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Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A revised school construction bond – valued about $9 million less than the one proposed in November – to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding will go before voters on the Feb.... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies</i>

Past the Popcorn: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

by Jeff Walls The final chapter of The Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies is billed as the final film in director Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth film series that included both this trilogy... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The 12 Dates of Christmas reviewed by Greg Wright I first saw Amy Smart in The Butterfly Effect and was blown away by her performance as a young woman traumatized by sexual abuse. With Effect‘s... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards $75,000 in grants this Fall

Highline Schools Foundation awards $75,000 in grants this Fall

The Highline Schools Foundation awarded $65,053 through 89 classroom grants this Fall – giving out 85% of 2014 fund requests. “Because of events like the Burien Brat Trot and Oktoberfest, and the... [Read more]

The Redondo Christmas celebration is back on, will be Wednesday night, Dec. 17

The Redondo Christmas celebration is back on, will be Wednesday night, Dec. 17

Violent windstorms less than two weeks apart delivered a serious blow to the Redondo community’s boardwalk and then apparently forced cancellation of the annual bonfire celebration that coincides with... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Cattle Cars, or How to Drive While in Montana

The Marine View Driver: Cattle Cars, or How to Drive While in Montana

In which the author ponders nocturnal bovine encounters, the nature of memory, and other ruminations. by Mike Smith I think I’ve said before that I’ve owned 18 different cars in my life. I may be... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Talk About Injury-Prone Lynch

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Talk About Injury-Prone Lynch

Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s getting glossed over. It’s the elephant in the locker room,... [Read more]

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

The Highline School District on Friday announced that the transition of 6th grade to middle school will be delayed at least one year. “Originally slated for fall 2015, the 6th grade move will occur... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard to Say…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard to Say…

by Dave Markwell The older I get, the more uncertain I have become about many things. Proving this point, I’m not even sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I often find myself perched on the... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Not sure which is more impressive, tomorrow’s possible wind storm or today’s record high temperatures... [Read more]

WANTED: Toys & Donations for Des Moines Police Department Toy Drive

WANTED: Toys & Donations for Des Moines Police Department Toy Drive

The Des Moines Police Department is coordinating a Toy Drive to benefit the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress (HCSATS). Among the many other things they do, HCSATS provides examination,... [Read more]

Prolific resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly; memorial will be Sunday

Prolific resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly; memorial will be Sunday

Nancy Warren, a teacher at Highline College, Des Moines resident, musician and partner for Breeders Theater, volunteer for the Des Moines Arts Commission, loving wife to Dr. TM Sell…

PHOTOS: Santa lights up Des Moines’ new Christmas Tree at Big Catch Plaza

PHOTOS: Santa lights up Des Moines’ new Christmas Tree at Big Catch Plaza

Photos & Story by Sterling Paris On Friday night (Dec. 5) at Big Catch Plaza, colorful lights lit up all around the Des Moines Christmas Tree to a crowd of around 450 people, the largest... [Read more]

REMINDER: Benefit screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is next Tuesday!

REMINDER: Benefit screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is next Tuesday!

REMINDER: A benefit screening of the locally produced, award-winning UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” – for the Burien Actors Theatre and the Highline Area Food Bank – will take... [Read more]

Des Moines in danger of being insolvent; city says lost state money causing pain

Des Moines in danger of being insolvent; city says lost state money causing pain

by Jack Mayne The nexus of the recent recession and the Washington State Legislature’s redirection of financial supports that cities used to use to balance their budgets has resulted in the City of Des... [Read more]

Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Thieves crashed their pick-up truck through the doors of the Normandy Park Market early Monday (Dec. 8) then stole the automatic teller machine and fled. A... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Attempting to Cruise in the 1979 Ford LTD

The Marine View Driver: Attempting to Cruise in the 1979 Ford LTD

In which the author experiences every possible human emotion during a Mariners game. by Mike Smith Back in 1992 I bought a 1979 Ford LTD. I’d always wanted a big car. I liked the LTD as a kid and bought... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Why Sometimes It’s Great to be Wrong

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Why Sometimes It’s Great to be Wrong

Yeah, the ‘Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… including the national media. But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s... [Read more]