

Des Moines Community ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ will be July 6

Destination Des Moines’ Community BBQ fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, July 6, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park. This year will include a Beer and Wine Garden, along with a Root... [Read more]

Ground broken on new 300,000 square foot FAA facility at Des Moines Creek Park

Ground broken on new 300,000 square foot FAA facility at Des Moines Creek Park

Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the FAA Northwest Mountain Regional Headquarters in Des Moines, Washington, 7 June 2016. On Tuesday (June 7), the U.S. General Services Administration... [Read more]

Highline College honors longtime Nurse & Army vet Sandra Cravens Robinson

Highline College honors longtime Nurse & Army vet Sandra Cravens Robinson

Sandra Cravens as a Highline College nursing student in 1965 Sandra Cravens Robinson Back in the early 1960s, 18-year-old Sandra Cravens had wanted to be a nurse ever since she could remember, so when... [Read more]

Octopus will graduate ‘Magna Cum Crabbe’ at MaST Center Sat., June 11

Octopus will graduate ‘Magna Cum Crabbe’ at MaST Center Sat., June 11

Like many proud parents, Rus Higley heaps praise on his soon-to-be graduate. “She has grown so much while at Highline College and developed a real personality. She seems to find it highly amusing to... [Read more]

Former councilmember Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child

Former councilmember Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child

Former Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage was found ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday of charges of assaulting a special needs student who was riding on a Highline School District bus she was... [Read more]