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PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #69 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]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Rate Performance Based on Expectations, Shall We?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Rate Performance Based on Expectations, Shall We?

By Greg Wright Through most of my years of primary and secondary education, I was accustomed to seeing report card comments like, “Greg could do better.” Aside from my stellar sixth-grade year,... [Read more]

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Click the ‘Play’ button to hear the unedited, raw audio of Monday night’s ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ConvWithEnfield091916.mp3 By... [Read more]

Online registration for the Brat Trot 5K Fundraiser ends Thursday, Sept. 29!

Online registration for the Brat Trot 5K Fundraiser ends Thursday, Sept. 29!

Have you registered for the Oct. 2 Burien Brat Trot yet? Online registration closes next Thursday, Sept. 29 at midnight: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE! The Burien Brat Trot is a flat and fast 5k and... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sin and Waffles.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sin and Waffles.

by Dave Markwell About 1 pm on a Tuesday afternoon, I walked by my son’s bedroom and instead of being annoyed by the fact that he was still asleep, (which did not surprise me since when I woke up at... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Oscar Bait is Not Enough to Make <i>Light Between Oceans</i> Shine

Past the Popcorn: Oscar Bait is Not Enough to Make Light Between Oceans Shine

by Jeff Walls Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans is being adapted for the big screen by writer/director Derek Cianfrance, whose previous films Blue Valentine... [Read more]

Pokémon Go signs posted at Marina; Facebook page & letter sent out to players

Pokémon Go signs posted at Marina; Facebook page & letter sent out to players

As many of Readers know, the Pokémon Go game craze continues in Des Moines, especially around the Marina and Beach Park. Dozens, sometimes hundreds of “Trainers” (aka Players) continue to... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Girls’ Lemonade Stand brings in over $4,000 for Police

FOLLOWUP: Girls’ Lemonade Stand brings in over $4,000 for Police

As we previously reported, Natalie & Lilah Nutting – daughters of Des Moines Councilmember Jeremy Nutting – hosted a Lemonade Stand Fundraiser to raise funds for the Des Moines Police Foundation... [Read more]

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

PHOTO: Amazing sunset as seen from Des Moines Marina

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]

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]

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]

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]