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South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

By Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher/Editor The South (King) County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd) on Tuesday (Jan. 15) released a ‘Legislative Request for Support’ that recommends siting... [Read more]

VIDEO: City Manager Michael Matthias’ economic forecast for Des Moines

VIDEO: City Manager Michael Matthias’ economic forecast for Des Moines

On Friday, Jan. 12, 2019, City Manager Michael Matthias presented an economic forecast for Des Moines at a Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Download his PowerPoint presentation here (PDF... [Read more]

Des Moines Council hears proposal on potential noise control at Sea-Tac Airport

Des Moines Council hears proposal on potential noise control at Sea-Tac Airport

By Jack Mayne A local attorney has proposed that the Des Moines City Council endorse a proposal that would require the Port of Seattle to control noise at the rapidly developing and growing Seattle-Tacoma... [Read more]

RV catches fire in Des Moines Thursday afternoon

RV catches fire in Des Moines Thursday afternoon

A recreational vehicle caught fire near a home located at 21812 15th Ave South (map below) in Des Moines Thursday afternoon, Jan. 10. South King Fire & Rescue says that everyone was evacuated safely. Cause... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Year in Review

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Year in Review

By Greg Wright Since this may be final column of the season–though I don’t believe it will be–I’ll take the opportunity to review this year’s commentary with an eye toward... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Universally Good</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Universally Good

Universally Good By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce In 2018, the Chamber Board of Directors approved the organization’s first-ever strategic plan. This plan is a crucial... [Read more]

<I>Marinascope</i> sculpture installed at south end of Des Moines Marina

Marinascope sculpture installed at south end of Des Moines Marina

Artist George C. Scott demonstrates the size of the sculpture. The sculpture body is lifted into place with a forklift by the Des Moines Marina crew. Des Moines Marina crew member Pat Wolfram applies adhesive... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Raisbeck Aviation High Students use Robot for Police Toy Drive

PHOTOS: Raisbeck Aviation High Students use Robot for Police Toy Drive

Story & Photos by Jana Kleitsch The giving force was felt in Des Moines today! Phoenix Force Robotics – FRC Team #2097 from Raisbeck Aviation High School, Highline School District – had a fantastic... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber has concerns about Inslee’s proposed new budget

Seattle Southside Chamber has concerns about Inslee’s proposed new budget

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently proposed a new, two-year budget that calls for $3.7 billion in new and higher taxes, and also includes a 9 percent capital gains tax, which would take Washington from... [Read more]

Ribbon cut Thursday for new student housing building at Highline College

Ribbon cut Thursday for new student housing building at Highline College

On Thursday, Dec. 13, Highline College held a ribbon cutting at ‘Campus View,’ a new building that will become home to hundreds of students starting this winter quarter. “Thank you to... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $122,000 in grants to teachers, staff

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $122,000 in grants to teachers, staff

The Highline Schools Foundation announced that they have awarded over $122,000 in grants to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools. The foundation’s grant program supports classroom... [Read more]

New ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ will help get riders around our area

New ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ will help get riders around our area

The ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ is a new, reservation-based transportation service that travels within a specified service area, instead of along a fixed route. The service is offered... [Read more]

Three new sculptures installed at Des Moines City Hall Courtyard

Three new sculptures installed at Des Moines City Hall Courtyard

Three new sculptures were installed Wednesday morning (Dec. 12) in the newly-redesigned Courtyard at the Des Moines City Hall. They are part of the Arts Commission’s Art on Poverty Bay Project, and... [Read more]

VIDEO: Hundreds attend festive grand opening of new Dick’s Drive-In

VIDEO: Hundreds attend festive grand opening of new Dick’s Drive-In

On Wednesday morning, Dec. 12, the air was cold, but the rain had stopped and high school bands and fife corps warmed up hundreds of excited locals waiting for the opening of the new Dick’s Drive-In... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High School’s Ramen 4461 Robotics team holding fundraiser

Mt. Rainier High School’s Ramen 4461 Robotics team holding fundraiser

As part of the FIRST™ robotics program, Ramen 4461 is composed of a group of students who attend Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, and they are currently seeking sponsorships for their 4-H... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Education IS Economic Development</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Education IS Economic Development

Education IS Economic Development By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce When I first started working in and with community organizations focused on economic development... [Read more]